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WIP Critique Captain Hussar 75mm

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Aveleira, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. Aveleira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hi,

    I've been waiting for painting this kit a long time and now I got it!
    If you hear someone saying that it's a difficult one to paint, believe it,
    because it is... The great sculpt brings more things to paint and details
    to be managed... but I recommend it strongly, it's great great fun!!!!

    So, this is the second horse that I paint. After I painted a brown one in the
    past I thought that maybe this time I would raise the stake and try something
    that I hear people saying that is more difficult. I'm going for a Dapple Grey horse.
    Well, it's a hard job indeed... I don't have an airbrush and I don't use oils... I quickly
    found out that this would be major task for me... So after almost a couple of weeks
    trying this and that I ended up with the result you will see next.
    Right now I'm yet to find a nice color to the crest and tail, which I don't know which,
    maybe I go with a soft beige, and the lower part of the legs need a little more work, maybe highlights,
    and of course the hoofs. Then I will go to the straps, saddle, etc...

    I've also painted the face of the Hussar. I think I'm going for the 5th Regiment uniform: light blue and white.

    After so many words the pics:

    hussar.jpg hussar1.jpg hussar2.jpg hussar3.jpg hussar4.jpg hussar5.jpg hussar6.jpg hussar7.jpg hussar8.jpg


    Please feel free to comment and saying what I need to improve.
    Oh, and a suggestion about the horse hair color would be nice.

    Regards
    Pedro
  2. Paul20100 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    France
    This is a very good start.
    I did it 3 years ago, with much satisfaction at that time. Today I must say that I do not like it so much; the horse is attractive but too much toylike.
    I have a second copy in my grey army; I might though give it a chance once again...
  3. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Very very nice Pedro
    I wish my first dapple turned out half as good as this one, especially since you did it all in acrylics as well. Maybe you could share some tips... I have greys on the bench and they terrify me :nailbiting:
    Heres a couple of examples of manes and tails ranging from white to black
    1258532-bigthumbnail.jpg 1318062-bigthumbnail.jpg 5755159680_ce880f153d_z.jpg Dappled grey Horse2.JPG dapple-grey.jpg DSC_3662_resize.jpg hor68268-2.jpg mangalarga-marchador.jpg ticaface.jpg
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  4. Aveleira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hi Paul,

    I've seen yours, and the SBS in the Figurinitaly Forum. I like it very much!
    Your horse painting is very nice and unusual. The Hussar is beautifully painted I must say.
    I like your colors of the leopard skin, it will be my inspiration.
    I think I don't understand what you mean about the horse... You mean that is too perfect to be
    a real horse?

    Regards
    Pedro
  5. Vitalino A Fixture

    Ola Pedro

    Fantastico começo!!
    Estou curioso para ver o final!
    Podes pintar as crinas e a cauda de um tom amarelado, mas tambem depende da cor que vais utilizar no uniforme do cavaleiro!

    Abraço

    Vitas
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  6. Aveleira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
  7. Aveleira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Obrigado Vitalino!!
    Pois, eu penso que será nesses tons que vou pintar...

    Abraço
    Pedro
  8. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Good info Pedro
    I have the Cartacci book, I tried that method to paint the grey, I just wasn't happy with the job I did. I just need to practice a few times to get it right before I start on a project horse

    I will be following this project closely

    Colin
  9. Aveleira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    I understand. I don't have Cartacci's book, I tried to replicate what I saw in this painted horses. Before start I was to ask someone if could scan me the
    book part about painting horses, but I was afraid it was considered "copying" (don't know the exact english word for it).
    You know what? Maybe you could get an historex horse just for practice, then you can strip it down and try another and colors, since they are cheap.

    Regards
    Pedro
  10. Paul20100 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    France
    I mean, the horse looks like a carousel one. Kind of too perfect and artificial (mane, tail, neck...) But very nice overall.
    You can follow me for the tones of the leopard skin, but please do not imitate the spots. They are not good.
    Better follow my post about Colonel Briche of the 10th regiment (on PF).
  11. Aveleira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Yes, I know what you mean about the horse. Is good, but maybe too overdone.
    I may have to agree with you. Maurizio Bruno is a great sculptor, but I like more
    the Andrea Jula horses.
    I find your tones of the Leopard skin very rich, but I already have several real photos of
    leopards to follow also. I'll take a look at the Colonel ones ;)

    Regards
    Pedro
  12. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Beautiful paint job>
    Brian
  13. Paul20100 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    France
    :)
    I will enjoy the future steps.
  14. jai A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
  15. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Pedro,I love grey horses and yours is looking superb,I can't want to see the completed saddlecloth,will it be leapord skin pattern?,the sapling is very well done as well.
    The hussar face looks super as well,like the eyes very much,I know this will turn out well and I'm looking forward to following the painting stages. :)

    Brian
  16. Piotrec Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Wonderfull paintjob on the horse Pedro. One of my favorite figures of all time. I must say you are vary talented. You are developing your skills with lightning speed.
  17. Bailey A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Lovely job on the horse. The dappling turned out very nice. The hussar's face looks great too. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress on this one.
  18. Aveleira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hi Brian,

    Thank you! Glad you liked it ;) The saddlecloth it will be leopard skin.
    Hope to show more progress soon.

    Regards
    Pedro
  19. Aveleira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Thank You Piotrec, you're very kind. And the approval of a such good painter is always nice ;)

    Regards
    Pedro
  20. Aveleira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Bailey, thank you for your comment! Hope to post progress soon!
    Glad you like it.

    Regards
    Pedro

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