Completed Guards Officer Crimea 120mm

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by DaveG, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. DaveG Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Been too busy lately to finish anything and on top of this managed to start a half dozen figures and abandon them along the way. :rolleyes:

    Anyway, this guy from Stormtroopers finally got done today. He is my first attempt at a 120mm figure. Painting is all done with acrylics.

    Dave-

    Attached Files:

    Joe55, Vaux, John Bowery and 16 others like this.
  2. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nice Dave.
    Carl.(y)
  3. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Nicely done. I hope you resurrect the abandoned figures.

    Mike
  4. meizi Active Member

    Country:
    China
    Well done on the figure. It looks very nice.(y)
  5. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    It's a beauty....
    Well done.

    Marc
  6. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Nice job Dave
    Brian
  7. Babelfish A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Lovely job Dave. Tad more highlighting on the bearskin maybe?

    Thanks for sharing.

    - Steve
  8. debrito A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    SUPERBE DAVID, JUST LOVED.....(y) I really like this one here!!!
    happy holidays for you and your family

    Really, a great painting job
  9. DaveG Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks to all for the feedback on this one. Forgot to mention I was not thrilled with the original left hand and Scott at Lost Bn generously sent me a couple of spares to try.

    Mike, I think it is a safe bet at least 3 of those WIP's will eventually see the light of day.

    Also Steve I think you are right about the bear skin needing a little more definition. There are some very subtle dark blue highlights there but I fear they are too slight to have been effective.

    Anyways, thanks again to all of you.

    Dave-
  10. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Nice work. I think the eyes could use a little fine tuning is all.
  11. Don Well-Known Member

    The curse of the computer Dave, it shows me that the bearskin could do with a bit more highlighting. Like what you have done with his coat.
    Nicely painted figure.

    Don
  12. DaveG Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Mike and thanks Don.

    Mike, I think I was so pleased with how well aligned the eyes were and how nicely concentric I got the colored bits that it never occurred to me to push it the next step with them. I am so used to getting by with a fairly simple approach to doing eyeballs on 54mm guys so this was new territory for me. Aside from adding catchlights to them, are there any other specific bits of advice for livening up the eyes for future reference?

    And Don, I may go back over that bear skin with some more aggressive highlights eventually. My intention and initial approach was to use dark blue but seems it was too dark to be apparent in this case. Any words of wisdom on highlighting hairy or dark feathered head gear are most welcome.

    Thanks again guys,

    DG
  13. DaveG Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    As an after thought, here is a better close up of eyes during preliminary stages of painting. Also, those too subtle blue highlights are faintly visible on the head gear here.

    Attached Files:

  14. Azgaron Member

    Country:
    Sweden
    Very nice work David! The shades and high lights looks great!

    Cheers,

    Håkan
  15. Ferris A Fixture

    That is very nice work David, particularly considering it is your first 120mm! (y)

    Cheers,
    Adrian
  16. PhilinYuma Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Lovely job. Did this myself with much enthusiasm and research, but rather less skill than you. Interesting about the hat. Like you, I've seen lots of pix and photos of the current one and seen the bluish sheen due to the fact that it is made (at the moment) from black bear fur. The 1854 jobby was 9" tall for ORs and 10" for officers and I believe that the fur for the latter was dyed brown bear fur. This would account for the fact that an excellent photo in Crimean Memories by Will Hutchison et al , p.29, shows a bearskin worn by an officer of this regiment, with a distincly brown cast. By a happy chance, I bought a book on this very subject from Ebay recently, and if it has anything new to add, I'll drop you an Email.
  17. DaveG Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Adrian and Phil, thanks for the additional feedback. And Phil, thanks so much for the insights on construction of the headgear. This may prove very useful going forward as, in addition to this fellow, I've a number of additional bearskin toting Guardsmen in the heap that I hope to get to eventually as well.

    Thanks again guys.

    DG

Share This Page

planetFigure Links

Reviews & Open Box
Buy. Sell & trade
Articles
Link Directory
Events
Advertising

Popular Sections

Figure & Minis News
vBench - Works in Progress
Painting Talk
Sculpting Talk
Digital Sculpting Talk
The Lounge
Report Piracy

Who we are

planetFigure is a community built around miniature painters, sculptors and collectors, We are here to exchange support, Information & Resources.

© planetFigure 2003 - 2019.