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Completed Critique Greek Fokideas

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by FigureLover, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi all,
    Just posting my latest figure that was finally finished 12.30am the night before our Wasmex hobby competition. It is Seils 90mm Greek Fokideas. A beautiful kit to assemble and fun to paint. Basically all done in oils with some acrylics here and there for the detail work. The base was scratchbuilt. Hope you like him.
    Ben

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  2. Ferris A Fixture

    Like him very much Ben!
    The base is well done too, with the little inclination, like he is carefully looking over a hill top.

    Would you mind sharing your technique on the bronze? I think this looks particularly natural.

    Cheers,
    Adrian
  3. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Hi! Ben.
    Excellent work.
    Gorgeous and beautifulness.
    I also liked a ground work.
    Your work is wonderful in everything.

      Mitsutaka
  4. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Mitsutaka, Thank you for your kind words.
    Thanks Adrian, yeah, his pose lends itself to being at the top of an incline and peering over. The bronze work was first painted in Vallejo Old Gold, then given an oil wash of Burnt umbers and a touch of Hookers green and Black in varying shades depending on the area of his armour. Old Gold was then highlighted on high points again and then a mixture of Old Gold and Natural Steel was sort of drybrushed on the extreme high points. The sheild was done the same but instead of drybrushing, it was stippled on to give an uneven texture. Hope this helps.
    Ben
  5. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Ben,

    Well done mate. This figure was a worthy winner of the large scale category at WASMEx. The bronze work and the details on the shield are especially good.
  6. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Nice work Ben! I really like the groundwork. You took the time to make the rocks and plant life look appropriate to what I would imagine Greece looking like, and I commend you for that!

    Jay H.
  7. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent Ben, the colours turquiose, burgandy and bronzes sync well :thumB:
  8. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Tony, thanks for your comments, your figures definately give me a run for my money.

    Hi Jay, the ground work definately adds to the overall appeal, I used rocks from my local area which is mainly sand stone. I crushed these up and added them in to give a rugged look. Wasn't so sure of the grass reeds but it adds height to the ground work.

    Cheers Gordy, I was happy with the colours as well.

    Ben
  9. Mike Stevens A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Very Nice Ben. I like it alot. Skin tones are very nice.
  10. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks for that Michael, I was pleased with the skin tones on this one. I tried to give him the darker Mediteranean look, also added body hair to his legs and arms.
    Ben
  11. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    excellent shield.
  12. JGREEN A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Great shield!
  13. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Cheers for that Mike and Jason, I hand painted the design by making a stencil and tracing the outline onto the sheild, then filling it in with black. Quite easy really , but then again its a fairly basic design.
    Ta
    Ben
  14. Iwanov Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Wonderful work.
    Tanned skin is realistic. Ground work is also excellent.
    I like this.

    Fumiaki
  15. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thank you Fumiaki, I am glad you like him. He was a pleasure to paint and build.
    Ben
  16. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Excellent work Ben, pity Seil figures are no longer produced.


    Cheers David
  17. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Ben,
    Great work and nice base and colours.
    Cheers
    John
  18. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Stunning paintwork.

    marc
  19. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Marc and John, thank you for your comments and I'm glad you appreciate him.

    Cheers David, Seil were bringing out some awesome stuff in their later years and it is a shame thay went by the way. I know some of the sculpters are still hanging here and producing, so not all is lost.

    Ben

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