WIP Corporal 7th Dragoon Guards Cape Frontier 1845

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Tommy Atkins, Sep 6, 2019.

  1. Tommy Atkins Active Member

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    Hi fellow planeteers! Thought I'd show my latest WIP- a cracking sculpt from Troop 54. I am a very slow painter so still plugging away at it since he was started at the end of March....Still some work to do on the hands and right arm before the bottom half begins. Mostly painted in Humbrol enamels with a bit of Vallejo and army painter thrown in. Quite pleased with how he has turned out so far, especially the faded red of the shell jacket and the brass helmet. All comments welcome......Regards Pete 20190906_151308.jpg 20190906_151251.jpg
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  2. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Great painting, slow but sure and it's paid off. Following the rest of the painting.
    Looking good.
  3. Tommy Atkins Active Member

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    Thank you Bob. Hope he turns out as well as the ones that you have done from Troop 54.
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  4. DaddyO A Fixture

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    That's a crackin bit of work young fella (y) (Bet the eyes were fun) :D

    Cheers
    Paul
  5. Tommy Atkins Active Member

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    Paul, you could say that...getting under the visor of the helmet was a pain in the arse. Really wanted to add a catch light as well but just couldn't manage it without leaving paint on everything else. Discretion being the better part of valour, I decided to leave it alone it's a great fig though. Thanks for the kind comments. Regards Pete
  6. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Pete, I find them to be great sculpts but have trouble with the eyes ( mine and the figures)
    I have yet to do this one, what have you used for the helmet?
  7. Tommy Atkins Active Member

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    That's a saga in itself Bob . Started off with gold printers inks and burnt number oils to get some shading. Once that was dry i used neat burnt umber to draw in the various embossed decorations. Neat gold printers ink to pick out the details and then old gold from vallejo put on for the highest highlights. The acrylic stays more shiny than the rest so it gives a nice contrast and avoids the whole helmet being unrealistically shiny....if that makes sense!
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  8. SUPER ANTO Active Member

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    Wow......very nice indeed. The red is great and the face is really stunning. Awaiting updates because I'm looking forward to seeing the work finished.........:):):):):)
  9. Tommy Atkins Active Member

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    Thank you super Anto! Very kind
  10. Cannonball A Fixture

    Great start so far Pete. Lovely work on the flesh and the red tunic.

    Neal
  11. Chris Oldfield Well-Known Member

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    Shading on the shell jacket is spot on, & the weathered unshaven look of the face & dirty fingernails look very realistic. Nice one!
  12. Tommy Atkins Active Member

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    Thank you Neal and Chris.
  13. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi there

    That's a real nice bit of campaign painting , the jacket colour looks spot on , love the helmet as well

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
  14. Tommy Atkins Active Member

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    Thank you Nap.
  15. Richard Baxter Well-Known Member

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    Great work, Tommy, looks very gritty and determined.
  16. Tommy Atkins Active Member

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    Thanks Richard.
  17. Tommy Atkins Active Member

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    A little more progress today. Sleeves and hands now finished. Just starting work on the overalls and belt buckle but still a lot of work to do! Any comments welcome. Hope all your projects are running smoothly! 20191001_104404.jpg 20191001_104415.jpg 20191001_104425.jpg 20191001_104440.jpg
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  18. Chris Oldfield Well-Known Member

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    Great stuff Pete - he really looks like a hard-bitten veteran.
  19. Tommy Atkins Active Member

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    Thank you Chris.
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  20. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Pete

    Thanks for the update ...that jacket is looking spot on , like the way you have achieved the contrast , the facings look good as well

    Good stuff on the cheverons ..what colours you using for that ?

    Looked at the helmet close up ...packed with excellent sculpted details well brought to life by your painting

    Good on you I say ....it would make a fine bust in 1/12th as well ....especially with that helmet

    Looking forward to seeing more when you can

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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