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He Walked on Water
DougCohen
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Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 11:24 AM GMT+7
I do a figure for my wife every year for Christmas and this is what I did for her this year. It is from the book of Matthew in the new testament. verse 26 says "And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying it is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. 27. but straightway Jesus spake unto them saying, be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. 28. and Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. 29. and he said, come and when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. 30. but when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, Lord save me. 31. and immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him,
DougCohen
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Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 11:26 AM GMT+7
the start of the sculpt, using Hornet Heads and hands.
ahandykindaguy
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Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 12:11 PM GMT+7
What a great passage to model! You'll have to do some varied sculpting and such. Going to follo this one with interest.... Peter! One of my favourite characters....and what a character he was!
nico37
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Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 09:54 PM GMT+7
HI,

wow, what a very original subject !

Althought i'm not fond of biblical references i will follow your sulpt work which looks very interesting.

Cheers
nico
DougCohen
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Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 01:26 PM GMT+7
a little progress on the sculpt

DougCohen
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Posted: Friday, January 13, 2017 - 01:03 PM GMT+7
about done with the sculpt and ready to paint


ahandykindaguy
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Posted: Friday, January 13, 2017 - 03:10 PM GMT+7
Wow! Very, very cool Doug. Looks like you're nailing this one.

DougCohen
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Posted: Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 02:36 PM GMT+7
started painting Peter, I really like the face on this Hornet head as he looks like he is distressed as I feel Peter was at this moment.
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Posted: Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 03:23 PM GMT+7
Doug,

Bravo! Superb work! I am embarrassed to admit that I have never thought of doing a diorama of a scene from the Bible.

Thank you for this.

:-H
YellowHammer
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Posted: Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 04:23 PM GMT+7
Absolutely excellent work. I really like the sculpting and positioning of the figures and the painting so far. I too had not thought of modeling biblical scenes but you are doing this masterfully. I eagerly await further updates of your progress.
Kevlar06
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Posted: Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 06:29 PM GMT+7
Doug,
Again this is truly a work of art. I suspect you are an artist masquerading as a modeler. You could do this kind of work for a great deal of money. I hope this one is going into a museum or even better, a church museum-- you truly have captured the scriptures in 3D. What scale is this?
VR, Russ
DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 03:01 AM GMT+7
thanks guys, and it is 54mm scale
DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 03:06 AM GMT+7
As far as doing a scene from the bible or the life of Christ, don't feel bad that you have never thought of doing anything like this and know that I approach this with a lot of fear of failing, but just wanted to do something nice for my wife. I sculpted the hair on Jesus three times before I thought it looked ok.

sometimes I just need to stretch a little, hope it works.

Doug
Robert110
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 04:54 AM GMT+7
uff 54mm ! I'm working on my 1/9 bust with optivisor , for this scale I will have to buy electronic microscope , nice nice work... happy to see this part of forum getting alive
DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 09:31 AM GMT+7
I use a 5 power optivisor for every scale so i feel your pain.
DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 09:32 AM GMT+7
more paint on Peter
Steven000
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 03:06 PM GMT+7
Sweet Jesus! Very nice!
captfue
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Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 03:50 PM GMT+7
Great work and nice that you would do this.
Bravo1102
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Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 05:02 PM GMT+7
That is beautiful. I feel like I am looking at a 3 dimensional recreation of a painting by a Renaissance master. Sublime.
DougCohen
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Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 01:29 PM GMT+7
starting to paint Jesus
DougCohen
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Posted: Friday, January 20, 2017 - 11:27 AM GMT+7
progress on the sculpt

DougCohen
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Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 10:51 AM GMT+7
other than his left hand which will be sculpted onto the wrist of Peter, Jesus is now done and ready to be placed onto the water
DougCohen
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Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 11:12 AM GMT+7
figures are done and now I am working on the water. The water was first sculpted to get the deep waves and then painted dark blues getting lighter at the tips of the waves. I then applied a layer of a stuff called water effects from Vallejo. it is very much like thick white glue but dries very clear and glossy, and is thick enough to use to shape the waves and texture of the water.


Kevlar06
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Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 12:52 PM GMT+7
Just simply outstanding--no, excellent. I've been painting figures for 50 years now-- but yours are simply outstanding--you and Jerry Rutman certainly have a knack. Something about the way you blend colors and shadows from dark to light-- it definitely reminds me of the old Monogram-Merite 54mm figure painting guides from years ago. Is that where you picked it up?
VR, Russ
DougCohen
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Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 02:45 PM GMT+7
Hey Russ
Thanks
I have had the honor of knowing a lot of great modelers including men like Shep Paine and Rick Rutter and have been able to ask a lot of questions.


Doug