This is my first attempt at painting a 1/10 scale bust. As I wasn't quite sure whether I wouldn't mess up the model for good, I opted for a version that was sold on ebay for a rather low price. As John Ruskin said, "There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man's lawful prey." I fell prey to my own cheapness, because the bust was very bad - details missing, scratches, welts, sunken regions, little holes ... I looked a little like it was sorted out from the producer as lacking of quality, and then somebody dug it out of the waste bin at NuTs Planet and sold it nevertheless. More shame on me, with the same purchase I bought two other busts of the same quality ...

I had some work with cleaning up all the mistakes, and I didn't get every one of them. It was fun to paint the bust, though, because I never had painted a miniature in such a comparably huge scale before. The bust is on display on a small wooden plinth under a glass dome.
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  • vincenzo gambinoPLUS

    gold :)

  • Richard Duebell

    Hey guys, thank you very much for your encouragement!

  • Peter"Peterpaint"Trenner

    Schöne Arbeit, nur bischen arg Grauhaarig für die jungen Jahre :)

  • Bran

    Very good version, congrats Richard !!

  • Richard Duebell

    @Peter: Stimmt ... ahem ... ich glaube, ich hatte bei den Haaren den grauhaarigen Caesar aus den Asterix-Comics im Kopf ... Danke für dein Lob!

  • Richard Duebell

    @Bran and Francois: Thank you very much!

  • Richard Duebell

    @Maestoso Arte: Thank you very much!!

  • Richard Duebell

    To everybody here who inspired me with their art and motivated me with their comments: Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year or, if you don’t celebrate these holidays, simply have a good time and find enough opportunities to create! Best wishes, Richard