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Cossack Finished

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Figure Mad, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hey Guys

    Just finished this Cossack from Pegaso, please tell me what you think....

    Thanks...

    Dave

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  2. Robin Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very Nice, I should have picked up this one at Euro

    Robin
  3. Patrick Kirk New Member

    Dave,
    Outstanding...very nicely done. I like the way your reds turned out, and the drama of the vignette. The eyes of the horse really tie it all together. Would be interested in hearing how you did your horse, and achieved the "natural" sheen on the horse.

    Hope all is well

    Patrick
  4. Kisifer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Beautiful work Dave. The finished results is really great.
  5. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Hello Dave,

    As i said in your SBS that you are doing a amazing job. Now it is finished and there is nothing more to say than looking at this wonderfull piece of work with my mouth open.
    Awesome.

    Can you please explain how you did the tall grass.

    Hope to see more of you.

    Marc
  6. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Guys

    Thanks for the comments,

    Patrick, here is how i did the horse:-

    Base coat - Humbrol 62 (matt mid leather colour) airbrushed
    Shadows and lowlights - Velejo matt Black (airbrushed into the folds and creases in between the muscles and then a light blow over coat of the same black to knock the harshness of the leather colour back
    NO HIGHTLIGHTS
    then go over the whole thing with Velejo satin varnish
    thats it, very simple but effective. I have to say though, the humbrol 62 is the only humbrol colour I ever use... I hope that helps you ..

    Hi Marc

    The long grass was taken from a very cheap household natural bristle brush, just trimmed off at various lengths, making sure you keep the split ends(softer ends) as the tips of the grass and gluing the cut ends to the ground work with superglue.

    Once dry, you coulour the grass with an airbrush from overhead with various very liquid greens and browns, this makes the paint flow to the base of the grass giving a nice graduated feel to the final grass...

    Hope that helps

    Dave
  7. frank h Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Terrific paint job Dave

    Good to see it finished

    Frank (y)
  8. Calvin Member

    I think the overall weathering gives to your vignette a superb look.
    Ciao
  9. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Beautiful work Dave...........it really turned out great.
  10. Joe Hudson Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Dave,

    This is really nice. I have thought about this kit and it has me thinking about it more now! ;) Thanks for the info on the horse.

    Joe

    BTW How was the kit? Are the horses legs pinned or did you have to them yourself?
  11. Jim Patrick Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Dave, I have to agree with everyone else. Great job! Look forward to seeing more from you.

    Jim Patrick
  12. thegoodsgt Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Dave, nice work, particularly on the way you composed the vignette. Flesh tones look good too!
  13. Larry R New Member

    Dave, simply oustanding from figure to groundwork!
  14. amherbert Member

    Hi Dave.

    Sweet work!
    Very striking and well done.

    Thanks for showing it to us.
    Andy
  15. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Joe

    in answer to your question the front leg is pinned all the way to the inner body of the horse the rear actually has one leg touching the fence to steady it...

    the kit itself is very well cast and fits pretty well too, as is always expected the horse need a bit of filler for the two halves but the figure is in only 4 main parts, Torso and legs, arms and head...

    Dave
  16. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Damn that's a nice piece
  17. Ernest A Fixture

    Country:
    Venezuela
    The composition for this figure is great! maybe you need a litle bit more highlights and shadows over the red color.....the horse is really well done and the terrain is superb

    Keep the good work

    ER
  18. KeithP Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Just great! Thanks for the tips. I just dug out my old paasche air brush!

    Keith
  19. Patrick Kirk New Member

    Dave,
    Thanks for the tips on horse painting...I'll give it a try...
    Red is a tough color to pull off, and I think you did a great job!

    All the best

    Patrick

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