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Completed Jean "le Bastart d'Orleans"

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by JGREEN, Jun 29, 2017.

  1. JGREEN A Fixture

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    United-States
    Hi guys,

    I managed to get one more done in time for Expo. Does anyone remember this kit? Continuing with my theme of finishing kits that have been in the GA forever, here's a rare oldie from Ft. Duquesne that I've had for 15 years or so. Believe me, this one is a gem. It's not exactly obvious from the box art, but the sculpt is fantastic. Way ahead of its time, considering when it was done. I used acrylics, with the exception of the helm, which was Humbrol polished steel. Thanks for looking!

    Jason

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  2. Borek A Fixture

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    Great work, fine shading and very nice metals. Superb :)

    Cheers Borek
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  3. arj A Fixture

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    Very, very nice.
    I painted one of these a number of years ago, and totally agree with you about the sculpting.
    The casting was exceptional. I particularly remember the perfection of the helmet.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  4. peedee A Fixture

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    Such a beautifully finished piece.....HUZZAH!
    Best wishes for the Expo with this.
    Paul.
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  5. megroot A Fixture

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    Netherlands
    Another impressive piece of work Jason.

    Marc
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  6. 1969 A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Love what you have done with the metals on this one, I have a future project involving quite a large amount of armour, can you tall me more about the Humbrol polished steel and using it, does it need to be buffed after drying to get that smooth effect?

    Cheers
    Steve
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  7. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    That's a neat Augie Rodriguez classic isn't it Jason?
    Beautifully coloured - particularly like contrast with surcoat & armour.
    Armour looks like it's well polished & fit for a noble.
    -MjB
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  8. Alex A Fixture

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    Canada
    Superb !!!
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  9. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Very nicely done
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  10. Ferris A Fixture

    Beautiful work Jason. Love the contrast between metal and surcoat.

    Adrian
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  11. Phater Active Member

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    United-States
    Another fine figure, Jason. Did you start this one after Tulsa?
    Tom
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  12. clrsgt A Fixture

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    United-States
    Very well done; excellent shading.
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  13. Wayneb A Fixture

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    Great looking piece.... very nice and effective paintwork.

    Wayne
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  14. JGREEN A Fixture

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    United-States
    Thanks for the comments, guys! Much appreciated, as always!

    Jason
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  15. JGREEN A Fixture

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    United-States
    Yes, it's designed to be buffed. Make sure the surface you're going to paint is as smooth as you can get it. I undercoat with vallejo black. From my experience, the metalcote paints work best if you don't thin them with anything. Just apply straight from the tin. Try to get a decently heavy coat without brush strokes. Again from my experience, multiple coats don't work very well with this paint, so just do one coat. Then let it dry for around 30 min., and buff to a shine. You can use a cloth, q-tip, or whatever really to buff, but I get the best results from using mildly abrasive sponges (like a Scotchbrite pad or something similar). Hope that helps.

    Jason
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  16. JGREEN A Fixture

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    United-States
    If I remember right, I started playing around with it (cleaning, priming, may have even painted the helm) before Tulsa, but the rest has been done since the show. I finished this one pretty fast, but I got on a roll and was having so much fun painting it that it just flowed.

    Jason
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  17. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom


    Thank you Jason for the info, going to give that a try.

    All the best
    steve
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  18. oldtrousers Well-Known Member

    Wow, excellent work on a fantastic bust!

    Scott
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  19. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Wow, love it, fantastic face and armour.
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  20. Jerry Hutter Member

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    United-States
    Really nice Jason. I look forward to seeing it next weekend. Do you use any shading washes with the buffed metalcoat?
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