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WIP Life Miniatures - Erwin Rommel Bust

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by CondeJulian, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Thats a nice bit of painting, excellent flesh tones and on the field grey too, not my period but I like what you've done.
    Thanks for sharing.
  2. CondeJulian Well-Known Member

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    Brazil
    Thank you Bob. It’s a pleasure to paint such great sculpture.

    Julian
  3. spinnerguy Active Member

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    England
    Some excellent painting there,with the five o'clock shadow and the leather jacket.The German officers were well turned out with their uniforms.............

    Getting me in the mood to try Montgomery.......
  4. CondeJulian Well-Known Member

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    Brazil

    Thank you ! I should get it done by next week. I am very impressed with Abteilung's oils (first time using those) on skin and leather. The pigment is fantastic. I should now retire my old beated Rembrandt's.

    Yes, these officers were all groomed up, despite Rommel's Africa scenario, I wanted this one to be a little more on the neat side.

    Best
    Julian
  5. Huw63 A Fixture

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    Switzerland
    An excellent SBS to this bust. Thanks for sharing your mixes etc.

    Cheers

    Huw
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  6. CondeJulian Well-Known Member

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    Brazil
    Huw, thank you for the feedback.

    Best
    Julian
  7. CondeJulian Well-Known Member

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    Brazil
    Finally, done. Sorry about the dark photo of the finished bust, my workbench warms up the flesh tone too much, but I will get pro photos next week.

    As I mentioned earlier, this build will give a couple of articles for the Michigan Toy Soldier Blog, which I write, I will give a full review of the bust itself, also Abteilung 502 Oil paints, and 02 turorials on how to Paint Leather with oils and another on flesh tone with oils (my humble method).

    So stay tuned for those who would like to get a closer look on oil painting...

    Thank you all for the support on this build :)

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  8. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Nice, superb finish all round.
  9. Graham PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Very impressive. Really like the style of painting and look forward to reading your articles.
  10. CondeJulian Well-Known Member

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    Brazil
    Thank you ! Will update soon :)
  11. phil_h A Fixture

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    United-States
    Well done and thanks for the SBS (y)
    Phil
  12. CondeJulian Well-Known Member

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    Brazil
    Thank you Phil, I'm learning from your bust now...
  13. Steve Brodie Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Will you post a link on here to the fulL SBS over on MichToy ?
  14. CondeJulian Well-Known Member

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    Brazil
    Steve, I will have a Full review of the bust itself for Life Miniatures, Then a review of Abteilung’s Oils.

    I will them write 02 tutorials on how to make leather with oils and skin tone, my method. They willl be published at Michtoy’s blog in sequence, starting April, and I will place the links here.

    This was a fun build, and my first time using Abteilung’s range.
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  15. CondeJulian Well-Known Member

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    Brazil
    Now, finally some good controlled photos :

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    Thank you all for the good support. Soon will post here the tutorial links :)

    Best
    Julian
  16. CondeJulian Well-Known Member

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    Brazil
  17. CondeJulian Well-Known Member

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    Brazil
  18. Graham PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Interesting read. The paint it on, wipe it off method is ok so long as the head has no other detail cast on. Not sure as I would use it with beards, chin straps moulded on. Not saying it wouldn’t work but the way I would work. However, the rest of it is really the way I like to work (y)
  19. CondeJulian Well-Known Member

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    Brazil
    Graham, I do this even with other details, that's why I mention it must be the first thing to paint on the face or area. You just have to be extra careful for the later details. Since oils dry to a thin film, quite resistant, You can paint over them with acrylics and wipe of any mistakes with a wet precision cotton, without problems. That's how I do eyes after, paint on and correct any mistakes with Tamiya Precision Cotton Swabs moistened with tap water. when you have beard and hair, it's even better to get a smooth transition in color, I like it. For small scale figure this process is 80% of the work, you get instant good skin tone after wiping it off.

    Thanks for the input :)
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  20. Graham PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    I have switched to Abteilung oils though and very nice paints they are too (y)

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