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Guides Cavalry

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Paul Kernan, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. Paul Kernan A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Stormtrooper V12/09
    Sowar, Guides Cavalry, Afghanistan, 1897
    Sculpted by Antonio Meseguer

    I decided to make a start on this piece. I hope to get at least the flesh finished over the holidays. As with any continent, there is a wide variation of skin tones to be found, ranging from extremely dark to light brown depending on geographical location, ethnic/tribal background and exposure to the elements.


    I have never attempted an Indian flesh colour before. I want to portray the darkness of a experienced trooper with extended exposure to the elements while allowing me the latitude to keep the warmth in my highlights. With this in mind, I decided to tackle the south east Asian skin tone in a slightly different manner. I applied an undercoat of Vallejo Flat Earth. This was followed by blocking the highlight areas first with a mix of Flat Earth and Orange Brown and then the same mix with Sunny Skin tone added. I went back in with Burnt Umber for the deepest shadows.

    BTW, cudos to Stormtrooper on this one. Beautifully sculpted and cast. I spent no more than 10 minutes to clean up any seam lines or excess resin. I applied a small amount of milliput in the very small gap between the torso and the tail ends of the turban.

    Time to break out the oils

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  2. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Nice bust...this will be great Paul. Looking forward to next steps.

    Colin
  3. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    great start.

    Marc
  4. Zastrow.cuirassier PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    France
    Nice bust, and great start!
  5. pgarri27 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Nice start Paul. I like how your color selection came out. I think I'll use it on a Mameluke.
  6. Paul Kernan A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanks Guys:

    Pete, glad you liked it. Just to clarify, I'm using the acrylics to undecoat/block the main tones. Once the eyes are finished, I will be going back over the face with oils (Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Mars Yellow, etc)
  7. tiberius57 A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Already looking good, before the final medium is applied! Excellent bust! Very expressive!
    Will follow closely, Paul! For sure will be a winner!
    Cheers my friend!,
    Zeno :)
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  8. Paul Kernan A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    A little more progress. Turban did not quite turn out as I planned but time to move on with lessons learned. Up next the jacket. looking at a mustard hued khaki. Apologies for my rubbish photography.....it has taken away a good bit of the contrast/transitions on the turban but left the beard highlights on the sharp side

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  9. bwildfong Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Canada
    I like the progress so far Paul! The flesh tones look great, a lot of life there - whatever "tweaks" you did to him since I last saw him sure worked a charm! And the turban looks amazing!

    Looking forward to the final result.

    Cheers,

    Brian
  10. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hello Paul,
    Some superb painting and a very steady hand, Looking very good.
    Bob.
  11. tiberius57 A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Man, you worked your hocus-pocus and turned out awesome! Not sure what your turban plan was but it looks spot on... and he looks pissed! Ready to deliver the Glasgow Kiss... :blackeye::wacky::LOL:
    Can't wait to see this guy done!
    Cheers mate!
    Zeno :)
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  12. Paul Kernan A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    A little more progress....up next, sash, leather and metals

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  13. Mike Stevens A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Nice work on this one Paul. I love that period.
  14. Rich Sculpts A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    The painting on that turban is first class (the rest of the figure also). Nice one Paul!

    -Rich
  15. Paul Kernan A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanks guys for your continued support(y)

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