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Completed Critique finished Pegaso knight of Christ

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Meehan34, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Here is a wonderful figure from Pegaso I have finished. He is the first 75mm figure I have done and I kind of like the size. I am still partial to the 90mm figures but there are too many great figures in the 75mm size not to paint. I post this for your critique and comments no matter how harsh. If you see something wrong or bad please tell me about it. If something is particularly nice tell me that too. My skin is unusually thick thanks to Guy and Steve's honesty. I do understand the photo's are not that great but I can't paint those better.

    Thanks for your input

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  2. Steve Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Good job on that always-interesting black, Mike. You get better with each figure. Thanks for posting!
  3. Guy A Fixture

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    United-States
    Having seen this in person the photos do not do it justice. My only comment (I can remember this late) was to bring up a dusting of weathering from the bottom of the tunic and have it become less and less as he moves up toward the belt.

    Great figure Mike and I agree with Steve.....you get better and better and grow with each figure.
  4. mil-mart A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Mike, great painting, especially like the aged metal work look on the helmet and axe. Nice work on the shield , did you consider giving it some battle damage. Many thanks for showing. (y)

    Cheers Ken
  5. megroot A Fixture

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    Netherlands
    Very good work Mike,
    Black and white are the toughest colors to paint.

    Marc
  6. Marcel Active Member

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    Spain
    Great paintwork Mike!

    Marcel.
  7. housecarl A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Great renditioning of the metals.
    Carl.
  8. John Bowery A Fixture

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    United-States
    Mike,
    I echo all the above. great figure.
    Cheers,
    John
  9. Meehan34 A Fixture

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    United-States
    Fellas, I really appreciate the responses. Per Guy's instructions I am planning to add some weathering to him, we actually talked it over a couple of weeks ago I just get wrapped up in the figure I am working on at the moment and never seem to get around to doing additional things to "finished" figures. The battle damage is a very good point, when I started this figure I wanted to make him more "Euro" in style, clean and crisp (if that makes sense). But when I turned to the metal I realized that this is not my style, so I heavily aged the Helmet and axe. This now leaves a void of weathering on the rest of the figure that must be dealt with. So to make a long story longer, yes you are very correct, battle damage is badly needed on the sheild and I plan to add. I was afraid to add it without a second opinion (thanks Ken for the 2nd opinion).

    Thank you again!
  10. John Belcher A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hello Mike,very nice work.I especially like the aged metal effects.I have just started work on the same figure.early stage yet,so nice to see your version.Look forward to see the battle damage to the shield.(y)

    Regards,John
  11. george carr New Member

    Country:
    England
    george carr thanks for replying to my message mike just had a look at some of your work its certainly something for me to strive to ill take on board some f your suggestions and hope to come up with a few decent pieces ill start with an easy task like last stand at gandamak ? if only once again thanks mike george
  12. kansas kid Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    A very dramatic and intense pose. . .

    Hi Mike:

    This figure IMHO, is a good choice, because of the dramatic slant and lean of
    the figure, there is a lot of drama here, lots of anxiety and foreboding as to
    what will happen next. I agree with Mil-mart Ken, that it would be
    nice to see some visual damage on the shield. But honestly, my man,
    that is such a minor consideration as I look at the really fine work
    done here. Congrats on a well done presentation. Simple by design, but that
    does not mean that simple is easy. A good editor to cut away the needless
    chaff is what is required. And you've got it in spades.

    jaybird
  13. Meehan34 A Fixture

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    United-States
    Rick my man, you see it. I want your opinion on what I plan to do. Behind him I am planning to put a stand of grass base wide with just a part where he has run through. A total sneak attack. The poor sap he is about to get is not my problem, let someone else paint the blood.
  14. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hello again, Mike. Re the grasses in the rear. . .

    Hi Mike:

    Well, I'm glad I came back to this thread once more, or I would not have seen
    your question. After reading that you're considering adding grasses in the
    back of the base — as if he has just passed thru them — I went back to
    page one to look at the pictures again. I like the idea and think you can pull
    it off. I'm not sure my next thought is one that is important. . . so take it with
    a grain of salt, so to speak. You may want to consider the total "volume" of
    those grasses in terms of the space they occupy, so they don't overpower
    the main element in this composition, which of course, is the figure. So he
    doesn't get "lost in the woods" like Hansel and Gretel. . . and without a crum.

    But I'm not sure that point is really valid. It may not make any difference
    how much of the grasses/weeds you "plant". The figure is dynamic and may
    carry the day, . . . and the scene quite easily, without any problem. So give
    it a go, mate. (y)(y)

    Jaybird

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