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WIP Critique Grenadier Miniatures Stalingrad Officer Bust

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by gothicgeek, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
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    Hi all!

    I'm working on the box-art for this piece and thought I would post a WIP thread as it's very much my area of interest and should be a fun paint :)

    The kit is 15 parts in light grey resin and cleans up with a couple of hours careful work...

    I was asked to do a monochrome shot of the piece and this is how it came out. There are two heads provided obviously ;)

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    Once the shots were approved I decided to paint the faces simultaneously so apart from the eye colour these are painted with precisely the same palette....

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    And the obligatory massive blow up to show all the horrible mess ups LOL :)

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    Update tomorrow as I have some time off and want to get on with this beauty!!

    All three C's are most welcome...
    yoshi, mark761214, jerry and 8 others like this.
  2. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Sweet.
    Carl.(y)
  3. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    stunning work.

    marc
  4. Sturm Grenadier Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hello Mark, I really like this piece. Both head choices are excellent but, I prefer the fur cap version. To me, it sets the atmosphere of Stalingrad very well. Will be following your progress on this one. Great start. Regards, SG(y)
  5. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Well up to your usual high standard Mark, gonna be a cracker .(y)

    Cheers Ken
  6. ubbi Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    very beautiful painting, like the eyes in particolar and the colour of the skin tones, congrats...
  7. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Whoooaa!

    Cheers
  8. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Superb work so far Mark.

    Cheers David
  9. Joe55 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    This is great (y)!!

    Joe
  10. bagelman1952 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Very nice for another German
  11. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Mark ,

    Great painting of a really nice looking bust ..might be tempted !!!! Love the fur cap and the weapon details , the epaulettes will add a nice bit of inteest to the piece as well ..he truely looks a battle fatigued soldier .

    Kepp posting

    Nap
  12. HIKARU_REMOVED Guest

    Country:
    Japan
    Superb and excellent start! :woot:
    I am looking forward to progress.;)
     
    Mitsutaka:)
  13. Gellso A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nice looking bust. Eyes are superb as usual Mark.
  14. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    Me too, I prefer the one with the fur cap, I think the face is much more realistic and it has a portrait style, the second one with the helmet representing a gesture seems a bit strange, in some way has a surprise expression. Great painting work in both.

    Military miniatures painted by Eduardo Garcia
  15. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Carl, Marc, SG, Ken, Ubbi, Martin, David, Joe, Ken, Nap, Mitsutaka, Gellso and Eduardo!

    Many thanks all for the comments :)

    Worked on the coat, fur and details .... I plan on using some pigments towards the end of the paint to just dirty the coat up a bit :)

    Piccies...

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    Now are those ribbons right?

    ;)
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  16. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Nice job Mark - makes me cold to look at him.

    Colin
  17. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Colin ... Cheers mate :)

    Despite working over christmas i've been working away at this :)

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    And started adding some subdued staining and weathering to the coat..

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    Update soon

    And happy new year Everyone!!

    :)
  18. Johan Kees Active Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Both versions are equally nice but concerning the look in the eyes, I prefer the helmeted one. This has a very realistic pensive look.

    J;)han
  19. ubbi Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    looking great ..well done !!
  20. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Very nice paint Mark in both options.
    Following.

    Pedro.

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