I did a bit more work sorting out the folds of his cloak, mainly smoothing out the folds on the back of the cloak and the clasp in the centre of his chest. I also did his cap badge (Damn you Admiral Drax!), in fact, I did his cap badge about 17 times before it ended up as a sort of winging V symbol. That was a real challenge but I'm glad Drax mentioned it as he'd look a bit stupid without a cap badge.
I used a mix with a higher ratio of yellow to blue for smoothing out the cloak as it easier smooth it over the faults with a softer mix. I found this bit really challenging as I'm a bit obsessive compulsive with my hobbying and not matter how much touching up I did, it never seemed done, I just kept seeing faults. Anyway, I'll leave it to you decide ....
I also did a bit more work on the hood, basically just building it up and sharpening the edges. I wish that I could have put more folds into the hood but the base sculpt had already cured before I realised that it needed them.
And there you have it, my take on Veteran Sgt Harker.
So, wrapping up, here's what I've learned since last time .....
- The smaller the detail, the longer it takes to get it right, damn cap badge!
- I need to remember that it's not going to be perfect, so I must stop beating myself up over it.
- It would have been far better to have done each fold in one go, rather than in sections and then touching them up.
- I really need to use references and have a proper vision of what I want to achieve, this would have helped with the folds in the cloaks hood.
- I'm slowly getting better at sculpting but I still can't use metal tools.