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WIP 1/10 bust Stormtrooper

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Panzer22, Sep 18, 2022.

  1. Panzer22 Member

    I stared with two tings that are new to me 1st oil paint and a bust at 1/10
    and I have already made beginners mistakes ( paint directly on a glass plate,with thinner for oil etc...
    I do have a arcrylics underlay .
    I forgot to put in more dark shadow in it ( see photos) and a question for those who may have already
    done a mat clear coat over oil , and continue with arcrylics? ( afraid of oil;)) or everything with oil
    Thanks in advance ,
    for remarkings and advice
    (and yes there is dust on the bust ... paint:nailbiting:)

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  2. Steve Ski A Fixture

    No need to be afraid of the oils, you're blending quite well from what I see. Yes, dust can be a killer when oils are setting up. I always try to blow the dust specks off or remove them with a paint thinner dampened brush. A bit hard to see, blurred pic, but it looks like the eyes are really well done. Keep rolling along, standing by for more.
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  3. ometz Well-Known Member

    Well, for someone claiming to just be starting with oils, the early results look remarkable.
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  4. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    If you have any litre or half litre lemonade or water bottles cut them off at the neck and use the rest to act as a temporary cover for your figures as they dry off.

    Remember of course to down the bottles contents before hand...lol

    Nothing wrong with the work so far, just need to be bold with lights and shadows. Check out pictures of completed busts on the show pictorial reviews on pf.

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  5. Wayneb A Fixture

    I say amen to that......Keep up the good work.

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  6. Nap A Fixture

    Hi Hans

    All credit to you , can't comment on Oils but good advice from others here

    Good start from me as a non oily

    Look forward to seeing more

    Following with interest

    Happy benchtime and have fun

  7. Panzer22 Member

    First of all I would like to thank you all for the tips and input gentlemen !
    I 'm going to do something with it. to keep things going I have already started with
    the second head of the bust, and I think this one is going a little better (still too dark ?)
    Thanks guys


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  8. Steve Ski A Fixture

    Not necessarily dark, but as you review life itself, you're going to notice the soft transition from shadows to highlights as they occur naturally. This is a good second run, keep rollin.

    This is only a matter of practice, practice, and more practice.

    Here’s a link you may find helpful, I did.

    Yes, it’s two dimensional, but the concept is exactly the same in oils in 3D. Daria has numerous useful vids you can draw from.

    Cheers, Ski.
  9. JasonB A Fixture

    One of the things I tend to do is wait for my initial effort to dry and then go back and add any additional highlights and shadows as needed. Oils can easily be applied over a dried base then blended out with a dry brush until you get the amount of highlight or shadow you want. Its one of the great advantages of oils over faster drying mediums. Oils also tend to become more distinct as they dry, so you get a better grasp of the overall look.It also helps you avoid "making mud" by over blending wet color coats.
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  10. Nap A Fixture

    Hi Hans

    I agree with both Steve and Jason's comments, coming along better

    Your learning with every comment and brushstroke

    Look forward to more

    Sorted photos ( 1 wasn't showing uploaded )

    Happy benchtime

  11. Panzer22 Member

    Daria can paint well!! thank you Steve, and yes practice practice .we will !!
    And Jason you are also right about letting it dry ( so not only practice but also patience.....)
    and Nap thanks for the boost.I'm going now waiting for it to dry, I continue with the bust ;)
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