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WIP Captain A

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by PeterC, Oct 15, 2020.

  1. PeterC Member

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    United-States
    I picked up this Universal Soldier/(totally not) Captain America model a few months ago, and I've started the first few steps on it. I cleaned it and primed it gray, and now I'm starting the acrylic undercoat. I'm still debating whether or not I'll use oils here, but we'll see as I move forward with the project.

    20201014_060012.jpg

    And just a little more for the leather jacket. It won't stay this red color, but I wanted something warmer to start out with.

    20201014_221438.jpg

    Just a small edit: the pictures are a tad big, so I changed to thumbnail sizes.
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  2. Kimmo Well-Known Member

    Is this 1/35th scale? Been thinking about grabbing one of these or the new 1/24th, leaning toward 35th so I can incorporate some stuff into a scene. Will be keeping an eye on this.

    Kimmo
  3. PeterC Member

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    It is 1/35. It's very highly detailed for being in such a small size though, so I bet it would work well as part of a whole scene.
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  4. Kimmo Well-Known Member

    Thanks Peter, from what I could tell it did seem to be quite detailed but renders and box art can be a bit deceiving at times. Good to see it on someone's bench.

    Kimmo
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  5. PeterC Member

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    Here's a quick update on Captain A. I finished this much of the leather jacket last night, but the back still needs some work. I'm also realizing, now that I've seen the close-up, that the blue on the suit is pretty patchy. That'll get a little more work next time too.

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  6. captnenglish Well-Known Member

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    I have this figure as well, it's quite nice though I have heard complaints about the draping of the leather jacket. I will be following your progress.
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  7. Nap A Fixture

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  8. PeterC Member

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    I can see why. Leather doesn't really fold the way that it does on the sleeves of the model, so it makes it look like cloth more than anything else. It certainly doesn't help the realism. It's a pretty small flaw on an otherwise great model, though.
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  9. PeterC Member

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  10. captnenglish Well-Known Member

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    I agree.
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  11. PeterC Member

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    I was able to make a little more progress on the captain a couple days ago. The jacket and the suit underneath are done now, and if you look closely you can see his head in the background too.

    20201020_222106.jpg

    Unfortunately, I messed up the shield a bit and made the stripes too wide, so it looks a bit silly right now. Still, progress is progress, I guess.

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  12. PeterC Member

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    I think trying to freehand the stripes on the shield was a mistake. It doesn't look terrible from far away, but close up like this, everything looks so crooked. I will probably have to keep working on it.

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  13. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Peter

    Thanks for the updates jacket is looking good on him

    In the pics of shield ( 2 lines and 4 ) the paint looks thick ?

    Close up pics can be scary for sure ......personally I think I would clean the shield off , reprime , repaint the White then using low tack modellers tape line up the pattern then paint the red stripes ...just a suggestion

    Look forward to more it's a interesting figure

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  14. PeterC Member

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    As much as I hate to admit defeat, I think you're right. Doing something like that without a guide was beyond me. I like the idea of doing the red over the white though. I did them side by side over a grey primer, but it looks thick because I tried to correct mistakes a few too many times.

    Thanks for the advice!
  15. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    No problem ..it's all a learning curve when we pick brushes up !!! ....a white primer might be worth going for as well

    Look forward to seng updates

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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