WIP 17th Light Dragoons 1777 American War of Independence

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Wings5797, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Hello Everyone
    Sculpted by my good mate Palo (Pavol Offo Ovečka) and issued by Ian Burton of Ellie's Mjniatures, here is my current effort. Officer 17th Light Dragoons 1777 American War of Independence. This was a real pleasure to paint. thanks guys
    Primed with Halfords grey, Top coat various oils. Kindest regards Keith




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  2. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Amazing work mate, i could probably say it is one of your best works so far.
    Great effects on the facial expression and the red coat looks outstanding.
    Me likey very much.
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  3. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    Mate you are too kind.
    Thank you Daniel.
    All the best
    Keith
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  4. Chris Ribchester PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Very nicely done , good colours, have this one in my stash.

    Chris
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  5. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France

    Cheers Chris for your kind words.
    I am sure that you will enjoy painting this little beauty. The multiple white/grey tones are great to mess around with and very satisfying when completed.
    Enjoy this great casting Mate and all the best
    Keith
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  6. ellie A Fixture

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    Saw it on FB you have done a great job keith well done as I have said on FB very happy you enjoyed painting him keep up the good work.

    Cheers

    ian

    www.elliesminiatures.com
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  7. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France

    Cheers Ian.
    Looking forward to your next A W I castings.
    All the best
    Keith
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  8. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Keith ,

    Great version mate like those whites , they look really good , even though it's oils ( I forgive you ..lol ) lovely work on the fleshwork .

    Like you looking forward to seeing Ellies next AWI release

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  9. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Very nice job on the reds, looks superb.
    Regards
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  10. OldTaff PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Yes, I agree, a great rendition, very charismatic(y)

    Alan
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  11. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France

    Thanks Nap.
    You were a great help with your review. As always your enthusiasm rubs off.
    Cheer's
    Keith
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  12. billyturnip A Fixture

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    England
    Nice bit of painting that Keith, well done!
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  13. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Thanks Bob very pleased you like the reds. I picked up a book and copious tutorials on portrait painting like the old masters. In the shell of a nut:
    I laid down a crimson layer. Although the jacket is scarlet this base will avoid the glowing red I have seen on some figures.
    Then I added the shadows using a raw umber. This looks a little heavy at this stage but will be more subtle as the process goes on.
    Now I started to paint thin scarlet coats until the colour had good depth but the crimson and raw umber were still evident.
    To finish the highlights were picked out with a scarlet and cadmium yellow.
    I know that Colin Fraser used this method with great success and I am happy with my first go at it.
    All the very best Mate

    Keith
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  14. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Many thanks for your generous comments Alan.
    All the best for 2017
    Keith
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  15. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France

    Very pleased that you like it Roger, thank you.
    Cheers
    Keith
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  16. mortier A Fixture

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    Germany
    Very realistic,great job
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  17. Mike Stevens A Fixture

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    United-States
    Looking Good Keith.
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  18. lancer115 Active Member

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    Ireland
    Very nice bust....excellent painting might have a go at one myself. Well done......john
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  19. phil_h A Fixture

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    United-States
    Great work Keith - after seeing this, I may have to give this bust a go myself (y)

    Phil
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  20. anstontyke PlanetFigure Supporter

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    really lovely finish to a great figure

    tony
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