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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. OldTaff PlanetFigure Supporter

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    England
    This is looking so good, really getting the atmosphere of urgency about it.(y)

    Alan
  2. Huw63 A Fixture

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    Switzerland
    Thanks Brian. I'm presently replacing enamel underpainting with acrylics but am heading in the direction of oils for flesh, horses and leather and acrylics for the rest but I'm always trying to learn more about painting.

    Cheers

    Huw
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  3. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    hi mick,i normally work from the head down and on this particular bust I'm painting the belts and straps first then the tunic,the ammo box and hands plus water bottle and bag I shall complete after the tunic and finish with the cuffs.
    I only undercoat in acrylics as I finish in oils so I cant offer you any tips as your an acrylic painter,however I look forward to seeing your version as well (y)

    Brian
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  4. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    That's ok huw,I will list the colours and process I use in painting reds with oils,i like my reds to have a campaign and worn / faded look about them,i suppose you could adapt my oil mixes to your acrylic finishes (y)

    Brian
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  5. peedee A Fixture

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    Great stuff again Brian.
    Paul.
  6. JonH Active Member

    Quick aside please.
    Is there any advantage to undercoating with acrylics rather than enamels,which I use, when using oils?
    I don't want to turn your thread into a complete tutorial. ( Oh yes he does )

    Jon
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  7. Joe55 A Fixture

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    United-States
    That's looking a mite nice! Love your style and creativity (y)!

    Joe
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  8. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Jon,the reason why I undercoat using acrylics is because they dry quicker than enamels,with enamels you normally need to wait about 8 hours before they dry,however with acrylics,I can start painting within the hour with oils.(y)
  9. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Many thanks Joe,glad you like it (y)

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