WIP Critique Aquila bust, Nuts Planet 1/9th scale

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by tonydawe, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi guys,

    Here are the first pics of my version of this great bust from Nuts Planet.

    Early days. The face is coming along and will receive a treatment of oil washes before I fix the cheek guards and fix the head into the helmet. There's some additional shading needed around the nose and cheeks.

    I'm painting him in a pale skin tone to reflect that he's the Aquilifer of the 9th Legion stationed in northern Britannia, carrying the rescued Eagle on his back in secret

    I hope you like it.
    IMG_1909.JPG IMG_1911.JPG
  2. Bootneck Well-Known Member

    Tony, that is so lifelike. Great painting.
    Well done.
    Peter.
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  3. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great work tony,love the beard,it looks great,any chance you could load you pictures upright,when I open them they rotate to a different angle?
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  4. Alex Long A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    That face is looking very good Tony. Nice choice of skin tone. Will look forward to seeing how you progress with it.

    Alex.
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  5. Karlosfandango Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Brilliant, quality painting in the skin tones.
    Smudger, you could rotate whilst holding flat if it's a tablet or something your using.
    Karl
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  6. Mark S Guest

    This has all the makings of yet another Dawesome piece.
  7. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Like the face very much.

    marc
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  8. Ferris A Fixture

    Even if early days, it's looking great already Tony.

    Cheers
    Adrian
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  9. Aveleira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Nice face! Keep it up!

    Regards
    Pedro
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  10. debrito A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    excellent face....beautiful eyes also....(y)
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  11. maco61 A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    Great Start!
    I like the face and the eyes.
    Ciao by Maco
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  12. swralph A Fixture

    Very nice.
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  13. Mike Stevens A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Super nice. I'll follow this one as well.
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  14. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    A cracking face Tony.Look forward to seeing him progress.
    Brian
  15. Bailey A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Really nice job with the face. Is it just me or does he kind of remind anybody else of Sean Bean? I think he looks a bit like Sean as Ned Stark from Game of Thrones.
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  16. storm_zh Well-Known Member

    Country:
    China
    Very nice start. Like the skin tone that fits with the cold weather very well.
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  17. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Looking forward to the progression of this New classic .

    Tony I am not sure the 9tth vanished in Scotland they turned up in Sweden I believe much much later I think :)
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  18. bogusman53 Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Sean Bean !!!! :) I like it!
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  19. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks everyone for your comments. Glad you like the bust.;)

    I hadn't previously seen the similarity to Sean Bean but now that you've pointed it out, I can see it. Wasn't what I was aiming for, but its in the eye of the beholder.

    Ron, this particular Aquilifer from the 9th Legion will turn up on one of your outstanding bust plinths in Australia:D Those Romans do get around don't they.
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  20. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Super painting Tony.
    As we have come to expect from your brushes.
    Looking good Mate

    Keith
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