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Achilles SBS 1. Base Coat

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by tonydawe, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Guys,

    These shots show you Achilles about three quarters through base coating. For me, the process is never the same way twice. I'm constantly changing colours, moving from one area to another.:cool: What I've learnt is to keep my paint thin and my brush strokes smooth.;) My only real ambition in this hobby is to make my next model better than the one I'm doing now, and the one I did before. :D :D I watched Troy again tonight, and I've decides to stick with the sun tan effect created by the Orange Brown wash, and highlight with sunny skintone, mixed with ivory for the upper highlights.;)

    More pics will follow.:)

    Cheers

    Attached Files:

  2. "Tarakaman" New Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Looking good tony!!!!
  3. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    Really love those metallic effects Tony. Right on the money from where I sit.
  4. dinovision79 Active Member

    Country:
    Hungary
    Hi Tony,

    looking great so far! Regarding the skintone, the camera can change it a lot, but from these pictures it looks spot on and adds up to the likness of the nice sculpt to Brad Pitt.

    Look forward to see the progress! :)
    Denes
  5. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Looks very good.
    The metals are stunning.

    marc
  6. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Matthew, ghamilt1, Denes and Marc,

    Thanks for your comments guys.:D :D :D I've applied a coat of gloss acylic over all the metal surfaces, and on the face. The next step willbe to apply a brown/ black wash on to the armour to dull down everything but the shiny metal highlights.

    Cheers

    Attached Files:

  7. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Tony,
    Looking very nice and I like the armour.
    Cheers
    John
  8. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    I thought it was finished Tony, but then I reread your post :D

    Looks great mate..........

    Ray ;)
  9. busso_boy New Member

    Country:
    Australia
    as always i'm in awe of your work Tony. cant wait until i get to WA again to look at it in the flesh
  10. moore Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi Tony,

    This looks great. I really like the metal work. The face is great.

    Are you painting him right on the base ? Is that risky for paint
    splatter ?

    Dee
  11. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi John, Ray, Ian and Dee,

    Thanks for your comments. Dee, I'm painting him on the end of a pin vice. The base is what I use for photos. The head and helmet have now been glued together, but the head has not yet been glued to the upper torso.

    Cheers
  12. moore Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    HI Tony,

    OH.. ok.. I see... the reason why I asked is I have a figure I am going
    to do.. its the Sumothay.. 54mm... and it was suggested to put him on
    the base and paint him. do the groundwork and everything... so I am going to do that... and I thought hummm maybe you did that on this one.
    I am just going to put drafting table to cover the base in case I get messy.

    Thanks
    Dee
  13. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi guys,

    Latest pics after a long sesion with the brushes. Brown stain applied to armour, black added to helmet. Still lots of blending to be done, particularly on the cheeks and lower face, and on the arms.:)

    Cheers

    Attached Files:

  14. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Good work Tony,my compliments.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers
    Roc
  15. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Awesome painting Tony.
    If i may: i find the transition between the shade and high around the eyes to hard. Maybe some fading will do the job.
    But it is not finished as you said.

    Marc
  16. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Marc,

    Thanks for your comments mate. I agree with you. I've been constantly painting and repainting the area around the eyes to try and get the shading and the transtions even. I'm still not entirely happy with the face so more work is required.

    Cheers
  17. Mark S Guest

    Looks like your heading towards another great result,Tony.
    It'll be good to see the two busts together!
  18. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent painting Tony. I look forward to the finished result.
  19. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Excellent progress Tony, it's getting better and better everytime!
  20. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    G'day Mark, Guy and Marcel,

    Thanks once again for your comments:) :) .

    I took a couple of pics a coupleof nights ago of my Hector and Achilles busts together for you Mark:D . I hope you enjoy.

    Cheers

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