Sunday, February 12, 2012

Buffalo Soldier - Bust or Full Figure?

I started this series with just a generic cowboy bust in mind but then switched over to a Buffalo Soldier.  Now, after seeing a really nice rendering of that subject I've been thinking of doing a complete figure with lots of details.   This morning, in checking the hit count on my blog, I noted a pretty big spike of individual hits.  To me that indicates there is a lot of interest in this video series but it doesn't tell me whether it's for the bust or the full figure.  So.....how about a little poll to see which is more popular?  If you want the bust I'll stick with that and put off the full figure till some time later.  Just let me know.

27 comments:

  1. Love to see a full figure,and that would be great as a museum piece. fred k

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  2. If you do full figure then you are getting both.It would just be a matter of taking off the parts you don`t want on a bust. Just my opinion and my wife says that`s not much. Vince

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  3. I am a full figure kind of guy. There is just that more to learn. I just love watching them come to life.
    Tom
    PS
    I would like to see you keeping 'old reliable sharp' and ponder how often. A blade change is one thing but I would imagine you take it to a buffing wheel or not when you said you hone 'old reliable'. This is something only a guy that uses a utility knife so well could answer.
    Could be you have and I just missed it along the way.

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  4. I vote for full figure! The added details of how you choose accents, place them about the figure, and involve them in telling the story your pieces represent are always fascinating.

    Thanks for asking.

    LMiller

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  5. full figure! hopefuly with the patterns. just love your work and want to learn more
    thanks
    DELL

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  6. I vote full figure, especially if you can get him in a not-the-usual pose, like the photo of the model you showed. And, of course, with a trapdoor Springfield carbine.

    Bob

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  7. Lynn,

    I would have to agree with the rest of the posts. I too would love to see a full figure of this fella. It is sure to generate a lot of attention.

    Thanks!

    Eric

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  8. Hi Lynn,

    I am a woodturner who has been following your work via the Woodworkers Institute.

    I have signed up to your blog and will follow on a regular basis.

    Like most folks I would love to see a full figure of this character, 'tis sure to be an outstanding piece.

    Good luck with your decision.

    Cheers,

    Lee.

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  9. I would like to see the full figure version.

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  10. I vote for a full figure as well.

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  11. I like the full figure idea.

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  12. I voted for the full figure.
    I have another question-- sometime ago on your old blog you had a picture of a cowboy holding a cup of coffee and was pouring it out on the ground. it had a tag that said something like "who made this...". I can't find it anymore. it sure would be nice if you still have a pic of it and could put it in your gallery for everyone to see. it was a great carving!! thanks for your time and all the videos you make for us.
    thanks
    DELL

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  13. 1 more vote for full figure as it provides for so many more opportunities for learning.

    Ron

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  14. Should I be the contrarian.....
    Naw!!!!
    and Bob --- thanks for the history on the Buffalo Soldier. It alsways adds more when you know a little bit about the subject. Like travelling, if you ever go see say the Eifel TOwer, sure you know what it is. But, if you know something about it, it definitely makes your experience more menaingful and unforgetable. So thanks once again. Jim

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  15. I hope this comment is not being repeated. I left two others but it doesn't look like they posted.
    Anyway, I vote for Full Figure.

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  16. Well if it were up to me and it not I vote for the full figure .By the way Lynn did you get my email re Muy what ever I thought you would at least comment on my progress so far Allan G.

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  17. I think folks are interested in anything you do. My favorite are the accessories you make for your carvings, laterns, canteens, pipes, coffee pots etc. I like seeing your methods.

    but if |I have to add my two cents..

    Full Figure :)

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  18. Full figure is best. I would also like to see a 1770's patriot soldier in full figure. Lots of napsacks,bayonets, powder horns, buckles,hats,straps, uniforms,etc.

    Earl

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  19. Full figure, since finding your web site, I feel you have have and will help my own carvings. Thanks Jim

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  20. Please do the full figure. I think that would help all of us the most.
    I'm still hoping for a video showing us how to put a cowboy on a horse. Thank you for all that you do. Judy too. Ginny

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  21. I totally agree with Glen Landry! Watching you make the "accessories" is probably, to me anyway, one of the best parts of the videos. I LOVE watching you carve and also paint and now with your good wife adding her comments I enjoy it even more. I don't feel like the only woman who's doing something other than housework.
    Cheers,
    Dotty Cooper - Bellevue, Wa.

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  22. Lynn, Been away at a decoy show..I vote for a full figure soldier if you would be so kind to do.

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