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Completed Critique LB Miniatures Fallschirmjager Bust finals on page 5

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by gothicgeek, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. gothicgeek A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Re: LB Miniatures Fallschirmjager Bust

    Sam, Antonio and Carl ... many thanks :)

    Ron ... Thank you and its Halfords Grey Primer :)

    Jay, Carmine and Taesung .... again many thanks :)

    John, David and Marc ... Thanks again :)

    Stephen and Todd .. Thank you! :)

    Brian ... Cheers and it was Stu who spotted this and suggested I might like it... He was very right! Lol! :)

    Giovanni, Christos, Ken and Stu .... Again Thanks guys :)


    The face is now finished ( probably, i'm always willing to go back to a face if I think there's a problem so finished is a relative thing. :confused::confused: ) and next will be finishing the chin strap and doing the helmet :)

    Colour shout outs for the face are ...

    Base .. AV Mahogany Sand
    Mid ... GW Dwarf Flesh
    High .. AV Basic Skin Tone
    Highest AV Light Flesh

    I then added the effects colours as normal So AV Dk Prussian Blue for cool parts and GW Blood Red for hot bits :)

    I then re worked the skin colours with

    Mid ... GW Dwarf Flesh
    High .. GW Elf Flesh ( this is a touch pinker than the Vallejo Basic Skin )
    Highest AV Light Flesh

    I kept adding tiny amounts of the effects colours as required ...

    All hair is
    Base ... AV Burnt Umber
    Mid .... AV English Uniform
    High ... AV Yellow Ochre ( with a bit lightened with AV Light Flesh to get a higher light for the beardy flecks and the eyebrows )

    Piccies!

    :)

    [IMG]

    And extreme close up ... The dark dot is a tiny pin hole on the lower lid :(

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  2. gothicgeek A Fixture

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    Re: LB Miniatures Fallschirmjager Bust

    After much Umming and Ahhing I decided to do the helmet as if it had been oversprayed with tankers colours
    ie. dark yellow, green and red brown.
    I used Maskol and a bit of pan scrubber for the chipping and various dilutions of Vallejo smoke to add some streaks and staining, graphite for the edging for visual interest :)

    [IMG]
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  3. Dennis Active Member

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    England
    Re: LB Miniatures Fallschirmjager Bust

    Lovely work Mark, looking forward to seeing the finished article.
    Dennis
  4. Gellso A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Re: LB Miniatures Fallschirmjager Bust

    Very nice mate. I like the ruddy complextion.
  5. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Re: LB Miniatures Fallschirmjager Bust

    The helmet is very realistic.:)
  6. Vaux Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Re: LB Miniatures Fallschirmjager Bust

    Wow...nice face and very nice helmet!!
  7. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Re: LB Miniatures Fallschirmjager Bust

    I am amazed at the leaps and bounds you have made with acrylics Mark, doesn't get much better than this, well not till your next one anyway ;)

    Steve
  8. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Re: LB Miniatures Fallschirmjager Bust

    Mark a great idea for the helmet and you've achieved a brilliant result.(y)

    Cheers Ken
  9. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Re: LB Miniatures Fallschirmjager Bust

    Looking good mark
  10. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Re: LB Miniatures Fallschirmjager Bust

    The helmet looks the business Mark.
    Carl.(y)
  11. Ferris A Fixture

    Re: LB Miniatures Fallschirmjager Bust

    Nice job Mark. Love the helmet, and am sure to steal your idea some time... :cool:

    Cheers,
    Adrian
  12. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Re: LB Miniatures Fallschirmjager Bust

    Dennis, Grant and Pedro ... Many thanks guys :)

    Vaux ... Thanks :)

    Steve, Ken, Ron, Carl and Adrian ... Thanks again guys :)

    Been tinkering away at this, Tunic is

    Base ... AV German Grey
    Mid ..... AV Luftwaffe Uniform WW2
    High .... Mid with AV LightFlesh 1:1

    Shirt and Bandoleer

    Base ... AV German Grey
    Mid ..... AV Field Blue
    High .... Mid with AV LightFlesh 1:1

    The scarf is the same colours as the tunic but I over-glazed with lots of thin layers of White ....

    The spare barrel container was undercoated with black and the trusty Maskol and pan scrubber were deployed to mask out heavy wear areas and general chipping...

    Then I painted it with AV Green Ochre.
    Shaded with AV Smoke
    High was the ochre with a dot of Light Flesh added..

    After blasting it with a hair dryer to ensure it was really dry I rubbed over the Maskol with a bit of blu-tac ... I will use a bit of graphite later to just add a bit of visual interest to the black :)

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  13. dArtagnan A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    Re: LB Miniatures Fallschirmjager Bust

    Lovely skintones, and excellent how you did those metals!(y)
    Eddy
  14. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Re: LB Miniatures Fallschirmjager Bust

    Faultless painting Mark, it was a pleasure to see this bust at Telford, the flesh tones are amazing.

    All the best

    Steve
  15. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Re: LB Miniatures Fallschirmjager Bust

    That's two of us.
    Carl.(y)
  16. Richie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Re: LB Miniatures Fallschirmjager Bust

    Hi Mark,
    Superb work so far and great running SBS. Talking about great running, just missed saying hello at Telford but you were off on your heals.
    cheers
    Richie
  17. stu A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Re: LB Miniatures Fallschirmjager Bust

    Superb mark, really like how this is coming along.

    You can tell you used to paint tanks !!

    Stu
  18. gothicgeek A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Re: LB Miniatures Fallschirmjager Bust

    Eddy ... Cheers! :)

    Steve and Carl ... Thanks guys :)

    Richie! .... Thanks and sorry I missed you :)

    Stu ... Thanks :) Is it that obvious? :whistle::whistle:


    Straps, tabs and buttony stuff done ... On with the ammo belt now ... many hours of work then ;)

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  19. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Re: LB Miniatures Fallschirmjager Bust

    Decided against the splinter then Mark?;)
    Still look excellent,
    Carl.
  20. gioazz Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Re: LB Miniatures Fallschirmjager Bust

    amazing!!!!!!!

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