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200mm Pirate Bust, Warriors

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by kansas kid, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Here is the Warriors Resin Bust, 1:9th scale – 200mm. I’ve included the box art as a means of making a point about colour choices. And I will emphasize the following is only an opinion. And we can agree to disagree if your comments are opposed to mine. As I look at the way the box art pirate was painted I’ll agree that it is OK. But to me, it has a lot more possibilities with a more colorful colour scheme. And with Pirates, there are no hard and fast rules as to what the uniform colour was, or the correct colors for a Wehrmacht Splinter camouflage pattern, etc. etc. You can run a (‘four cylinder’) muck as to what colours you pick, even using colours that clash. . . just for the fun of it. No one can say you’re wrong. I guess they just picked the dead bodies that had the least stab wounds in the clothing to make off with. Arrrrrrrrrrrrrgh, maties. Also, I wanted some more practice with painting polka dots and pin stripes, all though I don’t live in the Big Apple so I don’t get a big kick outa’ the Yankees.
    Also below is a pattern of colours I painted on a piece of my Macintosh ‘pooter printer paper to determine what colors would harmonize and how thick each part of the pattern’s stripes should be. Originally I was thinking of using the Yellow as seen on the far right. But I tried the light green (on the far left) and it seemed to work better. So that is the pattern I put on the bad boy’s vest. The black hat is also OK for a Villain from the bounding Main, but I thought a blue grey would work better for the other colour choices.
    I used el cheapo Acylics; i.e. Apple Barrel and Anita brand from Hobby Lobby craft store in Kansas City. I just haven’t been able to accept how expensive Andrea and Vallejo acrylic paints are, although I understand they are much better and more finely ground. Plus, I feel my figure painting just isn’t good enough yet.
    Lastly, even though I added polka dots to the top of his bandana, I will be gluing the hat on the figure later. But if you look closely you can see that the hat does not fit snug. And so I will have to add some Aves Apoxy Sculpt to fill in the bandana more, and repaint. I like to enter IPMS competitions and they really stress basic construction very strongly, even for figures. An ill fitting hat would be poor basic construction in the judges view. So that will have to be corrected. I fear the brass ear ring I fashioned with needle nose plyers is too big for his ear. But I’ll think about that for a while before making the decision. And naturally I wouldn’t glue on the hat until after the ear ring problem is resigned, because the hat would be in the way.
    Critical comments from you fine Ladies and Gentlemen are welcomed.

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  2. housecarl A Fixture

    I really like what you have done so far, Rick. The colour scheme has real harmony, I think this is aided by the necktie pulling everything together. If you have an Engineer's suppliers near you, they should carry small rubber "O"rings. Ideal for all you mini jewelry needs.
  3. mil-mart A Fixture

    Rick, great painting and nice harmony of colours. Love the shirt but not sure about the choice of purple for the coat, will wait to see it finished.
    I Like the ear ring as is and are you going to give him the old 5 o'clock stubble . (y)

    Cheers Ken
  4. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Great work on the eyes.
  5. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Rick .....

    very nice and i like the different materials and colours you used!

  6. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Hello fellow Planeteers:

    Thanks for taking time to respond to my bust of the Pirate dude.

    HouseCarl: Hey mate, thanks for the suggestion on brass O rings. I should
    have thought of that. Good thinking, and appreciate your remarks.

    Hi Ken: Ken, I can definitely see why you remarked about the violet or
    purple coat. I realized when I did that, that this was really jumping way out
    there, away from the norm. I can't really, absolutely, blame it on Absolut
    Vodka. I may at some point in the future tone down the purple jacket and or
    the lavander lapels. Kinda crazy, I know. But I appreciate your candid
    remarks, Ken. :)

    Meehan: Thanks mate, the eyes have gotta be right. As we all know. I used
    an approach that Mr. Green mentioned while I was at his seminar in Tulsa
    last year.

    Hey Mark, Thank for the affirmative comments. It seems that most of you
    don't feel that the various patterns using two different kinds of stripes with
    different colour schemes, and then blue grey polka dots is too far out there.
    I was kinda concerned that I'd gone too far over the top with doing all that
    linear pattern work on the clothing. But I'll tell you. . . :):) it is fun.

  7. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Rick, way to embrace your inner color needs! I'm not bothered by any of the colors at all, outside the purple jacket with magenta lapells (sp?). I would say a toned down scheme there and you would have no worries tottin' this fellow to any pirate shindig! The most important thing is it looks like you had fun doing this and that is what speaks the most here! Fun piece!

    Jay H.
  8. Sam Active Member

    oooo Yes this pirate brings back fond memories :)

    I remember I was about 16 not even a year at the club and Ivan, Ray and myself decided to do this gem... I decided to make it from the box but the other 2 heavily converted it :)

    Here are the links :)


    bdw you can find the whole process on El Passo Honroso :)

    Sam =]
  9. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Hello Jay:

    Thanks for taking time to respond, Sambaman. . . I'm into cha cha cha, ma'
    seff. . . well, not so much these days. It's below zero outside, for one thing.
    But jour right, amigo. The main thing is to have fun. :):)

    Hello Sam: I will admit that I do NOT like Green Eggs and Ham, but I do
    appreciate you chiming in with that wonderful thread on those three other
    versions of the same bust. Wow, all three are just wonderful and so far
    over my abilities. Especially the conversions, that hair, . . . wow, and all
    three have such great skin tones. Hmmmmmmmmm to die for. ;);)

    Thanks, gentlemen

  10. pmfs A Fixture

    Hi Rick,

    awesome job on the pirate(y)
    Those eyes are show, the fleshtones are amazing with smooth transactions, and the vivid colours that you use give them a fantastic look(y):):cool:
    Congratulations you deserve(y)
  11. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Looking good so far Rick , the eyes are especially well done.As for the colour choices ,if fells right go for it.

    Cheers David
  12. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Greetings Pedro in Portugal

    Hello Pedro:

    So nice to hear from you, and thank you for your very generous comments.
    Most appreciated, good fellow. Hope you folks are having much better
    weather than here in the American Heartland. Still 10 to 11 inches of snow
    on the ground from Christmas eve, and it's gone down into the deep freeze.

    If I could just get my hands. . . :p:p:p:mad: on that durn burn Frosty the
    Snow man. I feel sorry for the Brass Monkeys. :) Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    Thanks again,

    Way to kewl, kansas kid
  13. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Forebears isn't spelled Forebares, it seeem. Hmmmmmm

    Thank you David:

    I appreciate you taking time to have a look see, David. The eyes came out
    better on the pirate than on that Verlinden 120mm South Pacific US Navy
    Pilot figure I did. The eye balls were nice and smooth.

    BTW, David, my forebears on my late father's side were from Scotland.
    Before I got too old, I was hoping to visit your beautiful country with that
    rugged coastline and craggy peaks. It seems that Brownlee was once
    spelled Greenleigh, several centuries ago, referring to a terrain
    feature, such as meadow. . . But that is probably more
    information that necessary. :)

    Zzzzzzzzzzzz, puttin' everybody to sleep. ;);)

    Rick over and out
  14. ubbi Active Member

    Very beautiful and the colours choice is top notch

  15. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Thank you so much Stephano, and I really admire your work; for example
    your latest "Ax Man" on Vbench. It helps my confidence to receive
    your kind remarks.


  16. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    I can see a cha cha from you I think! :) Actually, it doesn't refer to the Latin dance, it stems from my ownership of a 1964 Volkswagen 21 window van or "Samba" model! It sorta permiates all my online "personas". I've been an air-cooled VW guy for some 25 years or so now. Down to just the one and I am actually trying to sell it! So my last hold-out in the VW realms is about to go away. Oh, well, on to more figures! Nice eyes on the bust BTW!

    Jay H.
  17. megroot A Fixture

    This is really looking awesome. I like the colorpattern you have chosen.
    And i must admit, i like him more with the hat off.

  18. pmfs A Fixture

    heavy showers here Rick 13º celsius, more or less:(
    The weather in your country is good to be close to fire and not to leave home.
    Paint more(y)
  19. 1969 A Fixture

    Rick i hadnt realised you had posted him up already and good to see you have had plenty of response to it.
    This bust has really developed over the last few days and its been great to see it, lovely choice of colours and great work on the flesh tones and eyes make it a great piece of work mate.
    I for one like the large size ear ring which gives him a more masculin look, just cant see him wearing a cute little diamond number :)

    Great job on this one Rick and looking forward to the next which i guesswont take you long either.

    All the best mate,

  20. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Cold weather, whether or not. . . and no bling please

    Gentlemen, thanks for taking time to respond to my post on that old
    Warrior Pirate Bust.

    Pedro: Oh my friend, thanks for the weather update over there. You are
    correctomundo, mate. I'm keeping close to the heat register. . . this place
    has no fireplace. Plus I'm too old to want to chop wood or saw logs, you
    understand. Only in my snoring sleep! ;)

    Hey Steve: Thanks for your very kind words, mate. And also for your
    opinion about the size of that ear ring. Hokay maing, no "bling" for this here
    man's man Pirate. Good thinking. I do appreciate your very generous
    remarks, Steve.

    Gentlemen, I really appreciate all the positive responses.

    Kind regards,

    Rick over and out

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