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Lakota Groundwork - add to kit groundwork

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Guy, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Last year I painted The Lost Battalion's Lakota Warrior for the box art, took the photos and put the finished figure in the case. Well, after looking at the finished figure I decided I did not like the Warrior mounted just on the base supplied by TLB and decided to extend the groundwork as I have on all my other mounted figures.

    Here is where I started and prior to adding Sculptmold I scribed the wooden base from the edge of the kit base out to the edge of the wooden base.

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    I then mixed up sculptmold with water and Elmers Glue and began extending the groundwork to the edge of the top of the base.

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    The next step was 2 add several sizes of small rock and small sand and put aside to dry for 48 hours (gives the sculptmold time to dry and set at its deepest or thickest point)

    The next step was painting the groundwork I had added and used 3 different earthtone colors. Following this I mixed a 4:1 ratio wash (4 parts water to 1 part paint) and applied this wash over the entire newly poured ground area.

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    After the wash had dried I began dry-brushing with humbrol enamels the light flesh and light tan colors over the top of the ground to give the ground texture and detail. Afterwards I singled out the largest rocks and painted them dark gray and later drybrushed with white.

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    Here are photos of the end result od extending the groundwork out to the edge.

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    **additional photos in next post**
  2. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Additional photos of the New Groundwork

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    Let me know if you like the difference or not.

    All comments welcomed.
  3. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Guy,it looks a lot better with the addition of the extra groundwork.

    Roger.
  4. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Roger. Everytime I walked by the case and looked in to the Lakota he just seemed "Not finished" Wanting to take him to Atlanta I just had to extend it out to the edge like all my other mounted figures.
  5. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Damn it Guy, I'm eating crow as we speak! You and I both know that I thought you shouldn't do it, but I have to admit, I like it better! Nice work.

    Jay H.
    OKC
  6. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Good work Guy!
    best regards
    christos
  7. Ulrich PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Germany
    Guy, you are right. Now it is finished.

    Ulrich
  8. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    VERY NICE, Guy !!!! I like the " new " look better ! Cheers !
    Kenneth;)
  9. Normo Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Guy
    Yes I agree with everbody else, looks a lot better, I think overall the "balance" of the figure has improved
    Excellent
    Cheers
    John
  10. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Guy, The groundwork looks good. regardless of the reason a figure IMHO always looks better with with groundwork covering the top of the base.~Gary
  11. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks for the feedback guys.
  12. Markus Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hello Guy,

    the addition on the groundwork is very very good !!!! I love it !!!

    Cheers,
    Markus
  13. Stephan Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Very well. That s one whichis in my cupboard.
    thanks for remember me
  14. moore Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi Guy,
    I do like the extended ground work... the other way it just looked like it was
    sitting on top of the base... this looks more like everything is one intergal part. Can't wait to see it in Atlanta.

    Dee
  15. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Great work Guy,
    As the otheres sayed. Now the figure is done. I really find it a joy for the eye.
    Extremely well done.

    marc
  16. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Markus, Dee, Stephen and Marc. I appreciate the feedback.

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