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Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Landrotten Highlander, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. Landrotten Highlander Well-Known Member

    Feels a bit like I am catching up on missed time while working on my MSc this year, but hey, once in a while some distraction is actually beneficial.

    So I bought this bust 2nd hand (had already been primed). This is my first array in depicting plate armour on this scale. The skin and clothing is done in oils, while for the metals I used a variety of metallic paints (Mr Metal colour base, highlighted with Ushi van der Rosten polishing powders - for the gold an intermediat highlight with gold oil paint).

    Still a work in progress, but now focussing on details.
    Looking forward to any comments.
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    DSCN4511.JPG DSCN4512.JPG DSCN4517.JPG DSCN4513.JPG DSCN4515.JPG
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  2. NeilW Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Pretty damn good so far... BoL with the MSc (what subject?)
  3. NeilW Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Could you use it to paint those difficult to reach areas?
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  4. Landrotten Highlander Well-Known Member

    not yet, but I can work on that for a PhD project. seeking sponsors for this now - I shall get my coat:blackeye:
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  5. NeilW Active Member

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    I recall many (many) years ago reading some well known miniaturist saying 'if you can see it you can paint it'.

    I never found that true so I await your PhD with interest... I got my doctorate in business mgt last year (at 66 a vanity project:))
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  6. Landrotten Highlander Well-Known Member

    Played a bit with Photoshop and lowered the light levels. Brings out the texture of the cape a bit more. For your info, the texture has been painted on, but the damage to the fabric has been sculpted.
    before adjustment
    DSCN4517.JPG
    after adjustment
    DSCN4517a.jpg
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  7. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-States
    Very nicely done! (y)

    Cheers,
    Ken
  8. Wayneb A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Looks very good......I painted this one a while back and still the thing that I notice when I look at it is the look and detail of the mouth. Funny how certain details strike each others fancy a bit different. Keep up the good work...……...

    Wayne
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  9. Landrotten Highlander Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Ken and Wayne
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  10. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    looking great.

    Marc
  11. Landrotten Highlander Well-Known Member

  12. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi LH

    ....and in English what you are at uni studying ???.......LOL ...all credit to you

    The bust is looking good and it's nice to see you managing to get some bench time in such an intense study time .

    Like the wear and tear on this

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap

    Nap
  13. Landrotten Highlander Well-Known Member

    Thanks Nap

    probably will slow down the paiting for the next 2-3 months to finish the dissertation, then back to the paint bench -- woohoo
  14. Steve Brodie Well-Known Member

    Looks pretty amazing to me
  15. Landrotten Highlander Well-Known Member

    Thanks for those words, Stevie. I consider myself an average painter ar best, so hearing these words of praise are satisfying in a manner
  16. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nice painting, like the campaign look too.
  17. Landrotten Highlander Well-Known Member

    Thanks Bob,
    just hope I can get the belts and cloth strip looking just as wheathered as the cloak.
  18. Landrotten Highlander Well-Known Member

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  19. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    A lovely piece , well painted

    Mobo
  20. Landrotten Highlander Well-Known Member

    Blyme, that was quick, just finished uploading this on FOTM.:D

    Thanks, Mobo

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