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WIP Critique First Acrylics attempt

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Ron Tamburrini, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Guys this is a first attempt at acrylics on the uniform,
    It is quite a small figure as busts go these days and was what was left of the cash at Euro and didn't cost much hence the experimenting.

    It a two part casting ,bust with a separate plume so a quick set up.
    one of the parts were missing thankfully the smaller of the two which I still have to make.
    That would have made an interesting open the box

    Attached Files:

  2. Mariner Active Member

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    Canada
    Beautiful job, Ron, especially the transitions in his face.
    Mary
  3. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    Sorry to disappoint Mary but the face is still in oils :)
  4. sam b Well-Known Member

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    Nice one Ron you've done a good job . I only really paint in acrylics but I know if I tried the switch it would be no where as good as this !!! so well done mate (y)
    Sam
  5. Paul Kernan A Fixture

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    Canada
    Nice one, Ron. I haven't had much brush time lately....life getting in the way of things;) But I do have a Historex bust on the desk that I have been doing the same acrylic thing as you. Even trying NMM on the helmet. Fun but I'm still an oil guy(y)

    Paul
  6. Mariner Active Member

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    Ha ha, Ron, see - it's so good I was fooled(y)
  7. housecarl A Fixture

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    Nothing wrong with that Ron. I can't see anything wrong with using both mediums, if it gets the job done.
    Carl.(y)
  8. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    I'll always be an oily guy Paul ! :lol:

    Thanks for the feedback
  9. Gellso A Fixture

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    Looks like you got the technique of acrylics nailed mate. looks very good.
  10. DEL A Fixture

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    Scotland
    'I'll always be an oily guy'..........no I'll resist the obvious.:whistle:
    Great effort Ron, first time as well...excellent.
    Cheers
    Derek
  11. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Great stuff Ron,i think you have done a very good job for a first attempt,i like the lepoard skin on the helmet as well.

    Ron,what make is this ?,i'm very paticular about buying napoleonic subjects,but this looks a nice bust from the pictures

    Well done mate,lovely base as well. (y)(y)(y)(y)(y)

    Brian
  12. megroot A Fixture

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    Netherlands
    I see nothing to be ashamed off.
    Everything looks good.
    Hope you stay with the oils.
    Oilman are going to vanish.:mad:

    marc
  13. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    This one won't vanish, well not yet any way :lol:
  14. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    Hi Brian
    It is a Des models figure, a french company they were up in the balcony at Euro and I didn't notice them till near the end of the show.

    It is a bit of a strange bust some what thin in places but has some good redeeming qualities,the detail on the helmet is first class and the face is good also' albeit a little thin and sharp in features compared to most of the stuff now, the eye detail could be better but still a good little bust for around twenty quid :)
  15. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    Hi Grant

    It is thanks to yourself that I got some of the technique down.
    thanks again for your help.

    Ps did you get my PM
  16. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    First time as well! I didn't get an excellent for some things , more like is that all your gonna do :lol::lol::lol:
  17. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    I think it turned out great!

    Is the NMM on the helmet done in acrylics as well? If so, I'd love a brief overview of the process you used as the brass on the helmet looks awesome!!!!:notworthy:

    Great work
    Colin
  18. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Colin Thanks for the comments

    The helmet is done in printers ink and Sepia oil paint, undercoated with humbrol sand applied with an airbrush. I just added more sepia to the mix for the shading of the scull section of the helmet, the top section IE the metal comb has a lot of detail engraved so I darkened down the metal mix about 50/50 and when dry went back over picking up the highs.
    When all was dry I gave it a quick blast of games work shop varnish the aerosol stuff, this brings out the luster of the oils in the mix and ties everything together .
  19. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks for the info Ron (y)


    Brian :)
  20. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Thanks for that explaination, that makes that technique a little more clear for me. Again it looks great!

    Thanx

    Colin

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