Author Sculpt Trapper update

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

  1. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    outstanding, and I stand and applaud your efforts at splashing water:D:D

    The white scourer does add to the foam effect immensely.
    Just a few 'sheets' of water would help carry the idea (see attached images), as a horse moving through water moves the water in sheets, rather then just as foam.

    If you wanted to duplicate some small 'sheets' of water, there are a few ways I have heard of doing this.

    - Lay out the Vallejo water effect and let dry on a slight curve, then cut to shape, and fix amongst water effects. Add scourer fragments to the edges if you wish

    - bit more complicated, but I pinched this from an armour site (many years ago); get some old clear sheet plastic, say from a CD cover, and let it form a shape around a light globe by warming it.
    Let it cool in this shape, then whack it with a hammer! Then you will have an abundance of curved clear shapes!
    Attach as needed (or desired)and then you will have clear sheet water captured in a dynamic pose.

    I did have a link for the effects, many computers ago, so I quote from memory. Hope it helps. :eek:

    I just feel that adding some sheet water would really help; the water would appear in front and to the sides of the horses legs, and would imply movement forwards, with foam trailing behind the direction of movement.

    Still, your work, and the above is meant very respectfully; you have done something that had been on wish list for many years, so kudos to you!

    Still, excellent stuff, and I will be adding this to my list of inspiring art work! Large rock, smooth stones for the river, great finish to the horse and rider, pose just right for the groundwork.....a real show stopper!:D:D


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  2. Kandor8 Active Member

    Very nice!
    Can't wait to see the rider.
    You've given me some inspiration with your water effects, though my thinking is towards Marines hitting the beach or Florida swamp soldiers from the second Seminole Indian War IN the swamps.
  3. Kveto Bradac Member

    Hello David,

    very nicely painted horse and fantastic scenery. I admire the splashing water under the horse legs. Very good idea. It looks very convincing. :D

  4. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Thanks John,Mark,Ric and Kveto for your encouraging comments.Thanks Jamie for your constructive remarks and the pictures, I wont be changing what I have done so far as I am happy with the results and this horse is not at the gallop so would not create as much movement in the water.

    Cheers David
  5. rej Well-Known Member

    Amazing work Dave..........really impressive!!!!! I have saved the inspiring pics if you don't mind :eek:

    Would be on the lookout for this one in September :D

    Ray ;)
  6. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Cheers David!

    I'll be using your work as a reference for a future project.
    Thanks for sharing!

    BTW, how did you find the water effects to work with? Thin layers applied by brush, or just poured on very carefully?

    shakes head; great results.

  7. Don Well-Known Member

    Saw this piece last night, even saw it with the trapper on the horse and its much better than the photos show. The water effect is very good indeed and the horse is a work of art on its own. Trapper looks great, his buckskins look well worn as they would be great work even down to the stitching on his sheath for his knife. I cant wait to see it completely finished and I am sure anyone going to Euro will enjoy seeing Davies trapper.
    OK Davie is that what you wanted me to say?????????

    Now we need to see Guys finished trapper side by side with Davids.
  8. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Thanks Ray,hope to see you at Euro this year.Thanks Jamie, this is the first time I had used this product.The water effects were brushed on in several layers I also used a spatula to shape certain areas. Finally the foam was applied using the water effect material as glue, once this had dried it was all coated with glosscote varnish.Thanks Don that was perfect, the cheque is in the post.

    Cheers David
  9. flart1943 Active Member

    Hi David
    Stunning work.
  10. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Thanks Pete glad you like it so far.

    Cheers David
  11. slaj Well-Known Member

    Dave that is just beautiful.That water effect is also excellent.Might try it one day.Will I see it at euro?

  12. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Thanks Stephen, It will be at Euro so I will see you then.

    Cheers David

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