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WIP Critique Kirin 120 mm, 11th Dragoon

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by gothicgeek, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    View attachment 89746 final 01.jpg
    Many thanks to Carl ( HouseCarl ) for this classic figure! :)

    I didn't plan on working on this just yet but once I saw the face I was hooked!

    I believe it is a Mike Good sculpt

    Correction.Thanks for the info guys, this is a Derek Hansen sculpt....

    Anyway here is the face done. I think a few little tweaks are still needed ....

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  2. Stephen Ward Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Bloody classic piece. This is actually one that Derek Hansen sculpted for Kirin back in the day. It's an amazing sculpt and you're already doing it justice. Always enjoy watching your SBS's.
  3. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    I love this figure. A classic pose and a fantastic start. Always a popular subject.
  4. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Great painting on this Classic by Derek Hansen (y)

    Ray ;)
  5. Edward A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Like the face Mark! This is a real classic. I hope to paint one some day.
  6. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
  7. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    You didn't hang around with this Mark.
    Carl.(y)
  8. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Great job on the face. You blow this classic to a new life.

    Marc
  9. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great choice mark,i cant believe carl did'nt want it :confused:,some of those old kirin kits are hard to get hold of now,Mr Hansen painted a masterpiece with this figure and i remember it very well,i know you will also do it justice with your style and i look forward to seeing it completed (y)

    Brian
  10. Figurenfreund66 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Great start .

    Hendryk
  11. Kisifer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Beautiful face indeed. I can't wait to see this fig finished.

    Xenofon
  12. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Following.

    cheers
  13. Ferris A Fixture

    nice start Mark!

    Cheers,
    Adrian
  14. Iguazzu A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    I like the way you're working the face tones, but I'll try to use more colors, to give it more live. It's my personal opinion and taste, of course, but I love the faces with a lot of tones. In this face I would like to see more purple or brownish tone under the eyes for example.

    Anyway, great job!
  15. roadking Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I have had this kit sitting in my closet about 40% complete for almost 15 years now. You may well have inspired me to get it out and finish it.

    Jim
  16. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Stephen ... Thank you and for the info :)

    Tony ... Cheers mate! :)

    Ray ... Many thanks and again for the info :)

    Edward ... thanks you! :)

    Eduardo ... Thanks again :)

    Carl ... It's such a nice kit! and thanks again :)

    Marc ... Thanks :) Your too kind

    Brian ... Cheers :) I knew of this kit but seeing it in the flesh was a revelation!

    Hendryk ... Thank you :)

    Xenofon ... Many thanks :)

    Pedro ... Cheers mate!

    Adrian ... Thanks :)

    Alex .. Many thanks ... I've tried really hard to hold back on the colour of this face as I tend to over-do it normally :)

    Jim ... Thanks! and I hope your inspired to get started on yours again :)



    Thanks everyone for the time taken to comment and indeed for the comments :)

    Head virtually finished :)

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  17. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Lookin good so far Mark, painted this classic figure many years ago it has stood the test of time.


    Cheers David
  18. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    David ... Thanks :) Feels very fresh and new to a noob like me :)

    Worked up the uniform and some time spent on the boots, there are several thin layers of black needed now to add some depth ...

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  19. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    So I painted the coat next ...

    A. Masked with tape, tissue and Maskol
    B. Based with Vallejo German Grey
    C. Mid with Vallejo Neutral Grey
    D. High with Vallejo Neutral Grey and Vallejo Light Flesh mixed 1:1
    E. Masking off and highest lights added with Vallejo Neutral Grey and Vallejo Light Flesh mixed 1:2 ( some transitions need softening still )

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    And a front/back view :)

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  20. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Looking good Mark.
    Carl.(y)

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