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Completed Critique La Hire - Battle of Patay 1429

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by sam b, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. sam b Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi all,
    I have just finished this Young Miniature's La Hire. A very nice bust that goes together brilliantly with minimal clean-up. I have really enjoyed painting him although the metallic paint got a little monotonous.
    I took on board peoples comments and have added a little contrast to the beard and I think it makes a difference.

    I hope you like him, please feel free to ask questions, add comments....whatever you want!

    Thanks for looking.
    Sam B

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  2. jimias A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Lovely painting Sam. The metals look especially well treated.
  3. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Totally agree.

    marc
  4. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hi Sam, beautiful work on the entire piece and high level on metal parts of the torso and head helmet.

    I though the metal on the axe are very simple without realism try to do some more weathering, you can try if you want, grab coal powder on the axe and on the edge apply metal color after, wash with raw umber oil paint heavily thinned to cut the shinning on the metal and turn this part with an old look.

    Congratulations one more great work Sam!!!:)
  5. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Like this Sam, great wood grain mate.

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  6. sarouman A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Hello Sam!
    I think it's what one happy faces I've seen in miniature!
    Sure this bust is full of iron and as you say is a bit drab, though I like!
    Really the colors you put on the armor?

    Alexandros
  7. Richie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Sam,
    Very nice armour, the subtle shading is great, this must have been a labour of love. Lovely detail on the axe handle, one of the most realistic pieces of wood I have seen painted.
    I do agree with Pedro about the axe head.
    cheers
    Richie
  8. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Great Sam just brill m8, I love the metal grey effect you've created, stunning !!:cool:
  9. sam b Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi all, thanks for your comments they help a lot.
    After Pedro n Richie said about the axe head being a little drab i can see what they mean !! ill sort that over the weekend .
    Thanks
  10. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Totally agree a great colour choice and I'm looking forward to seeing the changes to the axe head Pedro suggested. (y)

    Cheers Ken
  11. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Looks well Sam.
    Carl.
  12. sam b Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks Carl

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