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250mm Bust of Tauro, Zodiac Wars. . .

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by kansas kid, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    From Yedharo figures in Valencia, Spain, sculpted by Fausto Lopez. A very
    nice resin cast and a lot of fun to paint, expanding the colour palette. My
    intention is to take it to the IPMS/USA National Convention in Phoenix
    Arizona, USA, along with a few other figures.

    The Convention starts on Wednesday, 4 August . . .

    Jaybird

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  2. Meehan34 A Fixture

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    United-States
    Nice treatments to the various textures to a very interesting subject. I really like the work you have done to him. I notice the base has a very southwest feel to it. A very thoughtful choice for a show in Arizona. You are a sly one Mr. Jayhawker.

    Oh and welcome (back) to the planet ;)-
  3. rej Well-Known Member

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    Malta
    Very nice Rick..........he's my star sign but too ugly for my liking to ever paint :eek:

    When I was in Valencia last April, I bought their Virgo instead as she's much prettier :D

    Wish you luck at the IPMS/USA Convention!

    Ray ;)
  4. mil-mart A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Rick, excellent painting and colour selection. Good luck at the comp. (y)

    Cheers Ken
  5. megroot A Fixture

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    Netherlands
    Really nice and rich colors.
    Good paintwork.

    marc
  6. Marcel Active Member

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    Spain
    Great paintwork Rick!

    Cheers,
    Marcel.
  7. jimias A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Beautifull painting Rick although not my thing. Very subtle transitions and color variations. I take it it s with oils over acrylics? Bravo.
  8. housecarl A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    I think that the chain and lock are a great addition Rick.
    Great job,
    Carl.
  9. 1969 A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    You really brought your creative side out on this one mate and the experiments with the skin tones worked really nicely as does the nice fur texture on the shoulder, nice to see the addition of the scratchbuilt chain and padlock around his neck, adds a nice touch to the bust.
    The name plate looks great and really finishe sthe work off nicley, amazing what they can do with name plates nowdays, not just the old engraved brass anymore :)

    Best of luck in the comp with this one Rick, take care mate,

    Stevo(y)
  10. kansas kid Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Gentlemen, replies to come after gym visit

    Hello Gentlemen:

    It is 0500 hrs. (that is 5am for civilians) and I am off to the Ross Center
    to walk the track for an hr. or so. When I return I will send proper replies to
    your very kind remarks, to each of you. As that is what good manners
    requires, as I see it. Thanks again,

    rick
  11. 1969 A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    have a nice trip to the Ross centre mate and dont over do it chasing those fit young ladies around that track :D


    Stevo(y)
  12. Andreas W. Member

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    Germany
    nice bust rick! and good to see you again!



    Andreas
  13. Sambaman Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Fun piece Rick!

    Jay H.
  14. kansas kid Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Thanks for looking, Mike and Ray . . .

    Hey Mike: So nice of you to take a look, Heartland Oil Man! I've had this bust
    for several years, just waiting for a time when I could go to the IPMS/USA
    convention. There are always a lot of very interesting entries in the Fantasy
    category, and I enjoy competing with the other figure modelers. Hope you get
    a chance to go to the IPMS/USA National Convention next year. It will be in
    Omaha. And the IPMS Fort Crook chapter really knows how to put on a
    convention. I highly recommend it. And if the Lord allows hopefully, I will be
    there too, as is my plan. But I'll be 74 then, so I'm not planning too far ahead
    re driving up I-29 a ways. We will see.

    Glad you like the base. Altho I messed it up somewhat! Does Old have to mean
    Dumb? I didn't match the corners re the design when I was cutting the bass
    wood pieces from the long piece I got from Hobby Slobby. Duh? :eek::eek:

    Hello Ray Farrugia: Ah ha. . . so you're Tauro, huh. I'm a crab. We are the
    worst, but I won't go into that. Thanks for taking time to respond, Ray.

    rick brownlee, the old "kid"
  15. kansas kid Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Hey Mil-Mart: I saw your picture!!!

    Hi Ken:

    I was so glad to find out that you and Carl and Chippy and Steve got to meet
    at the figure show. And I do appreciate the picture. It helps a lot to get a
    better feel for a person who is a continent and an ocean apart from the
    Yankee Heartland. Carl sent me a couple of shots from the show, and one
    was of your sculpted busts. Wow, Ken you are some fine sculptor. I would
    think sculptures of women would be very hard to do, but you seem
    to have that knack. Whoa, Big time. That must be very gratifying to display
    your creativity in that way.

    So good of you to respond, Ken,

    Miami Jayhawk
  16. kansas kid Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Thanks Marc and Marcel

    Hello to Marc van Megroot: Appreciate your kind words, Marc. I do military
    figures as well, and am hoping to complete a 1:35th WWII French Infantry
    figure from the Tamiya set, with a Hornet head, in time for the Phoenix
    IPMS convention. That military figure will get on the plane with 3 other
    Military figures; and one is a 54mm equestrian figure.

    But the fantasy figures can be so much fun since there are not rules as
    to what the colours have to be. regards, rick

    Hi Marcel: Thanks for taking time to have a look see. I realize that fantasy
    genré figure work is somewhat of a step-sister kind of "thing". So I am
    surprised that a number of you took time to reply. Thanks again, rick
  17. kansas kid Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Hi Dimitrios and Carl of the House. . .

    Dimitrios: Thanks for your kind works. Most appreciated. I usually try to
    do the figures all in acrylics, this past year or so. But I wanted the skin to have
    a gloss kind of steamy, sweaty sheen to it. And also since there was
    leather on the piece I wanted it to have a leathery sheen also.
    And oils really make that easy. thanks again, rick

    hey Carl: Appreciate you chiming in mate, with the ball and chain comment.
    Have a great day, rick
  18. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hello Andreas and Bosa Nova Sambaman?

    Hello to Andreas Wintraker: thanks for taking a look and for your kind
    words. I do appreciate it.

    Hey Jay: Glad you took a look. As I said to Mike Meehan, I hope you'll
    consider coming to the IPMS/USA Nats in Omaha next year, 2011. And that
    goes for Jason Green as well. He lives only about 170 miles from Omaha!!

    Jaybird
  19. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Heigh Ho Stevo. . . .

    hello mate:

    Ah Stevie, my friend. So good of you to post your most welcomed remarks,
    Steve. And I do appreciate you mentioning the added things to the bust. I
    think I did a just OK job on the padlock. And hopefully, I will do a better job
    on that later. But we will see.

    Oh yeh, . . . and walking that three and a haff miles around the track
    at Ross Center this early morning. Re the "ladies" . . .
    heee heee. Cute ;););)

    Oh boy, . . . if I were just 50 years younger!!!!

    Thanks again, my friend,

    Rickster
  20. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Enjoy your walk - very nice indeed, like the color trans and the stand sets it off nicely enjoy the IPMS USA Nats, they are usually great I hosted our last one, much work I can assure you.:D

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