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WIP Critique Maurice Corry 120mm Brit sniper

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Gellso, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Gellso A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    I wanted to try and learn more shading with acrylics and also wanted more contrasts than I've been done in the past.
    I'd forgotten how time consuming painting the Osprey armour was, never mind the camo.

    Front torso showing the elastic straps for holding items:

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    Rear torso:

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    The head so far. I always paint the eyes and surrounds in acrylics before I do the oils. It offers more control and is easier to correct. I have pre shaded the eye sockets with a deep red wash.

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    The legs showing the amazing detail of the Meindl boots and an attempt to shade the base layer before desert camo is applied.

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    Attached Files:

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  2. housecarl A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Looks a cracking start mate.
    Carl.
  3. Ventress Well-Known Member

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    England
    Watching with interest. Nice job all round.
  4. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Oh yeah, this is looking great.
  5. Steve Ski A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    This is lookin good, love the Large Scale figs!!(y)

    Cheers, Ski.:D
  6. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    watching with interest,your experiment with acrylics :)
  7. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Great work here - look forward to further progress.(y)
  8. Lew J Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Quality work, camo's looking good too.

    Lew J.
  9. fmargem Active Member

    Country:
    Brazil
    This is going to be a beautiful piece in your collection. It´s great at this stage already.
  10. sam b Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    looks like hard work ! but does look very good indeed .
    sam
  11. Gellso A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    More WIP

    This figure really does eat up your time.
    Got the oils on this guy and tried to make him look tanned.
    He ended up looking like an asian so I tried to lighten him a bit whilst the paint was still wet. The mouth still needs some work, I got some of the white of his teeth into his mouth.

    Just a first coat of the camo on the helm with no detail;

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    Sniper rifle camo. Still need to do the magazine:

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    I didn't like the T shirt in olive so I've changed it to brown. base colour only here no shadows/highlights:

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    Camo on trosers done on second attempt and I've lightened the envelope holster trying to make it look a bit worn:

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    Hope you like.
  12. Steve Ski A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Great camo work and all else looks great. Love the face!

    Cheers, Ski.:D
  13. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Its taking shape Grant,how are you liking working with acrylics, are you air brushing the camo or is it by hand
  14. Gellso A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    The camo is done by hand mate.
    The rifle was done using washes for the green and brown as all the pics I've seen of sniper rifle camo is very subdued.

    The uniform camo is a 1:1 mix of colour and water.
    I cant seem to get the camo down in one pass, there is always lights and darks.
    Still getting used to the acrylics. I've tried more feathering on this guy and tried to get more extreme lights and darks but I reckon I'm still a bit cautious.

    I've never tried camo with an airbrush perhaps that's an occasion when I have time to experiment.

    Thanks for comments and questions.
  15. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Looking good Grant, the rifle is very realistic.
    Carl.
  16. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Not being able to get the acrylic down in one shade is the problem I get with them and always run back to the oils,cant teach an old dog new tricks:awesome:

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