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WIP Letter to an Unknown Soldier

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MalcC, Mar 27, 2024.

  1. MalcC A Fixture

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    England
    Yes, I know I'm supposed to be decorating, but taking a little time out to get some painting
    done.

    The bust is from Life Miniatures and to me is a must have.

    At this point I've been working on the flesh tones, and added a base coat to the helmet.

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    Malc
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  2. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    Beautifully done.

    Mike
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  3. clubcat PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Oh, he's smashing.
    Melanie
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  4. NRG Active Member

    He certainly is!
    Great job.
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  5. Ned Ricks Active Member

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    Well done, that!
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  6. Larsen E. Whipsnade Moderator

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    Sensational, Malc. The flesh tones are perfection.
    Rick
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  7. Briggsy A Fixture

    That's great Malc, the face is awesome, but min.alistic even for a bust!

    Cheers Simon
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  8. Nap Moderator

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    Hi Malc

    Blooming heck that’s lovely fleshwork on him .....please show the colours your using for base, shadows and highs .....the blending looks great

    As Melanie wonderfully put it ...... 13B0588A-7168-41CC-AABC-17482BE37994.jpeg ...you’ve hit the bullseye with this one

    Following with interest ....especially the uniform mixes

    Have fun @ the pasting bench

    Nap
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  9. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    That look scary real!.
    Wonderful work Malc!
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  10. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    I think at this point you must have a Book of " The secret color formulas" Lol
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  11. Nap Moderator

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    Currently Volume 3 ....Everyone helps my friend ......just wish I could use them good enough !

    Nap
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  12. MalcC A Fixture

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    Thank you everyone, for your very kind comments. :)

    Malc
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  13. MalcC A Fixture

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    Hi Nap.

    This is the set I use for my flesh tones.
    I mix some together to built up the tones gradually.

    Malc
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  14. MalcC A Fixture

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    England
    Just a small update.
    First of all, while removing a small section of the helmet strap from the sprue, I had a mishap. :eek:. it broke into 3 pieces.
    It wasn't going to stick together, so I had to think of a way to make a replacement.
    I mentioned my plight to NRG, who came up with a solution, and sent me some foil that would be suitable.
    So a very BIG thank you to NRG for his help.

    Eager to keep the painting going I decided to make a start on TFB's Continental...... yikes 2 figures on the go at once. :woot:
    I'll be started a thread on him shortly.
    In between working on both pieces, I painted the leather helmet lining, and the helmet itself.
    After careful consideration, I decided to attach some of the foil to a section of the resin strap that fitted to the helmet.
    Once I managed to fit in place, ( bit of a fiddly job.) I let it set, then to built up the thickness, I added some magic-sculpt.

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    I'll post a photo of the replacement strap when I've finished painting it.

    Malc
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  15. bigtodd PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Malc,
    Effing brilliant start on the face!!! Nice warm tones. You nailed it!
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  16. Briggsy A Fixture

    Cracking work Malc, this fella really looks amazing.

    Cheers Simon
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  17. Larsen E. Whipsnade Moderator

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    He gets better and better, Malc.
    Rick
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  18. Ferris A Fixture

    Very nice work on the skintones and eyes!

    Adrian
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  19. MalcC A Fixture

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    England
    Thanks again, I really appreciate the feedback.

    Malc
  20. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina
    I don't like when pieces break, but at this point i am happy i can build up some stuff with greenstuff or Magic sculpt.
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