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Michael Roberts 120mm Rifleman 1848

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by DaveCox, Jan 22, 2006.

  1. DaveCox Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    This is my latest figure. I've painted it in oils over acrylics, with the crossbelts, metalics and cap in acrylic. The cap was the hardest part as the quilted finish is very finely cast, and the present wash was the most effective way that I found to paint it. The only change from the kit was to paint the shako cover in a pale colour, as the black finish on the box top wasn't issued in India, where this model is supposed to be based. In a couple of weeks time when the oils are completely dry I'll give it a coat of matt varnish to flatten the finish.

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  2. DaveCox Member

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    United-Kingdom
    side view

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  3. DaveCox Member

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    United-Kingdom
    rear view

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  4. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    He turned out well Dave. Great shading on the green and blue.
  5. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Dave, very nice, you did a good job.
    the only thing I would due differently is maybe give it a light mist of dullcoat to tone down the sheen just a bit, than again it might just be the photographs.

    Cheers
    Roc. :)
  6. herbwf Member

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    United-States
    He looks great Dave. Does'nt look like the flight to England bothered him at all:)

    Herb Forgey
  7. DaveCox Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Thanks for the compliments guys, he will get a coat of matt varnish after a couple of weeks for the oils to dry properly.
    Herb - thanks again for donating this one to the collection!
  8. Stefano Borin New Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Bye Dave!!
    Beautifull work, and very good subject.
    Next time, if you agree, work more on the separation of different parts with more dark wires, kepping the colors more cleen as possible.
    Good work Dave I forword to see other works of yours.

    ciao Stefano ;)
  9. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Dave,

    You did a good job on that. May i give a suggestion for the blue collor.
    I've see that you darken the blue with black; if you wanted it not so hard then you must paint wet in wet with a violet colour to shade for instance Magenta.
    For lighten up don't use white (it looks greyish) but Naples yellow with a little touch of white.
    You will see that the blue looks better.
    And when you dull-coat the figure, please will you post again.
    For the rest, keep painting. You are doing a great job.

    marc
  10. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Again, great subject matter Dave. Please give us all another look when you've 'matted it down'. Looks great so far ;)
  11. DaveCox Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks for the tips Marc & Stefano,

    It all helps me to improve my work.
  12. Bill Mayo New Member

    Dave, nicely done! Looking forward to seeing him "matted."
  13. alamac Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Dave
    Great subject,nicely done look forward to seeing him again.Keep up the good work.
    Cheers
    Alan :) ;)

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