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WIP A mermaids song

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by madeg, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. madeg Active Member

    A mermaids song

    Like half of the world I also saw Pirates of the Caribbean 4. One of the best scenes in the movie is the mermaid scene .
    So I had the idea of bringing the mermaid to scale . This one figure had no dramatic effect . So I once used some Mark Davies drawings as a start .
    The scene shows a pirate drifting in the sea after a lost battle . Holding to a barrel he is floating towards a mermaid sitting on a rock above the sea . She is singing her song and luring the pirate towards her .
    ‘ Once in a lifetime “ that’s what he’s thinking . But what he’s not seeing are the human skulls behind her . Oh poor stupid pirate . Your lost .
    The scene is a bit gory but so are the original movie posters from Disney's POTC 4 , if you look close enough you can see skeletons and skuls around the mermaids .
    Again it was necessary to build the scenery first and then the figures .
    The rock is made from milliput and some natural materials .
    The human skulls and the treasurebox are pre casted item from Unicorn models . A local dealer specialised in small resin parts for moddeling and dioramas. There slogan is you should only buy what you need , so they are selling these little items not by the dozens in a box but by piece .
    The belt is a home made copy using instant mold . You should check this stuff out .
    The figures are made from milliput and magic sculpt .
    Clothings are made from green stuff (duro ) .
    The heads are from the Hornet range for the pirate and from Preisser for the mermaid.
    Hands are also resin parts from Hornet and Verlinden productions .
    The water effects will be done with Vallejo artificial water .A water based paste :cristal clear when completely dry.
    This project is the third in a series of 4 dedicated to the old school concept art of Mark Davies
    This vignette is not being primed , because it will be painted by someone else. A fellow ( female ) clubmember will be checking for remaining gaps or defaults and then painting will be started . Using acrylics and oilpaints .

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  2. Joe Hudson Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very cool idea!(y)

    Joe
  3. redhorse Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    This is excellent!
  4. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    excellent idea. What size are those skulls and where did you get them?
  5. Mike Stevens A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Great idea, this should be really cool. I'll follow this closely.
  6. Stephen Ward Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Love this dude. Really excited to see it progress.
  7. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Excellent work, look forwards to the painted version.
    Carl.(y)
  8. Sonia Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    As usual a great job Marc, now hoping I can do one as great at painting it :whistle: ;)
  9. combatartist Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
  10. madeg Active Member

    The skulls ( scale 1/35-1/32) are from Unicorn models a local dealer who makes accesoires for moddeling and diorama building .
    http://www.unicornmodels.be/
    As I said they make individual little pieces and sell them by the piece . Their slogan is you should only buy what you need.
    Meehan34 likes this.
  11. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Hi Marc
    I'm really looking forward to seeing this progress and thanks for the link, I've ordered a bunch of the skulls.
    Cheers
    Derek
  12. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    what a great site. Thanks for sharing.
  13. assassin's Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Very cool!(y)
    Cheers :)
  14. MBD Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Very, very nice I'm looking forward to see this painted....Thanks(y)
  15. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
  16. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    This is going to look really cool, love your concept and the setout of the Vignette, the pirate looks great. Cant wait to see closer pics and to see it painted.
    Ben
  17. Sonia Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Painting is on the way... acrylic layers are all done.. oil paint on the pirate is done .. mermaid is work in progress.... base is ready for you to do the water buddy..
  18. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    got any pictures of the painting?

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