Vasily Zaytsev: Second Sighting
About a year ago I posted a few images of my first figure painting, famed Soviet sniper Vasily Zaytsev, the bust itself modelled on the period of Stalingrad 1942.
I recently used the base for this figure for the Sgt. Masterson bust (posted here). Rather than buy another base for the sniper, I took a few pieces of part-rotted conifer, and a little undergrowth and leaves, and created a natural scene-with-base.
I also took the opportunity to repaint the face and hands, and to rework parts of the uniform and cape, which changes I think are an improvement on the original offering.
I should add that the first photos here show the timber with a brown dye in places to add depth to recesses. I took the photos forgetting to go back and apply a wash of grey enamel to 'silver' the wood overall. The last two images were since added to show this detail.