WIP Critique Hamburger Hill, Vietnam, Verlinden 1/35

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Ferris, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. Ferris A Fixture

    Hi guys,

    Haven't posted much progress recently, but will try to catch up a bit.

    Here's a nice little figure from Verlinden that I found on the web for a
    couple of euros. I haven't painted a face in 1/35 in ages, and looked
    forward to tackle one with my new Series 7 brushes. To push them to
    their limits!

    There's not much to build with this figure; just an arm and head to attach,
    with the body and base being one casting. Painting should be done
    separately however, otherwise it'll be difficult to reach everywhere.

    Pics so far show just the face, with some final touches still to be done (5
    o'clock shadow, etc.). I am actually almost finished with the figure and
    hope to be able to post the end result soon.

    The overview picture shows the figure and base, but just in base colours.
    I am working from a black base this time.

    Hope you like the face so far.

    Cheers,
    Adrian

    Attached Files:

  2. eas6644 Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Fantastic job on the face. I'd add a little 5 o'clock shadow on him though. Just my 2 cents.
    Ed
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  3. jimias A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Lovely face and great groundwork Adrian.
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  4. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Nice one Adrian, one of Verlinden's favourites.:cool:
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  5. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Looking good Adrian (y)
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  6. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Great start Adrian.
    Indeed facial painting is wonderful.
    A smooth gradation.
    I'd like to follow.

    Mitsutaka.
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  7. eissteban Active Member

    Country:
    France
    Really nice Adrian
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  8. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Dear Adrian, awesome fleshtones. Did you used oils?
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  9. Ferris A Fixture

    Thanks a lot for your nice comments gents. Much appreciated.

    Pedro, it was painted in acrylics. I used Andrea's flesh paint mix, with some personal modifications.

    Cheers,
    Adrian
  10. sarouman A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
  11. Ferris A Fixture

    Thanks Alexandros.
    The credits for the groundwork go to the original sculptor however! The figure and base (minus arms and head) are a one piece casting. Verlinden sure had its casting quality in order; this is an old kit, but quality is very high.

    I did add some of my own things to the base in the mean time, but I'll show that in my next update. Didn't get around to making new pics yet...

    Cheers,
    Adrian
  12. Ferris A Fixture

    Just got off my chair, picked up the camera and shot some in progress shots. As you can see, I'm almost done. Bit of a funny work order: paint first, assemble later.

    Now back to the brushes...

    Adrian

    Attached Files:

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  13. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Looks great Adrian. What colour did you use for the uniform please? As I have a Vietnam figure mending.
    Carl.
  14. Ferris A Fixture

    Thanks Carl.

    Here's my mixes (Vallejo/Modelcolour):

    Base: 893+896 (1:1)
    Highlights: Base+821 & Base+986
    Shadows: Base+965 & Base+black 950

    I used 893+821 for the tan coloured pouches
    and 896+986 (1:1) as base colour for the helmet cover, highlighted with more 986.

    Cheers,
    Adrian
  15. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks Adrian, you're a star.
    Carl.
  16. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Great paintwork Adrian!
    Looking forward to see it complete.

    Cheers,
    Marcel.
  17. Ferris A Fixture

    @Carl: you're most welcome.

    @Marcel: Thanks for your nice comment. I'm almost done and hope to make the final update soon. Busy now with the last details and waiting for my 101st emblem decal to come in the mail. I figured this was way too small for me to paint...!

    Cheers,
    Adrian

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