Completed Critique 54mm-metal Models Cuirassier 4th Rgt 1805

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Mike Stevens, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. Mike Stevens A Fixture

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    Hi Guys,

    Here is my first post of 2013. It's a 54MM Demi-round by Metal Models from approximately 1996 sculpted by Eisenbach.

    The figure is painted in Acrylics and the Horse is Oils over Acrylics.

    All Comments welcome.

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  2. Don Johnson Active Member

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    Mike, nicely done, especially the horse. Those are excellent figures - I've never understood why they are not seen more often at shows, at least here in the US Northeast. Thanks for sharing!
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  3. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Beautiful job Mike, i really like the whole figure but the paint on the horse is amazing! (y)
    regards
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  4. Michaelminiatures A Fixture

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    Nice work Mike, the horse is excellent
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  5. SPrimeau Active Member

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    Looks great Mike, was it a challenge to paint?
    Scott
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  6. Mike Stevens A Fixture

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    Thanks Sir! I'm glad you like it. It will be in Atlanta.

    Thank you sir!
    Thanks Michael, glad you like it. hope to see you in Atlanta.

    Hey Scott, The figure was relatively easy. The horse on the other hand was a bitch. I can't tell you how many times I stripped and painted the horse. I'm still not completely happy with the results. My oils skill leave a lot to be desired. Makes me appreciate what the oil painters do.
  7. tonydawe A Fixture

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    Australia
    Hi Mike,

    I've never tried a demi-round but it looks quite challenging. Great work so far but I think you could do with some deeper shading under the back of the rider's leg and knee to enhance the 3D effect.
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  8. taffjones Active Member

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    Nice work mate.
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  9. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Hi Mike, very nicely done. I think these are overlooked by many painters but display beautifully and don't have the preparation work needed on a round figure. I was lucky enough to pick up a set of these (16 I think) from someone in Germany who was selling them off at a 50% discount. Having completed this one I'm sure you will be tempted to do more.(y)

    Keith
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  10. megroot A Fixture

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    Amazing paintwork.

    Marc
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  11. Mike Stevens A Fixture

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    Hi Tony,

    That is good advice. I will hit the pants again tonight and see what happens. This was my first "Flat/Demi Round." Still a lot of work left to perfect that effect.

    Thanks Keith! Which ones do you have that you want to part with?

    Thanks Marc. I appreaciate the comment.
  12. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

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    England
    Hello Mike, sorry but none, I really do aim to splash paint on some of these..............some day:)

    Keith
  13. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    I had no Idea Metal models do Demi Rond ,that looks superb Mike(y)
    Keep working at those oils you will get there , just think" less is more " don't drag feather with fresh brush;)

    Ron
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  14. John Bowery A Fixture

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    Mike,
    That is excellent.
    Cheers
    John
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  15. Mike Stevens A Fixture

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    HI Ron,

    Thanks for the comment and advice on oils. I need all I can get!:)
    Thanks John!
  16. Helm A Fixture

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    England
    Very nice work Mike, a really nice job

    Steve
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  17. sd0324 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Mike,you have done a very nice job here. Beautiful work.
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  18. JGREEN A Fixture

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    Nice one Mike! Great color for the horse, cant beat oils for painting horses IMO. Cant wait for Atlanta. You coming in on Thurs or Fri?

    Jason
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  19. Mike Stevens A Fixture

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    Thank you Sir. I appreciate the comment.
    Thanks Mr. Deyo! Hope to see you at the Dallas Show.
    Thanks Mr. Green! I appreciate the comment. I have to agree with you that Oils do look better than Acrlics for Horses. I'm ready for Atlanta. I'll be in on Friday morning.
  20. Steve Well-Known Member

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    Pretty spiffy nag there Mike! Nice work!
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