WIP French Infantry 1796 from CGS

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Wings5797, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Hi Guys,
    A superb piece from CGS of a French Infantryman circa 1796 in a very worn out uniform. This was typical for this revolutionary period.
    This bust was a real joy to paint thanks to the awesome sculpt from my good friend Pavol Onecka.
    I have painted this using Windsor Newton oils over an Acrylic base. The pallet that I use has only 5 colours; blue, red, yellow,titanium white and lamp black.
    I hope that you like him.
    Keith

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  2. peedee A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hey there, good job.

    I seem to have seen this before ! ! ! !

    ;);) :):)

    It is by a long way, one of the finest sculptures I have bought.

    I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did.

    Paul.
  3. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Really like that Keith, nice and battle worn.
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  4. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Hi Paul,
    You most likely know it inside out.
    As you say it's a joy to paint.
    I avoided the embroidery on the waistcoat as you advised, thank you.
    I must have missed your finished version. I have been moving around a lot not always with internet available.
    I will rake through and find it.
    Always good to hear from you Mate.
    All the best,
    Keith
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  5. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Looks good Keith , like the fact of your limited palette ...it has worked well

    A nice sculpt for sure and very popular

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  6. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Look's a cracker, great paint work.
    This is a popular bust.
    Regards
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  7. offo A Fixture

    Hi friend, I'm happy that you like it well painted.
    He did a nice job.
    Good luck to other great works.
    Palo(y)
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  8. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Thank you Kevin,
    The 5 paint tubes are worth giving a go. you really can hit any colour with a little thought and a colour wheel,
    As Mr Bust you should think about getting one.
    Hope all is well with you my friend.
    Best wishes,
    Keith
  9. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Thanks Bob
    Pleased that you like him Mate......it is a great piece to paint.
    Cheers
    Keith
  10. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France

    Many many thanks Palo.
    It is an amazing sculpt and a fine casting from Gra.
    I hope that you follow this with a couple more busts from this time in history.
    Very best wishes,
    Keith
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  11. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Thank you Roger,
    Please that you like it as I always value your comments.
    Cheers,
    Keith
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  12. Eludia A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    That is a lovely piece Keith (y)

    I'm particularly impressed with with the brass buttons. Respect to anyone who can do NMM so well but to do it with such a limited palette is especially impressive. I enjoy painting with a limited palette (as you already know) but I'm still not brave enough to ditch my printers' metals just yet.
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  13. Huw63 A Fixture

    Country:
    Switzerland
    Very impressive especially using such a limited palette.

    Cheers

    Huw
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  14. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    Love the colours you are using. Excellent.
    Chris
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  15. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Thank you for the more than kind comments Mate.
    Painting my buttons is a result of spending hours in galleries looking at the buttons, swords and curasses.
    People give you somestrange looks when you have nose pressed against a particular button but it does work for me.
    Cheers Billy, stick with it,
    Keith
  16. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Cheers Huw
    It is a bit of a task to start with but starting with a colour wheel until you See what can be achieved soon gives the way forward
    All the best
    Keith
  17. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    HI Chris
    Thanks for your kind comments Mate.
    Not too many colours to juggle with but that's what comes from having short arms and deep pockets.
    Cheers
    Keith
  18. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Lovely piece of work Keith,you've captured that ragged veteran look and the weathering is great :)
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  19. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    HI Brian
    Thanks for such kind comments Mate.
    Whilst not getting close to your ability I still enjoyed dirtying up on this great piece.
    Cheers
    Keith
  20. prhayes68 Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi Keith,

    You've done a really nice job with this. He looks convincingly tatty. Even more impressive when it's all done with only 5 colours. Bravo. Hope all is well.

    Pete
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