Completed Hussar Captain Kingdom of Naples 1815-1820

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MENTAL DENTAL, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. MENTAL DENTAL A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I'm plundering my back catalogue a bit, but, here's another of Maurizio's sculptures from Romeo Models;)

    David

    Hussar Captain.JPG

    Hussar Captain b.JPG

    Hussar Captain c.JPG

    Hussar Captain d.JPG
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  2. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    This is just awesome work!:notworthy::notworthy::notworthy:
    What is the scale of this figure? The detail is very fine. Do you have any tips on painting the piping and lace? I have a number of figures that were coming along fine until I got to the lace parts (especially on hussar pants and cuffs).
    Any ideas would be great.
    Colin
  3. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Plus 10
    Agree totally.

    marc
  4. Edward A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Lovely painting. Great detail work on the braiding and lace. Please continue posting more from your back catalogue!
  5. MENTAL DENTAL A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I tend to paint the lace in acrylic[Vallejo]. From memory Maurizio has left a fine raise relief to allow you to see the lace shape. But, even if there isn't I use a very thin mid base colour for the lace to create the first outline /shape. I always make mistakes and have to make corrections. You must ,therefore, be able to mix an accurate acrylic colour to match the underlying garment to cover these cock-ups!:coffee:

    Once the shape of the lace is done highlight and shade as necessary.

    The more you practise the fewer mistakes you make. Also, allow plenty of time and don't rush it.

    Colour wise, silver I usually chose a base colour of grey-green or blue grey. For gold brown-green is good. With a bit of the shading colour I pass thin lines across the lace to indicate the weave of the lace, this can vary a lot depending on the style of the times. Check out Ivo Preda's work as he and Claudio Signanini are masters of this:notworthy:

    A final touch is to remember that a lot of the lace had real bullion sewn into the cloth and so would sparkle in the light. I wash a very thin dilution of acrylic gold or silver over the lace to create this.:sneaky:

    Cheers David
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  6. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    David,
    Very well done and thanks for all the info.
    Cheers
    John
  7. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Another cracker David, good to see your figures again.(y)


    Cheers David
  8. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great figure and a great paint
    also like the touch of rust on the railings

    Ron
  9. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Awesome painting. Keep plundering your gallery David. I want to see more.
  10. custer760 Active Member

    Superb work as always David,great to see you back in the saddle again,would love to meet up at a show or two again !!! The ability to bring the lace on historical figures to life is one of the many treats in studying Davids painting ability.I stared for hours at his display at the Duke of Bavaria show a few years back,he openly explained to me how he accomplishes this and I was so amazed.....Excellent.David painted a figure for me from Pegaso, a 54mm british hussar and ...Man that lace !!!!!! It is perfect,it sparkles from all the tiny pigments of acrylic gold and silver.Still love getting that figure out of the cabinet and watching it sparkle !!!
    Thanks David,hope to see you again soon mate.
    Regards
    Pete
  11. meizi Active Member

    Country:
    China
    Beautiful! Great details.
  12. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Hi David,

    Just great to see your work and like the others before me can only ask that you keep posting. Napoleonics and 18th century are my favourite periods so they really inspire me to keep painting-thanks for the tip on the lace.

    Keith
  13. gudel Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Beautiful,great paintint job
    Gus
  14. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Excellent paintwork David!!

    Cheers,
    Marcel.
  15. tonyhp Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Great work, I like it. Compliments, very good.
    Saluti
    Tony

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