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Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by davidmitchell, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Hi Guys been a while since my last post on this figure, this is the stage I am at just now.
    The horse is nearly completed, just a few accessory's to add.The groundwork including the water effects are finished and the figure is nearly ready to go on the horse.The water was made with Vallejo transparent water built up in several layers,the foam and splashes are made from white scorerer pads ,torn into small pieces and applied with the Vallejo water.
    I think it looks effective, let me know what you think.

    Cheers David

    Attached Files:

  2. ChrisP Active Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Very nice painting on the horse but the base with the water effects is excellnt.THe total scene seems to be superb.I am waiting to glue on the rider to see the figure completed.
  3. Steve Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Brilliant innovation with the water, David! I have a book of the work of American western artist Frank McCarthy and have brainstormed for years to find a suitable method of represent his water with horses moving violently through it; you nailed it. The entire piece is going to be masterful. Thanks for sharing!
  4. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Thanks Chris for your comments, hope to have the figure completed very soon.

    Cheers David
  5. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Thanks William for your very kind words, I am also a fan of Frank McCarthy and studied his fantastic paintings for inspiration.I also studied the fantastic figures of Christian Petit.

    Cheers David
  6. Uruk-Hai PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Sweden
    Hi David!

    This is becoming a very convincing scene. I like the horse, groundwork and water a lot. The splashing however is not up to the same high finnish as the rest of the piece at this stage. When I look at the pictures I dont see foam or splashes but more of the basematerial used to build it up. But it was finnished if I understood it correctly?

    Im wondering what would happen if you put thicker coats of the same material as the water on the straws from the scorerer pad? Or even the water effect stuff from Woodland Scenics or Clear Varnish?

    Have you tested that, or has someone else tested it.
    And if you test it, please do it on a sample piece first as I would not like to take part in destroying such beutiful work.

    Cheers
    Janne Nilsson
  7. moskowa Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Italy
    beatiful job!

    davide
  8. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Outstanding David.

    Always great to see people trying new things and experimenting with new products and techniques. Very effective.
  9. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Excellent work David!!!
    chris
  10. Taiko Active Member

    Country:
    Czech-Republic
    Hi David
    this is fantastic work, rally. I like the horse very much. Very nice colours and full of details. And the water....whow, really realistic...
    You are my respect my friend...
    Good luck for next steps...

    Milan
  11. Don Well-Known Member

    I have watched this piece grow since David started it, and I think its wonderful. Had not seen the water effect till now, its superb, and look forward to seeing it tomorrow night. Brilliant work Davie it just keeps getting better and your rabbits look great.
    Don
  12. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Excellent work David,
    The base is awesomen.

    marc
  13. Black Army Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Hungary
    WoW!

    What a great effect! ;)

    I'm looking forward to see it finished!
  14. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    David, Wow great idea with achieving the water effect, very realistic, looking forward to seeing it completed.
    Cheers Ken
  15. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Awesome work David. I love the rabbits tied onto the saddle.....nice touch.
  16. Kirtles Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
  17. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Hi Janne I was still working on the water when I took the Photos and have added gloss varnish to the water effects .Thanks Davide,Tony,Chris,Milan,Don,Marc,Balazs,Ken,Guy and Steve for all your encouraging comments.

    Cheers David
  18. Uruk-Hai PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Sweden
    Oki. Im waiting for the photos of the finnished result. But now you have filled us all with high expectations. :)

    Cheers
    Janne Nilsson
  19. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    David,
    This is excellent so far and I love the water.
    Cheers
    John
  20. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    super work!

    the water is looking very nice!

    i shall follow with interest

    :)

    Mark

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