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WIP Critique Hannibal, Nuts Planet bust

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Tony Dawe, Feb 19, 2024.

  1. Tony Dawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi guys

    It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here as I’ve been consumed with work and a 1/35th scale conversion of a Leopard tank to an Australian AS1 version.

    Now that the tank is done, I’ve started on this cracking bust of Hannibal by Nuts Planet.

    I’m going for a darker skinned version as most of my research suggests the Carthaginians were Semitic peoples related to earlier Phonecians. Certainly not a pale or olive skinned European or Mediterranean complexion.

    Early days so far. Still blocking in the primary colours and trying to get a harmonious balance to compliment the armour. As always I welcome constructive criticism and feedback. IMG_8713.jpeg
  2. VerSacrum Active Member

    Country:
    Switzerland
    Really beautiful bust, that elephant relief will look gorgeous when it's done.

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  3. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Tony

    Great to know you’ve been busy with the tank conversion , do share pics if possible

    A fine bust to get working on , liking the way the skin tones are heading , lots of textures to deal with on this bust

    Following with interest

    Looking forward to seeing more

    Have fun @ the bench

    Nap
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  4. Tony Dawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks for your likes and comments.

    Nap, here are a few pics to satisfy your request. Prior to taking up figure painting approximately 30 years ago, I was a dedicated and enthusiastic armour modeller for 20 years. Every once in a while I like to revisit my interest in AFV’s and this one was close to my heart. As a child I witnessed the arrival of the very first contingent of Leopard tanks to join the Australian Army while living at Puckapunyal in Victoria. The sight, sound and vibration of 30 of these goliaths tolling along the road behind my house was enough to leave an indelible impression on an 11 year old boy.

    Attached Files:

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  5. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Tony

    Thanks for pics which aren’t showing fully ( images too big I think ) but clicking on they can be viewed , it certainly looks a beast , fine weathering on it and camo , lots of memories for you

    Appreciate your time
    Nap
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  6. Ferris A Fixture

    Good to see you back Tony.
    Looking forward to your work on this one. And great job on the Leopard! I too am sometimes tempted to return to my old tank fetish. One day….

    Adrian
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  7. Steve Ski PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent start, Tony, good to see ya back, too;)
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  8. Briggsy A Fixture

    Great looking bust, good start on the face, I'm going to be interested in seeing how the metallics progress.

    Cheers Simon
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  9. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Nice to see you back Tony, look forward to seeing more of the bust.
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  10. Tony Dawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Latest WIP pic. Blocking in the base leopard skin colours before I start adding the dapples of colour that make up the camouflage pattern.

    Also adding some tonal variations into the helmet and cuirass armour to break up monotone metallic colours. IMG_8719.jpeg
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  11. Briggsy A Fixture

    Liking the leopard skin, not an easy task with the fur sculpted in so much relief and the metallics have a great start.

    Cheers Simon
  12. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Tony

    Good start on the animal skin , not the easiest to get right but sure yours will look great

    Thanks for the updates

    Looking forward to seeing more

    Have fun @ the bench

    Nap
  13. Tony Dawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Leopards don’t change their spots. 7818037A-F851-45B0-8CE8-E81DE87C844E.jpeg
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  14. Dr Bison Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    ...even though the spots on the Leopards you showed in your Monday post seemed more on the greenish/brownish side than these...

    Karl
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  15. Briggsy A Fixture

    Really nice Tony, must have been a pain with the fur detail but it looks great, some shading and it will be stunning.

    Cheers Simon
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  16. Steve Ski PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States
    Man, great work on the Leopard skin, looks tedious.
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