Completed Line Grenadier 8th Reg. Kingdom of Naples 1812-15

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MENTAL DENTAL, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. MENTAL DENTAL A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    All finished!

    This is a Maurizio Bruno sculpture for Rome Models

    I've wanted this one since I saw Danilo's version

    Line Grenadier 8th reg. 1812-1815  Kingdom of Naples 007.JPG

    Line Grenadier 8th reg. 1812-1815  Kingdom of Naples 008.JPG

    Line Grenadier 8th reg. 1812-1815  Kingdom of Naples 009.JPG

    Line Grenadier 8th reg. 1812-1815  Kingdom of Naples 010.JPG

    Line Grenadier 8th reg. 1812-1815  Kingdom of Naples 012.JPG

    Enjoy :D


    David
  2. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    David

    Another great Napoleonic, sir. Whites are fantasic... always hard to bring together subtle whites:unsure:. Your advise on lace and braid worked well... care to share your white technique as well:notworthy::notworthy:?

    Another fine piece!

    Cheers

    Colin
  3. MENTAL DENTAL A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Colin,
    I find an undercoat of Humbrol No.28 for all the whites is best. The oil base is Titanium white , raw umber, blue-black with a tiny bit of Mars yellow. Mix these to give the white shifted to the blue-grey or to the creams as you desire to break up the white garments. Simples!!;)

    David
  4. Edward A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Great as usual David. Whites are fantastic.

    Just out of interest, is the "undergrowth" on the base from a hobby shop? I am looking to get hold of similar stuff to make my groundwork more interesting.
  5. MENTAL DENTAL A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Edward,
    It's old dried out moss that grows quite thick on stone walls and on the earthen banks around here. I glued it on with a white glue and then used an airbrush to achieve most of the colour. There was a little picking of highlights with a small brush. Vallejos were used for the groundwork.

    Cheers David
  6. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    excellent work sir.
  7. housecarl A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Another stunner David.
    Carl.(y)
  8. Mariner Active Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Beautiful work, David(y)
  9. jcichon Active Member

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    United-States
    I agree the whites are great. But what did you use for your reds? They look really really rich and the color is just stunning. It's really hard to describe the richness and mine always turn out a mosh of red and orange!
  10. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanks David, again I'm grateful for your helpful advice.

    Keep up the great work!

    Colin
  11. MENTAL DENTAL A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Jason, partly the red colour is a bit of over saturation from my old Canon D60.:mad:
    However, I now tend to avoid using white to highlight red as it goes pink. If you look at a red a garment it doesn't change colour, it gets brighter, so, I paint the base colour red slightly subdued with a bit of green in it to reduce it's value. Then I highlight with what might be considered as the pure red with no value reduction, ie no green in it. Then if it needs it I would add a super highlight of a brighter red such as scarlet with a more orange taint to it.

    I will use white in the red highlight if I'm looking for a washed out Napoleonic British tunic that has been well weathered.

    Hope this helps.:)


    David
  12. gudel Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Fantastic(y)(y)
    gus
  13. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Stunning work. That white is unbelieveble.

    Marc
  14. gioazz Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Amazing work as usual David!

    I'm so happy you are back to modelling!

    Ciao

    Giovanni
  15. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    David,what a great job as usual.
    I would like to know the base,light and shadow you 've used on the cuffs and lapels,i am working on a french regiment with the same facing color.
    Best regards
  16. Figurenfreund66 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hi David

    absolutly fantastic, what a white . It`s a dream !

    Hendryk
  17. MENTAL DENTAL A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Daniel, the pink is a mix of Titanium white and Indian red. I reduced the value a bit with tiny dab of green.

    Palate Line Grenadier 8th reg. 1812-1815  Kingdom of Naples.JPG

    Poor photo from my iphone:whistle:

    Cheers David;)
  18. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    David,i really appreciate you taking the time to answer my enquiry.
    I only use Vallejo acrylics and some Testors oils only for metals and buttons for the uniforms,but the other day i went to an art supply and bought Windsor & Newton water acrylics,i just bought the Alizarin Crimson.
    is that the type of acrylics you use or you paint in oils?
  19. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Oh David,disregard my last post,i red you use Oils and that is an area that i am not good at,i am an acrylman :lol:

    Best regards and keep posting pics,i really like your painting style.
  20. sarouman A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Great painting and whites are wonderful I really like the way painters!!

    Alexandros(y)

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