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Athenian warlord bust

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Meehan34, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Here is the latest guy I have finished, it is yet another great sculpt by Young. I posted this a few days ago in the painting section for some advice and got some really good tips and tried to apply them the best I could. Thanks for the help fellas, Jay went above and beyond and sent me a great tutorial so I hope I didn't let him down. Mike the Kiwi kinda set the bar for us mortals (Lee's box art will never be topped) and I am glad he encouraged me to go forward and paint the bust. Here he is, and as always i wish for your honest advice and comments as I am still fresh to the hobby and trying to learn.

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    Steve, Rob Brown, mil-mart and 5 others like this.
  2. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Moike moi old friend, to be sure it's a grand job you've done here sir, a very grand job indeed. Love the whole, well done mate - RobH:)
  3. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Excellent work,

    Marc
  4. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Very nice work Mike. You should be very proud of this bust.
  5. ubbi Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Hi Mike , i'm very glad to see how your skill has improved !! the work you have done on this bust is particularly beautiful from the flesh tones to the metals , great face and i like a lot the bronze , you have to be very proud (y)

    cheers

    stefano
  6. Michael Tse Active Member

    Country:
    HongKong
    Congrats on a beautiful work, Mike!
    Is it possible to show us a close up of the face?
  7. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Fantastic finish Mike. Each one gets better and better.

    Whats next on your bench?
  8. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Nice result Mike, i think you handled every part of this bust well including the chequered strap on the chest

    Steve(y)
  9. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thank you my friends for the kind words I really appreciate it.
  10. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Mike, excellent painting , great skintones and metals . I bet this has pride of place in the display cabinet. (y)

    Cheers Ken
  11. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Good on ya Mike for following up on this one, every figure done will help you develop your own confidence & skills. Photos are a bit hard to tell the actual colours, can I suggest when you shoot them you have them about 6+inches from the background so that this doesn't obscure the light & blurs slightly due to being out of focus. This will allow bust to stand out further.

    Generally colours look OK, have you got any club mates, local modellers or even family that can view these in the flesh to discuss there observations of it. I've tried my missus but she isn't interested ;-) However my son is an artist & has helped me discern how my flesh colour looks as well as position of eyes etc. Detail that can only properly be determined by looking at your own work.

    Keep it up, Mike & trust you enjoy getting this one under your belt.

    Does this help?

    Mike (The NZ One ;-)
  12. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey ya Mike, Thanks for commenting on the bust. i was hoping that you would get to see it. I'll put your advice to use on my next photo's. I have been putting them right up against the back ground so your tip will for sure make an impact.

    Thanks again and enjoy your summer!

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