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WIP Conquistador, 1530 (Poste Militaire, 70mm)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Edward, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    This piece is shaping up very well... looks great! The face is spot on and I really dig your work on the fabrics... particularly the red of the tunic.
    If I could add my own two cents worth, it would be to make sure the metal of the armour and helmet are kept somewhat on the dull side as I believe the tropical jungle climate would play havoc on any exposed metal. There certainly wouldn't be a parade ground sheen.

    Following closly... Always enjoyed the work you've produced

    Colin
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  2. Edward A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Thanks guys. Colin, thanks for your comment about the armour - it's only really the top of the helmet and the top part of the armour which has a sheen - the rest has dark washes which reduces that somewhat.
  3. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Very nice work so far!!!
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  4. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Edward, the crest on the leather bag on his back provides an opportunity to get some extra level of detail into this figure. For example, you could put the crest of the Spanish King Phillip II, or possibly one of the noble houses of the court of Spain. I'm keen to see what you do with it. I like what you've done so far.
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  5. Edward A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Thanks Tony, that's an interesting suggestion but I've already painted the bag and am going to keep it as plain leather with an engraved crest. Don't suppose you or anyone knows of possible shield designs? The instructions say white with a red border but I was wondering if there are other options.
  6. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Great progress Edward.
    He's looking very good.
    Cheers,
    Keith
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  7. Edward A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Finally finished it!

    Attached Files:

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  8. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nice Edward ,very natural skin tones, bought this one when it first came out and made a complete mess of it:woot:

    Ron
  9. Edward A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Thanks a lot Ron.
  10. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Lovely finish Edward.
    Carl.
  11. tiberius57 A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Nice, very nice! More pics, please!
    Cheers,
    Zeno
  12. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Beautiful finish Edward. Now I see the patina on the metals more clearly (as we discussed earlier on in the thread)
    Really good looking, simple yet effective piece... Well done

    Cheers

    Colin
  13. Edward A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Thank you! Here is a pic of the back.

    Attached Files:

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  14. polyphemus Well-Known Member

    I've been tempted to pick this one up along with a fistful of those laser cut paper jungle plants from Fredericus Rex.

    Great job on this one Edward.

    Geoff
  15. Edward A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Thanks Geoff. The ferns are photo etched metal by Eduard.
  16. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Dear Ed, very nice, as I expected.

    I think the decision to keep the groundwork v simple has paid off, as it's allowed this lovely classic figure to shine through.
    Nice one.
  17. Edward A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Thanks mate, I was going to add more jungle plants but decided to keep it simple in the end.
  18. Joe55 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Top notch work as I expected!

    Joe
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  19. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
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