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WIP European Knight 1350's

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Alex M., Apr 13, 2015.

  1. Alex M. Active Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Hello fellow planeteers!

    It's been a while since I've posted anything, and really, since I've worked on anything. I dug this bad boy out of the stash and got to work after our club meeting on Sunday. So far, I've done the face, hair and chainmail, all a bit of an experiment...

    C&C most welcome!

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  2. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Very nice start Alex.
    The face and mail are looking really good... maybe a deeper couple of washes on the hair but it's hard to tell from the pics.

    Lots of different materials and textures to play with here. I look forward to seeing how you handle them.

    You were true to your word and got to the bench last night after the meeting... you get an extra cookie.

    No slacking off now!

    Colin
  3. Alex M. Active Member

    Country:
    Canada
    I'm not sure about the hair, the picture is a little washed out, but I think you're right...I'll revisit it tomorrow. I did learn that I do not like Vallejo smoke today...it's not the same as Tamiya at all...
  4. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    It's very thick, needs to be thinned out a ton. Takes some getting used to
  5. Alex M. Active Member

    Country:
    Canada
    I ended up using it, thinned to hell, with reaper black ink mixed in to glaze over the chainmail.
  6. sd0324 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Strong work so far Alex, I like this one.



    Steve Deyo
  7. Alex M. Active Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanks Steve! It was one I overlooked for a long time, but it's really a gorgeous figure!
  8. lancelot Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    An old, but still a very nice figure from pegaso. The face is itself very well. I 'm curious to see how it goes.
  9. merlino Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Italy
  10. Richard Baxter A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    What figure is it? Nice work so far.
  11. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    The face is fantastic, love your style.
  12. tiberius57 A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Nice start Alex! (y)
    Will follow closely!
    Cheers.
    Zeno :)
  13. bwildfong Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Liking it so far, boss - really like the way you've rendered the blondish hair, never an easy shade to get right, at least in my experience, but you've nailed it.

    Cheers,

    Brian
  14. Alex M. Active Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanks for the kind words everyone! It's an older Pegaso figure, the box art didn't really do some of the details justice, but I was really happy with it once I started cleaning it up. No progress tonight, but I'm hoping to get more done on Thursday....
  15. Alex M. Active Member

    Country:
    Canada
    I managed to get a little more work in tonight - the blue is not making me happy at all - It's a mix of intense blue, and dark prussian blue, but it has that glossiness to it, that makes painting it harder...Highlight with a little ice yellow, shaded with adding some Andrea blue set 2nd Shade, and black for the deepest. I've also glazed in some violet to the darker transitions of the blue...Any tips would be appreciated..I'm having a really hard time getting happy with it...

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  16. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Doesn't look too glossy really... though I'm not seeing the same thing you are. Once you get a glossy base coat it's near impossible to repair without a matt varnish. You should've grabbed a bottle of matt medium on Sunday... I put it in almost every mix, especially blues, greens and reds.

    I think it looks pretty good except for the likeness to Vancouver Canucks colours :wtf:

    Colin
  17. Alex M. Active Member

    Country:
    Canada
    I find it's just got a sheen that makes seeing shadows/highs tougher....I'm gonna matt varnish the hell out of it before I do the plates.
  18. Akritas Active Member

    Country:
    Cyprus
    Very nice work

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