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Completed 90mm Samurai

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by FigureLover, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi all,
    This is Pegaso's beautiful Samurai that I completed about a year ago. I have just purchased a Light Tent so am trying out some lighting techniques so please tell me what you think of the photos.
    This kit was a joy to paint, but a challenge, it was stripped several times until I was happy with the outcome. Most of it is painted in Oils. It came second in last years Cheif Competition for the painting section.
    Thanks for looking,
    Ben IMG_5653s.jpg IMG_5654s.jpg IMG_5655s.jpg IMG_5656s.jpg IMG_5657s.jpg IMG_5658s.jpg IMG_5659s.jpg
    NeilW, sarouman, Steve and 12 others like this.
  2. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    And first in Large scale figures at WASMEx too mate. Absolutely superb painting Ben. Your best work by far.
  3. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks Tony, yep it got first at WASMEX . Thanks for your comments too
    Ben
  4. specmod Active Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Ben, that is a fantastic figure mate, beautifully painted, well done.
  5. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Beautifully painted Ben and well deserved awards. I've had this in the grey army for years and never had the balls to put paint on it:)

    Keith
  6. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Andrew, Thanks for your comments, good to hear from you again
    Cheers Keith, much appreciated. It is a mission of a kit to do and quite heavy, but the end product is worth every effort, well posed, looks great and I believe it's pretty historically accurate
    Ben
  7. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Ben excellent photography and that is some beautiful detailed painting, congratulations (y)

    Cheers Ken
  8. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    great painted figure.
    For the pictures: I think that you have to set the light further from the tent. It's not diffuse enough.

    Marc
  9. Mike Stevens A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    I like it. Well done.
  10. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    HI Ken, thanks for the great comments.
    Thanks for that Mike, glad you like him.
    Cheers for that Marc, thanks for the tips on the photos, I think you maybe right as they could be a bit contrasty
    Ben
  11. Mark S Guest

    Beautiful work Ben.
    I think there needs to be some tweeking in the photos. I'd like to see a darker background to start with which is perhaps softly lit from behind.
    And the exposure is off just a touch I feel. The fifth picture comes closest to the ideal exposure to me.
    Anyway beautiful painting on a figure I consider one of my favourites.
  12. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks for that Mark, I was thinking that a true black background would be too stark against the figure, its a dark grey at the moment, but maybe I will try the change and see how it goes. As for the exposure, I have since redone some more photos and moved the lights farther away from my light tent and that seems to have been better, a bit softer
    Ta
    Ben
  13. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Ben
    That is a splendid paint job, The photo's look great ,no shadows !

    Ron (y)
  14. Mariner Active Member

    Country:
    Canada
    This is just breathtaking, Ben. The tiny flowers on the sleeves blew me away!!
    Mary
  15. Ferris A Fixture

    Wow Ben, that is some amazing paintwork!
    The patterning is particularly impressive. How did you get it so regular?

    Cheers,
    Adrian
  16. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Ron, cheers for your comments, I'm glad you like the photos, I'm always trying to perfect them.
    Mary, thanks for looking, there are quite a few more flower designs around his clothing but most of them got covered up when I put his armour on him, Oh well thats painting for you!!!
    Thanks Adrian, I repainted him several times so I guess practice makes perfect. If you are talking about the red and blue patterns on his chest, they were done by drawing very faint fine lines with a lead pencil and then using coloured pencils to go over this in a irregular pattern according to reference material.
    Ta
    Ben
  17. sarouman A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Excellent paint my friend!!!

    Alexandros
  18. dArtagnan A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
  19. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thank you very much Alexandros and Eddy, I am grateful for your comments
    Ben

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