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WIP Bombadier RHA WW1

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MENTAL DENTAL, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. MENTAL DENTAL A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Before I finish this, anyone know what kind of tatoo these men had on their forearms??

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    ChaosCossack, P GREEN, BillW and 22 others like this.
  2. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom

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  3. Mike Stevens A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Nicely Done Mr. Lane. (y)
  4. Mike S. Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Wonderful job. You managed to capture the character nicely, and breath some subtle color into the otherwise drab uniform.
  5. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Read the reprinted newspaper article. It says that portraits of girlfriends/ sweethearts were popular as well as regimental badges. ~Gary
  6. mao A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    Simply... Perfect !
  7. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Great paintwork.
    I read the article and my choice would be the regimentel badge.
    Another option: the two hearts (and then in color)

    Marc
  8. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Hi David
    Love it.A cracking paint job.Who's figure is it?
    Brian
  9. Kisifer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Lovely painting, in a very beautiful figure. Happy new year.

    Xenofon
  10. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Looking good so far David, look forward to its completion.


    Cheers David
  11. slaj Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Lovely work Dave

    Steve
  12. MENTAL DENTAL A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Brian,
    It's a Tommy's War figure from Firefly models.o_O

    Marc,
    I've gone for a regimental badge. Hopefully post complete tomorrow.:D


    David
  13. MENTAL DENTAL A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    All done.

    Not happy with casting of this one. Too many air blows, especially the face and eyes.Looked like a bad case of smallpox!:mad:

    A deep casting 'gap' alongside the torso of the shirt under the arms.:mad::mad:

    Sculptor also used a heavy knife to delineate the seams across shoulders and arms of the shirt.........way too deep and coarse. Similar problem was the representation of the leather insert to the seat of the breeches:
    a) wrong shape extending over the complete seat of the rear and too high at the front. All I can find are much smaller inserts finishing inside the mid thigh region.
    b) again a heavy knife cut used to delineate the outline of the insert.....far too coarse.

    The above was filled in and sanded down to allow the detail to be painted on freehand.

    Overall though a good subject and a great addition to my expanding WW1 collection.

    The next figure I have of Tommy's War, the shooting rifleman from the Linconshire Reg., is a far better sculpt and casting. Hopefully, it will not take three full days of prep before I can paint it!!:cautious:

    Happy New Year All:p

    David

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  14. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great finish David, like the tattoo.
    Carl.(y)
  15. Edward A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Excellent finish David. Really like the groundwork too.
  16. Azgaron Member

    Country:
    Sweden
    Excellent paint job David! Very nice figure and base!

    Cheers,

    Håkan
  17. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    OK David, going to ask again, colour mixes for light blue & flesh please
    Using oils mix again, cooked at what temperature.

    Nice work on that little tattoo also!
  18. MENTAL DENTAL A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Mike
    From memory;

    Flesh: Brown madder Alizarin, titanium white with hints of sap green+blue black
    Highlights are more white and mars yellow[ or similar] to the base. I work the shadows onto the above that's already dried at 50oC in the oven. The shadows can be any combination of blue black and raw umber with sometimes a bit of sap green or purple alizarin if a warmer effect is needed. I warm up the cheeks, nose and ears with Indian red in poppy oil, ie. a glaze.

    The blue was again, blue black with some raw umber and titanium white. You'll need to play around with these to get the strength of colour you want. Shading is by adding more blue black and raw umber to the base on the pad and taking to the model. Highlights would be more white with a touch of Mars yellow to stop it looking too 'chalky'.:D

    David
  19. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks David like to get a flavour of the colour choices you've made & will try some of these mixes on upcoming projects as part of my ongoing learning & experimentation in our mini artform.
  20. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    David

    Great figure as always!
    Your choice for the tat was dead on. I work in a Veteran's Hospital/ Residence here in Toronto (Sunnybrook) and regimental tattoos are most common by far, followed by battle honours, traditional style (skulls, eagles, pin-up girls) then sweethearts/Mom.

    Navy Vets tend to wear ship names or old school sailing ships and RCAF Vets wear nose art of their old crate.

    I'm fairly well tattooed myself so it becomes a topic of conversation when I talk with with the old boys around the campus.

    Cheers

    Colin

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