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WIP Critique 200mm US Airborne 30 cal. Mitches

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Gellso, May 12, 2013.

  1. Gellso A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    This guy is just about done. Needs some tweaks to his ammo pouch, Airborne insignia and general tidying up. Just waiting on a replacement barrel for the 30 cal and I'll finish his left arm and hand which is just blu-tacked on.
    I'm moving on to a new project at the moment so thought I'd just show him now.

    Really enjoyed doing him and tried a few new things including acrylic shading over an oil wash (Yes Ron, acrylics over oilss mate...lol) to try and put some multi tones onto the large areas that 200mm scale shows.

    See what you think.


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    sarouman, Vaux, NickM and 6 others like this.
  2. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Very subtle and realistic uniform colour. Looks great!

    Love your signature too. :)

    Colin
  3. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Excellent finish Grant.
    The boots looks superb,
    Carl.
    Sturm Grenadier likes this.
  4. Rich Sculpts A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Contrast between leather and cloth are superb. These larger figures can so easily be overdone - this however - spot on. Brilliant work!
  5. Sturm Grenadier Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hello Grant, Carl is right about the boots, they do look great. Please post a photo when you have him finished, looking forward to seeing him with the 30 cal. A beautiful figure Grant. Congrats, Regards, SG
  6. Joe55 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Yup, I agree with the others. This Paratrooper looks mighty fine. You've got some fine work going on here Grant (y)!!

    Joe
  7. faust18 Active Member

    Love it! Really cant fault it like the others liking the finish on the boots and nice colour contrasts as big figures can look abit like dragon figure dolls without proper handling ie airbrushed, im working on an alpine us para and I know how difficult it is with the limited pallet of colours a u.s uniform offers to get away from a monochrome apperance, great skills.mick
  8. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Awesome figure, awesome paint job Grant.

    Obviously he's very clean at the moment. I hope you'll be slapping some dirt on him before you call him finished??

    Curios to get your thoughts on whether this 200mm version is better/ worse/ similar to the 120mm version?
  9. offo A Fixture

    excelent work. congratulate(y)
  10. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    The face shows a tired, exhausted para, and tops a beautifully painted figure.

    Mike
  11. kiwi45 Active Member

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Very nice work, I also love the boots...recipe for boots?
    My version is still pre-paint as I'm adding missing equipment etc....cheers Les
  12. Tutilo17 Active Member

    Country:
    Switzerland
    It looks just perfect! The face and the leather bits stand Out!
  13. CAT of BORDO Member

    Country:
    France
    Perfect ! Merite ! for this scale!! The leather part are amazing .....
  14. nautilas Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Fantastic looking figure, well done on the uniform colour, can i ask what paint you used and colour. roy.
  15. kagemusha A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Well blow me down.......oils over acrylics....never thought of that one......lol

    Bloody superb mate, You really have got the contrast spot on in all areas. Love it.

    Cheers

    Ron
  16. Gellso A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks Tony,
    I have the 120mm figure as well and to be honest there's nothing between them except the smaller one has more equipment. But they both look good.
  17. JasonB A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    The fact that the 120mm guy doesn't look like he is falling over backwards, and is actually grasping the barrel of the 30 cal, make the smaller guy more desirable IMHO.
  18. Gellso A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Les,
    Cheers mate.

    The boots are:
    Iraqi sand acrylic base then liberally apply burnt sienna oil paint and then wipe it off.
    Dry brush orange brown then german camo beige.
    Vallejo sepia ink diluted with water wash quite a few times.
    Then wash with diluted Vallejo woodgrain.
    Straight Vallejo black Ink pinwashed in the seams and shadows.

    hope this helps.

    Gells
  19. Gellso A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Jas,

    He doesn't look like he's falling over in real life. He looks like he's carrying a rather heavy machine gun and he's slouching to give his back some respite.

    Cheers,

    Gells
  20. Gellso A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Roy,
    Cheers mate,
    It's just German camo beige and deck tan. There is quite a few oil washes to give more tones.

    Gells

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