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5th NY Zouave - 54mm Original

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Anders Heintz, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. Braemp Active Member

    It's an excellent figure, Anders, well sculpted and with a very nice relaxed pose. I'm curius what colors you use for that nice dark blue? I paint a lot of blue uniforms but I never seems to get that very dark, almost black blue. Whats your trick?

    Best regards /Lars
  2. Rauko Din Member

    Really nice work

  3. pmfs A Fixture


    I´m always amazed of seeing your work, you got Bill Horan´s (the best) style and I like very much.
    Hope continue seeing your brilliant work here in PF, people like you are very welcome to this community.
    Well done sir!
  4. SPrimeau Active Member

    Excellent to see your work again Anders.
  5. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Back with a bang, Anders!

    I noticed with interest that you have used Milliput. As you say, it seems to have gone out of fashion at the moment. (I know Ivo Preda ues it.) That hasn't stopped you getting some excellent results. It goes to show that if you're happy with the medium, it shouldn't matter what that medium actually is - likewise with the Humbrol paints too. I reckon 95% of people in this hobby have used Hunbrols for flesh at some point, then migrated away.

    A great SBS too, demonstrating the path to the end result. A nice touch is the raised hem of the jacket on the right side, following the raised right shoulder.

    Often the relatively simple figures are anything but...
  6. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

    Thanks everyone for your comments! It was fun to attempt to sculpt the baggy trousers, something a bit different for me.


    I can't remember exactly what colors I used for the jacket. I try to do new mixes with each figure as such I don't keep any formulas. However Id suggest starting with a good deep blue such as one of the mid tones out of the Andrea Blue paint set, or Vallejo dark Prussian blue, add a bit of black and use Sunny Skintone for the highlights. That will give you a nice smooth highlight color. Hope this is of some help.

    Blind Pew,

    Thanks man! I was 'forced' to use Milliput for a fairly large project while back, after a bit of a learning curve I found that I quite like the stuff. I still use Duro/magic sculpt as well though so it has not become the only putty for me. As with the painting (using humbrols) I like to experiment with the putty as well. It keeps things interesting and changes it up some. I actually sculpted three figures more or less simultaneously with three different putties to do a side by side comparison. However, the only real conclusion I came to was that it was a pain to mix new putty for each figure. The end results were. about the same as they all essentially do the same thing.

    Thanks again guys for all the comments. I hope to post another figure in the near future.

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