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Completed Another Chindit bust…

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Canoehead, Sep 17, 2023.

  1. Briggsy A Fixture

    That looks good and is a sensible addition to this figure.

    Cheers Simon
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  2. Panzer22 Active Member

    Here is a photo with a bandolier , clean shaven.... 0322f7f9eca4868830985558057a0922.jpg
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  3. Briggsy A Fixture

    Clean shaven, what a waste of water, still would make him feel cleaner in an environment where clean is a luxury.

    Cheers Simon
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  4. Canoehead Well-Known Member

    Thanks much for the photo reference! It definitely tells me I’ll need to work more on the bandolier details - keep you posted. Thanks again.
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  5. MalcC A Fixture

    Nice addition.

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  6. Steve Ski PlanetFigure Supporter

    Keep goin, Brian, cause we all know, this is gonna be good!

    Ruck Over, Bby!;)
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  7. Nap Moderator

    Hi Brian

    Really good idea adding the bandolier, think the pouches need more wear on them as in the ref pic ...personally I feel it would be worth resculpting both ....more in keeping with the look your going for

    Have fun

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  8. Canoehead Well-Known Member

    Went back and re-did the bandolier - a bit more refined and worn.


    We’ll see what I can manage with paint now for making him look beat up.

    Thanks for the observations and advice so far - much appreciated!

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  9. MalcC A Fixture

    looks good, looking forward to the painting phase.

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  10. Briggsy A Fixture

    Nice looking forward to the paint.

    Cheers Simon
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  11. Rob A Fixture

    Agreed, it will be interesting to see how you get on with the colouring in, you have the foundation there for a really careworn looking soldier.
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  12. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

    looking good
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  13. Canoehead Well-Known Member

    Painting begins - aka the “Ugly Stages”.

    Ugly Stage #1: Over the acrylic undercoat, I first apply Burnt Sienna oils into the major areas of shadow:


    UglyStage #2: I add Titanium White (approx. 70%) to the Burnt Sienna (approx. 30%) and apply this mix to the major highlight areas:


    Ugly Stage #3: Highlight and shadow blocks are blended, generally along their edges, although sometimes two adjacent blocks will get blended together entirely - not a problem since I’ll correct those areas in succeeding steps:

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  14. Briggsy A Fixture

    Nice, I forgot how pleasurable painting with oils is, all thr time in the world to blend colours, enjoying the re-education.

    Cheers Simon
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  15. Steve Ski PlanetFigure Supporter

    Well, that looks appropriate to me, Ruck On!
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  16. Panzer22 Active Member

    I'm curious I will closely follow these lessons in oil.always good!
    good start
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  17. Canoehead Well-Known Member

    Painting continueth- the Less Ugly Stages (hopefully!):

    Less Ugly Stage #1: With the basic flesh laid in, I went back and added contrast back in by blending some Mars Brown into selected shadow areas (ex. under the eyebrows, outlining the eyelids, around the nostrils, in the ears)
    and added more Titanium White to my highlight mix and applied it to some of the high points (ex. eyelids, cheekbones, protruding parts of the ears, nose & nostrils):


    Less Ugly Stage #2: Began working my way around the face with small amounts of colour. Some deep shadows got small amounts of Raw Umber, selected highlights got almost pure White (90% + 10% Burnt Sienna). The lower lip got a base of Burnt Sienna + Cadmium Red with small “cracks” added with alternating thin lines of Pink and Raw Umber. The eyeballs got filled in with Raw Umber ( more on this later)


    LessUgly Stage #3: The lower cheeks got darkened a bit more and I blended very tiny amounts of Cadmium Red on the lower tip of the nose, along the sides of the nose, the temples, the earlobes and under the cheekbones, wherever there might be a concentration of blood vessels just under the skin:



    More to come - thanks for following along.
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  18. Briggsy A Fixture

    Coming along great guns, a very rich and lively feel to him. It's a bit nostalgic for me watching oil paints in use, loving what your doing here. It's amazing seeing all the versions of this and how different they all are.

    Cheers Simon
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  19. MalcC A Fixture

    Nice flesh tones, and sbs. (y)

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  20. marco14 PlanetFigure Supporter

    it's very nice to see how you do the face,but it's with oils hé , but so strange to see how you start and how
    it's ends so beautiful ,keep it up (y)

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