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Hoplite

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by gforceman, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. gforceman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Hello everybody,

    Included are some early in progress pics of the figure I'm now working on. It's an old Pegaso figure from their Sparta vs Athenes set. The age became appearant because of the cleaning work needed and a lot of pitting on the figure. It makes me realize how spoilt we are now. As always all is painted with acrylics and inks. I'll post some more updates as soon as I have done some more work on it. As always I would love to hear your comments on this figure.

    Cheers,

    Gino

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  2. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Very good start,looking forwrd to see it finished!
    christos
  3. nickverbakel New Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey Gino,

    Nice job, to bad it isnt military:D
    What colour did you used for the helmet?

    Gr
    Nick
  4. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
  5. flart1943 Active Member

    Country:
    England
    HI Gino
    Great start.
    Pete
  6. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Dat is een goede start.
    Ik vind je metaal erg goed. En je laatste bezoeken hier kan ik zien dat het gelukkig wat beter met je gaat. Hopelijk gaat het weer de goede kant op.
    In ieder geval met het schilderen. Eindelijk is geen WW II

    Marc
  7. jaime Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Hi. Great start. Did you use oils for the helmet
  8. Theodoros A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Very good beging. I'm looking forward for the final resault !
  9. gforceman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Back again

    Hello guys,

    After being seperated frm my brushes by illness I'm finally able again to paint. So I have worked some more on this Hoplite figure. It now became appearant what bad quality this figure is (small lead balls all over the figure, no smooth surface, the need to resculpt some parts and a terrible fit of parts) that I'm now confinced this must be a resculpt. The man I'm painting ths for didn't knew this when he bought it frm the internet, but this proves that you can't be carefull enough. Anyway, I think the upperbody and right arm are finnished, unless someone points out something that really needs to be corrected. I will do something about the bad fit of the right arm to the sleeve. I'm now doing the groundwork and will then continue painting the body and final part will be the left arm. All is painted with acryllics, some inks and weathering so far was done with Andrea pigments.

    As alway I'm curious to hear what you think of it and how I can improve my painting so next figures lookbetter. Many thanks in advance.

    Here's what I did to the helmet ( I used the same technique Jaume Ortiz used). Base was English Uniform + Gloss black. To this I added Ochre Green for the highlighting while pure black was used for shading. I then painted on a thin coat of satin varnish to the area's where base or highlightcolours are seen. The extreme highlighs finally got a thin coat of Gloss Varnish.
    Best wishes,

    Gino

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  10. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Gino,
    I've seen it in life yesterday, and after all the work you have done, he looks very good.
    Hope to see the finish very soon. ;)

    Marc
  11. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Gino, good work, I like the bronze in particular, looking forward to seeing more.

    Cheers
    Roc
  12. gforceman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    the shield is finished!!!

    Hi guys,

    Finally some more progress to show on this one. By now I also got the inside and outside of the shield with left arm painted. As always all was done using acrylics, inks and some pigments for the dusting.

    I'm curious to hear what you guys think of it?

    Cheers,

    Gino

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  13. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Gino,
    Excellent work. But i will not accept less from you.
    I think, when i see this everything is going the right way.
    See you at 5 and 6 off april

    Marc
  14. vergilius New Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Still two weeks to finish it. I'll tell Ramir to make an extra gold medal !
  15. gforceman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Thanks

    Hi Marc,

    Thanks for the nice comments, I really appreciate it!

    I will be there for sure! Normally I will also be at the clubmeeting next Tuesday.
    Do you come too?

    Hi Patrick,

    Thanks. You could get one too, should you paint with real paint (acrylics)!!! (LOL)

    Cheers guys and thanks again,

    Gino
  16. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    No, i don't come next tuesday. We have the contest at the following weekend. I'm in for the whole weekend. With todays gas price's it is gonna be to expensive three days to Antwerp.
    So we see eachother at the contest weekend.

    marc
  17. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Different and Beautiful my friend !!! I like the internal line designs , makes it look 4 more complicate and attractive . I dont know if its historically accurate , but i dont care so much !!!! Most of all i am glad to see you back using the brushes !!!!

    Keep Safe Bro

    Costas
  18. Glen Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Wow... great shield! Looking forward to seeing the finished figure.

    Cheers,

    Glen

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