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WIP Critique French Infantryman 1870- back at the bench

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by ChaosCossack, May 21, 2014.

  1. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Canada
    Hey all

    Haven't touched a brush since March... life kicked me in the gut and I couldn't bear to continue with the Cossacks I was working on at that time. Tried to restart but to no avail.

    Decided to get the brushes moving again by starting something new...
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    This French Infantryman of the the Franco0Prussian War is a 54mm offering from Andrea. Nice crisp sculpt that went together fairly well. Painted with Vallejo acrylics so far.

    Flesh tones-
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    The reds are strictly basecoated... with straight Vallejo Carmine. Highlighting start maybe tomorrow.
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    From the look on Shooter's face, he's obviously enthralled by the level of the work so far.
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    Thanx for looking in... as always, sorry for the crap pics. Feels good to splash some paint around again.

    Colin
  2. taff edwards A Fixture

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    Nice to see ya back at them brushes ,coming along nice
    Cheers Chris
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  3. Paul Kernan A Fixture

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    Doug Cohen told me a few years ago, that no matter,he tries to get at least 15-20 mins at the workbench every day. I've been trying this lately and I can see how it helps. KEEP AT IT(y)
  4. fabrizio1969 A Fixture

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    very nice start colin
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  5. megroot A Fixture

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    great start.

    Marc
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  6. Joe55 A Fixture

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    Painting is therapy and the final product is your reward. Your effort is coming around nicely and I look forward to seeing some more pics (y).

    Amazing how cats can gingerly make their way onto a spot to lay down and nap, surrounded by delicate, pokey things!

    Joe
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  7. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Looking good so far Colin. Must have taken a lot to throw you off your cherished Cossacks - sorry and hope you can get back to them. One of my cats knocked LaSalle over and shattered his foot, stirrup and destroyed his sabretache and sabre slings. Amazing how a small mishap can knock a project back into the storage box. Anyway, this one us looking really nice at this early stage.

    Colin
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  8. tiberius57 A Fixture

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    Good to see you back at the workbench! This will work as therapy. Looking forward to see this little guy.
    Cheers,
    Zeno
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  9. Lasalle A Fixture

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    Hi Colin! Great start! I like it, Bravo!
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  10. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Thanks for the kind words gentlemen.
    It is good to be back at it again.
    For what it's worth, the NHL playoffs have had a hand in slowing down production as well :joyful:

    Colin
  11. Babelfish A Fixture

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    The 1:1 scale cat is awesome! Black is not an easy colour to shade and highlight convincingly, and you've done a great job on the eyes. Probably your best yet Colin!

    - Steve
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  12. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Thanks Steve. It comes down to a good sculpt
    The hardest thing was getting the bored expression right.

    Colin
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  13. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Makes one wonder which is the superior species - them or us. Understand your cat and you will understand your wife.

    Colin
  14. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    The cat makes perfect sense (or should I say purrrrrrfect)....The wife, now that's a tougher nut to crack. Pushing 25 years and not even close to getting a handle on that conundrum.

    Colin
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  15. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Germany
    Nice start, Colin - will follow.

    Cheers
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  16. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Did a bit more on this one...

    Finished the reds. Highlighted with sunny skinetone added to the carmine, three steps. Shaded with Red (926).Also based the blues using Dark Prussian Blue+Black+English Uniform.
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    Highlighted the blues by first adding English Uniform and Sky Grey then 3 steps of just more Sky Grey.
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    I'll hopefully get to shading the blues later tonight.

    Cheers

    Colin
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  17. swralph A Fixture

    Lovely painting so far
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  18. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Thanx Ralph... Got to do my two favourite colours to paint... Red and Blue

    Colin
  19. housecarl Forum Moderator

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    Looking good Colin.(y)
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  20. Huw63 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Very nice work Colin. The cat seems to appreciate it too...
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