Completed Critique 54MM Italian Colonial Soldier 1936

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Mike Stevens, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. Mike Stevens A Fixture

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    Hi Guys,

    NEW PICTURES BELOW: Recommendations Complete.

    Here's my latest. I picked this up recently for $5.00 at the Hussar in Tulsa, OK. It a commercial sculpt by Bill Horan for an Italian Magazine back in 1999.

    It's painted in acrylics and Printers inks for the metal.

    As always I've noticed about a dozen things that need to be corrected since I took pictures and posted.

    All comments welcome.

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  2. Ferris A Fixture

    That looks very nice Mike. Love the red, tan uniform and above all, his white tennis shoes! (If they are tennis shoes...?)

    Adrian
  3. Mike Stevens A Fixture

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    Hi Adrian,

    Thanks for looking. His shoes are Sandals and are supossed to be white. Another one of those things that I'll go back and fine tune. I think they need additional contrast.
  4. Steve Well-Known Member

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    Nice skin tones Mike. Left iris overlaps the eye bag ;} I agree with the above that the uniform is great too.
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  5. Joe55 A Fixture

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    Hey Mike! This is probably already on your 'details to fix' list, but I noticed that the lower chevron on his right sleeve is wider than the others, and the outlining highlight is a bit stark ( or too bright I should say), on his lower right jacket pocket. Other than that you've got an excellent figure turning out (y)! I look forward to seeing him completed.

    Joe
  6. Mike Stevens A Fixture

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    Hi Joe, good eye, that was one of the areas I went back and corrected. I appreciate the feedback!
  7. Mike Stevens A Fixture

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    Hey Fig Daddy,

    Thanks for taking the time to liik. I went back and corrected the eye as well. The skin tones were actually pretty easy to paint!
  8. SPrimeau Active Member

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    Nice work Mike, fleshwork is especially well done. Good score at the Hussar...never seen this figure before.
    Scott
  9. Mike Stevens A Fixture

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    Hey, I agree it was a score. Just for the pose alone. Perfect studying when I converting something. Thanks for taking the time to look.

    Mike
  10. Ashen-Shurgar Member

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    I must agree, I love what you have done and I really like this figure. My taste's are changing, as whilst i am only really new to miniartures (completed my first mini recently) I have been admiring from a distance for a few years now.

    Great work with your reds!

    Mark
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  11. Mike Stevens A Fixture

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    Mark,
    Thanks for taking the time to Look and comment. Keep banging out a kits. My friends tell me the more you paint the better you get! It hasn't happened yet but I keep trying.

    Cheers
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  12. Steve Well-Known Member

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    Your friends are right and you are full of doo-doo about it hasn't happened yet. Your stuff grows better by leaps and bounds. What, three years with the brush come October, right? You will achieve a lot more success Amigo.
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  13. Meehan34 A Fixture

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    he looks really good sir. I would put a Nike swoosh on the shoes just to eff with people. I think that would be really cool.
  14. Mike Stevens A Fixture

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    I may just do that!:)
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  15. Steve Well-Known Member

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    There you go with that heresy again Meehan34. Where oh where did I go wrong?
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  16. Helm A Fixture

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    I laughed nice one! Great figure Mike really unusual

    Steve
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  17. John Bowery A Fixture

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    Mike,
    Nicely done and great price.
    Cheers
    John
  18. Mike Stevens A Fixture

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    Fig Daddy, Steve, Mike and John thanks for taking the to time to look the figure and make comments.
  19. Mike Stevens A Fixture

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    New pictures added: I have corrected the Chevrons, The Eye, an repainted the shoes. I also added some detail that I didn't know needed to be there. I added the Red Collar Tabs and changed the field for the Chevron's from Blue to Black and changed the color of the star from Yellow to White. I hope you like it.

    Sorry Mike, No swoosh! I decided to paint a little more contrast instead!:(

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  20. billyturnip A Fixture

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    Very nice painting Mike, interesting subject too at a great price.... goodwork all round I think. (y)

    Roger
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