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WIP Hessian Jaeger 1780 by APG.

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Geoff Charman, Jan 18, 2019.

  1. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    I saw the bust on El Greco site and liked to cheeky face.

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    After cleaning up, washing and priming I started with the eyes in acrylics, followed by giving the eyes a coat of gloss acrylic varnish, when dry then out with the Artist's Oils for the flesh and the hair.

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    No, he's not decided to be a monk, his tricorne fits over the bald head.

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  2. Cannonball A Fixture

    Nice start Geoff. Not seen this one before but I do have the Franks Miniatures 75mm full figure of the same unit in the grey army and love the colours of the uniform. Certainly does have that “cheeky chappy” look about him.
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  3. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    That's a good start Geoff.
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  4. Nap Forum Moderator

    Hi Geoff

    A cheeky chappy indeed , a great start for sure from "Speedy Mr C"

    This arrived at our door yesterday .......great sculpt and for a great cause of the APG that together with excellent service from El Greco ....enjoyment is assured .

    Following with interest

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  5. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Thanks Guys, it's strange how one decides on what to buy, it was that face, certainly not an era I usually do.

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  6. Borek A Fixture

    Great start Geof. Very nice bust, simple but charismatic. Good luck and fun with painting :)

    Cheers Borek
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  7. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Base colours blocked in using Vallejo acrylics.

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    Now for some dark and light.
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  8. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    You are certainly right there Borek, super bust..
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  9. Nap Forum Moderator


    Good colour blocking ...if I may looks like there's a casting line on the collar at the back running down to the cross belts ...or does the pigtail cover it okay?

    What green are you using ?

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  10. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Thanks Nap, Yes the Que should cover it, it is quite a concave seam and difficult to get rid of.

    The green was a mix of Vallejo model color 891/074 Intermediate Green and Vallejo Panzer Aces 348 Splinter Stripes, if I remember correctly, don't ask ratio, as I never measure it out.

    Ihave done some more and this is it for today.

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    I don't like the way the dry-brushing has come out on the red so will change it. Que still to go on the back once oil paint has dried.
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  11. Cannonball A Fixture

    Coming on great guns Geoff. Love the green and red.
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  12. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Just finished him, removed the dry-brushing on the red, much better, and added the Que.

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    Thanks for all your nice comments Guys.
  13. Nap Forum Moderator


    "Just finished" ....blooming heck I just picked my brushes up ...treated Mrs Nap to coffee etc ( yes grovelling !!)

    Looking good young Geoff ...great face as well

    And the next one is ..........

    Happy benchtime mate


    PS ...you missed something ....on the right eye ...?..it's missing one of the eyelashes ......LOL

    PPS ..FOTM ...you have a lot to choose from....
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  14. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Thanks Nap, if you are grovelling you must have bought more busts, .... I love his face, only reason I bought it.

    Next one will be Hawk's 1815 Life Guard, in between the painting stages of the bus paint drying.
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  15. Nap Forum Moderator


    Geoff ,

    I am shocked you think that of me ...LOL .......well might have if you know what I mean ...

    Another good choice of a bust ..Rob Lane sculpt as well

    Box art is great on that as well

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  16. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Yes, I have been wanting this one for sometime, you know me and scarlet.
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  17. Borek A Fixture

    Nice work Geoff, you gave this bust the right thing. Beautiful paint on very nice piece.


    Cheers Borek
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  18. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Many thanks Borek.
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  19. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Nice painting Geoff. What's next?
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  20. Nap Forum Moderator


    Hi Bob

    I believe "Mr Geoff" aka superbrush is doing this ......he likes scarlet , another sculpt by Rob Lane from Hawk Miniatures


    Yes I have it in GA ..it's a great sculpt

    Should be good

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