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Completed Critique Bersaglieri Officer 1870

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by ChaosCossack, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Hello all

    I needed a break from my cavalry diorama so after conscripting a couple more pieces into the grey army, I painted up this one during the last week.

    This figure is an Italian (Sardinian) Bersaglieri Officer, 1870, persumably during the attack on Rome. This figure is a 54mm Pegaso, painted in Vallejo acrylics.

    Thanks for your concideration, any helpful comments and critiques are most welcome.

    Cheers

    Colin IMGP0471.jpg IMGP0472.jpg IMGP0473.jpg IMGP0474.jpg IMGP0476.jpg IMGP0477.jpg IMGP0478.jpg IMGP0480.jpg IMGP0482.jpg
    tiberius57, Mike S. and gordy like this.
  2. Ferris A Fixture

    Very nice. I like how you did the dark blue!

    Funny, looking at the pics I thought you did this in oils....

    Cheers,
    Adrian
  3. Babelfish A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nice Colin. And your groundwork is coming along also.

    - Steve
  4. tiberius57 A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    I love it. Very balanced weathering and nice integration with the groundwork. The posture is very natural and I like how you did the blues.
    Excellent work.
    Zeno
  5. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Excellent work on the blue, i especially like the red cuffs, i like the effect of "mute" red .
    And the pose is very unusual,which bring interest and character to it.
    Avanti Bersaglieri!
    (y)
  6. housecarl Forum Moderator

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Nice piece Colin, like the groundwork.
    Carl.(y)
  7. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
  8. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Nice blues and reds
  9. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanks everybody for your kind words. This was a fun one to paint. A simple figure with lots of character, gave me a chance to work on some of my weaker areas... Shading and highlighting and mixing some colours I haven't done before, like the pinkish red on the turnbacks and the green-black on the plumage.
    I got some great feedback on my question in the painting forum re: shade/highlight placement that helped alot on this piece. It's far from dead on but I think it turned out better than some of my previous efforts.
    Thanks again for the help and encouragement

    Cheers

    Colin
  10. Alex M. Active Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Great work Colin! The flesh tones are a definate improvement! Very nice blues and reds, what blue are you using?
  11. gioazz Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Hi Colin,

    Excellent painting of this glorious piece.

    If I may, you have painted this as the box art (like I did) unfortunately the box art was wrong in different things.

    Few examples, the gloves were always black, the "cremisi" piping on the front wasn't there etc.etc.

    I did the same mistakes and amended the figures, if you want to know more, you can look at the first wrong version here : http://giovannimodelling.blogspot.com/2011/02/bersaglieris-officer-italy-1870.html

    Here you can find the final and correct version with the mistakes amended: http://giovannimodelling.blogspot.com/2011/03/bersagliere-amended-version.html

    Hope it helps, and it took me not too long to repaint what was wrong.

    Ciao

    Giovanni
  12. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanx Alex
    I think I still need a little more darker shadow. The blue is a base of Prussian blue + black, highlighted with base + Prussian blue + sky grey and shaded with base + black.
    I got a bunch of resin heads to practice the flesh tones.

    Talk to ya later

    Colin
  13. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Giovanni

    I see the differences on the amended figure. You were right, I painted directly from the boxart as I don't know much about this regiment... I just really dig the uniform when I saw it at the shop!
    The changes will be easy and I thnk I'll add more weathering... You did a great job on this fig and inspired me to take it a little further.
    Thanks for the advice

    Colin
  14. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    very good painted figure.

    marc
  15. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
  16. gioazz Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Ciao Colin,

    I'm glad I could help.

    Please post your pics when done!

    Thanks

    Giovnni
  17. flart1943 Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Very nicely painted figure.
    Pete
  18. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Thank you Peter, I appreciate your comment

    Cheers
    Colin
  19. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Very nice painted figure Colin!

    Cheers,
    Marcel.

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