Friday, July 26, 2013

Modeling at its most lifelike

I suspect most of you are plastic modelers, building aircraft, armor, ships, cars in various scales. You may not realize how much raw talent there is in the world of figure modeling. These are the guys who frequent the annual MMSI show in Chicago, MFCA in Pennsylvania (you may recall my brief report about this year's show), and the World Expo, which is rotated around the world every two years. Let's set aside their sick skills with paint and look at an incredible example of sculpting.

Korea's Sang Eon Lee has been sculpting and releasing a regular series of resin figures, mostly 20th century subject matter, such as this Waffen SS Infantryman bust or this one of Winston Churchill. But his most recent release may be his best yet, this bust of Douglas MacArthur. I can't imagine the the talent required to replicate a likeness this precise. I hope you appreciate it as much as I do.

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