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WIP Critique Another Scale Collectables - 1/10th British Chindit 1943 Bust

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by WarhammerAdjacent, Sep 6, 2023.

  1. WarhammerAdjacent Well-Known Member

    I couldn’t resist starting this chap. It’s a lovely sculpt, I think the challenge for me will be getting the highlights and so on right on the face under the hat. I might try osl for the first time and see how that goes.

    So far he is primed and I’ve had a stab at the eyes, brown is tough though.
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  2. Nap Moderator

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    England
    Hi Stefan

    Good to see this being painted , sure it won't be the last from others

    Nice start , again I would suggest putting a wash of red in the eye corners

    Following with interest

    Have FUN @ the bench

    Nap
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  3. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Nice start
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  4. Briggsy A Fixture

    Hi, yep agree it's looking good, I agree with what Nap said about the eyes but it's early days yet. The idea of OSL sounds like a heck of a challenge, how do you simulate light through the jungle canopy? I know you meant shade from the brim of his hat and to pull that off will be impressive.

    Cheers Simon
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  5. macuk Active Member

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    I'm looking forwards to seeing this develop
  6. WarhammerAdjacent Well-Known Member


    Thanks, it's an interesting one isn't it? In fairness the Chindits weren't always surrounded by jungle and the territory they operated in was quite varied so side on lighting from a sunset for example could work. The alternative, I suspect, is just to paint it as normal and rely on the hat to provide natural shadow.

    If I am honest I'll probably go with my usual strategy of looking up what Mike Butler does and trying to do something vaguely similar.
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  7. Briggsy A Fixture

    That sounds like a good plan actually, must admit when I've been faced with the dilema I have 2 options, ignore it and crack on as normal or make the peak smaller, not an option with the slouch hat though. Be interested to see how you do this, so good luck and may your brushes forever keep their points.

    Cheers Simon
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  8. MalcC A Fixture

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    Do what you are comfortable doing and you'll get a good result.

    Malc
  9. Panzer22 Active Member

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    good start!
    mine is late ! (thanks to the dutch post)
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  10. Rob A Fixture

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    Can't go far wrong with a plan like that (y)

    However you approach him the end result is going to be sweaty!
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  11. macuk Active Member

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    I hope they don’t keep it tied up too long :(
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  12. macuk Active Member

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    I checked this morning and your parcel has arrived in your local sorting office so fingers crossed it should be out for delivery today

    Looks like Dutch customs sat on it for a while :)

    Please update me when it arrives Hans
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  13. Panzer22 Active Member

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    You are right!
    It will come today or Tomorrow.
    Thank you for The update!
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  14. Panzer22 Active Member

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    Gentlmen,
    It arrived ( who talked about patience...) deliverd 10 minutes ago
    And Stefan you're right, it's beautiful made but other things First!
    I'm curious to see What you'll make of it, looks promising !

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  15. WarhammerAdjacent Well-Known Member

    I’m still playing with the face. I tried a different approach using a different colour pallet for more of a tanned look but it didn’t work so I’m going back over him with my usual colours. When I’m happy I think I’ll start trying some warmer tones and try to add in some dirt etc. It’s an interesting face to paint, not ‘craggy’ so highlights aren’t as prominent and I feel like me needs wear, scarring, spots and other imperfections to bring out his character.

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  16. Panzer22 Active Member

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    Oh well, this is going in the right direction! like it
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  17. Rob A Fixture

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    Spain
    He is coming together nicely, I like the "grubby" look you are getting with the face, really suits the theme of the figure. I think you are right about skin blemishes, they would add to it.

    Although he didn't interest me as a model initially I am starting to like this bust, there is an interesting character in there. I kind of wish he was available in 1/6th.
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  18. MalcC A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    I like the darkening around the eyes, really gives him that tired look.
    Keep up the good work.

    Malc
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  19. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Agree there , look forward to seeing how you add the dirt and how far you push the flesh

    Still wondering what the cord is next to the dog tags chain ?

    Look forward to seeing more on this

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  20. macuk Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I think Lucas took inspiration from a period photo for the other cord but I presume it would be for a compass or even a pocket watch, morphine syrettes or whatever else would be handy to you keep close at hand in such a tough environment
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