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506th Pir June 1944 almost FINISHED

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by rafaelega, Dec 30, 2006.

  1. rafaelega Active Member

    It need some dirty process but I attach the "almost finished" figure


    Happy New Year to all PF members!!

  2. John Long Active Member

    Very nice Rafa. This is an excellent figure and you've done a very good job.
  3. Frank-Holger Member

    Yes, a really nice work with a superb Base! And a great sculpted figure!

  4. Christos Well-Known Member

    Beautiful work Rafael!
    best regards
  5. Brent Fordham New Member

    Very eye catching - excellent work!
  6. megroot A Fixture

    Beautifull, and extremely well done,

    I really like the look of the wet road.

  7. MAB Well-Known Member

    Hola Rafael
    Good PaintJob
    complimenti MAB :)
  8. Guy A Fixture

    Excellent work Rafa............both figure and base compliment each other.
  9. pmacko Member

    Hi Rafa,

    You have done a great job with this. I have the same figure but have been a little intimidated to paint so much of one color on a figure and make it look convincing. You've inspired me to give it a shot. Where did you get that sign?
  10. rafaelega Active Member

    John, Frank, Christos, Brent, Marc, Maurizio, Guy, pmacko....Thanks a lot for your kind comments

    About the sign I attached this comment in the PAP published in another topic in PF:

    "I found the sign searching in Internet but the resolution was not good. I resize the sign to match the scale of the figure and I decided to use it as base and then I painted over it in a correct scale size and resolution.

    I painted lights and shadows in each letter and also paint some damages using brown and grey colors. The base color used in the sign was a mix of violet and prussian blue. I added a final wash of Andrea English Khaki in order to dirt the final piece.

    About the signpost I made it using pieces of natural wood ("ice cream pieces")"

  11. bwildfong Well-Known Member


    I hear you ! When I painted up my version of this figure, I was worried about the monotonous effect of all that single colour. A quick reading of the figure painter's bible, Shep Paine's "Building and Painting Scale Figures" yielded me a possible answer that I humbly submit for your consideration:

    Since no two pieces of clothing are dyed or weather to the exact same shade, it's possible to reduce the blandness of a single coloured uniform like this by subtly varying the tone of the jacket and trousers slightly from one another. On my 101st figure for example, I mixed the khaki for the trousers using BURNT Umber + Gold Ochre + White (all oils by the way) and the jacket using RAW Umber +Gold Ochre + White. This gave me two very similar, yet slightly different khakis. Once on the figure, the difference is just enough to keep the figure from looking like he's a "toy soldier" or wearing a one-piece suit.

    Hope this helps,



    P.S. Rafa, about the sign: that was you and me conversing on the other thread - thanks again for sharing your great idea with us ! :)
  12. vergilius New Member


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