We start with parts of a mannequin produced by The Lost Battalion. I generally don’t use the arms or legs preferring to use wire or in this case aluminum tubing for the that part of the armature. I filled in the depressions that were provided for the original arms and legs. I then drilled holes for attaching the tubing.
At the same time I started on the head and face. The face came from my (Michael Roberts Ltd) 75mm head set. The picture isn’t all that great but you get the idea.