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Franz Josef I - Black Dog - 75mm

Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by Ferris, Jan 2, 2022.

  1. Ferris A Fixture

    Hi All,

    Here's a piece that I was attracted to for its unusual and well-sculpted sitting pose. Having Austrian roots it seemed a nice and colorful addition to the display cabinet.

    The sculpt is a bit rough, which makes painting challenging in places such as the face and hands. The general surface of the sculpt also needs some smoothing in places. Assembly of the chair needs some good old modelling skills and patience, as the parts of the chair and figure need to be well-alignment. I needed a layer of magic sculpt to make the figure's back sit snugly against the seat's back. So some care is needed but overall this is a very nice figure that I can recommend.

    Painting done with Vallejo acrylics. The pictures gave me some pointers for finishing up, but the overall impression is there. Carpet is a paper item from ETA Diorama (highly recommended for original diorama/groundwork accessories!) laminated with a sheet of plastic, matted down with varnish and shaded with thinned acrylics.

    Regards,
    Adrian

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    gazer, Kaws, Oda and 22 others like this.
  2. Joe55 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Rough figure or not, you did a superb job in this distinguished looking fellow. (y)!
    Happy New Year Adrian!

    Joe
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  3. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Cracking work Adrian.(y)
    Happy new year!

    Pedro.
  4. Cannonball A Fixture

    Great job Adrian. Love the subject and pose of this piece and even allowing for the issues around quality in certain areas on the figure you’ve done a super job. Some great potential in the uniforms of the Hapsburg empire from the period and would love to see some more figures from this era, maybe an Archduke Frank Ferdinand….

    Neal
  5. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I too love the subject matter (being partially Austrian) and have considered this figure. You did a wonderful job despite the issues. Thank you for mentioning the issues BTW.
  6. akaryu PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Belgium
    Nice one!

    Pierre
  7. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States
    Very nicely done Adrian! :)

    Cheers,
    Ken
  8. OldTaff PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Totally agree with everyone else, and it was well worth all the effort, Adrian.

    Alan
  9. Edward A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Great work Adrian - I always enjoy seeing your figures.
  10. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Fantastic work and painted

    Mobo
  11. Giwe Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Beautiful painted!
  12. Ferris A Fixture

    Thank you all for your kind comments and likes. It is always nice to place a finished piece in the display cabinet and post it on PF. Great encouragement to move on to the next one!

    Cheers all
    Adrian
  13. Osebor PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Spain
    Nice tribute to Seine Majestät...
  14. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain

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