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WIP Imperial Gallery 24th Foot - Rorke's Drift

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Richie, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. Don Well-Known Member

    Will be getting one of the 24th afterEuro Richie, love Robs work and his ideas. Will be following this carefully.
    If for the helmet first coat, you tried to mix Raw Umber with the Burnt Sienna would that give the same sort of effect. Just a little Raw Umber of coarse.
    Great job so far. Think I will use your ideas for my Drummer Boy if you dont object.

    Don
  2. housecarl A Fixture

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    You're not hanging about with this Richie.
    I know what you mean about the straps, a right pain.;)
    Looking good mate,
    Carl.(y)
  3. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Tom,
    Thanks, luckily I'm off so can get quite a few hours in. Glad you liked the little SBS, my brush work but Ron's idea.
    cheers
    Richie
  4. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Don,
    You will not be dissapointed when this lands onthe door mat:). Thanks for the tip on the oils I will give that a try sometime. Thank you for the thumbs up. I have no objections whatever we are all here to share, I look forward to your future projects something for me to look forward to.
    cheers
    Richie
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  5. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Carl,
    I'm off work mate so make hay while I have the light. There have been a few choice words flying around my conservatory today, my standard of swearing has improved no end doing those straps......saying that they are nicely done with some real nice detail, laying down white is not the best colour. Infact if I get another I think I will spray it white and paint the red in.
    Thanks for the support, I chuffed you think it is looking good(y) . I don't think it will be too long before there is other versions of this lovely figure on pF;) .
    cheers
    Richie
  6. housecarl A Fixture

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    Weather permitting, I can't take photos in the rain.;)
  7. Richie A Fixture

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    I can't take photo's full stop:ROFLMAO:, have you ever seen a chimp with a camera!
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  8. housecarl A Fixture

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  9. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    An infinite number of chimps on an infinite number of cameras.....

    Colin
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  10. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    Hi Richie,
    Just catching up after the week end and bang you have motored on with this figure and gone into print with a great sbs. Full credit mate, great progress and looking really first class.
    Too many good bits that I like to list them here, easier to say what I don't like......nothing.
    Cheers,
    Keith
  11. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Colin,
    Thanks for the quip:ROFLMAO:

    Hi Keith,
    Thanks for the huge compliment.

    Hi All,
    I have managed to push this on a little bit further, I'm now pleased with helmet after adjusting a few bits so I'm leaving it. I've been working on the face I have tried to simulate a powder stain on the face, still need to adjust a few things on the face going slow but moving OK . I painted the Martini Henry and stained all the white straps and belts, just might adjust some of the tones here and there. Painted all the metal areas black ready for a coat of brass, then onto the tunic.
    cheers
    Richie

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  12. mil-mart A Fixture

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    Great progress Richie and a very informative SBS interesting stuff.(y)

    Cheers Ken
  13. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Ken,
    Sorry for the late reply mate, been busy at the bench. Thanks and glad you liked the little SBS it might come in useful for you when you sculpt all those Zulu war figures:D , I will post photo's of the progress tomorrow.
    cheers
    Richie
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  14. kagemusha A Fixture

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    Hello mate, that's moving at a fair old pace. Just keeps getting better and better. Really like where your going with this.
    If I may suggest, try a little 'graphite' on the rifle metals, as this will lift them out of the gorgeous woodwork you have done.
    Seeing what you have done is very inspiring Richie, so I will be giving this one a go mate.

    Ron
  15. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Ron,
    Good morning mate.
    I think I have seen this in other posts! Do I just need to use a normal HB pencil? Or do I need something softer like a 5B or harder like a 3H? I presume I just use it in the extreme edges? Sorry to reply questions I have not done this before. Glad you inspired and are going to give this one a go, you will really enjoy it.
    cheers
    Richie
  16. kagemusha A Fixture

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    Hi mate, tip is, for edges only use a harder grade, for larger areas a softer one. Trick with using soft grades on larger areas, is to apply it with your finger or a cotton bud. This will 'buff' it at the same time.
    Hope this helps mate.

    Ron
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  17. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Ron,
    Thanks for the great tip, just set to, is that better!
    cheers
    Richie
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  18. kagemusha A Fixture

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    If your happy mate, then all good to me. You can cleanly remove the excess with a soft brush dampened in white spirit, as long as the paint is dry.
    Always enjoy your enthusiasm Richie. A lesson to us all mate.

    Cheers
    Ron
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  19. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi All,
    I have finally fixed the head, arms and rifle to the figure. I have also painted all the equipment and attached this also, I have the bayonet still to remove from the casting block but this will be the last thing to do when the figure is finally complete. I have also decided to mount the figure on the base and added a touch more groundwork dirt.
    I have pushed the painting on quite a lot, but I'm going to leave it for a few days for the oils to dry out. When dry I will look at adjusting some more of the tones on the tunic especially, I may want an even more bleached look, I will then need to paint in some of the finer details and weather him appropriately for the battle.

    Apologies for the poor photo's, the tunic looks washed out I can assure you there are lots of different tones on the tunic
    cheers
    Richie
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  20. kagemusha A Fixture

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    well mate....almost there........and what a great job you have done......pics with the backdrop give a real feel to the piece.
    Congratulations on a job well done. Like I said before......your best yet (y)

    Ron

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