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

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Tony Dawe, Aug 19, 2020.

  1. Steve Ski A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Gee Wiz Tony, couldn't you have picked a more difficult camo pattern? HA! Looks good from here and the face is coming along nicely. The "stare" is there, you pegged it.
  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Tony

    All I am going to say is we all like "sneak peaks" ...looks great

    Look forward to more of the same

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  3. Tony Dawe PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    So after a week of painting Tiger stripe camo, here’s how far I’ve managed to get. I’m seeing tiger stripes in my dreams now.
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  4. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    I'd say that's a particularly realistic attempt at tigerstripe camo, Tony! Nice one.
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  5. Mookie PlanetFigure Supporter

    Excellent Tony.Really great work.
    Rich
  6. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Tony

    Now that camo looks really good ......time well spent for sure ...a " like " isn't enough

    You've certainly achieved the effect looking at the original you have

    Goes without saying ..it's a impressive piece even at this stage

    Thanks for sharing

    Happy Benchtime

    Nap
  7. Tony Dawe PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks for your comments chaps.

    I think I’ve unlocked the “code” of how to paint Tiger stripe. Mostly through a process of trial and error.

    I’m working my way down the sleeves now, and then I’ll go back over the camo and do a million tiny touch ups.
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  8. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    Very impressive Tony.
    Chris
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  9. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Totally agree there Chris

    One hell of a challenge and boy is Tony pulling this off

    Great to see his dedication and skill

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  10. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Great interpretation, Tony!
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  11. Jimmy S Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Tony can you post some smaller photos so we can see the overall effect?
  12. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Hi Jimmy

    Hope all is well

    Hope Tony doesn't mind here's smaller images using his last set of pics

    Nap

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  13. Jimmy S Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Brilliant I don't think the close ups were doing it justice. Bit like the Mona Lisa when you get up close. These show the overall effect a lot better. This is motivating me to crack on with more tiger stripes.
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  14. Steve Ski A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Tiger stripe is looking really good, I'd say you nailed it.
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  15. Tony Dawe PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi guys
    Just returned from a long weekend with mates staying at a beach house, where we painted our models and drank far too much.

    I’ve managed to crack on with my bust. Back pack, weapon and webbing have now been base coated and needs to be camouflaged and then weathered. Still only painted in acrylics at this stage. Next step is to apply oil washes.
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  16. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Webbing & M16 look excellent, Tony - can't wait to see the finished bust!
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  17. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Agree there Chris ..this is going to be something special

    Must mention the way the face looks ....WOW!!!!?

    Look forward to more

    Hope your heads recovered after the weekend

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  18. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Just keeps getting better mate!
    Liking combination of cam & variety of textures.
    It’s inspiring work & shows versatility of Naked Army figures.
    Can’t help thinking I’ll do more if these guys one day.
    MikeTheKiwi
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  19. Tony Dawe PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks Chris, I’m just as eager as you are to see how this turns out mate.

    Hi Nap, had a couple of dusty mornings after some rather excellent bottles of Shiraz (many actually). I’m amazed I got any painting done and all. I have an intriguing idea for presenting this bust, but I’ll leave you in suspense for a few more weeks while I finish up the painting.

    Kia Ora Mike, thanks for your comments mate. I’d love to see you tackle another NA piece, but I won’t hold my breath. I’m still working on the eyes and intend to do more touch ups on the face before I cover it in camo creme.
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