1/6th SAS Vietnam - Step 7 - Finishing Touches

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by tonydawe, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi guys

    Here are the latest pics of my SAS Trooper. Lots more work has been done on the weathering in an attempt to recreate the look of a man who has been wearing the same clothes in the jungle for 2 weeks. Although the mud and dirt does hide some of the painting underneath, at least I know its there. ;)

    I hope you like it, and I look forward to any comments/ criticisms.:)

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  2. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    GREAT JOB, Tony !!!!

    Hi Tony !
    The final result looks SUPERB, Tony !!!! WELL DONE :D ! One question : the lighting for the photos looks a little too bright, such that it washes out the colours that you had placed on the figure. Perhaps a little less brightness :confused: ? All in all, a GREAT JOB ! Cheers !
    Kenneth :).
  3. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Kenneth,

    Thanks mate, I agree. I'm actually in the process of setting up to do another shoot with less lighting. I agree that the brightness tends to wash out some of the colours. I'll try to do better.

    I'm glad you like him. Thanks for your comments.

    cheers
  4. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Darker Pics

    Here's some more, with less light.

    Cheers

    Attached Files:

  5. eissteban Active Member

    Country:
    France
    wow wow wow Tony, the work becomes very well.

    Seb.
  6. diosytexas Member

    Country:
    England
    hi tony. iv'e enjoyed this. well done. dave.
  7. Bluesking Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Those eyes are frighteningly real!!! Wondeful painting all round
  8. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Great sbs Tony and a fantastic end result. What's next:D

    Roger
  9. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Excellent, just excellent.
    And i really like the dirty nails. So lifelike.
    Superbe.

    marc
  10. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Seb, Dave, Stephen, Roger & Marc - thanks very much for your kind comments guys. I've really enjoyed posting my SBS pics on pF for everyone to enjoy.

    Cheers
  11. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    Much Better !

    Hi Tony !
    Much better, mate ;) ! Thanks for the re-post. Cheers !
    Kenneth :) .
  12. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Very good work my friend!
  13. arminius Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Cool!
    Great paint-job!
    I especially like the face, it looks so real.

    Andreas
  14. slaj Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Tony, that is simply beautiful. I especially like the face. Wll done

    Stephen Mallia
  15. dinovision79 Active Member

    Country:
    Hungary
    Hi Tony,

    really top-class painting! I like the dirt on him, the way the camo colors come through is superb!
    Please, allow me one small cirticism: I think the engraved camo clashes with the hyper-real outlook of the figure.

    Thanks
    Denes
  16. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Excellent work Tony, great painting of the eyes!
    He looks a bit dirty. ;)
    My compliments with this great result.
  17. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Chris, Andreas, Stephen, Denes and Marcel - thanks everyone for your comments.

    Denes - I agree that the sculpted camouflage does present a real problem for a painter to overcome. To be fair, the piece was not sculpted with painting in mind. I've done my best to minimise the sculpted camouflage by adding mud, but there is nothing you can do to totally eliminate these lines unless you fill them in before priming. From a distance these lines are not so obvious.

    Cheers
  18. Sam Active Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Hey Tony that is simply amazing :)

    Keep up the good work and the face is awesome :);)

    Regards and tc,

    Samwel Vella
  19. dinovision79 Active Member

    Country:
    Hungary
    Tony,

    yes, I remember you mentioning that is actually a bronze statue - not a usual material for our hobby - and not ment to be painted.
    Anyhow, your way of painting it 'real' opposes with figures painted with 'artistic license', I really appreciate that, because there is way less from the 'real' stuff. Not to be misunderstood, I truely enjoy both schools, but for my personal taste, missing the balance.

    Thanks
    Denes
  20. alamac Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    G'Day Mate
    He's looking really good, Tony, try either a light blue,grey ot black background for photo's.Well done.
    Alan

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