Étienne Marie Antoine Champion de Nansouty a cuirassier general

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by ivopreda, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. ivopreda A Fixture

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    Italy
    Recently metal Modeles sorted a cuirassier officer taken from a painting of Detaille. I loved it

    I would like to do something different but not changing the structure of the figure. The easiest way is to promote the guy from a simple officer to a general

    They used to wear the cuirass when commanding heavy cavalry division.

    Let's go ... I started painting the horse. I choosed a chestnut.

    As first step I washed the entire horse with a diluted oil wash on the primer. The palette fit thus horse is made with
    Burnt umber
    Raw umber
    Burnt sienna
    Mars orange
    Mars yellow
    Naples yellow
    A bit of white and some Blu for the deepest shadows

    [IMG]

    After drying I painted in oils not using any thinner and with a flat brush

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    Lights has been added progressively on the fresh color melting them with soft dry brush
  2. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    Nice Technique ,interesting to note you thinned your first coat,what base undercoat did you use Ivo

    Ron
  3. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Canada
    The horse is shaping up nicely.

    Following closely and taking many notes on your technique

    Colin
  4. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Your method works well Ivo/
    Cheers,
    Keith
  5. ivopreda A Fixture

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    Italy
    I've used a grey spray normally available for car repairing
  6. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    What no base coat just primer ?

    Ron
  7. ivopreda A Fixture

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    Italy
    the washing become the base coat, it's the same.

    there isn't any obligation to use an acrilic base coat we can paint also over the primer
  8. Edorta A Fixture

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  9. megroot A Fixture

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    Netherlands
    That's a good one. I did it now and then and didn't notice no difference.
    As many of oilpainters undercoat with Humbrol or acrylic paint ( i do because they told me to do) it is unessasery.
    How many time's you paint the basecoat before it covered the primer??

    Marc
  10. ivopreda A Fixture

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    Italy
    only a single wash, later i wait that dry before painting
  11. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    (y)
  12. pgarri27 Well-Known Member

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    Love to watch your SBS. Always gain from them.
  13. ivopreda A Fixture

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    Italy
    anhoter step... horse is painted only some extalights have to be added
    [IMG] [IMG] [IMG]

    saddle has been painted in oils with some purple red + black and highest higlight in cadmium red
    Edward, tiberius57, crf and 1 other person like this.
  14. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Canada
    Lovely shade of red and I really like the gold work (something I always struggle with).
    Did you sculpt the rosette at the top of the bridle cheek strap or is it like a Historex spare part?

    Look forward to your work on the rider

    Colin
  15. ivopreda A Fixture

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    Italy
    the rosette has been sculpted, historex works very well too
    ChaosCossack likes this.
  16. John Bowery A Fixture

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    Ivo,
    Thank you, very neat to see, and nice to hear from you again. Always a pleasure.
    Cheers
    John
  17. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina
    Another admirable work form Ivo, your horse painting and figure painting is one of my favorites in this forum.
    Best regards
  18. Braemp Active Member

    Excellent stuff. Tanks for the SBS very helpful.
    Regards Lars
  19. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Nice brushwork Ivo.
    I like what you are doing here, very neat.
    All the best,
    Keith
  20. ivopreda A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    the rider, paintd mostly in oils.

    Acrilics has been used for the cuirass also if the final was done in printer ink


    [IMG] [IMG] [IMG]

    the horse head
    [IMG]
    many details need to be finished, next step...

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