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Finishing "The last of the Mohicans"

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by John Bowery, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Dear Members,
    This is the completion of the model and all comments are welcome and asked for.

    I was trying to decide on how to display him, whether on a large overcropping or not. Then I found this photo on the Last of the Mohican website from the movie locations.
    mohicanwaterfall1edt.JPG

    Loved this photo, so picked out this Thomas base I had on hand
    mohican 005edt.jpg

    Then modified it to fit the scene.
    mohican 006edt.jpg mohican 007edt.jpg

    I used a large tree trunk at the rear to suggest large trees in the forest. Then added scrub trees growing.
    mohican 008edt.jpg mohican 009edt.jpg
    mohican 010edt.jpg mohican 011edt.jpg
    mohican 012edt.jpg

    The bottom of the jacket has a little more weathering on than the photo's are showing. I used pastels for the weathering. Both on the figure and the moccasins and the base to tie the figure to the base.
    I have since added more frothing to the tops of the waterfalls since taking these photo's.
    All in all, I am happy with the results. Thanks to all who replied with advice to my prior post.

    All comments welcome and thanks for taking the time to look.
    Cheers
    John
  2. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hello

    Great paintjob!
    The groundwork are very well done.

    Regards from Portugal
    Pedro
  3. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Pedro,
    Thanks for looking and the compliment.
    Cheers,
    John
  4. Tommi A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi John

    Very nice work on both the groundwork and figure, I like the breakdown you have shown on the constuction of the basework, I watched the movie again last week,
    Nice work
    Tommi
  5. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Lovely work John. Something to be proud of.
  6. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    This turned out just great John, and the base complimented the whole atmosphere!! Welldone..........

    Ray ;)
  7. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    John that base just sets him off! Well done!

    Jay H.
    OKc
  8. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    You've given me some ideas for a Rogers' Rangers vignette I'm about to begin, thanks. Great job on this piece.
  9. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Fantastic work on both the figure and the base John.
  10. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    lovely little piece.

    All ties in together, composition, colours, ground work.

    excellent stuff

    cheers
  11. Sirrius Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Beautiful John, just beautiful, you got the atmosphere of the wanted scene....

    Cheers,

    Nick
  12. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Nice work my friend, and you paid a lot of work on the scenery, which is something i respect a lot . Congratulations

    Costas
  13. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    fantastic!

    Grreat work on both the figure & groundwork John :cool:

    Roger.
  14. ubbi Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Lovely work really !! Compliments !!

    Stefano
  15. Hardy Guest

    Beautiful work. Hardy
  16. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I was wondering what type of base you were going to pace this figure on and i think you made the right choice,great figure and basework.

    Steve
  17. Cvikings67 Member

    Country:
    United-States
    John, I really like this.
    What's the process for using pastels for weathering? And what are the best kind of pastels to use? I'm doing a Rommel and thought about using pastels for the sand on the overcoat. Chris
  18. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Excellent work, both the base that is awesome work and a great painted figure.

    Mar
  19. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Tommi, Tony, Ray, Jay, Matthew, Guy, Jamie, Nick, Costas, Roger, Stefano, Hardy, Steve, Chris, Marc.
    Thanks for the many wonderful comments and glad that you liked him. This was a fun figure to do and something I had thought about doing for a long time.
    Thank you all for looking.

    Tommi: Glad that you liked the breakdown of reconstructing the base.

    Matthew: Glad that it gave you some ideas for you to digest.

    Costas: I took some hints from your great groundworks and thank
    you for all your tips.

    Chris: The pastels I used were from Tamiya and I used both the
    sand and mud. I scraped some of the colour with a toothpick
    to loosen it up and then used an old stubby brush and dabbed
    the colour on and also brushed it on with a better soft flat
    brush. Blew off the loose and then redid some areas. If you
    dont like it you can wash it off with water and a drop of
    dishwash liquid.

    Cheers
    John
  20. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Very nice work on the figure and groundwork John.

    David

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