Hi Rubber Monster, glad to register your approval of the choice. Major Kong is most definitely an option, I worry that the bomb may be a bit too big for a sculpt, great aviator gear though.
But I do like him pure cowboy, I watched Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid last night, I love him there, small part but it always makes me cry.
What I'm looking at sculpting is his part in 1941 as Hollis Wood abducted by the Japanese submariners. He may end up in vest and underpants.
Ok, I'm seriously considering the missile option now, I can surely apply some artistic licence and make it a bit smaller than in the movie to have a more balanced sculpt.
And I should make him a bit younger also as he was only 44 when he played Major Kong.
I get down to it right now.
Here's the fruit of today's work. I made him a bit younger, today I first looked at Dr Strangelove as reference, that was made in '63 so he was 44 yo, still quite fresh faced, later instead I looked at him in Blazing Saddles (1974), probably my favourite, he sports a serious belly there and the face had sagged a bit, he's moustached there, which is ok, but his face is so expressive that he doesn't really need a moustache and it could become an extra trouble when practicing with expressions actually. Lots to decide.
I also worked on the body, made that younger too, but I'll post that another day after I've refined it a bit more, I concentrate on the face now, so, here's where I am now.
Rodion Vlasov thanks, I looked at him so much now that I don't know anymore if he's ok or not, I should do something else for a day I suppose.
Hi Timebandit, that voice, I have it in my head all the time now.
A bit more work, I'm starting to polish him, quite an enjoyable process, I'm using just a small clay brush with very low z intensity and as some roughness disappears one understands better where it needs some extra volume and where the problem areas are.
I'm still unsure what age he should have. He's older than in Dr Strangelove and younger than in Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. I should try to get hold of some film he's done in between those two, around 1968.
Tonight there's a very interesting showing of Dr Strangelove, it's in walking distance from my home, and it's a solar powered mobile cinema. Just the thing you'd use after nuclear doom. Despite having watched Dr Strangelove all day yesterday I really think I should go.