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Buncha stuff...

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Wendy, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. Wendy Active Member

    It's been a while since I've posted, so here some pics of stuff I've gotten done. The Celt (Pegaso) and dog are 54mm, the French Officer is 1/48 (Thunderbolt Mt.), Forsaker is 35mm (Kingdom Death), Strain Chick (the inspiration for painting was a yellowjacket) is 28mm (Sedition Wars), Teutonic Knight is 54mm (Seil), and French infantryman is 1/48 (Thunderbolt Mt. again). Cowmando (Gastart.it) was painted and donated to the Artist's Preservation Group's figure auction that took place last May, but I forgot to take finished pics of him before he was auctioned (so if anyone might have a pic of it, could you let me know?), so here's the finished painting. Imagine him in tall grass and water on the base. And last is Brock Lucas (named after Sir Isaac), 1:1 scale. So I won't be finishing a whole lot in the near future. ;) There are two more finished figs, but I need to take pics of them...
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  2. Vitalino A Fixture

    Hello Wendy

    Great work, but the BOS is Lucas :D


    Vitalino Chitas
  3. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    The ice base is very clever ,How did you do that:cool:


    Ps the 1-1 scale is perfect:)
  4. Ferris A Fixture

    Nice work, welcome back, and... Congratulations!

  5. Mark S Guest

    Very nice pieces, Wendy....and a beautiful boy indeed, congrats.
  6. Black Army Well-Known Member

    Congrats to the BABY! :)

    My best of is the Commandcow, gret stuff!

    The Ice is really nice. I'm interested how you did it too.
  7. arxo Active Member

    Can we have a SBS please? No! No! Not, for the baby! ;)
    Great work and congratulations on your 1:1 boy...
  8. Mike Stevens A Fixture

    Nice work Wendy! Will you guys make it to chicago this year?

  9. Wendy Active Member

    Thanks guys. :)

    Quick SBS for the ice: I use Easy Cast for the water. It's 1:1 resin and hardener that you can mix up to 6 oz at a time (though I usually only mix 20mL at a time - it's enough for single figure bases, usually) and can pour in multiple levels if needed and you can't see much of a line, if any. And it doesn't heat up or stink. After the first pour for the clear water, I mixed another batch of resin and added a very small amount of paint to make the ice layer (after the first pour had fully cured - at least 24 hours). I use artists acrylics and try to choose colors that aren't very opaque (are fairly transparent), and mix white with a touch of blue and green. I think I mixed a few different shades of ice and didn't mix them much when I poured them to make it a little swirly effect in the ice. (Either that or poured darker to lighter, I can't quite remember.) It's best to experiment a bit with the leftover water from the first pour to make sure you'll be happy with the colors and effect and how much paint to use and all before pouring the ice layer. Then I added some layers of white glue on the outside of the ice to make it a matte finish to contrast with the shiny water layer. (Of course, looking back, I probably could have just roughed up the surface a little instead.) I hope that made sense. The above assumes some knowledge of doing the water in the first place. Any questions, feel free to ask.

    Hi Mike. No Chicago this year. The idea of a 5 week old not sleeping through the night yet and a 1 3/4 year old in the same hotel room was too daunting. I'm really going to miss it though. :(
  10. John Bowery A Fixture

    Nicely done on all counts.

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