Completed Critique Crusader

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Ron Tamburrini, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Just about finished this great value bust from Young Miniatures although getting on a bit still a great one for any collection.

    Tried a change of mediums but didn't really work for me ,after a showing at the one of the local tribe gatherings and met with a stoney silence :( I returned home and gave it an acid bath which resulted in what could only be called an unholy bloody mess , or as they say south of the Roman wall in Ayrshire
    thats a moga not sure of that spelling as they do have some strange ways " Bah:eek:
    So after a close call with the rubbish bin this is the result.

    Sprayed with Tamiya xf24 dark grey ,dusted over withxf55 deck tan then overlayed in washes of paynes grey oils ,tunic in Titanium white oils shaded with Paynes grey and sepia cross in Cad red ,sepia shading and cad orange high lights,leathers in are sepia over Tamiya XF78 wooden deck tan
    ala Kagamusha RC technique,Face in oils as usual .mail is oily steel Vallejo with oil washes of sepia and black.
    Concluding if it was a football match then it turned out a lucky draw :D

    IMG_6880.JPG IMG_6892.JPG IMG_6886.JPG IMG_6881.JPG

    Ron
    Aveleira, Tarracus, Christos and 7 others like this.
  2. NickM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Ron, your painting is just brilliant. Nicest rendition I've seen of this figure.
    Lovely job
  3. HIKARU_REMOVED Guest

    Country:
    Japan
    Gorgeous and brilliant!
    I think that yours is a very beautiful work.
    It is a masterpiece.

     HIKARU:)
  4. Tubby-Nuts-REMOVED Guest

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Lovely work!... (saving for reference)!... I do like the, cloak and the sun-burnt, skin tone. Thanks for the break-down of colour mix, very helpful!
  5. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Really nice work Ron

    Steve
  6. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Fantastiqe work on this classic.

    marc
  7. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Looks well Ron.
    Carl.(y)
  8. tiberius57 A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Looks great, Ron! (y)
    Thanks a lot for the break-down of colour mix.
    Helps a lot!
    Cheers,
    Zeno
  9. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    thanx guys for the comments and looking .
    As said before at one point was close to getting back heeled into the bin .
    Still got some tweaking to do and a name plate but should be able to avoid the top shelf ala Euro Militaire :D

    Ron
  10. Gellso A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Looking very nice mate.
  11. Don Well-Known Member

    That is superb Ron much better than the last time. Bet you are glad you listened to those strange folk from Ayrshire (must have been Brian).
    One of your best I think and what a wonderful base you found for him. Must be proud going to the crusade with such a base.

    Don
  12. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Great work as usual with your figures Ron.
    best regards
  13. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Maybe and just maybe all those meetings at Dave's place with you guys is beginning to rub off a wee bitty

    Cheers don , Come sta mio amico "don't answer shit"
  14. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Nicely done Ron,
    Cheers
    John
  15. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    I think you're being a bit too modest Ron. It's a superb rendition of a very popular bust and clearly deserved to be saved from the bin.
  16. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanx Tony
    It was originally painted in Acrylics over G/W chaos black ,I wasn't happy with the outcome as I am an oil painter and my acrylic technique is somewhat shall we say duff budgies :whistle: so i striped it back and was left with a god awful black gunge, thats when it nearly hit the bin:eek: so I suppose it is a mini miracle of a recovery. the only part that survived the acid bath was the face which had been done in oils and the design of the bust allowed that part to be separated so it was off with the head off with the turban and out with the face.:eek:

    Ron
  17. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Looks very good Ron(y)
  18. Tarracus A Fixture

    Love it! ...And the base works particularly well on this bust(y)
  19. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Glad you pulled it back from the brink Ron and did not go to the dark side after all:D

    Cheers Davie
  20. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    It was your doing o master of the oils:)

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