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Achilles bust

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by giorgiomalteser, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. giorgiomalteser Active Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Just finished this Young Miniatures ACHILLES Bust.
    Not exactly my best paint job so far but at least it would look good next to the other HECTOR bust I finshed earlier this year :D

    I have to remark how close to Brad Pitt (Ahn Jun Sik) sculpted the face. Another excellent sculpt by Ahn which I seriously doubt if I did it any justice
    :(....oh well, next time maybe ;)

    Best Regards and a HAPPY XMAS to Everyone.

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    Theodoros, Tommi, roadking and 3 others like this.
  2. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    One of the best versions of this bust I've seen. Well done Giorgio
  3. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Excellent metals, Giorgio.
    Carl.
  4. roadking Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Please tell us a little bit about how you did the bronze work for this bust. It is very well done.
  5. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Outstanding work.

    Marc
  6. giorgiomalteser Active Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Thank you all for your encouraging comments guys.

    As for the metals, well, I always experiment a bit here and there when it comes to metals and keep working on it till it looks like errrmmm...metal to me :)

    This particular bust was done as follows: The breast plates were given an acrylic mix of Nap Green, Black and Burnt Umber. Then stippled with various dark browns, medium browns, black, etc., afterwhich was given a coating of varnish. To vary a bit the helmet was given a coating of dark silverish metallic paint and stippled with black and raw umber oils here and there. After letting dry for a few minutes I dabbed the excess off with a tissue and hey presto.
  7. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Nice work! I too like the effect you achieved with the metalics.

    Jay H.
  8. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    yeah, the metal is top notch. thanks for sharing your technique, I will have to give it a try. Nice work on this bust.
  9. Tommi A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Outstanding:eek::eek::eek:

    I like what you have done with the metals, thank you for sharing the method you have used to obtain such a great result.

    Cheers
    Tommi
  10. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I think you are putting yourself down slightly, this is a stunning looking bust and those metals are something that really caught my eye, very impressive result with your tecnique.

    Steve
  11. el cid New Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Giorgio, Very nice job!. The subtle tones on the metalwork and the shield are a real standout!
  12. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    The feel of a material of the metal is SUPERB.
    If possible, please tell me how it was painted.

    Mitsutaka
  13. ubbi Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    I echo the others for the metals..oustanding !!


    stefano
  14. giorgiomalteser Active Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Thank you all once again for your kind comments. Hikaru, please see my reply to ROADKING a few messages back to see how the metal was painted. Thanks.

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