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General von Zieten

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by pgarri27, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. pgarri27 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Prussian General of Hussars, one of Fredrick the Great's best, this is a 54mm flat of him in 1754 by Konrad Shultz. Painted in acrylics, I am trying to use non-metalic colors for gold and silver. I'm getting better, but I still have room for improvement. This was a fun flat to paint.

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  2. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent painting Pete. The leopard skin is great.
  3. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Very nicely painted Pete, I'm glad I'm not the only person painting flats with acrylics, there aren't many of us about.

    One point, this isn't General von Ziethen but an Officer in parade dress of Prussian 2nd Hussar Regt "Von Ziethen".

    Roger.
  4. pgarri27 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks for clearing that up,
  5. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    No problem Pete.

    What did you use to paint the gold and silver? They look pretty good. I've had a play around doing the same but your results are much better than my efforts.

    Roger.
  6. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Good work Pete,
    I like this one.

    marc
  7. Bluesking Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    You did an outstanding job on this one Pete - really impressive China.
  8. pgarri27 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi Roger,
    I used Valleo paints, and for gold, I painted the areas burnt umber, then highlighted with goldbrown, then added deep yellow to the goldbrown, and then added white to the goldbrown-yellow mix for the highest highlights. I base coated the silver with black, then mixed various shades of light grey using white with a touch of flat blue and black for the silver, and highest highlights in just white.

    Thanks Megroot. He was fun to paint.

    Stephen, like you said, paint, paint, paint and you should get better. I think you and I are both improving, especially on our flats! Thanks big Buddy!
  9. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Thanks Pete, I'll make a note of those and try them out.

    Roger.
  10. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Great painted flat figure Pete!

    Cheers,
    Marcel.

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