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WIP Critique English Knight 14th century

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Meehan34, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    This is a 90mm kit by Soldiers. I have always wanted to paint this guy and was very surprised at how clean the casting was. It is as good if not better than any Pegaso kit I have painted. I painted him with acrylics, the armor is buffed metal aged with oil. Please let me know what you think good or bad. I appreciate any and all advice.

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  2. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    You're getting the hang of this painting hobby. This must be your best work to date, the deep reds, heraldry and flesh tones are all excellent. Wouldn't mind one of the shield head on, please.
    Carl.
  3. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thank you sir for the kind words. I am pretty pleased with the results and painting the healdry was really fun. Here is a pic of the shield. Thanks again.

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  4. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very Nice indeed!

    Makes me want to paint the figure too!

    Thanks for sharing Mike.

    :)

    Mark
  5. jknaus Active Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Awesome. The reds look so vibrant and the heraldry is excellent.
    James
  6. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent work Mike. I like the red sur-coat as well as the armor. I've never tried the buffed technique.
  7. Mike Stevens A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Looks good Mike. Definitely your best to date!
  8. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    A very beautiful surcoat.
    Red is very gorgeous.
    I think this work enters your best in your best works.
    I liked it very much.
    I congratulate completion.

    Mitsutaka
  9. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks for the shield pic Mike, very well done.
    Carl.
  10. stu A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    That is a lovely bit of painting mike, the reds look just right, well done mate

    Stuart
  11. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Stunning work Mike all the way around.

    marc
  12. Tommi A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Beautiful work mike on a fabulous figure, like the red and the heraldry is good to. I also have one of the first castings of this figure and the matching Scottish knight that goes with it, some of the best casting I have seen.

    Cheers
    Tommi
  13. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Guys thank you so much for the kind words and encouragement.

    Guy, give the buffing a try I think it makes for a very realistic metal finish (afterall it is real metal)

    Tommi; I'm not sure how old mine was. I bought it from Costa's and the box did look pretty old so it may have been an early casting also.

    Thank you again everybody for posting.
  14. Ferris A Fixture

    Wow, you are on a very steep learning curve Mike!
    This looks really excellent!
    I love the burnished metal method of working. Can't get better metallics than that IMO.

    Your photos look a bit faded however; maybe try some other settings on the camera...?

    Cheers,
    Adrian
  15. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Fantastic painting Mike one of your best to date, the figure has a nice aged appearance.
    The red is especially well done .


    Cheers David
  16. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Excellent work Mike..keep it up, you get better with every piece,

    Keith
  17. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Mike,
    Superb rendition. Great shield.
    Cheers
    John
  18. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hi Mike!

    the only thing I want to say about this work is: BRAVO!
    Congratulations Mike, you have done a very good looking job on this figure.(y):)
  19. Paul20100 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    France
    Really excellent.
  20. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thank you guys so much for the very nice words.

    Adrian; My picture taking ability is not the best and I have no idea how to change settings except for the little flower button :) Perhaps I will ask my wife for assistance, but you know where that leads.

    Again thanks so much for the encouragement. I have learned so much from others on these boards through their critiques and advice. Thank goodness it is finally starting to sink in.

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