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WIP Critique Lt. Paulee 6me Hussards 1813 ~1/5 scale

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by ACCOUNT_DELETED, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. John Ballard Well-Known Member

    Colin
    This is a really very nice piece, I would stain the base a dark cherry colour if it were mine since I feel the light wood detracts from the beautiful figure. Maybe the same colour as the chair back would work well.
    John
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  2. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanks for the advice John. I would probably have gone that way too but this wood is already finished light and the base was perfect for size. A large dark label on the front may help reduce the light wood impact. I may paint the base...possibly gloss black.
  3. John Ballard Well-Known Member

    You know you can stain wood with oil paint so you could go for a match to the chair back. Anyway which ever way you go this will still be a remarkable piece of work.
    John
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  4. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Hadn't thought of that John. I was thinking wood stain and I rarely have success with that. Thanks
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  5. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Colin,

    Hope your feeling better .....

    ..........that looks really good mate , such an amazing project you have shared with us , both the ups and the downs you experienced .
    I do agree with John about the base colour but whichever you will have produced a wonderful piece

    Nap
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  6. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    I do not know what to say, its way above my league but I like the bust you have sculpted and beautifully painted it most certainly is.
    I wish my brushes would do the same, I am getting there but no where as close.
    Superb, outstanding. Thank you for showing this on here.
    Regards
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  7. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Nice all round Colin but the face is exceptionally good .
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  8. Marco22 A Fixture

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    France
    beautifull painting !
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  9. Grod A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Beautiful job on this Colin. Hats off to you.
    Gordon
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  10. Borek A Fixture

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    Czech-Republic
    Wow. Great sculpt, and SBS of painting is just great. Beautiful work in all aspects, sincerely congratulate. Awesome !!!

    Cheers Borek
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  11. Ferris A Fixture

    Very much behind with following this.... It is turning out absolutely stunning Colin. All scratch built, wow.

    Cheers,
    Adrian
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  12. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    I saw this in the flesh and I will say without reserve... It's frigging breathtaking!!!!!:woot:

    Well done my brother

    Colin
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  13. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    A beautifully sculpted and painted figure. Would look even more stunning as a full figure, but space would be a real issue.

    Mike
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  14. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Australia
    Colin,

    A truly inspiration effort. From sculpting to painting - a one stop shop of excellence. Congratulations.

    Chris
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  15. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Got a few minutes with Paulee today ( a rare thing). This guy is going multi media. I originally painted him in acrylics and inks, then went over him in oil. Now he has been dull coated and I am selectively adding acrylics to him here and there. His face has had some Life Colour acrylic washes put over the oil (mid to highlights only - shadows to come). I highlighted his brows and 'stache with a new pro high viscosity paint I just discovered. Nice to see that the acrylic, whether high viscous or washes) does well over the Tamiya clear coat. I can never decide whether to paint a big bust in oil or acrylic as I like properties of both...this approach solves my problem.

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  16. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Wish I could do that in a few minutes,;)
    Still looking superb, don't know what else to say. Fantastic!
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  17. Huw63 A Fixture

    Country:
    Switzerland
    Nothing to add to what Bob has said. It's a masterpiece.

    Cheers

    Huw
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  18. tiberius57 A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    With this piece you pushed it to another level, my friend! Whatever I try to say can't express my real thoughts watching your level of artistry.
    Keep up your fantastic work!
    Cheers,
    Zeno :)
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  19. MalcC A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Colin
    Stunning work as always.
    Lucky your son made the observation on the arm before you painted him.

    Malc
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  20. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    So true - always good to show WIPs to the fam....my harshest critics.

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