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WIP Critique Macbeth, 75mm Poste Militaire

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by tonydawe, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi guys,

    Here are the first pics of my latest project, one that I've been saving and looking forward to since I bought it at Euro in 2009.:eek:

    Sculpted by the brilliant Keith Durham, this figure depicts the Scottish King Macbeth in the year 1057 in full battle mode. The last photo is the box art pic to show you all what the finished figure can look like.

    Thanks to Keith and Glenn Hamilton, I've chosen to follow their advice and go for a very subdued earthy colour palette. Rather than paint a tartan pattern, which would be wrong in so many ways I won't bother explaining, I'll try to do a Celtic plaid for the cloak.:D

    If anyone has some suggestions or wants to post some pics that might inspire the pattern, please feel free to do so; I'd welcome the help.

    I've started with the face in Vallejo acrylics and will apply oil washes over acylics as I progress.

    Thank you for looking and please feel free to share your comments.(y)

    Attached Files:

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  2. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Ray Farrugia did an article on painting this in Mil Mod Tony. I'm sending you an email.
    Carl.(y)
  3. Mariner Active Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Great start, Tony; I really like the finish on the helmet (y)
    Can't wait to see him finished.
    Mary
  4. Mark S Guest

    Great start on the face Tony.
    I look forward to seeing the rest.
  5. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    The start is perfect, specially the facecolor.
    That metal on the helmet is stunning.

    Marc
  6. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Really good start Tony.Love the helmet.Only thing i would suggest is to show more whites of his eyes as they look a bit large and try getting a paler colour right in the middle of the black pupil.An old Bill Horan tip.
    Look forward to seeing him progress.
    Brian
  7. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    What a great face, flesh tones are spot on IMO. Looking forward to seeing the rest come together!(y)
  8. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Looking good Tony
    Keith Durham done some nice stuff that one I bought many moons ago but don't remember a shield coming with it.
    The Conquistador he done around the same time was fantastic I also have an English pike man he done around that time too, might redo that one.

    Look forward to the finish.(y)

    Ron
  9. tonyhp Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Great start. I want to see it finish soon.
    Saluti
    Tony
  10. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Good to see these old kits getting another chance Tony,I still buy these if I get the chance.Look forward to your progress.


    Cheers David
  11. Keith Durham New Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Tony,

    Look forward to watching him come to life! Thought you might find the attached inspiring - Angus based this painting on Brian Stewart's rendition of MACBETH, which was featured in Military Modelling. The painting was a gift on my 40th birthday.

    All the Best,

    Keith.

    Attached Files:

  12. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Nice start Tony, was wondering when you would get around to doing this classic
    Ben
  13. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thank you everyone for your gracious comments and generous encouragement. Thanks in particular to Keith for dropping in on my humble thread to provide more support and help in addition to his help through PM's.

    I'm still laying in the colours and haven't as yet chosen a colour for the cloak, but it will almost certainly be a blue/ green combination of some sort.

    I've done a bit more on the eyes and face, however the nose guard on the helmet didn't survive being trimmed and will need to be replaced.

    Attached Files:

  14. Einion Well-Known Member

    Blast from the past! Nice to see a version of this after so many years.

    Yours looks like it's cast better than the one I did, lucky sod!

    Bit late at this stage but I would have suggested texturing the cloak a bit. Oh yeah, and adding the bottom corners to it - if I remember correctly both are sort of rounded? I don't recall what the right one looks like but the left one (his left) is obvious in the first pic.

    Einion
  15. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi guys,

    Here are the latest WIP pics. I've chosen a simple green colour for the cloak, rather than a more complex plaid pattern. I've just started shading and highlighting, and there's still a long way to go.

    Attached Files:

  16. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi guys,

    Bit by bit, it's starting to come together.

    Still much to do, but I feel I'm on the right track.

    Attached Files:

  17. sarouman A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Hi Tony!
    Good start and good paint really so far!!

    Alexandros(y)
  18. sam b Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Tony
    Great work so far mate, I've not seen this version before ! It looks a little like the highland king that I painted about a year ago .
    keep up the good work
    sam
  19. thrax Member

    Country:
    United-States
    hey keith can you send me the tiny noseguard i lost mine about 20 years ago
  20. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Subtle work on the cape Tony.
    Carl.(y)

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