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WIP Le Tambour De Marseillaise

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by smudger1960, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I would like to share with my fellow planeteers my latest work which is the 250mm resin bust from Castle Miniatures - YS250-05,i am about 75% completed with just some final touch ups and the painting of the french Tricolor to finish.
    I have taken a different approach with painting busts and i try to incorporate some thing extra during these projects,with this bust i decided to add a scratchbuilt drum and french tricolor flag for a backdrop,the drum was made from brass sheet / plasticard / plastic-strip / and brass picture hanging wire,the tricolor was made using pewter sheet and plastic rod with a steel rod inserted inside the rod for added strength.
    The drum itself was an old empty ink pot from stormtroopers,this was the correct size and scale and i just added the plastic and brass using contempory pictures as a guide during assembly,i have added some pictures of the different stages.
    During the assembly of the bust i decided i wanted to add some wear and tear to the bust as this was quite evident during the revolution with clothes being either of poor quality or torn and ragged,i decided to add some tears to the bicorn and a wound tear on the left arm of the bust,the tear on the bicorn and arm was created using miliputt and once this was about 50% dry i opend the areas out with a scalpel knife,some areas of the bicorn i chipped out as if the material and gone completly.
    I must say the sculpting of the face is beautifully done and i'm so glad i purchased it now.
    The bust was undercoated in GW chaos black spray and once dry i added appropriate acrylic colours from the GW and Humbrol railway range and the bust was then finished in oils.
    Items used :
    Games Workshop Acrylic paints
    Humbrol Acrylic (Model railway colours)
    Castle Miniatures Bust - YS250-05 (Available from Steve Kirtley - www.skminiatures.co.uk)
    Plastruct sheet / strip / rod
    Brass sheet
    Pewter sheet
    Windsor+Newton oil paints
    Halfords Grey primer (Undercoating of pewter sheet)
    Wood pedastel base - Ron Tamburrini (www.simplesite.com/ron-tamburrini)
    Printers Inks - www.stormtroopers.co.uk

    I hope my fellow miniaturists will like this latest piece,all coments and critisism welcome (y) french revolution 001.JPG french revolution 003.JPG french revolution 006.JPG french revolution 007.JPG french revolution 009.JPG french revolution 010.JPG french revolution 013.JPG french revolution 018.JPG french revolution 019.JPG french revolution 027.JPG french revolution 026.JPG IMG_4080.JPG View attachment 109354 IMG_4084.JPG IMG_4091.JPG IMG_4095.JPG IMG_4097.JPG IMG_4102.JPG IMG_4100.JPG
    Sirrius, O' Tabac, Tommi and 7 others like this.
  2. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Seems to be an error on your attachments Brian, Can't view ! coming up P/L error

    Ron
  3. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I know ron,my internet connection was lost when i was uploading them :mad:

    Brian
  4. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Defiantly the best version of this one so far and able to pull that one out as your work at a 100 paces . and what's even worse your photography is better than mine also :D

    Ron
  5. Jimbo A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    I really like what your doing with this bust, it's a great figure on it's own but you have really added a further dimension to it and made it into a very dramatic piece, I think you may have started a trend with this particular bust, thanks for sharing it with us.
    Cheers
    Jim
  6. Tarracus A Fixture

    Fantastic work! when the flag will be finally painted all will look formidable (y)
  7. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Thanks ron for your kind coments,the only thing i do differently now when taking photos is i use a black background and more light (y)

    Brian
  8. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Thanks jimbo for your kind coments,i'm always looking for a different angle with busts,glad you like it (y)

    Brian
  9. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Thanks tarracus for your kind coments,they are always appriciated,i hope to start on the flag soon,i'll keep you posted (y)

    Brian
  10. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    When I use a black ground it washes the colour out even more :eek: What lens are you using to get the close ups

    Ron
  11. Mirofsoft A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    As the piece come without drum, without flag, see
    http://castleminiature.blogspot.be/
    I say : this is a fantastic job and thanks a lot for sharing with us all the way you did it
    The guy you show is a lucky one; a bullet in the hat, sabre cuts on the belt, on the cloth ( chest level) and a cut on the left arms
    Like it very much
  12. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    WOW - amazing!!!

    Cheers
  13. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    I like it a lot Brian, beautiful composition and great idea. The addition of drum and flag. (If you need infantry flags of the revolutionary period I have a book full of them.)
    You have made a very clever solution for the drum.
    Did you use a plastic sheet to make the flat skin of the drum?

    Military miniatures painted by Eduardo Garcia

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  14. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Ron,my camera is a Cannon Powershot A530,it has an optical x4 zoom and is a 5.0 mega pixels,its not a flashy high tech camera but it suits me for modeling work.

    Hope your keeping well bud (y)

    Brian
  15. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks mirosoft,i appriciate your kind coments,as most people who know me on the planet i always like to add weathering and sometimes wounds,i'm glad you liked it (y)

    Brian
  16. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Many thanks martin,glad you liked it (y)

    Brian
  17. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Edorta,i'm glad you liked it,for the flag i'm just going for the tricolor colour,i know what you mean about the flags,i found quite a few of them on the web,there are so many different styles and patterns,as for the drumskin this is plastic card which i cut and sanded to shape,once it was fitted into the drum case all gaps were filled with milliput.(y)

    Brian
  18. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Outstanding Brian. Sometimes 'add-ons' can completely ruin a great sculpt.
    This takes this beautiful bust to another level altogether, an inspiration.
    Oh! and perfectly atmospheric painting.
    Cheers
    Derek
  19. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks del for your kind coments,i'm glad you like the extra detail,its turned out better than i originally thought it would (y)

    Brian
  20. Figurenfreund66 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Brian, that is a wonderful job !

    With all the improvements to get this bust the atmosphere it deserves!

    Cheers

    Hendryk

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