Completed Critique GI BAR Gunner - Alpine Miniatures - 1/16 - Finished

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Ferris, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. Ferris A Fixture

    Hi All,

    Finished this some time ago. It turned out to be a more challenging figure than I anticipated. There's just so much detail to paint and the figure holding a gun in front of him poses some construction and painting challenges as well, even with Alpine's truly excellent fit of parts, my compliments to that! (y)

    All painting was done in Vallejo acrylics, matted down with a touch of Tamiya Matt (except the face).

    I tried some new techniques on the gun, trying to get different tones to the metal, some brownish, some blueish. I also tried something new on the leather boots, but am not sure if I'll repeat this on the next figure.

    Snow is a mixture of white sand and microballoons.

    Pfew, done! On to the next one...

    Regards, hope you like it,
    Adrian

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  2. Alex Long A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Cracking job, well done.

    Alex.
  3. Fokionas Active Member

    Country:
    Greece
    ThiS is an astonishing result. The gun looks very realistic!!!!
    I don't see any problem with the boots ( if I may comment on this) so what was the technique???
  4. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    That is really really good Adrian. Terrific textures and hues.

    Colin
  5. butchyboy73 New Member

    Wonderful. Well done
  6. Aveleira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Great Great Work!!! I always liked the original WWII picture of this soldier, don't really no why.

    Regards
    Pedro
  7. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Stunning.
    Carl.(y)
  8. Jimbo A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Brilliant paint work, very nice indeed, well done(y)
    Cheers
    Jim
  9. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
  10. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Superb work, the shading and weathering you have done is excellent, and the ground work just adds to the whole figure
    Ben
  11. swralph A Fixture

    excellent model
  12. Stephen Ward Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Gorgeous work Adrian. Very impressive.
  13. Grod A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great paint job.
    Gordon
  14. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    I think:confused: I've given you my opinion on this figure Adrian?... nevermind.
    The face contrast is very strong and well done for my taste, winter with the harsh effects the skin turned red.
    The uniform and the webbing are great, smooth transitions and very realistic. About the groundwork, could be different, more attractive IMHO not so ordinary.

    Cheers,
    Pedro.
  15. NickM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Adrian, that is really impressive! Your painting and weathering is stunning, and you've managed to give the impression of a damp, wet uniform. The groundwork is simple and really compliments the figure.
    Just superb, mate!
  16. ometz Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Exceptional painting! Among the best recent postings.
  17. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Stunning work Adrian,I very much like the weathered effect of the uniform and helmet and the painting if the weapon , all beautifully set in a snow scene,love it :)
  18. Tutilo17 Active Member

    Country:
    Switzerland
    That's truly a materpiece!
  19. Kisifer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Fanastic piece of painting. Excellent.

    Xenofon
  20. Richie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Adrian,
    What a great piece and your usual very high standard of workmanship. You certainly know how to nail these US uniforms mate(y).
    cheers
    Richie

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