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WIP Here They Come - Coldstream Guard / Hougomount 1815 - 2nd update

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by smudger1960, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Having got 2 pieces on the go I managed to drop back to this one,i have now started to paint all the belts,straps and shoulder wings,i always paint this in 2 stages because I tend to lose some of the contrast when painting white in one sitting,so a further session will be required before finishing,these will also have some slight weathering one complete.
    The musket is all but finished apart from the strap,which I have base coated before finishing with the oils.
    The rest of the tunic has been undercoated in acrylic red and will be finished with oils to a faded look also with some weathering.
    This isn't a piece to be rushed,but I should be somewhere near complete in a couple of weeks time.

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    Brian
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  2. misfit151 A Fixture

    Looking good Brian... Looking forward to seeing the tunic in oils...regards Mike
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  3. JonH Active Member

    Looking excellent Brian.
    An SBS on painting a faded red would be even excellenter.
    Jon
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  4. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks Mike (y)
  5. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Jon (y),I will add some text regarding the painting of the tunic (y)
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  6. ometz Well-Known Member

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    A really innovative use of a bust--maybe the first time I've ever seen this use. Admirable in construction and composition.
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  7. ellie A Fixture

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    WOW!!! that's looking very nice indeed can't wait to see him finished well done that man.

    Ian

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  8. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Looking very good, no, bloody good.
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  9. mick3272 A Fixture

    Hi Brian,
    Looking at the way you have painted this sofar is completely arse about face as to the way I paint mine.
    One of us has to be wrong.
    Yours come out a work of art.
    Mine come out with paint on,
    Think I will have to review my technique

    Great stuff
    Mick
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  10. Huw63 A Fixture

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    Looking abolsutely superb Brian and your SBS is very informative. It's a pleasure to see how an expert does things.

    Would you mind sharing your palette bot h for underpainting and overpainting? I'm doing my first busts at the moment and am eager to make them look at least half decent.

    Cheers

    Huw
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  11. kagemusha A Fixture

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    Real class mate :)

    Ron
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  12. megroot A Fixture

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    Excellent sofar.
    Looking forward to the next step.

    Marc
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  13. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks my friend for your kind words (y)
  14. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks Ian, glad you like it so far (y)
  15. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks a lot bob for your kind coments (y)
  16. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks very much for your coments mick,what medium do you paint in ?
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  17. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks Huw,I'll add some notes on the tunic painting on the next update,what sort of paint do you use ?
  18. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks a lot Ron,(y)
  19. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks Marc (y)
  20. mick3272 A Fixture

    Hi Brian
    I use vallejo acrylics , I normally Start at the highest point and work into the figure. So on above I would first do belt plate, then shoulder belts, then lace & braiding ,working down to the tunic etc.
    Next figure I do may try dong tunic first then work my way out
    Mick
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