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WIP Hero of Soviet Union , scale 1/9

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by offo, Sep 4, 2019.

  1. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Martin

    Great to see SMC has given you the nudge back to the bench ....and we begin with a detailed post on Schnitzel ...good work on the skin textures ...be interesting to see how it is going to look painted

    Following with interest as always

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  2. Dolf Active Member

    Country:
    Portugal
    A really beautiful bust!!! (y) (y) (y)

    And what a great set of Orders & Medals!!!


    Looking forward for the follow-up of the SbS.


    Cheers!

    Dolf
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  3. akaryu PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Belgium
    Excellent sculpt from Pavol and a very original subject! Looking forward to Martin's SBS and his teaching on piglets!

    cheers,
    Pierre
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  4. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    2. Day, October 23, 2019


    First, "Schnitzel" is primed today ...:

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    While the primer is drying, I build a wet pallet from an old lunchbox, two handkerchiefs and baking paper ...:

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    Then comes the hardest part for today: The color selection for the pig skin!

    The problem is that it should not look too rosy, then it will later look like a caricature. In addition, the skin should not be too bright, so later the brighter bristles are still good to see, which will give the whole of the optical depth!

    After some back and forth I decide for these colors ...:

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    The strong "Scarlet" red is used only extremely restrained!

    Then I paint "Schnitzel's" skin - and bit by bit I work out the muscles and the lights and shadows.

    To the base color ("Brown Rose" and "Scarlet" in the ratio about 5: 1) comes gradually for the shadows "Saddle Brown" and for the very deep shadows still a shot "Chocolate Brown" added.

    The lights are created by gradually adding "Light Flesh" to the base color.

    The today's intermediate state - "Schnitzels" skin now looks appropriately rosy but not too "Barbie-sticky" and at the same time dark enough, so that one can still see the costumes later ...:

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    So much for today.
    Cheers

    P.S. BTW - if you want to express any criticism and / or have suggestions for improvement: I ask for it!
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  5. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Martin

    That pig looks really good primed , the hairs work well ....if I may atm I think it's too pink , needs to go lighter but you may have that in hand

    Good demo about the wet pallete as well

    As always following but not eating bacon sandwiches ...lol

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

    PS Do you find the AP primer a little satin to apply acrylics ..my black spray takes a bit to cover initially
  6. Jed Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Liking thus very much
  7. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    3. Day, October 24, 2019


    After fter the piglet skin yesterday, I paint the pig bristles today.

    For that I picked out these colors ...:

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    The whole thing is done with the dry-time method - and after a total of six rounds with different color mixtures, I am satisfied...:

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    Nap: I hope I could dispel your concerns that "Schnitzel" looks too pink, mate.
    I think, now he's very close to the "original" ...

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    Cheers
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  8. Cannonball A Fixture

    Another great SBS Martin. Love what you’ve done so far and looking forward to seeing this progress.


    Neal
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  9. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Martin

    Schnitzel is alive !!!!! dare I suggest a slight wash over him to take it back slightly ?

    Love the nose on him

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  10. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    4. Day, October 25, 2019


    Pig eyes look surprisingly human when you look at them up close ...:

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    The irises play from amber to brown - the pupils are black.

    I chose these colors for the eyes ...:

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    And that's how they became - and I nearly got mad about those tiny white reflex points once more..:

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    "Schnitzel" is alive!

    Missing the claws and the two hands. Next week.


    Cheers
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  11. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Martin

    Again thanks for sharing the details , those eyes cant be much more than 2 mm ...small!!!! ...looking good.....

    a good time used at the bench this week so enjoy your weekend and see you next week with updates

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  12. Jed Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    I actually had schnitzel this evening and now I feel guilty,not really I loved it And I love what you have done with "Schnitzel " great result
  13. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    5. Day, October 28, 2019


    Unfortunately, there was not much time for the hobby today - but for the claws of "Schnitzel" it was still enough ...:


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    Tomorrow I'll pack my oil paints and make the two hands ...


    Cheers
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  14. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Martin

    A small amount of time perhaps but anice resuit ....Schnitzel will walk

    Look forward to more on this part

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  15. akaryu PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Belgium
    Very convincing!

    Pierre
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  16. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    6. Day, October 29, 2019


    Today it's the turn of the hands to hold our "Schnitzel"!

    So I first have to balance out a suitable skin tone - of course with oil paints.

    The sound must meet three conditions: Firstly, it must correspond to someone who stays outdoor most of the time, secondly, it must not be too close to the skin tone of the pig and thirdly, it must be bright enough that I can end up polluting the hands properly, as in the original photo can be seen ...:

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    I fell for a rather complicated skin "recipe" ...:

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    And that's how it has become - sorry, but it still glazes like hell, but that still lasts!

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    The whole thing may now dry in peace, the dirt I only when I'm done with the face - because our friend carries a lot of it even there!



    So much for today.


    Cheers
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  17. Jed Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great result on the hands with a good contrast in the two skin colours
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  18. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    7. Day, October 30, 2019


    First of all, today I glue the second - separate - arm to the bust of our hero after I realize that he will not get in the way of painting.

    This is done as usual with "Pattex Stabilit Express" two-component adhesive ...:

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    While the glue hardens, I take the socle.

    At the top comes a piece of tape, then I mark the geometric center of the surface ...:

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    The tape is not there for I can better mark the center with a cross, but it prevents flake off around the drilling site any veneer pieces and damage the surface.

    It worked...:

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    As a stick I take a wood - the rod will later be painted black anyway, because I can do without Alu.

    After gluing - again with "Stabilit Express"- I make sure that the rod is exactly vertical until the glue has set.

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    Then I put the part aside so the stuff can harden in peace.

    Finally, I take the gap between the glued arm and shoulder at the bust.

    The gap should not disappear completely (that would be easy!), but there is a seam that you should see later!

    So I sculpture it with "Jo Sonja's" texture paste much daintier ...:

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    So much for today.


    Cheers
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  19. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    8. Day, October, 31, 2019


    The day begins with a refreshing bath in the ultrasonic cleaner for our comrade Lieutenant - and for safety's sake with a second ...:

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    While the figure is drying I take the pedestal:

    First of all, the gluing of the wooden stick was cleanly sanded ...

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    ... and the wooden block then carefully packed in foil and wrapped with painter's crepe ...:

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    Then our mate is fastened with two-component glue ...:

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    After the glue has bec ome hard, I prime the figure with "Army Painter Gray" ...:

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    Then Marion and I took a nice walk in the sun - during which the primer was allowed to dry in peace.

    Last but not least, Comrade Lieutenant moves into an old wooden box - carefully secured against knocks and slips ...:

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    And tomorrow we go to the workshop in Goslar early in the morning - let's see how far I get there with the painting ...:

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    Cheers
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  20. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Martin

    Great explanation of the base mounting ....it's a fine looking base as well

    Safe travelling with the Lt and have a great weekend

    Nap
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