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Diorama in progress and a painting question...

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Milorg, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. Milorg Member

    Country:
    Norway
    Diorama finished 18/1-09

    Hello

    Posta a couple of in progress pictures of my latest diorama. The base, cart and tank is almost done and I'm on with the figures and the.....oxe, and thats my question, I want to paint the oxe black but have no idea on how to do this the best way.
    I guess I can use the same methods for painting a black horse so any help on this (i.e links to articles) would be most appreciated.

    All the best

    Per Olav

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    And here he is, its from MK35 with some scratch harness..
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  2. jjgurk Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Per Olav, another great dio in the works. Been following your progress over on MIGS website. Anyhow, I asked my wife who is a horse person, she owns and boards them. She basically told me a black horse, well..... should be painted black. If I were using oils I'd probably go with a combination of Mars black, Ivory black, and Blue black. As far as the oxe goes, wish I could help but we don't own any of those!
  3. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Great work Per Olav,
    I've met you at Eindhoven but we didn't had the chance to speak to eachother.
    Now i have seen your dio's in reallity i can say that the picture's are awesome but the real stuff is amazing.

    Marc
  4. Paccus New Member

    Country:
    Sweden
    This is really nice Per Olav. I love these kind of dull scenes, which help to get a more dramatic feeling over it without showing any action.
    Great figures too. Are the sitting one your own work ?

    Regarding the oxe, I would go for a rather dark brown-black colour.

    BUT.......one thing that disturbs me is the colour of the frame. Takes way too much attention from the scene. I'd go for a more neutral colour like dark grey or black. The only colourfull thing should be the shrine-figure in the wagon (which is a really nice touch).

    Regards / Mattias Larsson, Sweden
  5. Markus Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Wow Per Olaf, that is an absolute cracker !!! Can`t await to see it finished.

    Take care,
    Markus
  6. Joe Hudson Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Per Olav,

    Really a nice looking scene. I really love the look of the snow and the seated figure. Do you paint in oils or acrylics? I would paint the ox with an undercoat of burnt umber acrylic and then use oils over the top. I would take Mars black and burnt umber oils and put on the ox and then wipe away the rest, kinda of like staining it. This will help give it a sheen. I would then highlight and shade the ox with oils. I hope this helps.

    Joe
  7. ilija Member

    Excellent job....
    my compliments...
  8. IIICorps Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I agree. The vignette makes an excellent statement without the figures or the ox.

    :)
  9. Milorg Member

    Country:
    Norway
    Thanks guys!

    jjgurk, Mattias and Joe thanks for your tips regarding painting the oxe, I will try using the oils you suggested. The sitting figure is from The Body, slightly modified and with a new head from Hornet

    Ilia, IIIcorps and Markus thanks for your nice words.

    Marc, sorry I didn't recognice you and had the chanse to talk to you in Eindhoven, well maybe next time. Great show btw.

    All the best

    Per Olav
  10. pkw4 Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    One the best dio i've seen
    Raoberto
  11. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Per Olav , beautiful and inspiringwork my friend as always !
    As far as painting iwould suggest the exact same method that Joe descibed . Your snow look is really interesting . Any tips on your method ?

    Best Regards

    Costas
  12. doedskvad Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hi Per Olav!

    You did a really good job so far! I can't wait to see the finished piece.
    And in my opinion you made the most taste- and respectful depiction of a dead body in a diorama I have seen up to this day. Congratulations!

    With the ox I can't help you, I have never painted any animals.
  13. vergilius New Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    amazing dio so far
    hope you get the oxe right
  14. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Excellent constructed diorama sofar! And great looking snowy groundwork.
    Would love to see all the pieces together.

    Marcel.
  15. Milorg Member

    Country:
    Norway
    Thanks a lot guys, your feedback is most appreciated. :)

    Costas, hello buddy!, the snow was made of Andrea snow mixed with white glue and water. I mixed it into a slushy mix and spread it on to the groundwork with an old brush. I made small areas at the time to have better controll. In some areas I sprinkeled on some snow powder to the slush to get a more sparkling effect.

    All the best

    Per Olav
  16. Milorg Member

    Country:
    Norway
    Hello guys
    Well, the oxe is mostly done. A challenging painting project, my first oxe in this scale :). Thanks to Joe for the tips regarding the paint, I must admit though that I besides oils I also used acrylics and airbrush. The "weathering" was done pretty much like on a tank using pigments and washes.

    Now its one to the figures.

    Cheers

    Per Olav

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  17. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Oke,
    Thats it. Gonna collect stamps again...

    Great work Per Olav

    Marc
  18. Milorg Member

    Country:
    Norway
    Hello Guys

    Well, this diorama has come to an end, just some minor touch ups left. Added the third firgure the last minute a figure from the Bravo 6 range.

    Cheers

    Per Olav

    ps, I dont have any title for the dio yet, any toughts? :)

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  19. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Superb piece of work Per Olav!
    Thanks for sharing.

    Regards,
    Marcel.
  20. Ernest A Fixture

    Country:
    Venezuela
    A+ Amazing work !!

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