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Completed Critique An Oldie....

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by ghamilt1, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    One of the things I've taken to doing when the budget doesn't allow me to expand my grey army, is to strip the paint of an old figure and redo it. This example is elite's classic knight from... I can't even remember when. I decided to add a banner which in this case is a version of the "Oriflamme" of the King of France. It's made from rolled out MS. I have also been struggling mightily with the photography, so I apologize in advance for any frustration you may have viewing these pictures. Cheers all.
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  2. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    I am going crazy over the effect on the metal,i wish i could paint metal like that.
    Good job! :)
  3. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    that is really awesome work.
  4. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    Hi Daniel. I wish I could paint metal like that as well...what you 're seeing is burnished or polished metal, stained with oil paint to add shadows. Nothing looks like metal than metal. I hope that doesn't ruin your admiration of my painting skill:whistle:
  5. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    Cheers Mike, glad you like it.
    Meehan34 likes this.
  6. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Not at all ,best regards.
    :)
  7. DaveG Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Another great looking paint job Glenn. Agree that the finish on the metal bits is lovely and also really like the shield and garment design. Would be fun to see a side by side of the old and new finishes.

    DG
  8. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanks Dave, that would have been a good idea, but naturally I didn't think of it. The old paint job was mostly black, with the Heraldry borrowed from my family crest ( bit of an ego trip). I liked this more colourful scheme and felt I might be able to pull it off now that I've had a bit more practice. Glad you like it in any case.
  9. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Superb Glenn.
    Brian
  10. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    My thoughts entirely , would have loved to have seen the before and after.
    Carl.:)
  11. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Lovely work Glenn, if I tried to do that with Blue and Yellow, I'm sure some Green would end up in there somewhere:D

    Keith
  12. YongA01 Active Member

    Country:
    Malaysia
    Nice work... I think this oldie is Pegaso's... Coz I have one sitting in the spider web too...haha!(y)

    Cheers
    Allan
  13. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    A beauty!(y)

    All the best,
    Dan
  14. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
  15. Ferris A Fixture

    Glenn, I don't know about the previous version, but this sure is one hell of a paintjob!

    I also vote for a before and after pic by the way!

    Cheers,
    Adrian
  16. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Great paintwork. I really like the heraldic.

    Marc
  17. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Very nice work, compliments!!
  18. mao A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    great job on a wonderful piece
  19. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanks Maurizio, Chris, Marc, Adrian, Eduardo, and Dan, I am bery happy that you all enjoyed seeing this new take on an old classic.
    Alan, you're probably right in that it could well be a Pegaso kit. I bought it over 10 years ago, but it still stands up well against the latest releases IMO.
    Thanks also Keith, the secret to my avoiding green areas was to wait a LONG time for the yellow to dry, and then to do the blue stripes in acrylic before shading the same stripes with oils.
  20. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanks Brian, always good to here from you and glad that you like this effort. Cheers Carl, I can only promise to take few pictures BEFORE I do this again. But trust me, you would have been impressed because the first job was well before I had a chance to learn from many others here.

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