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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. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Ok.......
    Looks good Tony..... good brush control of oils over acrylics (head of the class)
    the Tiki looks good, the light satin finish contrasts nicely with the mother of pearl inlay.....and balances well with the skin tone.

    The close up of the left side of the face looks quite life like - take this as a sepia effect and the only thing that would tip it off as a miniature is the hair details.....

    Next you'll be painting real feathers!

    Cheers
  2. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Jamie,

    Thanks once again for your encouragement and comments mate.

    Almost finished now. I've added the ear rings. The one on the right ear is a pice of jade with a length of whale bone attached. The carved shape on the left ear is a piece of greenstone. The greenstone in particular is still too light in colour and I'll darken it and add some shading over the next couple of nights.

    Last step will be to fix the bust to a plinth and add a name plate.

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  3. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi guys,

    I received some brilliant wooden bust plinths from Ron Tamburrini the other day and couldn't wait to mount this Maori Warrior to it.

    I thought I'd post some pics to show the finished piece.

    Thanks to everyone who posted on and liked this thread. This bust has been a wonderful piece to paint and represents some of my best painting work to date.

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  4. NickM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Brilliant work, Tony - easily your best figure to date! Ron's base finishes it off nicely.
    Really impressive stuff, mate.
  5. Richie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Tony,
    That is one piece of magnificent painting, I would be proud to have that in my display cabinet. Top draw work of the highest quality.(y)
    cheers
    Richie
  6. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Tony a very impressive finish mate looks stunning.

    Cheers Ken
  7. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Fantastic work on this one Tony , one of your very best.

    Cheers David
  8. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Great work Tony!!

    Looks good, great work, and love the subtle sheen of the skin compared to the cloak......

    Then the details....

    Nice character piece!
    Cheers
  9. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I have to agree Tony certainly one of your best pieces, especially the flesh tones.
    Carl.
  10. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Just found this mate must have missed messages earlier.
    He has come up nicely & really like especially skin tone, tiki & hair.

    God on ya for trying to represent this all accurately.

    Mike
  11. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    This has to be my favourite piece of yours tony,I can only agree with all the other compliments,it's a stunning piece of work in every aspect,you must feel very proud,congratulations :)
  12. Don Well-Known Member

    Outstanding Tony, have to agree with all the others, Outstanding.
    Has to be the best I have seen from you.

    Don
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  13. callum Member

    Hi Tony,
    Excellent work mate - the best rendition of this bust I have seen - good work on the tats.
    Regards Callum.
  14. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thank you to everyone who has posted a comment on this thread.

    I humbly agree that this bust probably represents some of my best work to date.

    The challenge ahead is to try and build on this standard and continue to improve.
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  15. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Tony ,

    Catching up on things ...work manic !!! a lovely paintjob the skintones are amazing , a pleasure to reread the thread and see it progress ...love the tattoos and the necklace ornament .

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
  16. Aveleira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    You did an Excellente work!!! The tatoos are something else ;)
    Congrats!! You are right so be proud!

    Regards
    Pedro
  17. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Tony ,this is a special one indeed the tattoos are superb ,never like to say this is someones best yet as I never know if it gets taken in the right context

    Super painting altogether ,and thanks for the wee plug:joyful:

    Ron
  18. kiwi45 Active Member

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Wow Tony, this is spectacular!, love the skin tones and especially the wee tiki. I am working on a Maori figure , a conversion on a 1/12 full figure and I must say painting a Maori complextion is rather daunting but this work of yours has me striving to get it right, will post very soon, if nothing else but for some CC.
    cheers Les
  19. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Nap, Pedro, Ron and Les, thanks for your comments guys. I'm so very pleased you liked this bust. Good luck on your Maori figure Les.
  20. Piotrec Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Oh wow! Very lifelike. Outstanding job.

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