|Capt. Sloan, in her stiff stock pose|
Like many others, I thought that the Kara Sloan stock pose (right*) was static, at best. I personally am a huge fan of well done "at ease" poses, which is why I'm constantly impressed by the old Confrontation line.
* Seems there was some confusion about the stock photo, so I've added the least painted photo I could find of the stock pose, if someone has a clearer one, please let me know.
However, holding a rifle longer than she is tall, one handed, with the other on her hip, is not an interesting (or believable) pose. (Interestingly, the concept sketch shows with her in a very similar pose, but looking over her other shoulder, and the rifle on the ground, in a much more natural pose. The face is also nicer, but I imagine that's more to do with sculpting limitations than the poor pose.)
|Sloan, done by Mr. Uderzo looks|
sort of like a man, but at least looks
like s/he's doing something.
|Ready to cap some (insert faction here).|
I think that this conversion, while not perfect, is one of the more effective conversions for the time it took of any I've done.
A more elaborate conversion I've considered is as follows:
-completely remove/resculpt both shoulders, to drop her stance slightly.
- lean her head in to the gun slightly (to give the look of taking a shot, instead of either just having shot or scoping out a new target)
-the addition of a bipod or monopod might be in order
However, I pride myself in affordable prices, so I didn't do the extra steps for the commissions, as I don't feel it's worth the time and associated cost to my clients- this would likely be a personal project instead.