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WIP Critique 1/6 Female Predator

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by FigureLover, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi all,
    I bought this stunning sculpt from Apikitt L Highway a while ago. I haven't got any shots of my raw casting but I can tell you it was the smoothest resin casting I have ever seen, it was so smooth that I thought that is was polished. I have attached pics from his facebook site.
    Cheers
    Ben FmPre01_zps3760802e.jpg FmPre02_zps338cd392.jpg FmPre03_zps8dd212f8.jpg FmPre04_zps7e0505aa.jpg
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  2. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    So I have started on painting it and am about half way finished before I realised that I should take some pics of how its going.
    Above the waist, the skin tones are about 80% done, just a bit more shadowing and highlights to finalise it, especially on the lighter tones. The armour has only had the first round of drybrushing and is way too bright for how I want it, and will tone it down and detail it. So far I have used Jo Sonyas airbrushed for the light skin tones, oils for the spotting/patterns(about 8-10 hours worth so far) and darker tones and Vallejos for the armour. The head pattern has just been started and needs more of something yet I think.

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  3. Chris Mortimer Active Member

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    Mate, thats bad a$$!!
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  4. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Here are some close ups. What is hard to see is the veining in the mouth that I have painted in and striations in the alien eyes.
    I hope to have more pics in coming weeks as I work from the top down
    Thanks for looking
    Ben

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  5. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Good God Ben that's awesome. I can't wait to see this in the flesh. What size is it?
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  6. Ulrich A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Wow, very impressive. I like it
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  7. NickM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Thats one fugly alien, but an awesome paint job as always, Ben. Really nice mate, look forward to seeing the detail up close.
    Cheers
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  8. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks for that guys, that's pretty much what I said when I first saw it, and "I need that!!!!!"
    Ben
  9. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Ta Nick and Tony
    She will be at club on Tuesday so you can see it up close. Tony it is 1/6 scale but measures in at 32cm high, bit taller than the usual 1/6 figure for sure. Weighs a ton, think I will have my left bicep larger than my painting arm by the time I finish it!!
    Ben
  10. Gellso A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Superb painting.
    Following with interest.

    Gells
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  11. Gellso A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    You can balance up your right forearm by watching Cyndi Crawfords workout video.......mine doubled in size after only a week....:whistle:

    Hope this helps,

    Gells
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  12. swralph A Fixture

    awesome love the teeth
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  13. roadking Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I have seen this individuals sculpting work before. Where/how did you buy this kit? I have never been able to figure out how to acquire any of Apikitt's work.

    Jim
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  14. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    All I can think is why does she have boobs and would even a predator be brave enough to suckle a baby predator with those teeth? Oh well, to quote a well known Buffy episode....."it isn't a documentary." But excellent painting so far.

    Colin
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  15. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks for following guys, glad you like what I have done so far, hope to have more in the coming weeks
    Ben
  16. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Jim, I had to track him down, but eventually got a hold of him through facebook using his name, sent a message and got a price. He is from Thailand so translation takes a bit of time. His sculpting is outstanding to say the least, and I was very impressed with the casting as well, all went together with minimal putty and clean up. I would say he is on par with Narin, if you have heard of him as well, bit more well known. Very highly recommended to do business with. I have a feeling that all his work is very limited edition so you probably have to be quick to purchase.
    Ben
  17. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    HAHA, yep, it does beg the question now that you mention it!!!!!!!
    Cheers
    Ben
  18. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    excellent figure and great start sir. Looking forward to more.
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  19. legend69 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    This is an absolutely wonderful sculpt, and the paint job is well on the way to making it a stunning piece. Anthony
    p.s. I never though I would see a female predator..let alone one in string underwear...good luck with that.
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  20. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Looking awesome!!!
    What blows me away about the sculpt is all the different textures on the various surfaces... would make it a joy to paint. Washes and touch highlighting almost do themselves.

    Carry on, great work

    Colin
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