Sunday, March 08, 2009

Casting Call

Last week, some sculptors from Taylor Studios came to Quantico to lifecast some marines for use in upcoming new exhibits at the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

I was one of the chosen few to pose, and was cast as two different figures-- a dead German from WWI, and Floyd Gibbons, a WWI war correspondent. It was fun and painful at the same time, due to the nature of the lifecasting process (we had to sit for long periods of time as they put the rubber goop and plaster cast material on us).

But despite the physical discomfort, It was a blast, and I learned a lot about cold casting and mold making, which will benefit me in the future.

Here are the castings from the week, before they assemble, paint and clothe them --I am the one in the center, as "dead German #2" (photo from Getty Images)

Full Pentagon Channel Feature

Here's the full video featuring combat artists from the Pentagon Channel show, Recon:

Monday, March 02, 2009

On the Pentagon Channel!

Combat artists from around the services were featured today in a newscast on the show Recon on the Pentagon Channel.

The piece showcased the combat art of various artists, working for the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines, and CWO2 Mike Fay and I both got our couple minutes of fame.

They also had a segment on their website, in the Around the Services section from February 27, which focused on the Marine Corps combat artists (CWO2 Fay and yours truly).

See the video below (the Combat Artists segment begins at around 17 minutes 17 seconds in):