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WIP Critique Hussar 5th Regiment 1808 V12 bust

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Alex Long, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. Alex Long A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Just started a new project after finishing the CGS Imperial Guard bust and my interest remains with French Napoleonic. This time the 1/12 scale bust from Grenadier Miniatures sculpted by Moz Corry. Picked this cracking litttle sculpt up at Euro but I have decided to make some subltle changes to suit my painting needs. The sculpt depicts the summer Nankeen worn over the waistcoat which would be white in colour with the cap and waistcoat denoting the particular regiment colours. I wanted to add a little more colour into the piece and have chosen to paint the Nankeen as a Dolman. With that in mind I have added some pronounced edging braid to the front of the Nankeen and around the collar to make it more like a Dolman. i have chosen the 5th Regiment with sky blue Dolman, red waistcoat, sky blue/white cap all with yellow braid. The Lucien Rousselot book was used for reference.

    Here are my progress shots showing a days work.

    First shows the unaltered bust, then the added detail in magic sculpt. Airbrush was used as pre-highlighting over Jo Sonja carbon black. The face has been done all in Jo Sonja and the Dolman has had the preliminary work done again in JS.

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    Thanks for looking.
    Alex.
  2. swralph A Fixture

    coming along well.nice eyes
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  3. Aveleira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Another cracking face painting! And the blue looks great!
    Following the progress ;)

    Regards
    Pedro
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  4. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    awesome work so far.

    marc
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  5. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Brilliant on the face yet again Alex.
    I feel another great CGS figure developing with your brushstrokes.
    Good work,
    Keith
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  6. bagelman1952 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Excellent work so far
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  7. Krest063 Active Member

    Country:
    Russian-Federation
    Too thin arms, absolutely no weight.
  8. Edward A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Very well painted face! I like this bust too but don't like painting white all that much so would probably do the same. The blue looks a good shade, not too light (it was a lightish mid blue colour as you've painted).
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  9. Don Well-Known Member

    Very nice indeed Alex. Lovely job on the face and I just love the blue you use.

    Don
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  10. Gra30 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Loving it, superb work again mate :)
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  11. caramba Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Poland
    looks great so far

    Marcin
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  12. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    I didn't notice until you pointed it out. Could be the angle of photo but the do look a bit like Historex arms stuck on. Excellent painting though.

    Colin
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  13. Krest063 Active Member

    Country:
    Russian-Federation
    There is no muscle mass at the hands of all the photos. Perhaps the sculptor was not paid attention to this.
  14. Alex Long A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Some more progress made on this over the last day or so with the Dolman getting some more attention and the yellow braiding getting a basecoat.

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    Thanks for looking.

    Alex.
  15. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Your painting style really suits the black undercoat Alex. Great flesh and uniform tones.

    Colin
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  16. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nice!
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  17. Alex Long A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Pushed on with the braiding over the weekend, here are the results.

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    Thanks for looking.

    Alex.
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  18. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Coming along very nicely Alex. The blues are superb
  19. schley Active Member

    Country:
    Ireland

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