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WIP Critique Landsknecht

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by brian, Apr 4, 2020.

  1. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    WIP Still working out what to do with the groundwork.I've added another picture taken with my phone.

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  2. fogie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Nice rendition of a terrific figure

    Mike
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  3. Sergei Active Member

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    United-States
    Superb
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  4. tiberius57 A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Brian, I have the impression that is leaning to his left. Maybe is just the photo. It's worth checking because is very nice painted. The complementary colours do the trick and that fur is the cherry on the pie.
    Cheers,
    Zeno :)
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  5. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    I noticed the lean once i'd photographed him,although he's on the original base that came with the kit.He's one of a pair,i.e. his right foot is resting on a mans chest,and he probably doesn't lean so much when done with the other figure.I've rectified the problem.
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  6. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-States
    Beautiful work Brian! (y)

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  7. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Brian

    I recognise that ...lol

    Looks great , love the colours you've chosen , the red in particular

    The work on the sword is really effective

    Thanks for sharing

    Why not enter FOTM as well as voting in the previous month

    Happy bench-time

    Stay safe

    Nap
  8. fogie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Not that it matters much, but I don't think of this one as a Landsknecht. For me he's
    an Italian mercenary - a Condottiere - of the Castro Wars around 1640-ish. When the
    prone figure is in place, a distinct narrative is established of two reprobates disagreeing
    over money. The base has the inscription 'tu mea sola socium' - you are my only partner.
    But, as I said, it doesn't really matter - just thought I'd mention it.

    Mike
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  9. Borek A Fixture

    Country:
    Czech-Republic
    Very nice Brian. It is a pity that there are no more photographs and higher resolution. And more sharper. Otherwise, it looks really nice:).

    Cheers Borek.
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  10. Sergei Active Member

    Country:
    United-States

    Interesting. The Castro Wars practically coincided with the ECW, so we may assume that weapon and soldiers' outfit would be roughly the same. But do not the figure's garment and sword look too archaic for the 1640s?

    It is true that the figure was intended for a vignette with the landsknecht stepping on his opponent. But I think this solo version works better because he is looking straight ahead whereas in the vignette it would be logical for him to look at the opponent who is still kicking. And Brian did full justice to this excellent figure.
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  11. fogie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Absolutely agree with you about Brians's painting.....as for your other points...well...we can agree to differ...can't we ?
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  12. Sergei Active Member

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    United-States
    sure
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  13. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    I'll try and take more,and better pictures,photography is my nemesis I'm usually pleased with a figure,which i've finished,but never after taking pictures:(
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  14. Richard Baxter A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland


    I agree that the dress and equipment on this figure place him in the 16th century rather than the 17th. The ECW and the Castro War are both contemporary with the 30Years War, which was the age of the pike, horse, musket and gunpowder field artillery. The zweihander sword shown was definitely redundant by then.
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  15. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    As always perfect work Brian.
    Like the basework to, alot more then the one with a body under his feet.

    Marc
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  16. fogie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    If I've learnt one thing in my time here it's that when members tell you something a wise man
    should listen. Sergei and Richard... grateful thanks and I hear you.

    Mike
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  17. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    Fantastic painting Brian.
    Regards
    Chris
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  18. clrsgt A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    I've always liked this one as a solo version. Excellent rendition of this one Brian. Well done.
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  19. Theodoros A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Brian, this is wonderful ! (y)
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