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Condederate Soldiers

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by rafaelega, Oct 24, 2004.

  1. rafaelega Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    HI all,

    The other day I make a mistake and I bought three soldiers from Colorado web site (by the way a superb service).

    When I received the soldiers I could not wait until my other projects are finished. Then I begun to paint this soldiers with the purpose of making a vigñete.

    The design is very related with the soldiers selected. One is lying down, another kneelling and the third one is aproaching very cautious.

    All the soldiers are from Shenandoah Miniatures

    I attach some pics with one of them. At this time I only complete the head.

    I wait for your comments.
    Regards,

    Rafa

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  2. vince wai Active Member

    Hello Rafa,

    Nice painting with the face. Look forward to seeing the progress.

    vince
  3. gforceman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    The face really looks alive. Very well done. Can't wait to see thisone progress.

    Greetz,

    Gino.
  4. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Rafael, my friend, the face looks good,I'm looking forward to your next step. ;)

    Keep up the good work.

    Ciao
    Roc :)
  5. John Long Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Looks good so far. I look forward to seeing the finished product. The Shenandoah line offers so many possibilities. They are very well rendered figures. The best bargain out there for ACW nuts.
  6. Jason W. Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Looking good so far Rafa! The ACW is one of my favorite subjects.
  7. rafaelega Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Gray,
    I was talking about a "mistake" because the figures are so pretty that I couldn't wait until finish the rest of my projects for painting them. Of course the figures are very nice. And also I talk about the good service Colorado Miniatures gave me. I wrote the order a Sunday and I received the figures 3 days later (ONLY 3 days to reach SPAIN!!!). A superb service!!!.

    Thanks again

    Rafa
  8. rafaelega Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Vince, Roc, Gino, John, Jason,

    Thanks a lot for your kindly words.

    I discover ACW subject recently and I think this will be one of my favorite subjects too.

    Rafa
  9. rafaelega Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Now I attach some new pics that shows the 1st figure evolution.
    I wait your comments.

    thanks,

    Rafa

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  10. rafaelega Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    2nd pic

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  11. rafaelega Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    3rd pic

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  12. Ernest A Fixture

    Country:
    Venezuela
    Me gusta mucho Rafa, sobre todo el detalle del parche en el pantalon, quizas darle un poco mas de luces y sombras en el pantalon y camisa....
    Un saludo
    Ernesto
  13. rafaelega Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    another

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  14. rafaelega Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    two more

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  15. rafaelega Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    last

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  16. rafaelega Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Ernesto,

    Gracias por tus comentarios. Tienes razón, conforme voy acabándolo veo defectos. Creo que al pantalón le vendría bien al menos una luz más (no se si alguna sombra más también). A la camisa me gustaría darle alguna sombra más.
    Por otra parte he tenido algunos problemas en el encaje de los brazos, y tengo que retocar un poco la mano izquierda. Para finalizar quizás voy a agregar unos galones de sargento en ambos brazos en un tono gris azulado.

    Saludos,

    Rafa
  17. John Long Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    It's a good start. You have a great expression on the face.

    A couple of suggestions; Don't be afraid to add some deeper shadows to those areas that are out of the light, like under the arms and between the legs. Also, this is a lesson I had to learn with Shenandoah figures, the arm included with this figure is the same as other figures in the line and as such is designed to fit in several positions. Don't be afraid to do a little bending at the wrist holding the weapon to get a good fit at the wrist joint of the ohter hand. It can be a tad frustrating working in this manner, but a little manipulation and dry-fitting should reveal the best alignment of the parts.
  18. rafaelega Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    John,

    Thanks a lot for your comments. Because I must do two more Shenandoah figures I will try your fit technique in the next two soldiers. It is very later for doing that with the previous one (I`ll try to do a piece of sleeve for to fix the problem with the left hand of the soldier).

    About to do more deep shadow under the arms and between the legs, I will do that and share with you the final results in this forum. Also I´ll try to do at least one more ligth in the jacket.
  19. Kisifer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Great flesh tones there Rafael. Are you using oils or acrylics for your flesh? Also what's your mix? Keep up the good work man.. i can't wait for the complete vignete.
  20. rafaelega Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Xenofon,

    Thanks a lot for your kind comments. The flesh tones used are adapted from the "master" Jaime Ortiz article that you can read in Planetfigure. It is based on BROWN SAND (876) as Base color. The lights are made with this color + Basik Skintone (815) in at least three applications. The shadows are made using the base + Burn cadmium red (814).

    All that color are Vallejo acrylics colors.

    Rafa

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