Completed Critique 42nd Royal Highlander Regiment 'The Black Watch', 1815-Pegaso 54MM

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Mike Stevens, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. Mike Stevens A Fixture

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    United-States
    Hey Guys,

    Here is my latest figure. A 54MM Pegaso 42nd Regiment. This was my first Tartan. It definitely had it challenges. But the socks were the real challenge!

    Thanks to Anders for helping me with Tartan and Socks. I also want to thank Ray Farrugia for his brilliant "Piper Kenneth McKay " post. I must have referred to his post a hundred times while painting this figure!

    I hope the pics are not too dark.;)

    All comments welcome.

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  2. jcichon Active Member

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    United-States
    Damn bro it looks good! Its about time you posted this! The pics are great and the figure turned out awesome! Now if I can ever figure out acrylics I can do these 54mm kits too!
  3. Meehan34 A Fixture

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    United-States
    I have no way of expressing to you how good this looks to me. This is your best yet and I know there are many better to yet come. Good work my man! Ship me some of that Dallas water!
  4. Steve Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    EXCELLENT, Mike! Every aspect of it. Great job! For those of you who are not aware of the fact, next month will mark ONE YEAR since Mike picked up the brush. Nice learning curve!
  5. gordy Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Well done Michael (y)
  6. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Well done Michael - very nicely completed, I like it much !:cool:
  7. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    What i can see on this indeed dark pictures is that you did some awesome work on this figure.
    Marc
  8. housecarl A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Thats one nice figure, the tartan is spot on.
    Carl.
  9. jimias A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Michael the tartan turned out great and it can really be a pain!The only thing i can comment is about the eyes. They lack the iris from what i can see on the first pics.
  10. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Nice figure.

    Excelent Michael!
    Indeed the tartan are very well done.:)
  11. JoseJarque Active Member

    nice work, very good :)
  12. Mike Stevens A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Hello everyone,

    Thanks for the comments.

    Jason, you will get the hang of acrylics. Just continue to slap paint but don't give up the oils.

    Mike, I'll trade you a bottle of Tulsa Water for a Bottle of Dallas Water(y)

    Steve, you are correct sir. It has been almost a year.

    Thanks to Rob, Carl, Marc Pedro and Jose for their comments
  13. Mike Stevens A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi Dimitrios,

    The Iris are there. It's just my poor photography skills and bad lighting that account for the poor picture. I will try to take an updated picture today in better light and post it here.

    Thanks for your comment and keen eye.
  14. PhilinYuma Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Beautiful job, Michael. I particularly like the kilt and plaid, and you did a great job with the feather bonnet, though the pix are a little dark for my aging eyes.
    It's really nice to see that some sculptors are interested in making highlanders, but I do wish that they would spend an extra buck (Euro?) on a book on highland uniforms.This officer hurried out without his dirk or gorget, and should talk to his tailor about how many strips of lace go on his jacket. Most noticeable, though, is the fact that his sporran has eight tails instead of the regulation six (later five).
    But these minor problems detract little from a really fine paint job.
  15. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Excellent painting Michael, the tartan is very well done .Your efforts have certainly paid off.


    Cheers David
  16. Mike Stevens A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi Phillip,
    Thanks for the comments and the history lesson.(y)

    Hi David,

    Thanks for the feedback.
  17. JGREEN A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Mike,

    Nice work on a challenging piece! I've always liked this figure. Looks like you nailed the crimson sash, what was your mix for that, if you dont mind?

    Jason
  18. Mike Stevens A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi Jason,

    Thanks for the comment! This is a really cool figure.

    The mix for the sash is Reaper Blood Red and Vallejo Violet Red and I used Reaper's Walunt Brown with the base for the shadows. I played with the ratios until it felt right. I wish I could tell you a little more.
  19. Gellso A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Outstanding

    Superbly painted. You've done the Tartan supremely well.
  20. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Michael great looking figure and doing tartan in 54mm must be quite a challenge, one i havent tried yet :)

    Steve(y)

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