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Balian of Ibelin

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Figure Mad, Feb 6, 2006.

  1. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Guys

    Just thought I would slip this one in, I have to say, this was one of the best figures that I have ever put together, the fit of parts is absolutely brilliant, it has so much atmosphere, even in the box. So instead of following the usual route I thought I would use a little Artistic Lisence, please tell me what you think... :)

    Hope you like it

    Dave

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  2. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

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  3. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

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  4. Guy A Fixture

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    United-States
    He looks great Dave. I like the color choices you made. Not sure if historically correct, but never the less a beautifu job. I shall keep these pics for when I start mine in a couple of weeks.
  5. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Multi View

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  6. mertenspeter Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    I have this one on my schelf, and i hope it turns out as good as yours, nice collors, well painted.

    (y) Peter
  7. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Guy

    As far as I can work out the only thing that is kind of incorrect is the heraldry, but as far as the film goes, it was not that accurate. Balian existed, he had three sons of which one was called Balian as well and aparently the father was the crusader rather than the son.

    So from all the info obtained from the hollywood version and the historical version I painted him as I wanted him, unfortunately accuracy is not a strong point in most of hollywoods offerings, so I used what I could...

    Hey I like it.... :lol:

    Dave
  8. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thats all that counts Dave.
  9. RobH Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Nice one Dave!!! Sumptuous work indeed!

    will he be going to Aldershot?
  10. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Rob

    Yes he will be going, are you going mate, be good to meet you again

    Dave
  11. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Dave, Very nice. I really like the worn look of the boots and the painting on the shield. Were the scratches just painted in? They look really good.~Gary
  12. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Gary

    Thanks, I am glad you like it, I take it you mean the scuffs on the red, they were just done over the red with a light drybrushing, using the main base colour, but most of the scratches on the rest of it were done with a no.3 brush and a wash of black on the brush just unloaded onto a dry cloth then the brush just flicked across the surface very lightly, and very randomly, trying to be too precise makes them look just that, too precise...

    Dave
  13. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Dave,
    GREAT job! I love the wear on the shield. This is such a nice figure. You have really emphasized the pose with the simple solitary presentation nicely. Good stuff!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  14. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey Dave very nice, you did a good job.

    Keep up the good work.

    Cheers
    Roc. :)
  15. arthur Member

    Country:
    Canada
    WOW!!!
    Dave,
    Excellent job! I like that you chose Balian (y)
    Cheers,
    A.
  16. Alex Lopez Active Member

    Country:
    Mexico
    Dave, I thinked that I saw all about this figure, but this version is a great surprise, looks EXELENT!!
    LOVE THE SHIELD!!

    Regards,

    Alex.
  17. Kyle Member

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    United-States
    It really looks great, Dave. I saw KofH three times, and think you've captured the feel of the character very well.

    Well done, mate. ;)

    Kyle
  18. Jason W. Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Wonderful painting, Dave!
  19. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Really Nice work myfriend. I love your alternative approach and also the fact that the color combination works nicely . Shield is very nice and your leather look really good. Bravo, some time i should also start mine
  20. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    VERY NICE, Dave (y) (y) (y) !!!! It looks like I'll have to start on mine soon too (so much inspiration on the "planet" !!) Well Done and cheers !
    Kenneth.

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