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ECW Finished Conversion

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Figure Mad, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Guys

    Here is the finished bust at last, your comments are always welcome

    Dave

    [IMG]
  2. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Fantastic work Dave. I like what you have done alot.
  3. Kisifer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Indeed a great piece of work Dave. Simply amazing.

    Xenofon
  4. Angaliel A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    I love it !!!!!!

    JP
  5. Jason W. Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Wonderful work, Dave!
  6. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Dave, Your bust looks great. I must admit at first I thought why is he taking the head off of such a great bust? Now I see. Hopefully the finished bust looks like what you imagined.~Gary
  7. John Long Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent work Dave. I really like what you've done here. As you know, I have the same type subject going in 54mm. I've learned a bit about the period as I've worked through my own project. Your project has given enthusiasm to do another ECW in the future.
  8. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Dave, what a beauty! The details are fantastic, The blue sash is a perfect compliment to the ochre of the shirt. What can I say, REALLY fun piece!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  9. ajthomas Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Absolutely fantastic work Dave - well done !!!

    Do you mind me asking.... what process and colors (brands) did you use to do the Armor - it's extremely realistic.

    Congrats and thanks,

    Adam.
  10. CorySF Guest

    Dave,
    That is one nice piece of work! What figure did you use for the conversion?

    God Bless
    Cory
  11. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Fantastic painting my friend!!!!
    My compliments
    christos
  12. MAB Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Hi Dave
    Much Beautiful These Scrath and also the Paint .
    Compliments .......
    MAB :D
  13. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks guys

    I am more than pleased with this piece, its turned out way better than I expected, I put it down to my enthusiasm for it, it just kept getting bigger, again thanks for the compliments....

    Adam, I dont know if the paints are available where you are, but the main base colour was done with an Alcad metallic colour, Steel. this has to be used through an airbrush, its mostly used by aircraft modellers....

    I started off with a undercoat of black and white fading from black at the bottom to white at the top, again with an airbrush on all metal parts, then three light coats of the Alcad, as this keeps a slight visual aspect of the base coat, then when it was dry, I used and matt black enamel on totally knackered old no.2 brush and stippled from the bottom up, making sure not to go to heavy, that way it keeps a little of the steel shine coming through the paint. then a bit of dirtying up with black and dark leather acrylics and highlights with some printers ink silver.....

    I have to say that I did try this method and many others on plasticard sheet before hand so I made sure it came out the way I wanted

    I hope this helps

    Hi Rory, I used the head from the Pagan Art Miniatures Buccaneer bust, I have added the other threads with the SBS on them for you...

    Dave

    http://www.planetfigure.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22386
    http://www.planetfigure.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22568
  14. Instructorrob Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Dave,

    You've done a fantastic job on this one.
    Looks very life-like.

    The metals have come out great, by the way.

    Robert
  15. ajthomas Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks for the tip Dave. I actually have nearly all the Alclad range from back in my Aircraft modelling days. I've thought about giving these a try, now I know that they work - and work quite well. I'll have to look into giving them a shot.

    Thanks,

    Adam.
  16. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Absolutely beautiful my friend
  17. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Dave,

    Extremely well done. I love it when i saw it for the first time.
    But you got to shorten that noseprotection.

    marc
  18. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Guys

    Thanks again for all the appreciation of this piece, I cant wait to get it to the AMSS in March......:D

    Hi Marc - I dont think I will be cutting it any shorter than it is mate, as I think its about right, here is a picture of the real helmet

    Dave

    [IMG]
  19. kevin Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Hi dave Just to say WoW!!!! Hope to see this and you at the Aldershot Show if you are going in a couple of weeks

    Kevin
  20. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Kevin

    Thanks very much mate, good to hear from you again, unfortunately I cant make Aldershot this year, as I have family gathering that day, but no doubt there will be a couple from welling going, hope to see you at ours and any others shows that are on, are you going to MK this weekend...?

    Dave

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