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Landsknecht Drummer

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Roc, Oct 21, 2005.

  1. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    This is a beautiful figure produced by the defunct Fort Dquesne, sculpted by the talented hands of Steve Harrison, the original box art was painted by Joe Hudson.

    For a truly colorful and deadly "Soldier of fortune" of the 15th-16th century. Fighting in many of Europes armies, they gained a reputation for ruthlessness on the field of battle. This reputation meant that they would always be a desired portion of any winning army. Henry the VII was no different and had many representatives of this "army for hire" under his influence. This figure depicts a drummer of his army at the Battle of Mondidier, France in the Winter of 1553.

    So far I have just finished painting the trousers, vest and the blanket.




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    My formula for painting the brown blanket
    Base= Mars brown.
    Medium shadows= Brown Madder Alizzarin.
    Deep shadows= medium shadows + Purple.
    Medium highlight= Mars yellow.
    extreme highlights= Naples yellow.


    The hat has been undercoated in acrylics and will be painted next.

    Cheers
    Roc.
  2. Kisifer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    That's some fast and excellent work there Roc. I really like the blanket and thanks for the formula. What scale is that? Why do i see a very short body and long legs? hehehehe

    Xenofon
  3. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Rocco,

    That Landsknecht is really coming nice. How do you manage the striping, (yes a steady hand :) )free handed, drawing in before painting??
    Thanks for the mix, i needed something like this for a figure.
    Keep posting, i like this fellow. (y)

    Marc
  4. dArtagnan A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    Very nice paintwork, Rocco!
    Keep us posting,

    Eddy.
  5. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Roc, very nice painting so far.
    I don't want to take away from that fact, but this guy has to be pretty damn proud of that "package"! Do you think you could possibly paint some broad red and white stripes across it to make it stand out some more? Just a suggestion! :eek: :lol:

    Jay H.
    OKC

    Sorry, everyone was thinking it, I just happened to say something about it!
  6. dArtagnan A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    I did'nd wanna mention it, but he's whole lot a man, no?? :lol:

    Eddy.
  7. rafaelega Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Nice colors Roc. I'll follow the process... NIce job!

    Rafa
  8. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Xenefon, Thanks for the kind words, I always appreciate it.
    The figure is a 70mm. and the casting is excellent,hardly any clean up.

    Keep up the good work.

    Cheers
    Roc. :)
  9. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Mark, my friend, thank you, your words are always encouraging and much appreciated.

    The stripes were painted in free had in oils very carefully.

    Cheers
    Roc. :)
  10. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Eddy and Jay, thanks for the kinds words, your encouragement will help me get through this project.

    I picked this figure because we both have sometihing in common and we are both proud of it :lol: :lol: :lol:


    Cheers
    Roc.
  11. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Rafael, thank you mi amigo, I'm glad you like it so far.

    Cheers
    Roc.
  12. Stefano Borin New Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Beautifull work Rocco
    And the figure too!!
    This should be a beautifull subject for a scratch.

    congratulation Stefano
  13. PJ Deluhery Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Great subject and excellent work so far, Roc. I'll be following your progress as usual.

    I think its time you posted a few pix from your antique codpiece collection so Jay and Eddy can get some historical perspective. ;)
  14. nagashino New Member

    You got a big hat too Roc? :lol: :lol:

    Very nice so far my friend, especially the tight work on the stripes

    Regards

    Phil
  15. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Ciao Stefano, thank you for the kind words, coming from an artist of your caliber is truly a compliment and I appreciate it very much.

    I would love to see you sculpt a Landsknecht, that would be a work of art and maybe you can do an article, which I will translate for our friends in the Planet.


    Ciao
    Roc
  16. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hello Pat, Thanks, I'm glad you like it so far, I have a long way to go.

    About my prized cod piece collection, I would love to post some pictures but I think my wife hid the box, she got tired of seeing me show them off :lol :lol: :lol:

    Cheers
    Roc.
  17. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey Phil, thank you my friend for the kind words of encouragement, you know I appreciate them.

    Actually I do have a couple sombreros laying around the house some where.
    :lol: :lol: :lol:


    Cheers
    Roc.
  18. Stefano Borin New Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Yes Roc I absolutely will!!!

    CIAO Stefano :)
  19. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Stefano, my friend, thank you.

    I assure you that I along with the rest of the modeling world will be looking forward to it.


    Ciao
    Roc. :)

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