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Completed Mary's Centurion finis

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Mariner, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. Mariner Active Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Here he is...I tried to improve the highlights as suggested. Tried a new matte sealer but was shocked at the resulting shine, so will fix that. The shield was much tougher than I thought, but I'm getting the hang of it. Overall, I'm very happy and really enjoyed this one. Critiques always welcome:) and I hope you like him.
    cheers, Mary
    ps, didn't have any 'grass' so chopped a hunk off my coyote hide that I use to tie my fishing flies:ROFLMAO:

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    jakbwrhr, Meehan34, Edorta and 4 others like this.
  2. jcichon Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    More highlights on the red would help. I would suggest using Testors dullcoat as it looks as if you used oils for the cape. When I painted with oils, dullcoat really helped cut the sheen. Its pretty good overall though I would add some washes to the metals to dull and darken them up some. WOuld help add some definiation to them. Nice work though
  3. tiberius57 A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Nice work Mary. :) I like it.
    Are you so kind to give some details on how you did the blood? (colours used and technique)
  4. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very nice work Mary! The over all tone is even and earthy befitting a battle field, well done. (y)

    Great idea on the grass, resourcefulness is one of our very best tools!
  5. Mariner Active Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Hi Zeno
    I have napa red, alizarin crimson and I mixed them, then added a bit of burnt umber; I just played until I got a color I liked. I let the diluted paint run and dabbed it with my finger to smear a little. Red is the toughest color for me by far, so I experiment a lot. Blood is tough to make it look realistic so I painted on a piece of white paper first.
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  6. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Excellent Mary. I'm glad you chose to show some blood on his gladius. It looks very realistic.
  7. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Nice job on this one... Turned out great!
    What's next?

    Colin
  8. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Nicely done Mary with excellent groundwork.

    Keith
  9. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Excellent finish Mary.
    Carl.(y)
  10. Redcap A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nice work. I am amazed (and envious!) at how fast you can finish these large figures and to this standard. Well done Mary!(y)
    Gary
  11. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Great paintwork.
    Testor Dullcoat (very difficult to get it here in the Netherlands) will do some amazing job on the sheene.

    marc
  12. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Well done Mary.You're on a definite fast learning curve.
    Brian
  13. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Mary,
    Very nicely finished and well done on the base also.
    Cheers
    John
  14. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Very nice Mary - any chance he's coming to Guelph in a couple of weeks?

    Colin
  15. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    This is just unreal!.
    What an amazing job Mary. :notworthy:
  16. tiberius57 A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Thank you Mary. Great help.
    Cheers,
    Zeno
  17. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Coming on Mary a few washes in those metals would be a leap forward,the shield is well worn and looks good.

    Ron (y)

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