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WIP Critique Maori Warrior, Pegaso bust, 1/9th scale

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by tonydawe, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. tonydawe A Fixture

    Hi Callum, thanks mate I'm very pleased you like it.
  2. megroot A Fixture

    Fabulous work Tony.

  3. Wayneb A Fixture

    I really like your work on this project.It is answering alot of my own questions;not so much on this piece but working with other colors for application of my own work. Thanks for posting the pics and am following closely as there is a wealth of info here.Looking forward to seeing more...........Best regards,...........................Wayne
  4. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Andy's Maori Scout bust mate...
  5. tonydawe A Fixture

    Hi guys,

    A slack week last week, but got back into it over the weekend.

    Here is the Maori bust almost complete. I finished painting the moko on the right hand side of the face.. As you can see from the closeup, the moko has now been shaded and highlighted. The moko base colour is a mix of 1 part Pthalo Green to 3 parts raw umber. The highlight colour is the base colour with Sap Green added. The shadow colour is the base colour with more raw umber added

    I've also added the feathers to the headress. The large greeny/brown feathers are supposed to be tail feathers from the native New Zealand bird the Kakapo, which vary in colour from bright green to brown. The Kakapo is a flightless, nocturnal ground dwelling bird that was once plentiful across new Zealand, but its population has been devastated by feral cats and it is now endangered.

    I've also included a close up of the greenstone hei-tiki pendant worn around the neck. The eyes of the pendant have been inlaid with mother of pearl which give the eyes a slightly metallic sheen.

    The only things left to do now are the paint the ear jewelery and mount the bust to a new bust plinth I ordered from Ron Tamburini.

    Hope you like the pics.

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  6. Tarracus A Fixture

    Wow! a really beatiful work here!! ..and Thanks for the extra info, It helps a lot to provide a background to the figure
  7. Mark S Guest

    What a magnificent piece Tony!!..Excellent work indeed.
  8. tonydawe A Fixture

    Thanks Marc, Wayne, Mike, Gerard and Mark
    Still a lot of touch ups required before I'm satisfied, but I'm definitely happy with this bust so far.
  9. bagelman1952 Well-Known Member

    That is class work
  10. Christos Well-Known Member

    Great work Tony!!!(y)
  11. Mariobusta A Fixture

    Really impressive looking bust . Superb .
  12. housecarl Moderator

    Superb Tony.
  13. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Great work Tony,
    The close ups of the skin texture and colour are awesome.
    Superbly done.
  14. FigureLover A Fixture

    Nice work Tony, cant wait to see it in the flesh
  15. megroot A Fixture

    Another great update.
    Like what you have done with this bust.
    A base from Ron is always topnotch, that will fit him well.

  16. NickM Well-Known Member

    Looks bewt, Tony - can't wait to admire this one up close too.
    Stunning brushwork on the moko, mate
  17. tonydawe A Fixture

    Hi Ken, thanks very much for your generous comment.

    Hi Chris, thanks mate. I always appreciate your comments and support.

    Hi Mario, thanks for your comments. I'm glad you like it.

    Hi Carl, thanks mate. I can't remember a bust I've enjoyed painting this much.

    Hi Keith, thanks for your comments. I'm glad to see all that hard work I put into getting the skin colour and texture right has paid off.

    Hi Ben, I'll bring the bust along to our next club meeting (assuming I've finished it by then).

    Hi Marc, thanks for your comments my friend. I'm excitedly waiting for some plinths and bases to arrive from the UK this week, which will allow me to finish several figures that are painted and waiting for bases to finish them. Ron's bases look superb and I wanted to support a fellow Planeteer.

    Hi Nick, you're too kind mate. Hope you, me and Ben are catching up for coffee this Friday?
    NickM and Wings5797 like this.
  18. gary tillman New Member

    look's great to me.
  19. Richie A Fixture

    Hi Tony,
    Outstanding brush work, love the harmony of colours, the moko colours combined with the great skin tones make it seem like it's actually tattoed in the skin and not sitting on top. You southern hemisphere boys are certainly teaching the world a few lessons in painting Maori's. The photo bottom row second from the right looks real.
    Outstanding and thanks for sharing, sorry for jumping in late but I could not contribute anything but praise.
  20. tonydawe A Fixture

    Hi Gary, thanks for your comments.

    Hi Richie, I really appreciate your comments and I'm glad you think I've managed to do justice to this bust.

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