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Completed Critique BOB Pilot in sepia

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by FigureLover, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
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    Hi all,
    Well he's finally done, except maybe a touch up or two. Life Miniatures wonderful kit where you can see my SBS here http://www.planetfigure.com/threads/another-bob-pilot-with-a-difference.63801/#post-649371
    I changed his wiring to be "more accurate" for the period and added a spitfire backdrop that is removable to be more in tune with the sepia effect.
    It was a real challenge to paint it in the sepia effect, making me think outside the box, but I am glad I did it.
    Thanks for looking and any comments are welcome as he's being entered in our West Australian Hobby expo (WASMEX) this coming weekend
    Cheers
    Ben
  2. Ulrich A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Great idea with the sepia and the background. Very good and interesting
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  3. SPrimeau Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    That's very cool! Nicely done-
    Scott
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  4. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great Bust ,come half figure ,very difficult to get a smiling face to look right and not have a stupid grin on his face,
    super painting and should do very well in the comp ,not all that easy to get the Sepia effect right but you nailed it (y)

    Ron
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  5. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Well done!!
    Great work on the composition and painting!!

    Cheers
    Jamie
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  6. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    That's got to be another medal winner at WASMEX along with Tony's Lancs. Fus. (y)

    Roger.
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  7. Eludia A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    You nailed it, fantastic job (y)

    Cheers,
    Billy :)
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  8. Kisifer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    I can only agree with the rest of the guys. Excellent work Ben.

    Xenofon
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  9. Scotty Well-Known Member

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    Scotland
    That looks fantastic, well done.
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  10. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks Ulrich, Scott, Jamie, Billy, Xenofon, and Scotty
    Glad you like him.

    Ron, have to agree, I think its all in the eyes myself, get them right and it makes all the difference.

    Roger, its a pity Tony and I will be up against each other!!!!!

    Ben
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  11. ellie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Well done very effective indeed the back drop realy sets it off . good luck at the show.

    Ian
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  12. Aveleira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Very interesting job! Painting the figure sepia effect isn't easy for sure, but you haev done a great job.
    The detail of the photo on the background is excellent!
    Reminds me a 3D photo.

    Regards
    Pedro
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  13. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Great work Ben. You've really stepped out of your comfort zone on the bust and the results are spectacular. Bravo for being brave and bold and trying something new and different. Good luck this weekend.(y)
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  14. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Really well done,love the whole concept of the sepia affect which isn't the easiest thing to do, but one little thing that looks a bit off, is the way you've painted the dog's eyes.They've given him a mean look, rather than a friendly look, as a dog, especially a spaniel, would have towards it's master.
    Brian
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  15. swralph A Fixture

    Really great way to paint this bust.Well done.
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  16. montythefirst Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
  17. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks for looking and commenting Ian, Pedro, Ralph and Monty

    Tony, the same goes to you mate

    Brian, cheers for that, I will relook at the eyes, I tried to get an excited look to them. I have a Cocker just like this one at home and know how when she gets excited, you can see a lot of the whites to her eyes. Will definitely re look at them though

    Ben
  18. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very well done Ben.
    Good luck at the weekend.(y)
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  19. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    The overall impact is amazing. It may seem a small thing but I think you nailed the glass in his goggles. No easy thing to do in my book.

    Colin
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  20. bagelman1952 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Excellent
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