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WIP Critique Borodino- The Figures

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by ChaosCossack, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. Helm A Fixture

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    Exactly Colin it's educational ;)
    Steve
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  2. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    colin, i think you are required to do some homework for the guys here :D.
    Get your lazy camera and start shooting! :ROFLMAO:
    Great to see some advance on your project, follow closely!.
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  3. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    NO FRIGGING WAY!!! I waited for everyone to go out and locked up the camera... There will be NO evidence or witnesses to my experiment!
    Boredom and the quest for knowledge will make a guy do silly shit.

    Just how long will it take for me to live this one down? Should've kept my big gob shut :censored::LOL:
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  4. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    If you'll note the time I wrote that ramble last night (morning)... it was almost 3 am and I may have been behind a whiskey or two. That's why I hate having company... drunken Colin has to entertain himself after they leave.

    Like my Mom used to say... nothing good happens after 1 am
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  5. billyturnip A Fixture

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  6. JasonB A Fixture

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    Since no actual pics of the cardboard cuirasse test session are forthcoming, I feel the need to illustrate the events as best possible...:ROFLMAO:

    [IMG]
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  7. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    :pNothing so fancy... just bristleboard and duct tape :LOL:
    I did the same thing during the Lemmy project... The old lady wondered what the hell I was doing taking pics of myself with my bass...

    There I go, saying too much again
    :censored:
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  8. Helm A Fixture

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  9. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    HEY... were to looking in my window?
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  10. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Actually Jason, that pose is perfect!!!
  11. JasonB A Fixture

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    Cartoon turtles are excellent models for posing Napoleonic Cuirassiers :wacky:
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  12. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    That would have been a hell of a sight easier than what I went through... and I probably wouldn't take as much of a beating over it :blackeye::dead:
  13. housecarl A Fixture

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    Epic build Colin.
    Progressing well,
    Carl.(y)
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  14. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Thanx Carl, much appreciated
    Colin
  15. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    OK, back at it.
    After multiple aborted attempts, this is where I'm at with the Russian Jager who is trying to bayonet the downed Cuirassier. I tried and failed 3 or 4 times to do the body of the jacket with both Apoxie and Milliput... This last attempt is Greenstuff and is about as close as I've come to acceptable.... Not as smooth as I wish it could be... any thoughts or ideas are more than welcome... They're much needed!
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    Thanx

    Colin
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  16. Richard61 Active Member

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    Hi Colin.
    First off, let me say what excellent work you're doing here. The piece should look superb when it's finished and I love the composition and posing of the figures. (y)
    If it were me, I'd stick to milliput or magic sculp for the main part of the jacket and use the greenstuff for the details..... I guess it comes down to what people are comfortable working with but my problem with greenstuff is that it never sets rock hard and I can't carve or sand it once it goes off :sour:
    I agree with your thoughts on his jacket as you have it now, too rough, with too many gouges or deep creases.

    Richard.
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  17. fabrizio1969 A Fixture

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    Greath project
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  18. Gaudin A Fixture

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    Hi Colin,

    Cracking project, wish I had your tenacity:)

    I agree with Tonton. You probably fixed it by now - but I just put few dots in - see if it seems Ok to you

    With regards to Jager- I would put arms even higher to add sense of motion - to the highest amplitude point.
    Think postures in comics books - all movement is exagerated to end point of motion, otherwise position in the middle is ambiguous - from current position he could be drawing the rifle up as well as stabbing down.

    Try a mix of green stuff and magic sculpt 25/75 or 50/50 - then use vaseline and a brush - you will get surfaces as smooth as glass. It will have ability to hold edges, but will not be rubbery as pure GS, my favourite mix at the moment, albeit works out a bit expensive.

    And then, even if this wasnt enough - it sands down very very well - a nail buffer will make it shine.

    Attached Files:

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  19. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Colin,
    Stick in there mate, it's progressing in the right direction.(y)
    cheers
    Richie
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  20. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Hi Colin - get a couple of tubs of magic sculpt - there's nothing ike it. I can't sculpt in green stuff and miliput is too hard to find, too expensive, and too grainy (as I recall as I haven't used it in years). MS is relatively cheap and lasts a long time. I just ordered some from western Canada.

    BTW = the jaeger looks great - terrific anatomy.

    Other Colin
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