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WIP British Para 1/16th bust from FeR

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Geoff Charman, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    While waiting for some Artist's oils to dry I thought I would start my next bust. This time it is FeR's British Para, Arnhem, 1944 which I purchased from Steve Kirtley at Bugle Call 2017.
    It a super little 1/16th bust with nice crisp moulding and just in one part which makes a change.

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    I have a good reference picture from the "interweb" of the Denison smock.

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  2. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    I've had a go at painting flesh with Vallejo acrylics, instead of my usual Artist's oils, really quite pleased with him, once dry I shall give his face a bit of a dirty up.

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    I don't mind if you have any tips on it as I am not sure I would want to use acrylics on anything bigger than 1/16th.

  3. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    You don't stand still do you, Nice so far.
  4. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Thanks Bob, no I don't, I usually have a few things on the go at the same time, I've also got a tank and armoured car as WIP as well, but we don't talk about things like that on here, do we.

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  5. Nap A Fixture

    Hi Geoff

    Well you are off again ......you bought this at Bugle Call this year ...I still have pieces I bought there 5 years ago !! ...lol

    He is looking good , nice to see you trying acrylics , personally not tvhat keen on the paint sets preferring to mix but yours is co I got along .

    1/16th ..nice aren't they both Fer and H & V



    PS I woukd show you my 1/16th GA but too embarrassed !!
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  6. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Thanks Nap. yes I did get it at BC this year, I could never leave stuff 5 years without painting them.

    I did use a flesh paint set, I have a couple of flesh colours that I use as a base and then I mix colours myself to get the shade I want. The set I did buy at BC was for WW2 British Armour.

    I do like 1/16th but I do them too fast, but the FeR and H&V certainly have a lovely smooth finish to the mouldings.

  7. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Progress report.

    I've added a 5 o'clock shadow to his face and painted the equipment straps.

    Denison Smock colour added. need to go over it all with a very weak grey wash once the paint has fully dried to help blend the colours in and slightly weaken the three colours.

    Green over the buff

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    Now the brown.

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    I need to go over it all with a very weak grey wash once the paint has fully dried to help blend the colours in and slightly weaken the three colours.

    It's getting there.

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  8. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Very weak wash applied, think it has worked.

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    Now to do an oil based pin-wash

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  9. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

    Very nice Geoff, as always! And the flesh looks good in acrylics!

    Well done,
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  10. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Thank you Ken, I am pleased with the face but I don't think I could paint a face in acrylics any larger than 1/16th.

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  11. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Bust finished, pin-washed and dry-brushed, just need to sort out a base.

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    I can now go back to the Stormtrooper Pioneer and get him finished.

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  12. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    The denison smock looks very good and the face in acrylic has turned out well. Nice addition to the cabinet
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  13. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Thank you Bob, he does look a bit lost among the larger busts, I shall have to get him a friend.
  14. baldwin8 Member

    Your efforts are beautiful and I'm loving that sculpting. It may have to be a purchase soon.
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  15. phil_h A Fixture

    Very nicely done so far - hopefully you'll be using more acrylics in the future...
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  16. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Thanks Phil, I shall probably use Acrylics for faces on 1/16th or smaller busts but I shall use Artist's oil for the faces on anything larger, I do use acrylics on the rest of the bust/figure.

  17. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Many thanks Baldwin, the moulding is lovely and smooth, well worth buying.

  18. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    lovely work Geoff,looking forward to seeing it finished mate
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