Tuesday, July 05, 2011

World War II Soldier

Here's the completed head of a figure I really look forward to doing someday.  I've always admired the Willie & Joe cartoons drawn by Bill Mauldin.  I remember my folks had a book of them and I was constantly wearing out the pages.  Not sure what this fella will be doing but I will try and put him in a situation that those other two characters always seemed to find themselves in.

Anyway, I hope you like him.

7 comments:

  1. Like him? We always love your pieces.....Can not wait for more videos......

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  2. I remember a small book filled with Willie and Joe cartoons as well, I couldn't get enough of looking at it. It belonged to a friends Dad, and I asked to see i toften when I went over to his house to play. You do western caracters so well, but it is fun to see something different occasionally, and with the renewed interest in our military, thi would make a fine patriotic project. I, however, as a former Navy man, would prefer to see you carve a sailor. Whatever you decide to do as the next projectwill be exciting to me, and I am eagerly awaiting the first video after you decide o the subject. Thanks for this blog, it is my favorite site on the internet.

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  3. Lynn, I like this guy, how about a few more pictures.....I would venture to guess the helmet was added on...........Deb

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  4. Here I see the face of a battle worn vet. It strikes me that he may have just returned to the rear area for a good home cooked meal and what he is actually going to get is not much to look at. I know when I joined the Canadian military my neighbour a WW II army vet made a comment to let him know if the food was any better.(it was) I actually went back home and told him to. He told me some stories about the war and I saw his ugly machine gun scars from getting caught behind enemy lines. Bill Kelly was his name and he was a hero to us. He was a great citizen of my country.

    Rick

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  5. Lynn, as usual another intriguing piece. My brother and I also loved anything with those lovable caricatures "Willie & Joe." Dad served in the Army during WWII, and he would pick up several magazines which ran the "Willie & Joe" cartoons. Brings back a lot of old memories of my childhood. Can't wait to see you carve a scene of them.

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