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WIP Gunfighter

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by sippog, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. sippog Active Member


    Picture shows - basic undercoat and first shading only

    After tackling my first Little Generals kit, I was keen to do another one and this (90mm) smaller and simpler figure seemed less challenging.

    I used Black gesso as an undercoat on his coat, hat and pants and was quite pleased with the way it covered and smoothed the surface. May well try that again. Also, having recently acquired some Jo Sonja paints, I mixed up a flesh tone from them. Don't know if they are as great as they're cracked up to be just yet but they certainly have great covering power.

    The figure has already shown it's accident prone - or I am! First I dropped it and chipped paint off the edge of the coat, and then my wife knocked it over and gouged a hole in a hand. Trouble with getting old . . .


    Pretty well finished. Am I thrilled with my paint-job? Not really. I was out of practice but also I think this wasn’t the right figure for me to tackle just now. LG kits are bit fuzzy detail-wise which can be a challenge but only if you’re in the right mood. I’ll have to choose the next one more carefully and not leave so long between kits – so easy to get rusty!


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    Is this a movie character or a historical person? I did 1 or 2 Little Generals kits back in the day and can't recall a western figure. The Jo Sonjas look almost like guache from your shots - true?

  3. sippog Active Member

    This was one of Ron Hinote's last batch of releases, to my knowledge. He was probably thinking of a generic western figure - like his Western Undertaker, Barkeeper, Blacksmith etc - but he does look a bit like Robert Mitchum or maybe Lorne Greene.

    The JoSonja's are quite thick paints but not quite as thick as guache - it's probably the way I've applied them. (The trouble with fading eye-sight is you often think you've done a reasonable paint job until you look at the figure under a magnifier or take a photo of it - then you can get a bit of a shock! I suppose, if I never show my work to anybody, it doesn't matter; I can have a cupboard full of what I think are brilliant paint-jobs and never know the difference :playful: )
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