Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Martin Rohmann, Oct 18, 2012.
And a lot of "Thanks!" to Roiger and Adrian!
I don't see anything wrong with the eyebrows, in my humble opinion they look fine and proper for the figure, i could be wrong but that is what i can appreciate on this pic.
Good job Martin, this is going to be a killer and i am sure you will be happy to take a break form it
Thank You, Daniel!
71. Day, 4. February 2013
And now the pistol!
I start with the barrel - here I want to show engraved (decorated with engraved ornaments) steel.
Basic painting with "Oily Steel," several black washings and discreet highlighting the ornaments with "Oily Steel" and silver - with careful brushing ...:
Lock and lock box I want to present as "brass".
Since one brass has known since antiquity (Aristotle and Cicero mention it), this is also historically plausible!
Here are two photos of brass locks, the first to the 16th from the century ...:
And here's one from the 17th century ...:
Flintstone becomes black...:
Now it looks like that – nicely “used”, like I wanted it...:
And at least the size comparison of the weapon to the pictures here ...:
Looks very Martin, I'm looking forward to seeing how you will do the wood.
Thanks mate!!! Here comes the wood...
72. Day 5. February 2013
Today I have invested a lot of work in it, to give the wooden parts of the weapon a beautiful grain ...:
The thing is there light where light will later fall on the gun and darker at places, they will have shadows later. However, I have tried not to overdo it ...:
For the presentation of the wood grain, I used the following colors ...:
Finally, the wood pieces get another satin matte finish with ...:
Now it comes just as I had imagined before!
At the very end the fixing pin on the pistol is “camouflaged” with pure black.
I really like that wood effect Martin did you freehand it or draw the grain on first ?
First of all: Thank You Steve. The painting ist totally freehand...
And also thanks to You Gerard
Thanks Martin makes it even more impressive then
Yea to echo Steve, the free hand work is something else.
Thanks again, mates!
amazing work Martin, i am sure you've spent a lot of time into it.
Thanks Daniel - yes, I did...!
73. Day, 6. February 2013
Today something completely different!
I've decided to revise the irises of my Ivan Sirko. Up to now they were too dark and looked somehow button-like ...:
Now I have with these colors ...
..dared a revision..:
The pistol has to wait until tomorrow ...
74. Day, 7. February 2013
And today back to Ivan Sirko’s pistol...:
Trigger guard and butt-fittings are now painted as "brass".
Since brass under natural influences - and also by manual welding - very fast gets dark, I have several very thin Washes used in various combinations of brass and black to show the “Brass” - like the rest of the weapon - as "used" ...:
Now it looks exactly like that, I imagined as I had sculpted the pistol-fittings!
The three little "gems" that I modeled on the piston bottom, I'll save that for tomorrow ...
Very nice details on the metal parts Martn,this is coming a long really good.
Very nice Martin and I like the changes to the eyes too
75. Days 8. February 2013
Last step at the pistol are the three small Semiprecious stones
are below the pens.
I opted for "Red"!
The "semi-precious stones" arising from ...
.... get each one a tiny reflex point of pure white, and finally a coating with ...
Et voilà ...:
Here again the pistol before I rebuilt it ...:
I think, my copy is much nicer - and historically far more plausible than those of the 17th century clearly modern looking pistol!
And with this I say goodbye to the weekend ...
I like the choice of red Martin. It really make them stand out amongst the other colours.
As always a real pleasure to see how things are progressing , the pistol looks grEAt and such a difference to the original .
Have a good weekend
Thanks a lot, mates!
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