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Completed Black Hills Trapper

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by JH Figures, Nov 20, 2023.

  1. JH Figures Active Member

    This figure was casted by La Meridiana (sold as Jedediah Smith, but there is only a sketch remained of his portrait, where he isn't looking anything like this). I am in love with the american frontier stuff so I am really excited to finally get started with this one. Instead of zenithal base coating I tried to create a "speckly mist" as I am going for a textured skin clothing.

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  2. Briggsy A Fixture

    Great figure, never seen this before. Textured buckskin will be very interesting, looking forward to you breathing life into him.

    Cheers Simon
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  3. JH Figures Active Member

    Tried a basecoat for the buckskin and painted the face yesterday.

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  4. Briggsy A Fixture

    Very nice, like the old TV series Grizzly Adams. The face is very nice especially considering there isn't much of it left after the beard.

    Cheers Simon
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  5. MalcC A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Great choice of subject. following with interest.

    Malc
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  7. Briggsy A Fixture

    Very nice, the buckskin and muted colours are great this is going to be a cracking figure.

    Cheers Simon
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  8. JH Figures Active Member

    Planning to do the highlights on the bucksing with a sponge in order to achieve the appropriate texture - I really hope it is going to work!
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  9. Briggsy A Fixture

    That sounds like a great idea I will be very interested on the result, good luck.

    Cheers Simon
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  10. NigelR A Fixture

    Looking very good so far and interested to see how your approach to highlighting works out. It could be very effective for the textured look.
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  11. MalcC A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Liking the progress.
    Is there a particular type of sponge you use for detailing?

    Malc
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  12. JH Figures Active Member

    Nothing fancy, just a snatch of a regular dishwashing sponge.
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  14. marco14 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Belgium
    it's looking very nice,keep it up (y)

    Mario
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  15. JH Figures Active Member

    So I dropped the idea of creating the skin texture with a sponge and went with the good old speckling with an older kolinsky brush. Refinement is to be done at the end, before putting the figure on the base.

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  16. MalcC A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    He's looking superb, the texturing is perfect.

    Malc
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  17. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi

    Great to see , a figure that could be quite boring , but not in this case , love the facial character and the buckskin textures

    Following with interest

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  18. Briggsy A Fixture

    Love the buckskin, having weather's 1/35th vehicles with a sponge I was interested to see how it would work on a figure. Not too surprised you ended up using a brush, the effect is brilliant.

    Cheers Simon
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  19. Steve Ski PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States
    This is looking really good!
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  20. Jeff T A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Looking fantastic!..very nice.

    Cheer's,
    Jeff.
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