Happy St. Patrick’s Day. I suppose that I should have carved a leprechaun instead of a soldier! Next year.
I’ve put a coat of urethane on everything and have begun to fasten all of the accessories onto the soldier. I need to run out and get some silver coloured nails for buttons before I attach the hands and the gun. I’ll get around to that this week.
Here’s a shot from the front. I should have also mentioned that I’ve begun the base, as well. When it’s completed it will be stained and urethaned along the sides. The top will be painted to look like old cobblestone with dirt and moss growing up through the spaces between the bricks. I’m still carving the cobblestone. Right now it looks flat but once it’s finished it will look very uneven and irregular like old roads tend to look.
Here’s a shot of the back of the carving showing the backpack, satchel and ammunition pouch. I still have the canteen to glue on…still doing a bit of painting on that item. I’m really happy about how the rolled blanket turned out.