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WIP Black & White

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Taouletta, Sep 10, 2022.

  1. Taouletta PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Vietnam
    Hello, here is a new project.
    Mike BLANK had made this officer of the 7th regiment of the Kingdom of Naples, the "Royal African", on the basis of a Metal models figure (photo 1).
    I asked him, out of politeness, if I could copy it.
    This great gentleman answered me positively.
    I added the left glove in the right hand, a ring in the left ear (maybe put one in the right ear).
    There are still the 2 rows of 6 buttons to be made.
    I decided to use a black base to show off the white uniform even more.
    Feel free to say me what you think...
    ENJOY !
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  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Eric

    A good subject choice , challenge to paint white , black and the facing colour !

    Nice putty work on the original figure

    Like the use of the dark base , nice contrast with the white uniform

    There's also this book by MB which might interest you ( Mikes a member here and always happy to help so credit to him )

    Following with interest

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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  3. Djoubri M Well-Known Member

    Country:
    France
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  4. Taouletta PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Vietnam
    Thank you Nap and Mahmoud.
    I will wait to get some lessons before paint this one.
    Mahmoud, the link is invalid...
    ENJOY !
  5. Djoubri M Well-Known Member

    Country:
    France
  6. Taouletta PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Vietnam
    Thanks Mamhoud.
    Your is very beautiful !
    If it's not too much trouble, I would like to know the colour schemes, especially the mustard yellow and the white(s)...
    ENJOY !
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  7. Taouletta PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Vietnam
    Hello,
    345 views... only two replies...
    I end this post.
    A moderator can delete it.
    Thanks to Nap and Mamhoud.
    ENJOY !
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  8. Banjer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Eric,

    I think you are being a bit oversensitive.

    At the moment there is not much in your original post to comment on. This does not mean people aren't interested and probably would add comments as the WIP progressed.

    However your choice.

    Bill
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  9. Taouletta PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Vietnam
    Bill,
    Do you think if I met the 280 people in who saw the post (in "live") no one would comment on the piece?
    You have the answer...
    Is not a question to be oversensitive or not...
    ENJOY !
  10. Djoubri M Well-Known Member

    Country:
    France
    Hello Eric,
    For the white I usually use the following mix : Vallejo white 950 + a little bit of mat earth 983 + a very few amount of neutral grey 992.
    light base + 950.
    Shadow base + 983 + burnt umber 941.

    For the yellow I have forgotten the mix, sorry...I'm sure someone, here on PF, will answer :)

    I will be happy to see your version then go on Eric !

    Mahm:)(y) d
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  11. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    Very good work so far, I would like to see more progress. I always liked this character, I have an uniform book, since I was child, where it appears as 7th line regiment from Africa, grenadier captain 1812.

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  12. Taouletta PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Vietnam
    Hello Mahmoud,
    Merci beaucoup.
    I'll see about the yellow... I'm thinking of starting with flesh colour and adding yellow and a touch of blue + a touch of black...
    We'll see...
    Thank you Edorta.
    This officier is very nice.
    I will talk to my teacher and see with him for colors and start to paint...
    ENJOY !
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  13. Taouletta PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Vietnam
    Hello,
    Buttons are placed.
    I'm happy with result of the earring.
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  14. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
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  15. Taouletta PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Vietnam
    Hi Edorta,
    This conversion isn't very difficult.
    If I can help you feel free to ask.
    I'm okay to do one for you too.
    ENJOY !
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  16. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
  17. Mike the Swede Active Member

    Looks very good my friend! Still one of my all time favorite uniforms (although I recently have found that the bearskin cap for this grenadier regiment were brown, the sappers however, did have the very attractive white bearskin caps!) Really looking forward seeing the finished figure. Enjoy!
    Mike
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  18. Taouletta PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Vietnam
    Hi,
    Thank you Nap and Mike.
    I don't know if I have to paint the bearskin cap brown black... I read brown black and sometimes white... even for officers...
    ENJOY !
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  19. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Don't get deflated by comments or views, I have had the same. I love Napoleonic's but 54s are a bit small for my eye's.
    I'm not really good at converting but love painting. Following this and look forward to more
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  20. PropBlast Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Does anyone know Mike Blank's colour combination for African skin? My French is awful! Is there a copy of this article in English?

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