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Completed Claudius Roman Emperor 10BC-54AD

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Michaelminiatures, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. Michaelminiatures A Fixture

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    United-States
    The marble bust of Claudius Roman Emperor 10BC-54AD. Painted with acrylics, printer inks and Humbrol metals. This 200mm bust was made by Ademola 22. The marble shine is created with build up's of acrylics and printers inks. This was an experiment on an idea that I had to paint this bust like an old Roman marble bust. Hope you like.
    Mike

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  2. billyturnip A Fixture

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    England
    That's a really nice effect and cleverly done, I like it. (y)

    Roger.
  3. Edorta A Fixture

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    Spain
  4. sd0324 PlanetFigure Supporter

    That turned out really cool.
  5. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Canada
    Clever and well done.....you could do another as it appears today.....sans nose. :)

    Cilin
  6. JGREEN A Fixture

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    United-States
    Nice idea Mike! I love the creativity of it.

    Jason
  7. John Bowery A Fixture

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    United-States
    Very unusual.
    Cheers
    John
  8. Brimmer Member

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    Indonesia
    Really? You used printer ink...that's amazing never cross in my mind to use that kind of color..
  9. brian A Fixture

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    Scotland
    Very creative.
    Brian
  10. swralph A Fixture

  11. Redcap A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    What an original and creative approach to a Roman subject bust - love it!
    Gary
  12. tomifune A Fixture

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    United-States
    All hail Emperor Claudius and his glorius painter!!

    Bob
  13. Michaelminiatures A Fixture

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    United-States
    Thanks guys, glad you like this one. For those interested the steps were ,I primed the bust black, painted many layers of Vallejo acrylic silvergray let dry and then Vallejo silver wash one two coats and then again silvergray thin wash to make the bust look like marble. The shadows were made with Andreas printers inks black, brown,chestnut, blue/red to make purple all in very very thin washes.which are transparent and allow the marble to shine like marble.The inks puddled so I had to wash the puddles or streaks out each time. A thin build up 25-30 layers in some cases allowed the bust to keep its shine. It was a fun experiment. This is the same way I paint pearles or enamels or gems. So I figured it might work for a marble bust. I have several Roman busts in my grey army and it was nice to get one out of the box.

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