Not really left to say about this piece. The face is superbly sculpted, as well as the jacket.
The painting of his clean face was the hardest part on this bust, but I'm very satisfied with the result.
It depicts Manfred von Richthofen aka Red Baron, the German ace fighter pilot that fought for the Imperial German Army Air Service (Luftstreitkräfte) in the First World War. His airplane was the all-red Fokker Dr.I triplane.
Despite being offically credited with 80 air combat victories, he was shot down and killed in Amiens, near Vaux-sur-Somme, France, on 21 April 1918. He was twenty five years old.