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WIP Critique Buste Airborne PIAT gunner

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by VisjeMar, Mar 4, 2020.

  1. VisjeMar Well-Known Member

    Hi all.
    Here my first real WIP.

    The buste is from Young miniatures and is excellent.

    I’ll finish it with acryls conform the kirill method with structure


    The progress so far
    After a base coat of vallejo brown sand I sketched the main highlights and shadows.
    After blending the first rough sketches I added the details.
    I saw some problems with the shadows so I needed to correct this.
    Then the eyes and other details. The left eye was a one hit wonder. The right eye needed 4 rounds.
    But after that I was happy

    Then the famous red barret


    Some mix with red, black, ocker shades where sketched on the figure. Then with an old brush the colour where stampeld together

    Next up the neck and details
  2. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

    Fantastic work, you really nailed the colour of the beret!
  3. Nap A Fixture

    Hi there

    Thanks for sharing this SBS , flesh looks good but that beret is a cracking colour ...going to aim for that on my veteran bust

    Do share the beret mix as well

    Following with much interest

    Happy benchtime

  4. megroot A Fixture

    vEry nice work.

  5. 1969 A Fixture

    Well done on the Beret colour, not an easy colour to get right.

  6. Fransab Active Member

    Excellent work and SBS. Thank you very much for sharing.


  7. VisjeMar Well-Known Member

    Let's see if I can describe how I work
    There are several roads to Rome, and I combine these :)

    I have attended two Kirill workshops who does a lot with dots, lines and layers. He does dilute the paint at a ratio of max 1: 2 (1 part paint to 2 parts water)
    he places dots close together in the following color or shade.

    Shadow 2 - Shadow 1 - Basic - Highlight 1 - Highlight 2

    He puts the dots or dashes of Shadow 1 in Shadow 2, the base in shadow 1, and highlight 1 in the base etc. he sets an even lighter shade in Highlight 2. The dots automatically give you structure
    Now I'm not master of these dots so I blend it in with very diluted paint.
    I blend with shadow 1 and highlight 1.

    With the Barret I cheated by dotting the top 5 shades with an old coarse brush. This seems sloppy but if you go on long enough it will look like something.

    The colors that I use for the beret are:

    Shade: Black + Burn Cad Red + Carmine Red (more black for deeper shadow)

    Base: Burn Cad Red + Carmine red

    Highlight: Burn Cad Red + Carmine red + Basic skin tone or desert yellow (or mix) and more of the skin tone for higher highlights


    In the meantime, the scarf, blouse and sweater are also finished.
    The Smock is in the base colour

    fig klein-3.jpg
    fig klein-2.jpg
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  8. Ferris A Fixture

    Very Nice Martin. Nice and lively colours. Looking forward to your progress.

  9. VisjeMar Well-Known Member

    Thnx Adrian.

    Some steps further.
    The Denison Smock is a real challenge. but I like the result so far.


    between steps
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  10. VisjeMar Well-Known Member

    Some progress on the Smock.
    I've added structure at the bags and webbing. now up for the right arm.


  11. Nap A Fixture

    Hi Martin

    Thanks for the updates the smock is looking really good , not overly bright as well which I like

    Nice work on those textures on the webbing

    Thanks for sharing

    Happy benchtime

  12. VisjeMar Well-Known Member

    Done for a weekend painting

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  13. Nap A Fixture

    Hi Martin

    A great weekends work looking really good

    I would be tempted to add some wings to the right arm !

    Thanks for sharing

    Happy benchtime

  14. VisjeMar Well-Known Member

    Thnx Nap

    Only the PIAT and bagpack needs the final finish. Then some touch-ups and then it’s finished
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  15. Nap A Fixture

    Hi Martin

    Thanks for the update pics ...looking good , I presume you will put texture on the backpack

    Will you dull down the buckles ( brass work ) ?

    The PIAT looks great particularly the straps

    Thanks for sharing

    Happy benchtime

  16. VisjeMar Well-Known Member

    Bagpack done. Yes I will reduce the shine on the brass items
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  17. Nap A Fixture

    Hi Martin

    Backpack looking really good as is the groundsheet under the flap

    This view of the smock really looks nice ...nice to be able to see it painted so well

    Will you add any parachute wings to the right upper arm ?

    Really enjoying the updates

    Thanks for sharing

    Happy benchtime

  18. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Superbly done,

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