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WIP 92nd Gordon Officer - Waterloo 1815

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by smudger1960, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    After my intial post describing this beautiful bust I finaly got round last weekend to put some paint onto it.
    I nearly always paint from top to bottom headgear,plumes etc before moving down to the face and collar etc,this piece was no exception,begining with the fur bonnet and the diced headband,before moving on with the hair and flesh.
    for the bonnet and diced band I didn't use any oils for this,both were painted using acrylics and lightened with acrylics,i like to use a strong contrast on the bonnet and then reduce it with games workshop washes.
    Care had to be taken with the diced band and some planning,because if they aren't evenly spaced it will look odd by the time you get to the rear,you could end up with an irregular spacing,i lightly penciled these in and when I was happy I began the painting.
    All the flesh was done with oils over acrylic as was the collar,which still has a small bit left to do.
    The Gordon tartan is in the very early acrylic stages,with just 3 colours added so far,there is still black and yellow to add yet and these like the bonnet will have a strong contrast and will finally be toned down with a dark green oil wash.
    I have a few painting articles by bill horan on painting tartans and I have developed my own technique using some of bill's articles,i have sketched the pattern out using pencils on a piece of paper before the painting,i will add photos as I go with the tartan painting.
    Acrylic basecoat has been added to the epaulette,but not completed at this stage.
    At present im trying out a new camera,so in terms of the photos im still in the experimental stage,it takes me quite a while to understand a camera manual :arghh: .
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    Brian
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  2. Landrotten Highlander Well-Known Member

    Nice work so far.
    re pictures, they feel a bit under exposed to me.
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  3. Scotty Well-Known Member

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    You've got off to a cracking start, good luck with the tartan. I don't know if it'll change how you paint it but those are feathers on the bonnet, not fur.
    All the best,
    Scotty.
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  4. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Wow Brian, love the flesh tones, superb. The uniform is looking very nice, great reds. I shall certainly use some of your technics.
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  5. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thank you,as I said,I'm trying out the new camera
  6. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thank you,I should have said feathers not fur
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  7. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks bob,the uniform hasn't been finished yet,just basecoated
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  8. misfit151 A Fixture

    Love what your doing with this chap Brian.... . (y).....keep posting....Mike
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  9. Grod A Fixture

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    Top stuff Brian
    Gorfon
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  10. megroot A Fixture

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    looks good. Wonder how the colors look with the correct exposere.

    Marc
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  11. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I forgot to edit the post but it all looks spot on
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  12. Cannonball A Fixture

    Cracking start Brian. Lovely work on the dicing on the bonnet.

    Neal
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  13. Nap A Fixture

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    Brian

    What a great start , love the bonnet and dicing , good choice for the hair colour as well

    Will you leave him clean or put weathering on him ?

    Following with much interest ....especially the tartan !!

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  14. Ventress Well-Known Member

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    Just got this chap. Great rendition and will be using as reference. Brilliant.
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  15. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks mike
  16. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thank you gordon
  17. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thank you marc,new camera is tricky to work out,the first ones I took were over exposed and looked terribly bright,so I'm experimenting at present
  18. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thank you neal
  19. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks kev,no I think I'll leave this one without much weathering,perhaps people will believe then I can paint a straight figure or bust
  20. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks my friend,be careful with the box art,the dicing is just red and white,but all my references say it's red,white and green
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