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German Gefreiter - Stalingrad 1942

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by RobH, Feb 19, 2004.

  1. RobH Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi all

    I watched Anders version of this figure with great interest as I have the same one.

    Its Stormtroopers 120mm figure painted in acrylics:

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  2. RobH Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    A closer shot of his face.

    I'm attempting to capture a cold tired face. Watching the movie Stalingrad was a great help. Noticed chapped lips, pale face, red eyes.

    What do you think folks? Any feedback welcomed and encouraged.

    Never painted in this scale, but I like it! Except for large areas of materials!!
    And field grey! my hat off to both Jaume and Anders for their excellent renditions of this uniform.

    Rob

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  3. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Hey Rob!

    You're making mine look like a childs work!

    What is the mix for your flesh, excellent! Looking forward to see this one progress, its a great figure!
  4. RobH Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Anders! don't be so down on yourself!
    For some reason I can't get the field grey like yours. It was lighter and looked like the stuff in the movie. Mines way too dark! Need to really study those Jaume posts!

    Wish I could remember the flesh mix! When I'm back at my desk (its upstairs) I'll see if I can jog my memory.

    And I agree......a great figure.....I love him more each day!!

    Rob
  5. JCOX Active Member

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    United-States
    Rob, I agree, you did a very nice job with the flesh. (y) Thanks for showing us your version. It's great to see how different folks approach the same subject.

    -jim cox
  6. Larry R New Member

    Rob, nice work, I really like it especially the facial expression!
  7. quang Active Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Rob,

    I don't know exactly why, but to me, this figure cries out for BLOODSHOT eyes!

    Try to put some red pencil/pastel 'dust' under the lower eyelids. You can always take it off if you don't like it. But definitively worth the try.

    Otherwise (y)

    Q.
  8. Robin Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    You know Quang that would just about finish that face off, he would be tired cold and hungry.

    Lovely figure Rob, thanks for posting

    Rob
  9. homellop Active Member

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    Spain
    Hi Rob
    I can't see anything wrong with the feldgrau
    Btw,Great face,indeed

    More pics please
    jaume
  10. mikec55 Active Member

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    United-States
    Rob,

    He looks miserable & I mean that in a most complimentary way (y) . Great job.

    Mike
  11. yeo_64 Active Member

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    Singapore
    Excellent job on the figure,Rob My hat's off to you ! BTW,loved the movie "Stalingrad" too I saw it 3 times just for the details and atmosphere ! Cheers.
    Kenneth.
  12. LCoote New Member

    Country:
    Australia
    That's very impressive Rob (y) as the others have commented, a great job on the face , a nice touch the redness under the eyes. Is the feldgrau finished or still more to go , how many layers did it take to build up the highlights and shadows?
  13. RobH Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks folks for the encouragement!

    Quang: Yes, bloodshots good idea. I'll experiment with that!
    Also trying to add some 'blueness' to the face, as if the skin has become translucent - but still has some life in him!

    Leigh: my painting is a bit more random than knowing numbers of layers!Different areas have been worked up more than others, so maybe 3 or so max on either highlights or shadows.

    Jaume: More pics soon.

    Thanks again

    Rob
    (y)
  14. quang Active Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    In case you overdo it, you can always use him for your 'Night of the Living Dead' dio. :lol:

    In fact, if you give him a drooping moustache, he can pass as Donald Sutherland in 'The Invasion of the Body-Snatchers'. The final 'howling scene'. (y) (y)

    Q.
  15. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Rob, Nice job on the figure, the face is just great.~Gary
  16. Patrick Kirk New Member

    Rob,
    Honestly, amazing work...you really captured well the tired look of combat...wow...

    All the best

    Patrick
  17. Lou Masses Member

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    United-States
    Rob,

    The face gives you the feeling of him being cold. The way the highlights are much lighter than the shaodws in terms of "pink" is very convincing. I think I also see (tough with the photo) the convincing chapped lips. The gray looks fine but I can't tell, the photo is a little dark.

    Overal so far superb work.

    Regards,
    Lou
  18. RobH Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks again folks

    Yeah the photo a slightly dark. Hope to get some better ones soon.

    Lou: glad you think you can see the chapped lips!! Might even give him a 'sore'!

    Rob
  19. johnbrewer New Member

    Rob top looking figure, I to would like to see blood shot eyes.
  20. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Any more progress on this figure Rob? Would love to see it finiahed

    oops............just found it on his other link........sorry :(

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