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WIP Critique Maurice Corry 200mm Fallschirmjaeger box-art WIP

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by gothicgeek, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. kiwi45 Active Member

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    New_Zealand
    Fantastic work Mark, Love the leather also. Just bought the 82 Airbourne fig from Maurice. Your work on this fig confirming the quality of Maurice's sculpting, I watch with expectation. Les
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  2. Andyfettes Active Member

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    Excellent,Mark !

    How did you recreate the felt effect on the water bottle ?
  3. gothicgeek A Fixture

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    Pedro ... I use the Airbrush to put colour on the larger areas like the bonesack, then use hair brushes to add folds and definition :)

    Tony ... Thanks mate! and Maurice is a master at fabrics, those little puckers and folds are all there in the sculpt.. Luverly! :)

    Les ... I'm waiting on a set of castings of the 82nd guy ... I don't imagine we will be disappointed :) And thank you!

    Andy ... Many thanks :) the water bottle cover had some texture on it, I added some more with a bit of AV Acrylic Filler mixed with some black paint and then stippled the 3 colours I used for the cover ... Basically GW Graveyard Earth with AV Black to shade and AV Light Flesh to highlight :)

    Details details!!
    I painted the cup of the water bottle and the grenade head with GW Chainmail and then shaded it with several washes of GW Chaos Black ... Allowed to dry I then applied Maskol with a scrap of pan scrubber to get a nice sharp edged look to the masking.

    Both were then painted and shaded as normal with a second layer of Maskol on the grenade before hand painting some stencilling onto it ...

    Blutac rubbed over it removed the maskol and I did a bit of tweaking and such...

    I know the grenade is probably a bit over done but looking at Bundesarchive photographs they seem to have been quite battered and worn ( I'm assuming soldiers would acquire " lucky " items and such, hanging on to certain pieces of kit and equipment ??? )
    Anyway just a dot of filler to add into the pocket and this area is finished mostly

    I spent some time on the helmet cover and sharpened that up a bit, much happier with it. Does the foliage strap look a different enough colour? The chest eagle is not finished but that detail is the casting !

    More later ....


    :)



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  4. housecarl A Fixture

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    Looking good Mark, I would say the foliage strap would be the same fabric anyway.
    Carl.
  5. gothicgeek A Fixture

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    Carl ..... almost certainly it would be same colour but I see photos with some of them a different shade :)


    Legs are now epoxied and pinned in place and I have sorted out a base, one of my cubic jobs :) Finished the skin on the hands and fore-arms so hair to add and sort out the watch and the ring ....

    Sorted out the MG ... Note that it had a slight droop to the barrel. A dip for about 3 seconds in very hot water pretty much sorted it out :)

    A couple of pictures ....

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  6. housecarl A Fixture

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    The metals and leathers are very realistic, Mark.
    Cheers,
    Carl.
  7. kiwi45 Active Member

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    New_Zealand
    Hi Mark, really starting to look great, now that you have the legs on I couldn't help but wonder if they could have done with bulking up the pants as most period pics show quite baggy trousers, just a thought. Les
  8. winston Active Member

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    France
    Great works Mark!!!
  9. ryall Active Member

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    New_Zealand
    Hi Mark

    You have done great work on this figure so far. I have this figure as well so I love that you are giving paint colour info as well.

    I look forward to trying to paint this figure as well as you are.

    Ryally
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  10. gothicgeek A Fixture

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    Carl ... Thanks :) Like the new avatar... Know that feeling :)

    Les .... Possibly they could be bulked up a bit but I like them as is ... he is a big guy :) And thanks

    Philippe ... Many thanks

    Paul .... Thanks and it is a nice sculpt eh? Look forward to seeing your rendition :)




    The arms are now epoxied on and the fore arms are pinned and epoxy puttied in place ( this means I could remove them without damage if needs be :) )

    The watch and ring are okay ish and the arm hair looks okay in context of the whole figure ( I think :) )

    Filled the gaps around the arms with MS and will just need to touch them in ( keep those painting notes )





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  11. gothicgeek A Fixture

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    The base is now veneered, varnished and waxed ( cheers Chippy ;) ) and the MS and graded cat litter groundwork ( thanks puss ;) ) has had a base colour laid down...

    The ciggy is a bit too slim I see from the pics so will have to sort that, also I can see many tiny scuffs and chips in the paint ... GRRRRR ....

    The paper sling hanging below the left hand is fixed and the gun is not, I may keep the gun as a separate part for transport or not, decide later :)

    The boots! I read somewhere that the leather used for these guys boots was vat dyed so the leather is coloured all the way through ... I chose a black boot ...

    Anyway still a long way to go and here's a couple of pics

    :)

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  12. gothicgeek A Fixture

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    I have finally fixed the figure to the base and have done a few bits towards the finish :)

    ( took a new job this last week, part time but demanding so work/life balance is gonna need a bit of re balancing :) )

    Here's a pic with some progress and problems ( handling being the biggest problem )

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    The blob of MS on the shoulder is to give a nice positive location, and to get the gun sitting just right ...

    Is that a leather flap? or metal ... my reference is a little fuzzy on that bit :)

    Lots of paint off and sheen developed despit mostly covering the area with cling wrap :(

    Filled the hairline gaps at the top of the legs with MS ( cos my thick super glue has gone off ) .....

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  13. housecarl A Fixture

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    Is that a leather flap? or metal ... my reference is a little fuzzy on that bit. Metal Mark.
    Carl.

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  14. bigtodd Active Member

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  15. gothicgeek A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Carl and Todd ... Cheers! :) thought it was but nice to be sure ;)

    Sorted 95% of the chipping :)

    Started sorting the MG out ... The stock has only had 2 colours so far, next is black lines and blobs, sunny skin lines and elongated blobs ( with the grain ) and finally I will glaze it with a dark chestnut colour and a lick of thinned Klear ... or something ;)


    And a bench shot for a change!

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  16. housecarl A Fixture

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    Nice, are you going for graphite on the MG?
    Carl.
  17. gothicgeek A Fixture

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    Carl ... Cheers :) yes mostly graphite though I may "drybrush" a slightly metalic grey over the upper parts to try and set it off a bit :)


    Dusty with a hint of dried mud!

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  18. Gellso A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Lovely

    looks good mate. The blues really set it off nicely.
  19. sam b Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Great jod on this one Mark ! i think it is sometimes harder to paint these larger figures , so much more detail ie the eagle badge can make or break it ! n u nailed it .
    Happy xmas
    sam

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