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WIP French Poilu from Model Cellar

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MattMcK., Oct 8, 2022.

  1. MattMcK. PlanetFigure Supporter

    Just starting out on this one, and trying to get the hang of painting with acrylics.
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  2. Scott Sheltz Well-Known Member

    Off to a nice start!
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  3. Warren SMITH A Fixture

    Great to see has been released, looking forward to your version, will have to price up one for myself.. (y)
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  4. Steve Ski A Fixture

    Looking good, Matt! You are a braver man than I, acrylics:(
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  5. Fransab Well-Known Member

    Has it been released yet? It doesn't appear on his website.
    It's an excellent figure.


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  6. ghamilt1 A Fixture

    I'd love to know where you got your copy from, as I can't seem to find it available on the Model Cellar site, or any other sites for that matter (or at least from the vendors I usually patronize).
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  7. MattMcK. PlanetFigure Supporter

    I picked it up from them directly at the MFCA show in the spring; not sure if it was only available at the show. Maybe try emailing them directly?
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  8. Nap Moderator

    Hi there Matt

    Nice looking figure and a good start , nice fleshwork

    Be interested in you sharing the colours your using for uniform

    Is this going to be a single figure or with others in a vignette

    Following with interest

    Happy benchtime

  9. ghamilt1 A Fixture

    Thanks Matt. Maybe they'll be at MSSI Chicago in a few weeks, and I can pick up a copy then. Cheers!
  10. ModelCellar A Fixture

    Hi Matt,

    First, thanks for your patronage and for buying our figures. I hope you like the quality of the figure and the casting. You are off to a great start with the painting. The head and helmet look great. I'll be watching this thread closely to see more painting. Can't wait to see it completed =).

    Francisco, Glenn, et.al...
    As Matt indicated I had a few "preview castings at MFCA" (see my MFCA preview thread here: MFCA Preview #2 | planetFigure | Miniatures). There you can see some pics of the castings. I hope to have it productionized (along with others) and in the catalog soon. But I've just been swamped lately and can't seem to keep up. Hopefully I can get a little closer to almost being caught up soon. I'll post an announcement when it's ready. Keep checking our website.

  11. Fransab Well-Known Member

    Thank you very much Paul for the information.
  12. MattMcK. PlanetFigure Supporter

    Other than a rat or two, this will be a solo figure, a solitary moment.

    I'm working with ScaleColor acrylics and feeling out colors as I go. Their Pastel Blue seems to be a good central color for the horizon blue, so I am mixing shades up and down from that, adding Prussian blue and umber for shades, and a lighter blue/white for highlights. I'm going to try Mike (The Kiwi)'s stippling for the wool as he has outlined in his new book. We'll see how it goes. I'm not super happy with it so far. I know I could do it with oils pretty quickly, but really want to master acrylics as a medium unto themselves.
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  13. Tannvargur Member

    This is a great sculpt, i like it a lot. You can put it in a nice surrounding/set up/diorama.
    Good luck with this one, will be interesting to see how it turns out.
  14. MattMcK. PlanetFigure Supporter

    Trying to get the uniform shaded and textured…
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  15. MattMcK. PlanetFigure Supporter

    Test fitting. That blue needs more work.
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  17. Steve Ski A Fixture

    That face reads character all over it! Great job, Matt.
  18. Nap Moderator


    Agree there Mr Ski

    It's a great pose as well , very natural

    Looking forward to seeing more from Matt

  19. MattMcK. PlanetFigure Supporter

    Tried a light mist with the airbrush to smooth out the gradient on the blue. It’s starting to look better to me, less harsh. I think I may need to touch a few highlights and shadows with the brush again.
  20. Nap Moderator

    Hi Matt

    Your certainly getting there , think you right about the highs and lows but not much I think

    Thanks for update

    Looking forward to seeing more

    Happy benchtime


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