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Completed Mexican Revolutionary

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by smudger1960, May 7, 2011.

  1. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Trying to get through my grey army before the summer comes round,just finished this bust which is produced by pegaso in 200mm scale and depicts a mexican soilder from the revolution.
    Although this is not a period i have studied or read about i was quite impressed with the bust when i saw it displayed on the pegaso stand at last years Euro Militaire so i decided to purchase it.
    When i decide to paint a paticular figure from my grey army i'm sometimes inspired perhaps by something i've read or seen on TV to start a paticular project and this was the case with this bust,i recently watched a re-run of the film The Magnificent Seven and seeing the bandits in this film it got me thinking about the bust.
    The bust is based on a mexican revolutionary soilder bt i could'nt help keep thinking of the film while i was painting it,as i said earlier i dont know much about the revolution and have no books on the subject so i decided to go with the box art apart from the blanket roll.
    The bust is produced in resin and comes in 4x parts,care needs to be taken as 1x part is the sombrero chin ties which are very delicate,the bust is very well sculpted with excellent fit of parts and hardly any filling was required.
    The bust was undercoated with GW chaos black which was then followed by basecoats in acrylic and then finished in oils,a nice simple piece to paint and i'm glad i purchased it as it looks different in my collection.
    I am also pleased to announce to my fellow miniaturists there is NO BLOOD in site which some of you will be pleased about.
    I would recomend this bust to anyone thinking of having a change,it really is a lovely little piece.
    I hope you like the photo's all critisism and coments most welcome.

    Addios Amigo's ;)

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  2. jimias A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Lovely job Brian. I especially like the way you use extreme lights in your painting.
  3. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Brian, beautiful painting, I especially like the work on the leather pouches an excellent finish. (y)

    Cheers ken
  4. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Great paintwork, but i may have my doubts for some things.
    I think you are going to far in your hightlight. In almost all the colors you ended with white! Some people call it overpainted.
    Maybe some washes could do the job.
  5. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Lovely work on the whole Brian, the sombrero is especially nice. I have to agree with Marc though, I think you have gone a touch to far with the highlighting. It's on the face where it's most evident, that is unless it's the photos, and you were going for the extreme contrast look. I think it works OK in smaller scales, but this is quite a large piece.
    Still after all that waffle I really like it, and would paint it myself, if it wasn't for the stupid price.
    Carl.
  6. amomfaretos Active Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Simply beautiful work!!.I impressed by the hat, because is to big surface and is well painted with correct lightning and shadows.

    Babis.
  7. sarouman A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
  8. TWOMOONS Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Cool on so many levels.
    I find it refreshing to see a figure painted in these colors and tones....everyone seems to have gone over to the Dark Side for the drama and effect. But there are actually bright colors still in the world. And they still make for a damn good figure.
    Bravo! Nice job, Brian.
  9. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks guys for your coments and views,i can assure there are no pure white highlights on the bust,it is definately the photos.

    Brian :)
  10. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    Brian, excellent painting.The skin tone is very appropriate, but blue eyes are not very common in Mexico, I think. However, I share the view of Megroot, it seems that the lights are too bright, although it may be due to the photo. Anyway, each must have its own style, right?.

    http://www.mininet.tv/egminiatures.html
  11. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks eduardo for your coments,its definately the photo's where the white is showing,yes i do agree with you about style,i'm still learning the art of painting figures and learning as i go along,it would'nt pay for us to have all the same style.

    I have just been on your website and is most impresive,i love the way you have aded backgrounds to your figure pictures,congratulations

    Brian
  12. alexwencho Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
  13. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    You´re still learning? But you´re well advanced. However, you´re right, never stop learning.
    Best regards and thanks for visiting my web.
  14. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Indeed an amazing finish.
    I think a gradation of a hat is wonderful.
    The facial expression is also very realistic and beautiful.
    I think it builds into a very creative work.
    I liked it very much.
    I congratulate completion.

    Mitsutaka.
  15. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks Alex / Eduardo / Mitsutaka - :)
  16. TWOMOONS Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    ^^^I notice my name was left out in the "thanks" guys post....was there something I did to offend you? Just curious...
  17. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Phil - please accept my apologies for missing your name out on the reply post it was by no means intentional,just an oversight on my part,sorry - :(

    Brian
  18. Jazz A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Good work. I also light the extreme lighting and the range of clean colours that you have used. Very nice leather work on the ammunition pouches.
  19. sam b Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great paint work Brian ! Love the high lights .
    Sam
  20. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    John / Sam thanks for your kind coments :)

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