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Greek "Siceliota" Hoplite - Finished Pics

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Major_Goose, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    So as i was already in greek thematology with the Eyzon i decided to paint this gem sculpted by Maurizio, to whom i want to dedicate it ...I didnt need much pressure to be convinced ...LOL

    This time i decided to quit a bit from vertical overhead lighting and perform a different source of lighting coming from the viewer and tothe figure like a horizontal direction one . Just for difference.

    I guess this will be more evident on the shield. I dont know if i succeed, but at least i tried !

    The figure is tottally in Valejo Acrylivs and some printers inks for the metals . Shield is freehand, the same scheme that boxart has but a bit expanded onthe shield , i wanted the creature to be like coming out of the bottom of the shield ....

    Maybe i am affected by loosing weight with this diet ? ....who knows !!!

    Sorry for not the best pictures but my camera has some problem

    All comments and critics welcome


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  2. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
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    Thanks for your time
  3. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Looking really good Costa!I like the armour and the shield.Beautiful!
  4. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Thanks a lot Christos for the comments
  5. MAB Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Wow Costas Thanks of the dedication.
    The painting on this piece is much beautiful one,
    according to me it is one of your best ones.
    Graceful the base. :lol:
    It compliments.

    MAB :)
  6. Kisifer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    That's really an amazing piece of work of yours Costa. Lovely metal, flesh, and of course the shield (papades evgales). I will agree with Maurizio that this may be one of your best works. Ainte kai tous fagameeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    Xenofon
  7. Graywolf Active Member

    Country:
    Turkey
    hi brother,
    top quality paintwork on a top quality sculpt... i loved the shield design so much.congrats :)
  8. r.kornet New Member

    :eek: wow beautiful paint job.realy nice figure to

    can you tell me what collor did you use for the armor


    the base is beautiful to

    master \/ peace ;)

    cheers ronald
  9. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Engin and Ronald thanks a lot for your comments

    The Armor goes like that : (maybe is not tto orthodox but is just how i usually do it )

    base : Dark mix of gold printers ink and Cassel Earth oil paint thinned but less than a wash , just as normal paint ,in 2 well dried coats.

    Then starting to light up the highlighted areas with lighter mixes of the base (adding more gold ink) and at the same time darkeningthe shadowed areas with thinned Cassel earth - Burned Umber oil mix.

    When a contrast has ben created i highlight the extreme lights with Valejjo Super Gold and i darken the shadows low with an oil mix wash of Black -Cassel Earth color .

    Thats it May sounds messy but its fun. Only thing is to give time to dry . Iused also a hair blower to save some time

    I hope ihelped some
  10. aiantas Active Member

    Country:
    Greece
    bravo costas excellent work,the sheald is great

    pistevo oti tha sarosiiii..........poli kalos o kavouras,poli pitharximeni doulia,filaraki kanis almata.........
  11. ArturM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Well done Costas! Great work, my friend. The shield looks really awesome!


    Best regards
    Artur

    P.S. I have this figure on my workbench :)
  12. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Doc thanks a lot . Beeing inspired by your teacheris a great thing!!

    Arthur thanks a lot for your comment. Waiting to see your version

    Costas
  13. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Marvelous! I particularly like the crab on the shield! And your groundwork! Just beautiful.

    All the best,
    Dan
  14. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Costas,

    This is a great painted figure. But that shield is awesome...

    Marc
  15. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Thanks a lot Dan and Marc . It is a nice figure and a pleasure to paint
  16. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Costas, very nice work! I don't do many 54s but getting to do the shield on this one with that great looking crab is ssssoooooooooooooo very tempting! Cool stuff for sure!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  17. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Thanks a lot Jay. i really enjoyed this one
  18. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Costas

    I don’t see any snow on this one...... :lol:

    Very, Very nicely done my friend

    Dave
  19. Angaliel A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Hi Coastas,

    you painted a very good figure choise.
    Your paint is also very good.
    It's dificult to choose a diferent light than zenithal.
    You did it well on the shield, but some other part (right arm, armor)are still lighted like a zenith thechnic. But at least you tried it. I still did not try it (maybe because I'm scared to do a big mistake), and for sure I'd like to succes it like you did.

    Nice touch with the base ground.

    Anyway, good final result ;)

    jp
  20. nagashino New Member

    Hi Costas

    Beautiful work all round! The metallic effect is excellent, and the base - well, it looks like a bit of my garden :lol: That shield is top class!

    Nice work, and good to see your postings again

    Best

    Phil

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