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WIP Critique German jacket colour???

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by brian, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    I'm in the middle of painting this bust and have noticed there is variation on the colour of the white jacket he's wearing.I've noticed a beige type colour and a white colour.Any info regarding this query would be most helpful.
    Brian.

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  2. housecarl Forum Moderator

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  3. Rompy Well-Known Member

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    Singapore
    nice looking face Brian. What colours do u use ?
  4. housecarl Forum Moderator

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    United-Kingdom
    I didn't comment on the painting, my apologies.
    Looks very impressive.
    Carl.(y)
  5. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    I used Titanium white,Madder brown,Yellow Ochre and a touch of blue.All oils over a enamel undercoat of Humbrol 250.
    Brian
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  6. Sturm Grenadier Well-Known Member

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    10018.jpg Hello Brian, I was going to post you the same photo as Carl's, which has the correct pattern, as on the bust. Here's another one that is close. It seems to be more of an off-white cream color. I have seen Carl's photo, where the colors have been beige, to a very light fawn color. Maybe you could use a combination of the two colors? These type of coats came from many sources, so the colors are probably just as varied. By the way, the face on your bust looks amazing, great pair of eyes, and excellent skintones. I'll keep an eye on your progress, best of luck to you. Regards, SG:)(y)(y)
  7. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Thanks a lot guys for the info.The reason I asked in the first place was when I saw the boxart by Ernesto Reyes and you get a booklet with the bust showing the beige colour I needed more info
    Thanks again
    Brian

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  8. swralph A Fixture

    Even a white jacket can weather towards an off white colour,looking nice so far
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  9. Pathos Miniatures Active Member

    Hello Brian,

    Looking awesome so far.
    I am attaching different colour variations ,that the fur sheepskin overcoat can be painted.
    There is no "correct" or "wrong",cause this was not a standard issue for the soldiers.
    All of these can be used with variations.


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    I am also attaching some b&w photos

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    Hope this helps..
    Looking forward to see it finished.

    Andreas

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  10. Gellso A Fixture

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    Pretty sure this should clear things up for you.

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  11. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    There#s always one!!!!!!LOL
  12. BarrieHynd Well-Known Member

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    Scotland
    Looks really good Brian and that face is superb. Will be trying that oil combination if you don't mind.

    Barrie
  13. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Hi Barrie
    The madder brown I use is no longer available.It was originally by Rowney's cheap oil paints Georgian but they've discontinued it.There is a brown madder which is easily got but it's not the same as the madder brown,so I would suggest using burnt sienna or any other reddy brown.I always mix the white and mader brown together first and then use some ochre to suit and then a touch of blue to grey it down.I use more Tit white for the highlights and the Brown madder for the deep shading.I never finish a face by wet on wet technoques but I establish the faces features,then when it's all dry I use wet on dry oils to increase the contrasts.
    Brian
  14. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Thanks to everyone who sent me the info I needed and especially to Andreas from Pathos Miniatures who produce this bust.
    Brian
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  15. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Your affinity with sheep worries me Brian :D cracking face mind you ,see you tonight Please don't punch me :eek:
  16. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    My secret is out!!!!!!!
  17. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Looks really great Brian,shall follow with interest (y)

    Brian
  18. Mjølner PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Denmark
    It's really good and I think the Wood Work on the machinegun is fabulous :woot:

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