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Completed Critique CUSTER (Hornet 54mm)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Robert Jan de Wit, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. Robert Jan de Wit Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Hello all,
    I just finished this figure from Hornet of George Armstrong Custer.
    Painting was done with Humbrols.
    Groundwork is Magic Sculpt, some little stones and grass from Fredericus Rex.

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    Hope you like it.
    kind regard,
    Robert Jan
  2. sam b Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Nice work Robert
  3. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Love the figure, love the groundwork.
    Carl.
  4. eas6644 Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Great job especially on the groundwork. What did you use for the groundwork? One thing though. Custer and the 7th Cav did not bring along their sabers to the Litle Big Horn.
    Ed
  5. eas6644 Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Never mind..you said Magic Sculpt. Really nce work there.
    Ed
  6. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Nice work Robert my only critique would be the hair colour.


    Cheers David
  7. Jim Patrick Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Classy job on a classic figure. I do agree with David on the hair though (I understand why you painted this so bright). If you painted in Humbrols, as you stated, it's not too late to tweak it. Toning it down with some ochres and yellowish-browns can still be done. (y)
    Jim Patrick
  8. Robert Jan de Wit Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Thank you all guys!
    I was aware of the fact they didn't wore their sabers, but I did'nt want to convert this classic figure.
    I am not an good photographer..the lighting has washed out all the contrast in his hair.
    In reality there are more browns and contrast in it.

    thanks again,
    Robert Jan
  9. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Very nice work Robert.

    marc
  10. MasterGunns New Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent figure, but historically inaccurate. Not only did the Seventhleave their sabers behind, LtCol Custer also had his signature "locks" cropped prior to taking to the field. Perhaps using this figure to represent someone other than Custer at another action would be more historically accurate.


    MasterGunns
  11. elvis A Fixture

    very nice work ciao from Luca
  12. sarouman A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Hello Robert
    Very good topic to a hero as the Custer!!
    However according to the other friend that hair definitely should not be so yellow, perhaps with some waches with dark brown to what was realistic!
    Bravo!!!

    Alexandros
  13. Robert Jan de Wit Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Thanks guys!

    greets,
    RJ

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