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Completed Critique Leonidas==Scale75

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Meehan34, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Just finished this guy last night. I finally finished something and hopefully is the start of more completions. I will definitley paint this figure again and he is probably my favorite figure so far. feel free to post any comments and critiques.

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    e58160, sarouman, Trep and 9 others like this.
  2. Ernest A Fixture

    Country:
    Venezuela
    Hello Mike, the figure looks good, I painted this figure some weeks ago, maybe the shadows of the skin looks a bit deep, specially in the legs, also you could add some more texture on metal parts to add more dust effects.
    The cape looks very good I like the color...
  3. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Mike, one of my favorite figures of 2010 and you've done some excellent painting, great fleshtones and nice work on the cloak. Congratulations.

    Cheers Ken
  4. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Awesome work Mike. I love him just as he is. The base you chose really goes good with the figure. I can see why this is your favorite.
  5. jimias A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Mike great work. I also stardef this one about two weeks ago but put it aside after flesh completion. I agree with Ernesto about the legs but I know that the figure is heavily sculpted and it s easy to over do it on the musclature. Great overall result though.
    sarouman likes this.
  6. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Mike,
    Excellent and the base is super to show him off.
    Cheers
    John
  7. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks for the input fellas I really appreciate it. The deep shadows of the muscles I do see what you mean, I probably should re-visit these areas. Dimitry; I can't wait to see yours since I know it will be incredible like all your pieces. I am glad you mentioned the metals Ernesto, I wanted to do more ageing but was afraid to overdo it so now I have the green light to do more. Guy; I'm glad you liked the base since you are the master of choosing bases. Ken; I agree this figure is simply one of the best figures I have ever bought, the sculpting and casting is so superb. i am looking forward to more scale75 releases for 2011. Thank you again!
  8. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Excellent work Mike.

    Marc
  9. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very well done Mike, one of your best to date.
    All the best for 2011,
    Carl.
  10. jimmy1969 Member

    Country:
    China
    Very good painting, a red cape is also very beautiful
  11. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Mike,

    A fantastic achievement to finish such a wonderfully animated figure. You've captured the power and dynamic movement of the body and the cape beautifully.
  12. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Agreed +1 (y)
  13. SRP Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Nothing to criticize as far as I'm concerned Mike...wonderful work...well done mate.
  14. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Really nice job Mike, great way to end 2010,

    Look forward to seeing more of your work,

    Keith
  15. Michael Tse Active Member

    Country:
    HongKong
    Muscles, muscles, and some more muscles!

    Superb finish on this stud of a Spartan, Mike!

    Happy New Year!
  16. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Oh ma'gosh Mike. . .

    Whoa, Nellie. . . Oh ma' gosh Mike:

    Lookin' at the photos of your latest figure, . . . I see and start to recognize
    that you have grown so much as a figure modeler, in this past year. This
    is just a very dramatic presentation. There is so much drama in this figure,
    and the way that you have completed it.

    I'm not going to go out on a limb and disagree with Ernesto, but I will say
    that according to the photos you've provided, and that of course, is all we
    have to go on, I am not in agreement with his critique. Just an opinion, you
    understand. Not like what ah say is fact. No way.

    Love the base, the way the slant of the terrain so much is in concert with the
    action and drama of the pose. You did not OVERDO the groundwork. And the
    figure just grabs the eye, . . . big time. Congratulations on a very well done
    presentation.

    ricardo
    PS. Are you planning on going to the IPMS/USA Nats in Omaha this year???
    I sure would like to meet you, podna. . . .
  17. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks guys for the comments I appreciate the input. Jayhawker, I may have to make that trip if for anything else than to drink some cold beers with you. Tahnks again all.

    P.S I have aged the metal some more and it looks a lot better, I'll try and get a new pic up soon.
  18. sarouman A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    It is actually a miniature hard to buy because it has many bare points with me personally difficult.
    The painting you have done is good enough but as he says and Ernest / Jimian do little more shadows.

    Alexandros

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