Completed English civil war bust

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Ron Tamburrini, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Found this little guy lurking under a pile of other figures at Sword and Lance,
    turns out he was a prisoner of war in Carl Bartons grey army and had obviously seen some earlier action.
    So a very modest ransom was agreed with Carl and he was bundled into the boot of my car along with all the loot that messers Mitchell and the Snad had amassed and hastened back to the :cool: lands of the north where he was scrubbed up and repainted " the figure not Carl I hasten to add"
    So he is now a prisoner in Bonnie Scotland . View attachment 94249 IMG_5496.JPG IMG_5499.JPG IMG_5502.JPG IMG_5490.JPG IMG_5495.JPG
  2. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Nice work Ron, on the painting as well as the humanitarian releasing of a POW.
    I'm also working on one of Mr. Barton's ex. prisoners. ;)

    Roger
  3. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I do believe he takes lots of prisoners:)
  4. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great to see this given a new lease of life north of the border.;)
    Hope you enjoyed the painting, as much as he did his liberation.
    Carl.(y)
  5. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Carl
    Tried some new ideas with the paint up , change off tack on the metals and base coated with G/W new range of old paints in a new wrapper ;)
  6. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nice ron,i rocognise the piece now after you told me about it folowing S+L,this is one of the better civil war sculpts i've seen,sculpted by dave maddox and the late roy hunt,i love the way you handled the buff jacket and the helmet,very nice mate (y)
    Is the base one of your own ?

    Brian
  7. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Glad you like it Brian ,it was a nice easy paint and had know idea who the sculptor was ,I think he had been a prisoner of Carls for some time and may even have been tortured :LOL:
    Yes the base is one of my own.

    Ron
  8. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Ron , what a beautiful work on this guy.
    I really like how you painted the face , the fleshtones are great and the blending between the lights and shadows are superb.
    Congrats on your "humanitarian" rescue.
    :)
  9. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    A great sculptor who was taken from this world so early,he won the Best of Show at euro in 2007 i think,the piece was fantastic,a little japenese girl with tricycle following Hiroshima,how very sad we did not get to see more of his work,i think at some point i must have this piece in my collection,and we mus'nt forget dave maddox,another great sculptor and figure painter,you have a unique piece there ron,congratulations on a great job and well worth the £10.00 you paid carl (y).

    Brian
  10. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I believe the use of Nitromors is now outlawed by the Geneva Convention. So don't the The Hague.:rolleyes:
    Carl.(y)
  11. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Are you drinking the stuff :eek:
  12. Mike Stevens A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Nicely done Rom.
  13. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I gargle with it Ron, good for the breath.:censored:
    Carl.
  14. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Ron, nicely finished, I like what you did with the metals.

    Dave
  15. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks For the comments Guys
    Roger
    Carl
    Daniel
    Mike S
    Dave M A little change in direction re the metals after some tips passed on from Brian Snaddon
  16. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Great paintwork on this one.
    Like it.

    marc
  17. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Cheers Marc
  18. BESPJL Active Member

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hi,
    great painting.(y)
    Have you pianted him in acrylics or oils?
    If acrylics what did you use for the buff jacket?

    cheers :)
  19. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    thanks for the comments Paulo.
    It is mainly oils ie face the Jacket was undercoated with Citadel Balor Brown which is really a buff colour then Highlighted with Gold ocher oils and a little white, the shadows were raw umber and Gold ocher .

    Ron

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