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WIP Critique Imperial Guard 200mm Bust CGS Military Figures

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Alex Long, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. Alex Long A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    This is my favourite purchase from this years Euro and it's leapfrogged by other projects on the workbench. Assembly was an absolute breeze as the casting is spot-on so it was ready for paint pretty quick. I'm painting up from black as usual with an airbrushed undercoat of Jo Sonja Carbon Black. This time I've used the airbrush to pre-highlight the face giving it a directional spray of a Jo Sonja mixed mid flesh tone. Same for the coat and flag, again Jo Sonja sprayed directionally through the airbrush. There is a bit more info about the colours used on my blog.

    Here is the face after about two hours brushwork. Still more to be done but it's getting there.

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    Thanks for looking

    Alex.
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  2. Edward A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Very good start Alex, will be following this.
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  3. carl reid A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Looking good so far Alex!

    Carl
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  4. Gra30 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Superb Alex, this is the very first of these I have seen painted :))
    This is going to look great, makes me want to get the brushes out.
    Fantastic mate, cannot wait for more
    Best wishes
    Gra
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  5. Vitalino A Fixture

    Great work so far

    Cheers

    Vitalino Chitas
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  6. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Great paintwork Alex,
    I love the flesh tones, very impressive.
    Cheers,
    Keith
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  7. roadking Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Beautiful Start!! I have plans to paint one of these as it is one of the best bust sculpts I have seen in some time ( and I don't usually do Napoleonics these days). It has that certain something that sets it apart from other kits. I will follow your progress with great anticipation and interest.

    Jim
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  8. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great start Alex,I love all the various flesh shades you have used to bring out the aged look in him ,will be following with interest, I picked this up from graham at euro also,it's a truly great sculpt from Carl and captures the emotion superbly of that fateful day,congratulations :)
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  9. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Good start Alex.
    Gonna follow you on this one. The bust is high on my to buy list.

    Marc
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  10. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Looking good ,look forward to seeing him progress Alex.
    Brian
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  11. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    Great work with this face Alex, it seems that he has a lot of work with those wrinkles and facial features, I think is superbly solved.
    In my opinion, and this is now loop the loop, I see the a slighty assimetry between the two iris of the eyes.

    Military miniatures painted by Eduardo Garcia
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  12. fabrizio1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    awesome face!!!
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  13. Tonton Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    That’s a fantastic bit of painting. My only reservation is that the coloured part of the eyes are, perhaps, a smidgin small. It might be that they’d benefit from the addition of a limbus – the dark outer ring of the iris. This image illustrates the point: images.jpeg

    Whatever you decide, Alex, I think this is going to be a stunning figure.

    Jeff
  14. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Very nice start Alex. I like the way you painted the flesh tones, great choice of colours to reproduce an old guard veteran.

    Pedro.
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  15. Elaphus Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Very good start, hope to see more of this fantastic figure.

    One of my favorite busts in Folkestone this year.
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  16. Tommys War A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Looking forward to seeing this one progress Alex! ;) Looking at what you've done here I'm definitely going to get those Jo Sonja's now
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  17. caramba Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Poland
    WoW. Looks great so far!
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  18. bagelman1952 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Excellent flesh tones and show what can be done with Jo Sonja paint
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  19. Jimbo A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Great start for a superb bust
    Cheers
    Jim
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  20. Alex Long A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Wow what a lot of positive comments, thank you guys:happy:

    Jeff and Eduardo, thanks for your feedback about the eyes, I must admit I didn't really pay them enough attention during the painting session, I wasn't even planning on doing much more than to rough-in a few highlights on the flesh as it was late at night, and forgot that I always paint the eyes in first, but I got carried away as I was enjoying painting the flesh so much and neglected the eyes a little. Looking at the photos now what you have pointed out is clear to me, so I will address this when I get the brushes out again.

    Alex.
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