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WIP Critique Camel Guards Officer

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Alex Long, Jun 14, 2014.

  1. Alex Long A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Started a new 54mm, the Latorre sculpted Camel Guards Officer. The face has been started this time using Scale 75 paints (eager to try them out after receiving them for a birthday present).

    More to follow, quite soon probably.

    _DSC5061.JPG

    Thanks for looking

    Alex.
  2. Edward A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Great start Alex, the face looks very realistic.
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  3. Tubby-Nuts2 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Agreed! a very nice face!.. I look forward to the unveiling of the whole piece! (y)

    Regards,

    Mark
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  4. swralph A Fixture

    Very nice
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  5. taff edwards A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Face is looking cracking mate looking forward to seeing it develop
    Cheers Chris
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  6. maco61 A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    Good start!
    I like this face.
    Ciao by Maco
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  7. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I can't seem to find that uniform in any of my reference books though. Must have been an obscure one, maybe modified when on campaign?
  8. Alex Long A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    A bit of progress with the hair and trousers (now he's shed his cocoon!)

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    Alex.
  9. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    What interests me is this question. To paint the corduroy or not? They wore cords, but would it be seen at this scale? I think 54mm equates to a real person 15-16ft away. I see you've gone down the route of painting it on. Nice touch.
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  10. Alex Long A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Yes definitely a big consideration for me, painting the corduroy. Difficult to not make it look like pin-stripes and to achieve the right level of subtlety. Will be working on this today so we'll see how it turns out!

    Alex.
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  11. Alex Long A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Here's today's work. More on the corduroy, tunic and some touches to the face. Happy day's painting.

    I made the choice to ever so slightly widen the cord stripes on the right leg as they are under less tension than the forward left leg in an effort to simulate the texture of corduroy and move away from too much of a precise pin-stripe look.

    _DSC5067.JPG _DSC5068.JPG


    I have been using Scale 75 Iroko and Birch from the wood paint set for the cords mixed with some Vallejo Buff. The tunic is Jo Sonja's French blue straight from the tube highlighted by adding Scale 75 Light Skin and shaded with Scale 75 Violet and Deep Blue.

    Alex.
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  12. Alex Long A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Yesterdays progress. Leatherwork done using the Scale 75 wood and leather paint set.

    _DSC5102.JPG _DSC5103.JPG

    Alex.
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  13. Edward A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Looks great, am looking forward to seeing this in the flesh.
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  14. Alex Long A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Thanks Edward, like all Latorre's it really is a lovely figure to paint.
  15. Edward A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    It's on my list to paint. Hope it doesn't prove too difficult getting one as it's now OOP.

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