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Completed Holmes and Watson

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by smudger1960, Apr 21, 2014.

  1. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I have finally got round to finishing this bust duo depicting the legendary Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson,some of my fellow planeteers will remember back in march I posted the holmes bust but decided I wasn't too happy with the cloak so I decided I would re-paint it again,it proved to be a real headache for me at times but im much happier with this result although my pattern painting skills really need to improve a lot.
    When I decided to paint these I always it was always my intension to display them against a backdrop wall with a Victorian street lamp and possibly a street nameplate,im quite happy with the finished result now and what I set out to do.
    The wall section was created exactly the same as the Bill Sikes figure I did last year with oils to weather.
    The Victorian style lamp was completed using the Verlinden 1.35th scale Lamposts and Lanterns kit No874,the lamps themselves are cast in resin with the wall bracket being etched brass.
    The street nameplate was constructed using white plasticard which was cut to shape then painted.
    The busts were all completed using oils over acrylic undercoats.
    The base was supplied by my good friend Ron Tamburrini - www.simplesite.com/ron-tamburrini

    I hope you enjoy the pictures and the finished result,all comments and criticism are welcome.

    Happy Modeling
    Smudger / Brian

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  2. bagelman1952 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Very nicely presented
  3. swralph A Fixture

    Both beautifully painted with an excellent backdrop(y)
  4. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Oh wow, that is stunning, the backdrop just brings out the best in these two busts, suits them perfectly, gives it a great old English feel
    Ben
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  5. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Amazing work Brian.
    I like the addition of the backdrop.

    Marc
  6. NickM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Beautifully painted, Brian. I love how you often give your busts or figures atmosphere and a story by adding a backdrop.
    Lovely work!
  7. tomifune A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Terrific job, painting and presentation!

    Bob
  8. bed172 Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Wonderful job all the way around. I especially like the patterns you achieved on the clothing.(y)
  9. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    As always Brian a superb piece of work.
    There are not too many people who can turn two busts into a diorama. Come to think of it you are unique to my knowledge.
    Amazing vision Mate.
    Cheers,
    Keith
  10. Tarracus A Fixture

    Woderful work Brian!!. The wall brings out the two characters at 100%, also the pattern on fabrics are specially remarkable(y)
  11. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great piece Brian and very imaginative ,didn't quite pick up the lamp on facebook foto looks even better here

    Ron
  12. BarrieHynd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    Amazing work Brian the backdrop works well with the busts.

    Barrie.
  13. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Brian , excellent painting and a great finish . The backdrop really works and is the perfect setting for these two. Look forward to seeing these at Figure World in July.(y)

    Cheers Ken
  14. sippog Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
  15. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Cracking as usual Brian.(y)
  16. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Always a pleasure to see the results of you sense of time and place.
    Great painting and beautifully presented (y)
    Cheers
    Derek
  17. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Brian,
    Another outstanding piece and idea's.
    Cheers
    John
  18. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    First class work Brian as always , great presentation.

    Cheers Davie
  19. Joe55 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Well done Brian, and very creative (y)!

    Joe
  20. marco55 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very very nice.
    Mark

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