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WIP Critique Grenadier Guard, Crimean War

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by RossM, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. RossM Active Member

    Here are a couple of initial pictures of Rob Lane’s Grenadier Guard bust from the Crimean War. This is a lovely sculpt in my opinion and and I have always liked looking at Steve Walker’s version of this. All that has been done so far is a primer coat, black undercoat and then started work on the busby and jacket with the airbrush. The jacket was airbrushed in Scarlet and then a cast shadow was applied with a mix of Scarlet and German Tanker Black. This came out of a conversation at Euro with Rob and Gerry Larkin about shading red (the fun we have!). Gerry suggested using Paynes Grey because of it neutral tones. The closest to this in acrylics is Vallejo’s German Uniform Black, which I think works quite well. Some highlight were applied using Amaranth Red. That shine does not exist in real life, promise.



    For me the best bit about this is that I have proved that I can still use an airbrush as my last piece, Immlemann, was a step back in my opinion.
    housecarl and kagemusha like this.
  2. housecarl A Fixture

    I think the Immelmann looks well Ross.
    Have you tried green for shading red?
  3. billyturnip A Fixture

    Interesting approach Ross, looking forward to seeing it progress.

  4. RossM Active Member

    Cheers Carl and Roger. Yes, I normally use green to shade red and when I do the main shadows I will return to using. The thinking behind using a grey was to create quite a neutral shadow which I didn't think the green would allow for.


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