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WIP Critique Australian SAS Vietnam, 1/6th scale bust, Naked Army

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by tonydawe, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. taffjones Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I think the face looks incredible, the skin tones just look so life like.

    Jonesy
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  2. Ventress Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Doesnt get much better than that.
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  3. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks for all your wonderful comments.

    Here's a sneek peek of the face with camo applied. image.jpg
  4. Mark S Guest

    Someone borrow the camera for the weekend?...or did you drop it in the drink when photographing your tiddler?.......hoping the word tiddler passes international scrutiny without too much of an embarrassing translation.

    Looks appropriately dirtied up anyway, Tony....well done,mate.
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  5. NickM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    The face cam is looking perfect, mate. Top notch painting! What did you use to achieve that effect?
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  6. kiwi45 Active Member

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    New_Zealand
    Nice finish on the face camo Tony, well done.
    Les
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  7. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks again guys.

    Nick the face camo was applied using a combination of pastels and oils mixed with white spirits. I wanted to create the look of someone who has been in the field for an extended period and who has applied and reapplied camo creme several times each day. The sweat and face wiping would see the camo become ingrained into the skin. I hope I've achieved that look. I will add some gloss to replicate sweat on the skin.

    Here is another WIP pic.
    image.jpg
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  8. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Looks excellent Tony, the cam cream is very effective.(y)
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  9. Richie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Tony,
    This is wonderful brush work mate and what oustanding effects you have achieved so far. Sorry had to spin the photo it deserves to be the right way up.;)
    cheers
    Richie
    TD.jpg
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  10. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Really see details coming together on this Tony, such as "battle damage" on his hands & clothing.
    SLR woodwork looks spot on too - you using oils for this?

    Also can you share a bit more on "pastels & oils wash" for cam & gunge on his face please :)
    Stay safe
    Mike
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  11. Drenth Active Member

    Country:
    Switzerland
    Beautiful!!! Love it!!
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  12. Jeff T A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    That is superb Tony!

    Awesome job mate.


    Cheer's,
    Jeff.
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  13. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Absolutley brilliant,the face painting is great and i love it,the whole thing has been weathered realisticly,its a great job tony,congratulations mate :)
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  14. Wayneb A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Great work Tony......Looks like you're getting close if not already there....Like the balance of the base but hope you remake it in wood....Keep up the great work.....Very impressive......Wayne
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  15. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Awesome work Tony.
    Every aspect of this fellow is as good as it gets
    All the best,
    Keith
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  16. Wayneb A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Right eye perfect..........Left eye alignment..?......picky..picky.........sorry Tony........maybe my own left eye alignment.
    ...Great piece..........Wayne
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  17. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Once again thank you for your comments guys.

    Mike the face camouflage is a combination of pastel chalk and oil paint mixed with white spirits. I literally mix the oil paint and pastel chalk into a paste and then apply it in globs to the face. I then use a brush filled with white spirits to wash most of the pastel chalk and oil paint away. Hopefully what's left behind is a stain and a smudge that is not too dark and thick. I let the face dry for 24 hours and then reapply the paste. Hopefully after 2 or 3 days it starts to create the layered effect I was trying to replicate.

    It's a process I've used on a number of occasions with varying success. On this face, I've used both black pastel chalk and dark green, mixed with black oil paint. I know from my own experience of being in the field on operations that you don't need to apply camouflage crème to have a face that looks like this. Just being hot, sweaty, dirty and tired all the time will make you look like this.

    Last night I painted a series of dilute washes of clear Satin Gloss over the face to create a slight sheen to the skin. I will then add some very small spots of Gloss Varnish to replicate beads of sweat to complete the effect.

    Wayne, the resin base supplied with the bust is perfect for the job. It's painted and glued to the bust now, so there's no chance of swapping it for a wooden base.
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  18. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Wayne,

    I'm happy with the eye alignment for both eyes. Perhaps the camera angle throws you out but in the flesh they look symmetrical.

    Thanks for looking so closely;)
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  19. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Wayne,

    Here's a slightly different angle. Do they look aligned to you?
    IMG_1775.JPG
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  20. Wayneb A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Yes Tony.....I believe you nailed it from that angle.....sorry for being so detail oriented... Just the way I am....
    Continue on my friend.......Love your work.
    ..............Wayne
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