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French Lieutenant 1870 (line infantry)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by megroot, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Finally i finished this great figure sculpted by Stefano Cannone. It is saled by Elite Miniature's.
    From the first time i saw this figure on the PF i wish i wanted to paint it. My skills where not so good so i waited two years. I hope i did this figure justice with my painting.
    I leave the judging to all of you. So shoot positive critiques.
    If you click on the picture it is gonna be larger

    Marc.

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  2. eissteban Active Member

    Country:
    France
    hi Marc
    i'm always happy to see 1870's war figs :)
    I like your lieutenant. Is it the 70mm and did you paint in oil ? Congratulations for your work
    Seb.
  3. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Super work Marc. I like your version of this classic figure.
  4. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands

    Thanks Sebastien.
    Yes it is painted in oils and the metals with printersinkt.

    marc
  5. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Thanks Guy,
    You are always kind with your comments. Again thanks for all your support in the past years.

    marc
  6. Roy New Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Marc...what a great figure to choose to paint, it's a real beauty.

    I must comment on your painting here because I think it is your best so far.
    I know you try to improve with every piece and you love your painting so much.
    All that work is starting to pay off, because it's easy to see the smoothness of your work compared to a couple of years ago. The blending is much softer and the transitions are more gentle. The reds are very well done and you are beginning to conquer those difficult blues also.

    Well done indeed Marc.

    All the best...Roy.
  7. MAB Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Hi Marc Good paintjob ....you continue in this road it is that right ;)
    Saluti MAB :)
  8. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Well done Marc! You did justice to this classic figure for sure.

    Jay H.
    OKC
  9. SerjeantWildgoose New Member

    Country:
    Ireland
    Hi Marc. I am in the same boat as yourself at the moment. My paining skills are still developing and I too have figures waiting until I have better-mastered techniques. I also paint in oils.

    Maybe it is just the photography, but you seem to have a high sheen on your reds and blues. I recently posted in the 'Painting' forum asking for advice on how to beat this very persistent problem, particularly when painting blues - worth a look. I have taken the advice posted there about colour mixes and this seems to have worked. I am currently working on Fort Duquesne's 70mm 17th Regiment and his Oxford Blue trousers have dried perfectly flat.

    I started as I do with all my work - by bleeding the oils first. This works particularly well for the reds. Squeeze your paint out on to watercolour paper and leave it for at least an hour to allow the excess oil to soak in to the paper. If the paint becomes too dry, replace the oil with White Spirit.

    For my dark blues I started with a dark grey mix using Lamp Black and Flake White and then added W&N Indigo to provide a very dark blue. I painted this over a dark blue/grey enamel undercoat, drawing as much of the excess oil paint off as possible. I then highlighted using an indigo and flake white mix, with a touch of lamp black to dull down the blue. I will wait a few more days for this to cure fully before picking out the deepest shadows in Lamp Black.

    Andy

    p.s. Thanks for everyone who gave me a hand in getting the blues matted down.
  10. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Nice work Marc. This is a classic figure that everyone should paint !!!
  11. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Guys

    Apreciate are all the kind words.
    Roy thank's for all the support. I hope to enjoy contesting in Euro.
    Andy i promise you he is very matt. I use the same technique. Maybe i'm, going to far with the high-highlights.
    Costas, you are right. It is a classic.

    marc
  12. Kisifer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Marc from what I can see you really did great with this classic figure. I'm sure that your photography ruins a bit your result... but that's ok...we are figure painters... not photographers hehehehe.

    Xenofon
  13. eissteban Active Member

    Country:
    France
    Hey Marc now you're ready to paint a zouave or a mobile ;)
    I would paint my first 2nd empire's fig like yours (the trousers is really good !)

    Seb.
  14. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Mark het ziet er geweldig uit! Het leer ziet er erg mooi uit, helemaal de handschoenen! Mooi rode tonen en overgangen.
    Hopelijk bereik ik dit niveau ook nog eens.:) Het enige dat ik minder vind is de horizontale houten paal aan de achterkant in vergelijking tot het figuur.;) De modder op de laarzen ziet er ook goed uit, hoe heb je dit geschildert?
  15. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Thanks Xenofon,
    I tryed to correct something with Photoshop but that's more difficult then painting a figure.
    Gonna have to leave it too my son's.

    Marc
  16. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Sebastien,

    thanks. I have no zouave's on my shelff. Maybe it's time to buy someone.

    Marc
  17. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Marcel,
    Bedankt voor je commentaar. De houten paal ligt niet horizontaal maar schuin. Het ondergrondje is bijgeleverd bij het figuur. Soms ziijn die echt mooier dan zelf knutselen. Zo ook deze.
    De modder is MIG pigment Dark Mud. Geweldig spul. Heb ik nog over uit mijn tank periode.

    'Marc
  18. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Keep up the great work Marc.........Welldone indeed!!!

    Regards,

    Ray ;)
  19. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Thanks Ray,
    See you at Euro ??

    marc
  20. Hardy Guest

    Marc, its really great watching you progress as a painter. Your figures continue to improve in leaps and bounds. Great work mate. Hardy

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