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Completed Alpine's Totenkopf Grenadier...

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by dancap3286, May 14, 2012.

  1. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Excellent work all round. in particular I'm very impressed by the flesh tones (the sinewy hands and forearms look very realistic) and the treatment of the black leather equipment... showing the wear along the edges. It would be great if you could give a hint at how you accomplished this effect on the leather.

    Great work!!!

    Colin
  2. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Dan,
    I just echo the above. Excellent camo.
    Cheers
    John
  3. dancap3286 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    hello Colin. For the leather effect I first hi-lite by mixing black with sunny skintone for my first hi-lite. For my second hi-lite I mix in a little more sunny skintone to get a slightly lighter shade than the first. After the second hi-lite is completed I use leather brown and I apply that to the edges of the straps and belts (places in which leather would typically wear). My next step is to apply a slightly watered down mix of tan yellow again on the edges of the straps and belts but still letting some of the brown show, this is what gives the optical illusion of worn black leather. I actually use the same process to complete the jackboots as well. For brown leather I hi-lite with a mix of leather brown and tan yellow to get a couple of hi-lites (similar to the process I use for black leather). I then go straight to the tan yellow and edge the belts and straps with that. I also use a very small touch of tan yellow on the inside edge of strap and belt adjustment holes where buckles are present. My final step is to apply a couple of layers of clear satin finish to give the leather a slight sheen just like the real thing. I hope this helps you.
  4. dancap3286 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    thanks John, I'm glad you like it.
  5. homellop Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Hi Dan!
    Amazing paintjob my friend.
    From the pics it seems you painted seams along the shoulders and sleeves but as far as I know german smocks were done from a unique piece of cloth with seams under the sleeves and sides,and lower part of sleeves added...but I may be wrong...
    all the best
    jaume
  6. dancap3286 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi Jaume. Good to hear from you my friend. You may be right about the seem, I will keep that in mind for the next time. Thank you very much as it means alot to me hearing from you as I hold your work at the absolute highest standard!
  7. salonikios Active Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Simply amazing Dan! the work in the camo is great! (y)

    theo
  8. dancap3286 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Theo. Appreciate it!
  9. hahaha_baby New Member

    Very nice item!;)
  10. dancap3286 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thank you!:)
  11. Mike Stevens A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Nicely done Dan.
  12. dancap3286 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    thank you Mike.

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