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WIP Feeling my way with a Verlinden USAAF Pilot

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by trickydicky, Jun 4, 2020.

  1. trickydicky Member

    Am a general modeler ,but going down the road of figures For a change. Got this bust to practice on done eyes for a start any gentle probing would be apreciated.
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  2. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Excellent work Richard, really is. They're completely round and the colours are spot on. Any criticism would be mega hyper over the top. A super job there. You won't be able to paint those teeth any smaller though...;)
  3. khollar Well-Known Member

    Great start on this, Richard. Keep at it!

  4. Henkm Well-Known Member

    Paint the rest to the same standard and it will be an amazing figure.
  5. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

    Great job so far, Richard - the way you've painted the eyes is far better than the original VP box art photo.
    Good Luck with his choppers though, as BP says above. They look like the keys of a NAAFI piano...…..
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  6. Ferris A Fixture

    Great job on the eyes. Much better than the box art indeed.

    Make sure you keep the teeth rather dark, e.g. By mixing quite a bit of burnt umber with white. The box art is a textbook example of how NOT to do it...with pure white.

    Looking forward to your progress.

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  7. trickydicky Member

    As thread suggests i am trying to find a technique good for me. HAVE laid some lights on nose and shadow on side,hope it's going in the right direction. Any feedback would be appreciated.
    Ta Richard

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  8. Henkm Well-Known Member

    Works for me.
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  9. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

    Looks pretty good to me, Richard. The subtle highlights on the nose are good & well blended, resisting the temptation to make them even lighter at this stage is difficult, but if you’re happy with them then leave well alone!
    The eyes look excellent, & this is becoming a face with more character than the sculptor probably intended.

    Keep at it, & looking forward to seeing your next instalment!
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  10. trickydicky Member

    Done a little more hope I'm going in right direction.


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  11. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

    Looks great, Richard. You’ve toned down the teeth a bit, so they don’t look so prominent - good idea.
  12. trickydicky Member

    Thanks for all the comments ,
  13. Nap A Fixture

    Hi there TD

    So good to have you posting mate .....this is coming on well

    Agree with Chris's comments ref teeth ....looks good ...and not an advert for a toothpaste

    Look forward to more on this from your bench

    Happy benchtime

  14. trickydicky Member

    Working loosely off this picture from internet uncanny likeness


    Laid colours highs and lows to do on hat

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  15. trickydicky Member

    Uncanny likeness
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  16. Dolf Active Member

    Lol... Yes you're right!
    Funny, some people were commenting about the Bust teeth, but it would seem that the real pilot on the picture has even larger teeth :LOL:

    You're doing a great work, definitely going in the right direction IMHO! (y)

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  17. Nap A Fixture

    Hi Richard

    Good reference picture to have , it certainly does look like him

    Nice to see updates on this coming along nicely

    I find once you have painted the surround of the face in this case the helmet it will bring the fleshwork even more out

    Happy benchtime

  18. trickydicky Member

    Hi all sorry for no recent pics or progress, as i suffer from carpel tunnel.The last two weeks its been hard to hold a brush, hope to back in the seat this weekend, hope all going well
  19. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Well well! I take it all back about the teeth! :facepalm: That bloke had a real set of Hampsteads on him.

    You are doing very well with this. Chris is 100% spot on - avoid the temptation to 'over paint' things. You must be happy with this so far though. Sorry to see you struggle with such a debilitating wrist condition.
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  20. Nap A Fixture


    No probs Richard , as and when

    Look forward to updates

    Happy benchtime


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