WIP CGS's French Infantry 1796 Bust

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Wings5797, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Hi Friends on pF,
    Arrived at our little Caravan in the UK on Tuesday, first job make sure that my casting from CGS Figures survived the drive.......tick in the box all is well. Next think "the casting is OK and out of the box why not make a start".
    I will start by saying that this sculpt is amazing and the quality of the cast is superb, well upto the high standard that comes as a given from Gra at CGS.
    The bust is PV01 French Infantry 1796 is a 1/9 scale bust sculpted by Pavol Ovecka, The detail of the wear and tear is very well defined for the painter to make great display piece.
    Unusually for me I have started this using Pebeo Artist Acrylics with a limit of five tubes.black, white, red yellow ochre and blue.
    Here are some terrible photos of my progress so far. I hope that this gives a good example of the work that these two fellows have put into this piece.
    Very best wishes,
    Keith
    DSCF0711.JPG DSCF0679.JPG DSCF0680.JPG DSCF0682.JPG DSCF0685.JPG DSCF0691.JPG DSCF0694.JPG DSCF0696.JPG DSCF0697.JPG DSCF0699.JPG DSCF0701.JPG DSCF0703.JPG DSCF0704.JPG DSCF0705.JPG DSCF0706.JPG DSCF0707.JPG DSCF0710.JPG DSCF0711.JPG DSCF0712.JPG DSCF0713.JPG
    Huw63, offo, peedee and 6 others like this.
  2. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    great start.

    Marc
    Wings5797 likes this.
  3. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Looking like a good start. Two of these to watch, can't get better.
    Regards
    Wings5797 likes this.
  4. bistray Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Looking good
    Wings5797 likes this.
  5. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Thank you Marc.
    I am pleased that you like the start. I must say that this piece is a real pleasure to paint.
    If you get the chance I am sure that you would make a fine go of it.
    Best wishes
    Keith.
  6. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Cheers Bob,
    Look forward to the wraps coming off of yours Mate.
    All the best,
    Keith
    Viking Bob likes this.
  7. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Many thanks Paul.
    Cheers,
    Keith
  8. Range Rat Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Interesting thread as I have one yet to be started but I use oils, will keep watching:)
    Wings5797 likes this.
  9. arj A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    That's a very good start with a fine face.
    This CGS bust is getting quite popular, what with mine, then Paul's and now, yours.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
    Wings5797 likes this.
  10. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    ahhh, what a great start mate, you know i like this period and i am sure when it's done it will be another stunner piece of work.
    i've never heard of that brand of acrylics before but damn, you make them look worth to give them a try.
    i follow with great interest.
    All the best
    Wings5797 likes this.
  11. Eludia A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Superb start Keith (y)

    I love the skin tones and also the greys on his bicorn. How are you finding the acrylics?

    What red and blue are you using, just for interest? :)
    Wings5797 likes this.
  12. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Hi
    Thanks for looking in and taking time to comment.
    I am sure that you will find this piece a real joy to paint.
    My usual pallet is oils too and has worked well for 30 years. The acrylics here is a change for me to use then as the base for the oils to finish.
    Best regards,
    Keith
    Range Rat likes this.
  13. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Thanks Andrew.
    It was seeing your fine example of this casting that kick started me on this mission. It is a dream to paint isn't it.
    All the best,
    Keith
    arj likes this.
  14. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Hello my still in the RWC friend:mad:.
    Very kind words Daniel, thank you.
    I got these tubes from the art section a French DIY store. I know that their products are available in the UK, I will check out what Countries they supply.
    I am having great enjoyment painting this fellow and although a bit large for your normal figure from this period you should get one Mate. CGS offer free world wide delivery too I think.
    Best wishes,
    Keith
    MarquisMini likes this.
  15. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Thanks for looking in Billy.
    I am pleased that you like my start on this super piece.
    The bicorn is a mix that I often use (in oil till this point) to offer the impression of weather beaten felt. It is a base of black all over. Then gradually adding red and on the final highlighting yellow. All of this is for the felt only. The silk edging would not discolour the same through weathering, so this I did in grey tones.
    The red is deep cadmium and the blue is indigo.
    How are the acrylics...I think that this piece will eventually be finished with oils as washes/glazes but I will stick with them as the base coats. Mostly because the dry so quickly without a light box.
    I hope that this is of some use to you Mate.
    All the very best,
    Keith
    Eludia likes this.
  16. peedee A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    well it's nice to see an old friend old friend!

    looking good

    Paul
    Wings5797 likes this.
  17. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    You know what they say Paul,
    Great minds think alike.
    There is another line but I conveniently failed to remember it.
    All the very best Mate,
    Keith
    peedee likes this.
  18. peedee A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom

    I was that 'PHULE' .

    Are you changing anything on it mark or just going for it 'as is'.
    Paul
    Wings5797 likes this.
  19. garyhiggins A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Coming along nicely Keith, enjoy the Caravan holiday and watch out for roving Jeremy Clarksons :):)(y).
    Wings5797 likes this.
  20. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Paul
    just one letter away how spooky. I am just your bog standard fool.
    Normally I cannot just put a kit together but being away fromy cave limits my putty pushing.
    So it will be just paint plus any little additions in weathering that I See.
    Cheers
    Keith
    garyhiggins likes this.

Share This Page

planetFigure Links

Reviews & Open Box
Buy. Sell & trade
Articles
Link Directory
Events
Advertising

Popular Sections

Figure & Minis News
vBench - Works in Progress
Painting Talk
Sculpting Talk
Digital Sculpting Talk
The Lounge
Report Piracy

Who we are

planetFigure is a community built around miniature painters, sculptors and collectors, We are here to exchange support, Information & Resources.

© planetFigure 2003 - 2019.