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Andrea's 90mm Imperial Guard Grenadier

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by rej, May 31, 2008.

  1. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Its ready at last..........didn't have time to stop and shoot in-process pics as I'm running LATE for Girona, so the finished pics have to suffice :(

    As I said before when I shot the lousy/washed out pics of the face, this is a classic sculpt where it was sculpted by a lady, E.Riquelme :p also the casting was excellent!!!

    Any comments, as usual fire on :eek:

    N.B. Before anyone says that, that French Imperial Blue is too light, I can assure the Napoleonic buffs that it is MUCH DARKER as can be testified by the Maltese Mob over here :D
    The lighting set up had that effect I'm afraid :(

    Ray ;)

    Attached Files:

  2. Joe Hudson Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey my friend!!

    My IM is all messed up and I am trying to get it fixed but I wanted to tell you I love the figure and the whites!! Will try to catch up with you soon.

    Joe
  3. Ernest A Fixture

    Country:
    Venezuela
  4. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Hey buddy how are you? Well my IM is running but I stay off line......will nudge you when I see you next :D

    Yeah it was a WHITE BATTLE with no least of 7 different whites :eek:

    Have most mixes saved for you :p

    Keep safe........

    Ray ;)
  5. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Ernesto IT IS NOT perfect I can assure you, but coming from YOU, that is quite a compliment (blushing)

    Thanks my friend!!!

    Ray ;)
  6. Sam Active Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Hi Ray,

    Nice painting my frieend :):) Can't wait to see it live next wednesday :)

    Issa ghamel figure b'ghajnejh blue ta :)

    Warmest regards,

    Samwel Vella
  7. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Ray,
    One word: AWESOME.

    Marc
  8. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Sam thanks and that's a good one laddie :D

    Marc, you always over do it........too kind my friend!!

    Ray.........
  9. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Your work is amazing.
    It's seen as very vivid white.
    Your technique is great.
    The facial expression is also wonderful.
    A sturdy grenadier sees.
  10. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Ray, another BEAUTY my friend! Nice work.

    Jay H.
    OKC
  11. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent painting Ray. Love the flesh tone and all the different whites. Fantastic
  12. theseeker Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent job all around!
  13. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Mitsutaka, Jay, Guy and Rocky thank you all for your overly praise!!!

    Ray ;)
  14. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Rej,that's an impressive work,i like the different shades of white between the pants and gaiters.nice!.
    This is one of the figures i would like to have after i finish with my project,your work is encouraging.
    Regards.
  15. JGREEN A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Ray,
    Nice work! This truly is a classic, elegant piece and I think your painting style suits it well. I read on Timelines that you used oils for the shadows on the blue. What technique do you use to achieve the matte finish?

    Jason
  16. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    G'day Ray,

    Superb paint job mate. The subtle variations in the white are sublime, and the the face is full of character. I hope he does well in Girona.

    Cheers
  17. Kisifer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Ray suberb work my friend... I really like it... I will see it live in Girona.

    Xenofon
  18. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Daniel, Tony, and Xenofon, thanks for your compliments.........Xenofon, looking forward to meet in Girona :)

    Jason, thanks to you as well........no real technique there.........I just use white spirit to dilute the oils, hence making a controlled glaze and you can never go wrong with that as the white spirit is SURE to dry matte :D
    Hope this helps..........

    Ray ;)
  19. Mark S Guest

    Excellent result,Ray.Well done.
    Enjoy Girona!
  20. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Ray, beautiful work as usual.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers
    Roc

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