We’ll, I guess I’m not setting any land speed records, but I am making a bit of progress. It’s tragic how the rest of your life can interfere with carving!
I’ve roughed in the placement of his hands and the musket. Still a bit more work to do on both…I want to keep the hands over-sized as this is a caricature and the figure should be exaggerated. The musket still requires a lot of work to include a barrel and flint-lock hammer. I’ll also include a leather strap ( mine will be probably made from sheet metal ) along the bottom of the barrel with some hardware to attach to the wood gun stock.
The gun stock is actually cut and re-attached underneath his right hand. If I hadn’t done this, I would never have been able to carve his fingers and thumbs closely wrapped around the gun stock.
I hope that you like the way that he’s progressing…I think that he’s going to look pretty nice when I have him set up on a pedestal. Just a little more playing around to do and I’ll be ready to start painting. I’m still shooting for the April wood carving show in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and I now see that there is a second show in Belleville, Ontario on the following weekend. The Corporal may be doing a bit of travelling.