The Crusader

June 15, 2012

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"The Crusader" full view
This is a bust "I purchased online from a company named United Empire Miniatures."

The casting was fantastic.

"The Crusader" close view
"I was attracted to this bust for his face...both the shape and expression. He looks sad, and I tried to capture that. My version is very close to the box art, but I created the cut in his cheek with a scribing tool. I wanted him to look battle weary. He consisted of two pieces....the whole bust and base and the "plus" shaped portion of his helmet. The resin used to make this piece was a joy to work with, and since I don't believe in priming it was even greater. The paint went on almost perfectly with a single coat. Only a few times did I apply a second coat to even things out."