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WIP Le Garde Recule - Part 3 - Painting

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by smudger1960, Jun 16, 2015.

  1. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Made a start on the uniforms of the busts today,i thought I would start with the officer first,i have all but completed the uniform painting on this one,just some small touches to add to the epaulettes and to finish the left arm cuff,i didn't paint this piece because my finger kept rubbing against it while I was painting,so I finished everything and left this till last.
    It was always my intension from the start that this officer would have an upper left arm wound,blood has been added very sparingly,i weathered the coat by blending in earth mixes while the blues were still wet.
    I also just have some more to do on the hair as well.

    I will add the left hand with broken sword near completion of the piece.

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    Brian
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  2. megroot A Fixture

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    Beautifull, just beautifull.
    Looking forward to the next.

    Marc
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  3. arj A Fixture

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    He certainly looks like he's been through the mill.
    Well done.

    Andrew
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  4. DEL A Fixture

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    Answers to Lucky :D Fantastic work Brian really conveys a sense of time and place (y)
    Cheers
    Derek
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  5. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    Amazing work on his jacket and waistcoat Brian,
    Good progress
    Keith
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  6. NickM Well-Known Member

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    Lovely painting, Brian. (y) As always, it looks superb.
    I like the wear on his jacket and the arm wound is a great addition.
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  7. John Belcher A Fixture

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    Beautiful painting Brian, love the weathered worn look and the wound on the arm.
    Regards,
    John:)
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  8. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks Marc,it's starting to come together now
  9. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks Arj,it's important to make them all look like they've been in a battle
  10. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks Del,glad you like it mate
  11. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks Keith for your comments,glad you like it
  12. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks Nick,I do love to give my pieces a sense of time and a battle look
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  13. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks John,they need to look weathered and hardened veterans
  14. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I've spent the last couple of days painting the muskets,all the musket work was completed using GW acrylics apart from an oil stain I used on the wood areas,the barrels of the muskets still need a little more work,i'm going to apply pencil lead on these areas.
    The muskets straps I have only undercoated at this stage,these will be finished with the hands at a later sitting.

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    I have added some more subtle weathering to the officers jacket.

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    I have now undercoated the greatcoat of the 2nd bust which will be the eagle bearer in Blue No 1 from the andrea blue paint set

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    Thanks Brian
  15. megroot A Fixture

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    Netherlands
    Great woodpainting.
    A how to would be very welcome.
    Marc
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  16. ellie A Fixture

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  17. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    PM sent mate
  18. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks Ian,glad you like the effect,it's just a simple way I like to paint wood
  19. DEL A Fixture

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    Scotland
    I really can't wait to see this completed. It's been a genuine pleasure to watch each stage in the process.
    It would be great if you could set up a blog or assemble the process as a complete article on here.
    This is modelling and painting at it's best, it tells a story, creates an atmosphere, and a painting style that individualises each character.
    Truth be told Brian, and I know you'd agree, that there are better painters than you (not many).......BUT ......... nobody anywhere does what you do better.
    You say it's just a simple way ...... no way ...... it's brilliant.
    Derek
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  20. arj A Fixture

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    Excellent wood effect.
    Like Marc, I'm also interested in how you achieved it.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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