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WIP Critique Cuirassier 1812

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

  1. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Looks very good to me Ron,
    If you go for weathering, in this case less is more. Be careful not to lose the fine brushwork you have achieved here.
    Great work Ron.
    Cheers,
    Keith
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  2. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    Second that(y)
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  3. kagemusha A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Thanks for that Steve. I am more comfortable with pastels, as opposed to painted tarnishing, so will go with oils and pastels mate (y)

    Ron
  4. kagemusha A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Thanks for advice and compliments Keith, and agreed on less approach.

    Cheers

    Ron
  5. Gra30 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Hi Rob
    This is superb mate, love it
    Was the breast plate ink, great work and hope all is well
    Very best wishes
  6. kagemusha A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Gra, more at home with Ron tho mate, I get easily confused at my age :LOL:

    All metals are 'Mr Hobby' with usual oil shading. Will return to Vallejo metallics in future as they are far nicer to work with.
    Only use the inks, mixed with oils, for lace or embroidery to get a flatter finish for cloth look.
    Really pleased you like him and will talk as soon as I come off shift.

    Cheers

    Ron
  7. Gra30 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Thanks Ron
    Really sorry, I typed in Ron, oops sorry.
    Lovely as said mate
    Speak soon
    Gra
  8. pgarri27 Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    I like the face. Looks like he is cold, tired and utterly miserable. For me, I would add more weathering and snow, but it looks good like it is.
    Pete
  9. Zastrow.cuirassier A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Your work is wonderfull at all!
    I wanted to buy this bust from Bonaparte but i haven't see it painted.
    You give it life !
    Your work returns well this atmosphere of the retreat of Russia.
    For thee bust, very beautiful, I was a little bit sceptical on the other hand on the helmet.
    Your photos watch that something is above missing!
    [IMG]
    The crest is not complete!
    Something has not to go to this magnificent figurine.
    But your work, another time is wonderful, and with your way of painting , this little sculpture detail is forgotten.

  10. Zastrow.cuirassier A Fixture

    Country:
    France
  11. Tubby-Nuts-REMOVED Guest

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    United-Kingdom
    I bought this Bust!.. and it is lovely!... but I might leave it your a year,.. or Four!:LOL:
  12. Funky50 Guest

    Sometimes less is more as they say ...this looks very good to me as it stands ...I love weathering figures but it is possible to overdo in my eyes....Great job
  13. Funky50 Guest

    Damn it all you've made me want to buy this now...how am I gonna explain that to SWMBO
  14. Gra30 PlanetFigure Supporter

    I have been tempted after seeing this :)
    Ron really has brought this bust to life
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  15. Tubby-Nuts-REMOVED Guest

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    You won it in a 'Raffle',... or it was gifted!... it was really cheap on E-Bay!!:LOL::LOL:.

    Its worth the money!... and possible grief! from your wife,:ROFLMAO:, as there is so much to it, for the price.
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  16. kagemusha A Fixture

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    Thanks Pete, much appreciated.

    Hi Zastrow, and many thanks for your comments and input regarding the missing "Medusa" crest. My research into this revealed that many helmets did not have them as a cost saving.

    Thanks Funky, I do agree that sometimes, less is indeed more. I will be very careful to try and balance any weathering with the already 'dirty' colours I have used. I do feel that a light dust of snow on the high points, as many have suggested, will add an extra dimension.

    Really appreciate that Gra.

    Cheers

    Ron
  17. Kisifer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Very nice work my friend!! I like it a lot.

    Xenofon
  18. kagemusha A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Many thanks Xenofon, and very pleased you like him.

    Ron
  19. Zastrow.cuirassier A Fixture

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    France
    For the mMedusa, do not forget the era, it's was the period (just before russia invasion) when the Empire was as its highest.
    Cuirassier were elite cavalry, regarding this, and the control made by D'Hautpoul of the heavy calvalry, all this regiments were very well equiped.
    It was the only time in the Empire (with the Boulogne Camp) of something like that arrive!
  20. kagemusha A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Many thanks for your explanation Zastrow. I will admit that the net is a minefield of misleading information. I stand corrected and am grateful to you for taking the time to post your reply.

    Regards

    Ron

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