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WIP Critique King Leonidas Hammered Bronze effect

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Gellso, May 2, 2011.

  1. Gellso A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I bought this bust after watching the film, 300 again.
    Yedharo is the firm that produces it.
    It's a nightmare to do. It need loads of prep as the head was really ill fitting and also needed filling of some broken lines. The nose guard took me about 6 attempts to glue on and even then it's not 100 percent. It's extremely fiddly to get the brush in the helmet recesses to do the flesh.
    The helmet comes completely smooth and after looking at some pics realised it needed to look like hammered bronze such as the pic below.

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    The texture was done with Mr surfacer and a cotton bud. A technique I used as an armour modeller to texture turrets and exhausts.

    I then used Mr. Hobby gold, I know it's supposed to be bronze but it was too orange and looked nothing like the props in the film.
    I then applied oily washes with burnt umber and black. Highlights with MR. Hobby gold and aluminum.
    Tamiya smoke was then applied diluted.
    Drybrushing with more shades of gold and aluminium mixes.
    The face and beard still need touching up and finishing but I wanted to get the helmet done.

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  2. sam b Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    The colour is spot on.
    Well done
    sam
  3. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    I really like this helmet.
    Thanks for the info on how you achieved it.
    Great work.

    marc
  4. Jeff Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Looks great so far The helmet looks really good. The extra time to add the surface texture was time well spent.
  5. Whitney Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very nice start
  6. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Superb effort mate - "man on a mission eh" ! Will be great to see the completed.
  7. tonyhp Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Good start, compliments
    Saluti
    Tony
  8. Jazz A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Fantastic shades of colour. I love how you have achieved the hammered effect. The face looks really lifelike and I am sure very difficult to reach with a brush. Well done.
  9. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    It turned out well Grant.
    Carl.
  10. pipetrepid Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    terrific job on this! bill
  11. amomfaretos Active Member

    Country:
    Greece
    I really like a lot especially on the helmet!!!Bronze tones are very good.

    Babis.
  12. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    The surface of the helmet looks really good. Much better idea than my attempt to drill small holes all over the helmet and then fill with putty. Well done.
  13. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Grant excellent job on the surface effect and spot on with the colouring.

    Cheers Ken
  14. sarouman A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
  15. TWOMOONS Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hammered metal it is....nice, innovative experiment that came up aces...
  16. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    The feel of a material of the helmet is amazing.
    It's similar to something of a movie.

    Mitsutaka.
  17. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent technique (y)
  18. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hammered bronze helmut,
    what is mr surfacer

    Ronnie t
  19. Mike S. Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Looks great.

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