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Balian of Ibelin

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

  1. Kisifer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    That's a great version of the crusader Dave. You really did an awesome job. Keep it up mate.

    Xenofon
  2. ArturM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Beautiful work! Really great painting.

    Cheers!
    Artur
  3. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Dave,

    I tip my had for you. This is an great, no gigantic beuatifull paintjob on this really great figure.
    You bring the best out of it.

    Marc.
  4. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Excellent stuff again Dave. Guys, if you think that shield looks good now, wait till you see it in the flesh, the photos do NOT do it justice.

    nice one mate! ;)
  5. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Guys

    Thanks for all the comments, I appreciate all of them. If any of you have this figure, enjoy it when you paint it, if you do not have this figure, hurry up and buy it, its a real beauty, definately not one to be missed, I just might go and get myself another one of them..... :lol:

    Dave
  6. Calvin Member

    Dave, a superb painting, I like the way you painted the shield and the cape, the only thing which (in my opinion) steal something to the overall look is the poor default basement. In spite of the historical issues/accuracy you point out, I too think that the most important thing is just enjoying while doing it. If you lose the enthusiasm, painting figures will be really boring.
    Nice piece.
  7. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Great painting Dave on all fronts :eek: :eek:

    Ray ;)
  8. Markus Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hello Dave,

    you have done a wonderful paintjob !!! (y) (y)

    Cheers,
    Markus
  9. Roy New Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Dave...very nice painting mate, and with a different take on the figure...he looks great. I have a feeling we're going to see this figure in many different colours...

    I know you have a fondness for some other film subjects...so guys..keep a look-out for daves work over the next few months as there's something very fun and unusual coming along...I'll shut-up now.. :)

    All the best Dave..look forward to seeing this one up close.

    Roy.
  10. Bill Mayo New Member

    This figure has so much "attitude." Beautifully painted as well!

    As far as Hollywood and accuracy......?? I think we will have a long wait for that!!
  11. mahross New Member

    Dave - Nice figure mate. Can't wait to see him in person in a few weeks. You seem to be banging the figures out at a high rate at the moment. Just excellent. ;)

    Ross :)
  12. DaveCox Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    It's surprising how much difference just a change of colour scheme can make. This piece still has the brooding 'come on punk make my day' look of the original, but is lighter and less sombre. Great work
  13. Brad S Member

    Dave - Man, I really really like that. I like your color choice and your blending is superb! I am going to have to order this one.

    Brad Spelts
  14. tefaet Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Great work Mad,the colors are very well and lights at shadows good balanced.
    I like it,congratulations.Jose Luis
  15. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks again everybody for the comments on this one... :)

    Hi Ross, thanks for the comments mate. I think I am the luckiest man on the planet, I have a partner that positively encourages me to paint figures (thinking about it I am not sure if its such a good thing or not), so I get more chance to paint, than a lot of people and of course I use acrylics so my drying time is quicker...

    Any way I will see you at Aldershot mate

    Dave
  16. Kevindunne Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Great job...can you give us the technique for the cloak? Love the subtle color.
    Kevin Dunne
  17. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Kevin

    The cloak is all airbrush, base colour mixes of just 2 colours, a dark red and black, then touches of a wash in black in little places then a very light touch of yellow ochre as the dust at the bottom. these are all in acrylics. I know that most people don’t use the airbrush, but for me painting a figure at this size means it need the smoothness of colours to be good and well graduated between darks and lights... :)

    Hope this helps

    Dave
  18. Kevindunne Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks for the info...do not use an airbrush myself but understand the technique...have had success with using chalk pastels to highlight at this scale...a great job...very inspiring.
    Kevin

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