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Completed Critique Chasseur A Cheval 1812- March On Moscow

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by ChaosCossack, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Ladies and Gents,
    Well, I finally managed to finish this one! This project has been a real bear... I got discouraged with it more than once but in the end, I'm glad I stuck it out. I'm fairly pleased with the outcome... hope it pleases you as well.

    The figure is a Masterclass 54mm piece in white metal, based on the painting by Theodore Gericault. It happens to be one of my favour paintings of this era. It's painted entirely with Vallejo acrylics. The base that came with the kit is extended to the edges of the base with A/B Putty.

    All comments and critiques are more than welcome... thanks for taking a look.

    Cheers

    Colin

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  2. Lasalle A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    Hi Colin, congratulations! I like it (y)

    Cheers

    Andrea
  3. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Great work Colin, well done mate.
    Cheers,
    Keith
  4. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    You did it Colin! It rocks!

    Cheers
  5. Ferris A Fixture

    Congratulations on pulling it off! Seems like a lot of work this piece!

    For the next one, maybe you could mix some light brown colour with the metallic gold paint to dull it down slightly. The gold thingies seem to be a bit on the bright side, at least in the pictures. A dramatic piece nevertheless!

    Cheers,
    Adrian
  6. Aveleira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hey! There it is!!! Great work Colin!! This figure is great as well as the base. Good Work indeed ;)
    However I agree with Adrian above, you have to work those goldbdraids. I was lost also in there but saw a figure here in PF where the modeller explain how do it and so I did it. You should try it, it will look better ;) Despite this is very good.
    So what comes next??

    Best Regards
    Pedro
  7. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Hi Colin, nice job on a difficult kit.

    Keith
  8. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    A great job Colin, once again hard to believe it's 54mm I have the Poste Militaire 90mm one to do, so I am amazed you've done this on a figure nearly 1/2 the size

    Steve
  9. Lasalle A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    I draw inspiration from Pedro's thread to ask what is the ideal mix, with acrylic colours, to paint the Golden fabrics. Thank you

    Andrea

    P.S. Sorry for my english... I hope I explained well :confused:
  10. Aveleira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal

    Andrea, I don't know if it is the ideal mix, but here it is the link: http://www.planetfigure.com/threads/emmanuel-de-grouchy.46087/
    When I was painting my ADC Marshall Suchet 75mm Pegaso I had to paint lots of goldbraids not knowing how to do it. Happens that I found this thread and liked the way that goldbraid was painted and fortunately the painter (slaj) explained out to do it in a comment below the pictures. I did it as he says and I like the result.
    Try out and see.

    Good Luck
    Regards
    Pedro
  11. Lasalle A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    Thanks Pedro!! ;)

    Cheers
  12. Aveleira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    ;)
  13. Kisifer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Beautiful work on a very difficult piece. Well done.

    Xenofon
  14. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    great work. Liked it from the beginning.

    Marc
  15. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Way to stay with it Colin. The result has made the effort well worth while. You have your own mini-Gericault. As I said earlier, I have this figure somewhere in the basement and I am not looking forward to it. But your effort gives me hope that its worth finishing.

    Thanks

    Other Colin
  16. bwildfong Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Looks great Colin, nicely rendered - and what a classic pose! Gericault had some eye!

    Cheers,

    Brian
  17. bagelman1952 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Very nice indeed
  18. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Colin,
    Finished really well and excellent colours.
    Cheers
    John
  19. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Wow Colin,finally did it and looks great!!!.
    As for the gold braids a good and easy solution is to "wahs it few times with their "sepia" wash ,i find this to be a very helpful product and dull it down really well.
    I am happy to see this piece finished, coulpe of pics are a little dark and show different "colors" on it,you may want to try other tipes of light?.
    Nevertheles ,your painting skills are better and better with every figure and this masterpiece deserves to be mention, your ground works is awesome by the way.
    Cheers (y)
  20. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Thank you everyone for the very kind words... I am humbled.
    For the most part I am happy with the final result here... For those who mentioned it, the gold braidwork is my least favourite part of the whole thing. The mix I used was the same I used on 75mm scale but I think it lost some effect on the smaller scale, the gold became too strong. I think it might need to be toned down some... very carefully:nailbiting:
    As for the pics, I tried a couple of different things and I like the darker ones. I was trying to get the same kind of tone as the painting.

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    I wish I could paint a panel for the background, like the painting... that would be cool.

    Again, I appreciate the kind words and encouragement, both now and while I was struggling with this one. The advice and positive words helped me get through it.

    Cheers

    Colin

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