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WIP Il Volto del Comando - Carlo Emanuele La Marmora

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by JH Figures, Jul 24, 2023.

  1. JH Figures Active Member

    Just started this beauty of a sculpt (54mm) by the great Piersergio Allevi.

    The setup will be in a cold, snowy environment, hence why I tried to use colder tones on the face which is not done yet.

    Next time I will try to take pictures under better light conditions!

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  2. Rob Well-Known Member

    That is indeed a beauty of a sculpt, perfect capture of motion in the swirling cape. Lovely piece.
    Start of the face looks great.
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  3. Mike Stevens PlanetFigure Supporter

    That’s a good looking figure.
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  4. NigelR A Fixture

    Looking forward to this - I have two of his figures in my stash.......
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  5. Steve Ski PlanetFigure Supporter

    This will work, love the pose, expression, great start!
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  6. taliesin2013 Active Member

    Fine and accurate starting.
    But where we can find the figure kit? Ther's a site? I can't find it.
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  7. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    A great start and following with interest. I have this in my stash and will start it soon.
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  8. Nap Moderator

    Hi Johnny

    Great to see what's on the bench ...a fine choice , such movement and a nicely detailed sculpt

    Good start on the face

    Looking forward to seeing more

    Happy benchtime


    Get those brushes swirling Bob

    2!! ......look forward to those as well

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  9. JH Figures Active Member

    If you want to purchase it you can get it driectly from the sculptor Piersergio Allevi, you can find his user profile on facebook. I/we usually order from him via FB messenger.
  10. JH Figures Active Member

    Refined the face, applied some of the base colors and sketched some shadow, far from done of course. Embroidery will definetly be painted over in a later stage. Pictures attached with better lighting this time :)


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  11. Nap Moderator

    Hi JH

    Good update , face is really looking good , full of character

    Interested in how your approaching the green ....particularly the colours used

    Thanks for the pics

    Looking forward to seeing more

    Happy benchtime

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  12. taliesin2013 Active Member

    Very fine work.
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  13. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Do you preshade before assembly? for example inside the cloak. I'm at a crossroads as to which way to go with figures (After 25 years) assemble before painting or paint the assembled figure which seems to be your approach here.

    Lovely start and look forward to following-I have most of Piersergio's Allevi's figures in my ever growing stash. They are all Limited Editions (around 180 kits ) but not time limited so you may find it on his Facebook site, message him from there.

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  14. JH Figures Active Member

    Hi Keith,

    well it depends on the figure and the general idea of the setup. This time I assembled the parts except for the part and did the zenithal priming (to be honest, it would have been wiser to keep the cloak removable in this case). I usually assemble the figure with only pins and white tack, prime it, then disassemble, this way I still get the general guideline for placing the shadows and lights.

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  15. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Thanks Peter, guess there is no perfect way but pre-shading seems to be the first step of choice by most painters these days and I suppose construction is dependent on the complexity of the figure.

    Thanks for responding.

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  16. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    I checked this morning and this is still available if you message Piersergio on his facebook site.

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  17. taliesin2013 Active Member

    Thanks my friend,
    Just taken 3 of them including La Marmora from bestsoldiers .
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  18. JH Figures Active Member

    Worked on the cloak and other green parts last week. There is further refinement to be done on the upper half of the cloak. W17.jpg W20.jpg W19.jpg W18.jpg
  19. Nap Moderator

    Hi there

    Good update , the cloak is looking really nicely painted so far , the shade looks fine as well

    Like the way you've painted the reds

    Looking forward to seeing more

    Following with interest

    Have FUN @ the bench

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  20. JH Figures Active Member

    I am calling La Marmora done for now, further refinement will be done in the final setting. Now on to the horse! W21.jpg W24.jpg W23.jpg W22.jpg
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