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42nd Highlander, Elite, 54 mm Done!

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by KeithP, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. KeithP Active Member

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    United-States
    Finally finished this fellow today. Very challenging piece to paint.

    Comments and critiques welcome as always... :)

    Keith

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  2. KeithP Active Member

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  3. KeithP Active Member

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    United-States
    3 of 4 ;)

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  4. KeithP Active Member

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    4 of 4. Thanks again for viewing...

    On to Roma now... :lol:

    Keith

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  5. Joe Hudson Active Member

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    United-States
    Hey Keith,

    Very nice on the figure and a nice job on the socks. I think you also did a nice job on the tartan.

    I am about finished on my highlander, just have the legs down to go.

    Joe
  6. MAB Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Hi Keith
    Finally I see this beautiful piece complete. :)

    Compliments a Beautiful painting .......... you have one good hand.
    Good definition of the details, beautiful the face and also the tartan.

    BRAVA ;)

    MAB
  7. DaveCox Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Great work Keith. I love highlander figures, but the kilt always looks grotty when I paint them - any special tips you can pass on?
  8. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Beautifully painted Keith.

    Roger.
  9. Graywolf Active Member

    Country:
    Turkey
    very nice tones and perfect details.congrats Keith .
    bestest regards
    Engin
  10. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Keith,

    Amazing painting. That tartan is (as far as i can see) awesome.

    Marc
  11. slaj Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Hey Keith, nice one. Greta job on the tartan.

    Stephen Mallia
  12. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Awesome painting Keith. Love the Tartan
  13. Sambaman Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Keith,
    very nice work! He looks great over all, the colors are nice and vivid. I particularly like his hose.

    Jay H.
    OKC
  14. Kisifer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    That's nicely done Keith. I really like your tartan and reds. The socks looks great too.

    Xenofon
  15. KeithP Active Member

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    United-States
    Thanks folks for the nice comments. I appreciate it.

    BTW, I thought the Tartan was pretty easy to paint. I had much more difficult time with the the small and detailed white trim on the tunic.


    Some suggestions for improving my ground work would be helpful, too.
    I was going to mention that I think my ground work is not very good. I seem to notice this only after I have mounted the figure and taken the pics. Seems to me to be very sparce and lacking detail. Could use some more ground clutter may be? Some ideas for improving or different materials. BTW, I very much like the ground work that Pepe Gallardo has done!

    Keith
  16. frank h Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Terrific painting Keith
    in all aspects

    Btw... for a small figure think your scenics look fine

    Frank (y)
  17. mikec55 Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Keith,

    Great job, as usual. How did you get that muted effect on his kilt? I've already painted over the kilt on my Scotsman for the 2nd time :angry: so attempt #3 will come as soon as I set up the paints after Easter break.

    Mike

    ps-- I think the groundwork looks pretty good as is.
  18. KeithP Active Member

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    United-States
    Frank - Thanks very much. Good to hear from you too!

    Mike - Well, I have found that oils are too vibrant and bright for patterns. ;)
    So, I applied two filter coats of Raw Umber when the tartan was completely dry.
    Filter = Very Light Wash :lol: This seems to tone down the color and tie the patterns together. Not sure why but it seems to work. I also added MIG European mud + Dust + Turpenoid to the botton 1/4 of the kilt. After this was dry, I gently removed the excess.

    I also added the raw umber filter to the diced hose (which REALLY needed to be toned down) :)

    Keith
  19. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Keith, your figure turned out great, keep up the good work buddy.

    Cheers
    Roc. :)
  20. DrLutz Member

    Country:
    Israel
    WOW!
    Looks Amazing!

    DrLutz

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