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WIP DML 1/16 Screaming Eagle

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by gothicgeek, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Hi again :)

    this is my next Injection plastic project. mostly i have carved out undercuts, re-scored seams and generally tried to sweeten this up.

    added MS hair and seperated the trigger finger. Did a bit on the face to try and improve the constipated look and make it a bit more of a "war face" .... hmmm

    Oh and it has really tiny feet!

    some pictures of the preparation......

    top is a finished ammo pouch below OOB


    Left OOB and right after some knife work :)


    Hair and undercoat on!


    First paint down on face, lots still to do :)


    As always please feel free to comment, crit or correct


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  2. housecarl A Fixture

    He looks better for his coiffure, great start Mark.
  3. pmfs A Fixture

    Hi Mark,

    I like very much the wat you sculpt the hair. Nice face:)
  4. Barke02 Active Member

    Hi Mark,
    First up I'd say well done for not going down the moey option.

    I know that there are some of us are primarily modellers who like to dabble in history, and there are some of us are puritan historians who like to dabble in modelling. Most of us probably fit somewhere in the middle, and quite rightly so. A moey with this model jump suit would have limited just who it was meant to be (for the puritans!)

    I can't believe Dragon didn't give the option of a M1 helmet with this kit! The only option in this scale is the (now out of production?) Warriors resin one.

  5. Rob Brown Member

    mark, you are the man!
  6. JasonB A Fixture

    I have also worked on this figure and you are doing a great job.Two things I would suggest. One, add some length to his boots, they gave him some TINY feet. Second, I think the rifle would look a little more natural if it were leaning a bit in the other direction (top leaning inward), but thats just a personal preference. I also thought it was a bit chintzy of them not to include a helmet.

    Good Work!

    EDIT:I missed that you noticed the feet. D'OH
  7. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    OhMa'Gosh . . I almost missed this one. . .


    I have this figure and was just looking at the head the other day. You
    solved the part of the head, that I thought was the main problem. To me
    the piece that is provided to represent the Mohawk hair. . . ah "style" (eh,
    not the best word, but I need a nudder cup of coffee; it is early here in the
    plains state) just doesn't work.

    And the hair you've added really looks so good. From the close up of the
    face after you applied the base coats, I can definitely see that you add a lot
    of tones and colours that go beyond what we usually think of as flesh tones.

    Wow, every time I look at your WIP pix of these 120mm/1:16th figures
    you're doing, I learn so much. I don't mean to gush so. . . but for me
    personally, the time you take to shoot and post the WIP/SBS pictures really
    help me a lot to have a better understanding of what the possibilities are.

    Thanks a bunch, Maestro amigo

  8. tonydawe A Fixture

    Hi Mark,

    I did this DML/ Dragon figure some time ago, and it ended up in my reject box. You've made some great modifications and really elevated this to another level. The subtle changes to the face and hair really domake all the difference. Can't wait to see you paint the rest of him.
  9. 1969 A Fixture

    This looks like the start of another geat figure mate, i really like what you can achieve with a stock figure and transform it into a quality piece.

  10. rej Well-Known Member

    Looking very good with your updates Mark!!!

    Ray ;)
  11. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Carl ... Cheers! :)

    Pedro .... Thank you! :)

    Jon .... thanks :) yeah the hair was the only option. Strange that dragon missed a lid for this guy :(

    Rob .... :)

    Jburch .... thanks :) yeah the feet! unless i can scrounge a new pair of boots these stay :( and the gun is now bonded to the hands so it's staying as is :) DOH!

    Rick ..... Thank you! Glad you like it :) i sometimes wonder if doin WIP pics is actually of any use to anyone but me ( i so spot the errors at these magnifications ) .... :)

    Tony! ... Thank you! this figure is a bit of a stinker but i decided i really wanted to have a go with what was in the box. it might end up defenestrated yet :)

    Steve ... Many thanks :)

    Ray ... Thanks again! :)

    Parallel painting ...........

    I have been playing about with face painting and did another head at the same time as the DML one. These both use exactly the same palette and mixes and essentially the same stages/layering .... still lots to do on both but i plan on half a bottle of wine next so it will have to wait ;)

  12. ubbi Active Member

    very beautiful painting on the faces

    cheers stefano
  13. housecarl A Fixture

    Like your style Mark. Who makes the SS Dude?
  14. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Stefano ... many thanks :)

    Carl ... thanks:) the SS dude is an older ( i think ) Verlinden Bust 1025. i just liked the face :)

    Minor update as i've started blocking the uniform in. Finished the flesh areas on the face and just a bit more work to do on the hair

    Massive picture!

  15. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Uniform ....

    still a long way to go, but it's starting to show off the folds and creases now :)

  16. theseeker Member

    Looking great! I have the warriors version and I too was planning on adding some hair. That mohawk is terrinle.
  17. pmfs A Fixture

    Hi Mark,

    looks fantastic:)
  18. unknown01 New Member

    Great progress, Mark.
    Your skin tone is very beautiful and realistic.
    The pace of the making was also becoming speedy, wasn't it?
    I'd like to see development next to the early times.

  19. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Rocky ... Many thanks. :)

    Pedro .... Thank you! :)

    Mitsutaka .... Many thanks! i did not take many pictures of the early painting. :(

    Transitions, Transitions!!

    have been working on the transitions unsuprisingly ;) still a long way to go with tidying it up and yet more transitions :)

    For information uniform colours....

    Base AV Green Ochre
    1st Shade Base + AV Eng. Uniform
    2nd Shade AV Eng. Uniform

    1st High Base + AV Deck Tan
    2nd High AV Deck Tan

    A bit of a challenge i thought, getting the Transition through 3 colours. Yeah right! what an idiot! the Patches took 5 mins ( 3 shades of green )

    Doh! ( slaps forehead! )


  20. tissibzh Active Member

    the parallel painting on the faces is fabulous
    go on, it's always a great pleasure to see such a smooth work

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