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WIP Critique Life Miniatures, General Diuglas MacArthur, 1/10th scale bust

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by tonydawe, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi guys,

    Yesterday I started work on my latest project.

    This bust is one of my favourites and is deceptively simple. The leather jacket will require a lot of work.
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  2. Mark S Guest

    Tony this looks like a great start mate.....but for heavens sake man have a break.
    The fact you've called him Diuglas suggests you're rushing things.....take it easy.
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  3. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Lovely start tony,the eyes look very nice (y)
  4. stoffy01 A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Tony, not sure who he is, but he looks uncannily like an American 5 star general. Looking like another great piece Tony, you're really gettin through your grey army.
    Regards
    Chris.
  5. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Nice!

    The eyes are great!!

    :)
  6. peedee A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Lobely stuff Tony, you have him perfectly so far.

    Leather jackets are great to paint, I hope you enjoy the process.
    Without the peaked cap I see a definate likeness to the older
    Dustin Hoffman... or is it just me beong mad.?

    Well done

    Paul
  7. arj A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I totally agree.
    The eyes give him a quite tired look ...... very effective.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
  8. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thank you gents, I always appreciate your comments.

    Apart from the face everything else is just base coated.

    I think the hat helps make him look more like MacArthur.
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  9. stoffy01 A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    It sure does Tony, but it's his trademark along with the pipe. It's like frosty the snowman, he needs the top hat, scarf and pipe as well.
  10. Grod A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Face look great Tony.
    Gordon
  11. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks guys

    I've added the iconic corn cob pipe and now all the pieces are together. Still a huge amount of detail to go into the shirt, cap and leather jacket. Here are the latest WIP pics. image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
  12. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi guys

    Dugout Doug is complete. Hope you like him.
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  13. Steve Ski A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    I'd have to say you are pluckin this one right down the alley Tony. The depth in the facial features, beard shadow, and oh ya, love the eyes, Wow! BTW.

    Cheers, Ski.
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  14. Huw63 A Fixture

    Country:
    Switzerland
    Marvellous work Tony. Looks just like the man.

    Cheers

    Huw
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  15. peedee A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    From top to bottom this is top drawer Tony.

    Sterling work.

    24 carat actually

    Paul.
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  16. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Steve, Huw and Paul, thanks fellas. This is a hard bust to paint as MacArthur is such a well-known character and without the corn cob pipe would be easily recognisable to most people.

    I didn't use any oil paint on this one for some reason. Just straight acrylics. I really starting to enjoy the stippling technique for painting flesh and I'm finding its useful for painting leather too.
  17. peedee A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Well you kicked this one out of the ball park Tony.

    I think that kind of validates the technique in your hands doesn't it !

    I've used it on leather but not flesh yet.

    But you've inspired me to try it for sure.

    You are really on top of your game at the moment,
    here's to the next one.
    Cheers Paul.
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  18. Steve Ski A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Tony, can you expand on the stippling issue a bit? Or, can you direct us to an SBS that has your explanation of the process. The results are incredible, I just don't remember reading about how to perform the process.

    Thx in advance. Cheers, Ski.
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  19. Mike Stevens A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Nice work on this one Tony. It's in my Gray Army as well.

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