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Completed Critique Grenadier Guards Officer, Crimea 1854. Stormtroopers V12

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Eludia, May 5, 2015.

  1. Eludia A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hey again folks,

    I called this one done last night and, after a night in the hot box, he was ready for photos this morning. He is, of course, one of Stu's excellent V12 busts which I picked up at Sword & Lance last month for the bargain price of a tenner.

    He is painted using the same limited palette I used for the Gordon Highlander I recently finished with the addition of Alizarin Crimson which I used for his sash (the crimsons I was getting by mixing just didn't look quite right). The metals are Vallejo Model Air, which go on fine over water mixable oils.

    The support is made from a 2.4mm brass tube covered with some antique brass spacer beads which I found on a craft website and which had, conveniently, a 2.5mm inner diameter so they fitted over the brass tube perfectly. The base is from Andrea Miniatures.

    Comments and critique are most welcome as always, on both the painting and the photography as I'd love to improve both.

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  2. swralph A Fixture

    Lovely paintwork Billy.
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  3. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Very nice finish, looks excellent.
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  4. megroot A Fixture

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    Netherlands
    Great paintwork.

    marc
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  5. Perseas Well-Known Member

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    Greece
    Excellent work Billy! the limited palette is fine and the smooth color transitions are perfect!
    Congratulations!!!
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  6. ellie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Very Nice indeed well done.

    ian
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  7. Eludia A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks for your kind words guys, I'm glad you like him :)
  8. Fokionas Active Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Excellent painting on this bust.I am planning to buy it as well and your photos for reference!
    Fokion
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