Black Prince

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by KeithP, May 1, 2004.

  1. KeithP Active Member

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    Howdy-

    Some in process shots of my current fig. VL 120 mm Black Prince (no.. not Edward...) Lots of fun but lousy fit on hands to arms and torso. lot of work needed

    Metals done in GS Mr Metals. Mail has only metals base layer and great helm and plate has had some shading and highlights that do not seem to come out in the pics.

    Comments, criticism and suggestions welcome, pls.

    Keith

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  2. KeithP Active Member

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    Number 2 :)

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  3. KeithP Active Member

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    Number 3 :)

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  4. Pete_H New Member

    How did you do the helmet? That looks pretty neat.
  5. jitch0t Member

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    Spain
    I agree, the helmet looks awesome

    i'd add some black washes to the chainmail, imo

    keep up the good work
  6. Roc Active Member

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    Hey keith, the metal looks pretty good, I like it. ;)
    Keep up the good work.

    Roc. :)
  7. KeithP Active Member

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    I pretty much followed Augie's article on painting plate with Mr Metal.

    Undercoat with AC Flt Black.

    1 pt Dark Iron + 1 pt Stainless steel. Wait 2 hrs and buff.
    Wait 3 days to harden up.

    Broad outliine with dark iron wait a couple hrs and buff.
    Paint 2 pts stainless + 1 pt dark iron to light bars on plate. wait and buff again.

    Although its not in the pics, I just drybrushed the high highlights with chrome silver and stainless steel. Looks quite good :)

    And, yes, I will add a couple of washes to the mail in a couple days. Then buff the mail.

    Lots of good Mr metal info courtesy of Augie R over at MedRom/TNT.

    Thanks for the comments, guys.

    Keith
  8. Guy A Fixture

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    This looks great Keith. As I was reading the thread, I said to myself I have to ask you how you used the GS as I just bought some in Tulsa. I see Pete has already asked and you have answered. Many thanks.
  9. KeithP Active Member

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    Guy-

    I am not on my "regular" PC so I'll send you the link to Augie's article on White Armor on Monday. Or, I think you can get to it thru the MedRom/TNT "Metals" folder.

    Keith
  10. Guy A Fixture

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  11. brentonrj New Member

    Hi Keith,

    Looking great mate!

    You have worked wonders with the Mr Metals - great tone. The photographs look great too. Must be that Nikon ;)

    Cheers
    Brenton
  12. Joe Hudson Active Member

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    Hey Keith,

    I really like what you have done with the armor. Something you may or may not want to try is to put a thin wash of Humbrol Gloss black on the chain mail. It will flow into the nooks and give it a little more depth. This is what I did on the chain mail on my knight.

    Joe
  13. Patrick Kirk New Member

    Keith,
    Excellent work...I too am intriqued by the way you are working the metal...amazing. ;) Have you decided on how you are going to approach the tunic? Can't wait to see you bring this all together...well done!

    All the best

    Patrick
  14. KeithP Active Member

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    Brenton-Thanks for checking in! :) Picked up those MIG pigments and going to give them a try on this fellow. Hope they look half as good as your Roman.

    Joe - I put a couple of thin coats of AC Flat black on. Waited a few days and buffed out the broad areas of the chest and arms. I plan to add some raw umber and buff again this week end. You are right. That wash really helps tone down the mail!

    Patrick - Gonna take another shot of the tunic/surcoat in acrylics. I am a sucker for punishment.

    Keith
  15. Patrick Kirk New Member

    Keith,
    You stud...hat's off to you my friend...Am sure you will nail it!
    Keep us post, ok?

    All the best

    Patrick
  16. carpo Member

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    Australia
    Really nice work so far - keep us posted on the progress - would love to see some new pics!
    I have done this figure myself and it is one of my favourites.
    What have you got planned as far as heraldry goes?
    Carpo
  17. KeithP Active Member

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    United-States
    Paul-

    Still working my way thru the metals on the helm and knee... New pics in a week or so.

    For the Heraldry, I plan on just reproducing what is on the box art and molded in to the shield. It's that funnel-thingee. What the heck is that, btw :lol: !

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