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54mm Latorre ACW figure, Clinch Rifles

Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by kansas kid, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    This is a 54mm Latorre figure from the era of the ACW (American Civil War) of a Lieutenant serving with the 5th Georgia Infantry. The unit was known as the Clinch Rifles, 1862. The figure was painted with oils. Critical comments from you fine ladies and gentlemen, fellow Planeteers, are most welcome. Rick Brownlee. A.k.a. The Miami Jayhawk. . . . Kansas Kid.

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  2. Blind Pew A Fixture

    That coat is well painted. I finished this one recently too, it's great figure to paint up, as most of Latorre's are.
    if I was going to be really critical, I'd say that the white of the eyes are too 'white', otherwise - nicely done indeed there mate.
  3. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Hello BP, and thank you so much for your candid remarks. Yes,
    I agree, most all of the Latorre figures I have really are of top
    quality. Regarding the eyes. . . . ah yes, you are dead on the point.
    This figure was done some time ago, in my beginning stage of
    figure painting. Plus I am really an aged senior, and even with an
    Opti-visor, my vision just isn't quite that good for eyes regarding
    54mm or 1:32nd or 1;35th scale faces. Alas, . . . but we keep trying
    to refine and to grow. . . . Happy Holidays to you BP. . . . Rick
  4. Joe55 A Fixture

    Excellent brushwork Rick (y)! You can't go wrong with these Latorre figures:)!

  5. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Good morning, Joe: (it's 0630 hrs. here in the
    American Heartland) It's so good of you to chime
    in regarding my Latorre figure. I do appreciate
    your kind words. I wish you and your family
    the most meaningful of holidays. Jayhawker :)
  6. Joe55 A Fixture

    Thanks Rick, and a Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  7. Mike Stevens A Fixture

    Nicely done Rick
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  8. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Mike

  9. Braemp Active Member

    Excellent work Rick. The coat and details are well done. Love the red lining in the hat. The skin tones are excellent and the hair really matches. I agree about the eyes, they are tricky to paint in such small scale. One trick I sometime use is to not paint the white at all. Just paint a dark line and maybe a hint of a iris. Gives a kind snake eye look but often works, especially on small scale figures.

    Best regards and happy holidays from a snowy Stockholm /Lars
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  10. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Good morning, Lars: And thank you for your encouraging words. Also, I'll
    give that "painting eyes in 54mm" technique a try. Thanks for mentioning it.

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  11. Huw63 A Fixture

    Nicely done Rick. I've nothing to add to the previous comments but to compliment you on a job well done.


  12. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Roger that, Huw:

    I copy. . . and thank you for your kind remarks,


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