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Model Cellar Von Richthofen WIP

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by theseeker, Sep 30, 2007.

  1. theseeker Member

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    United-States
    1/6 Von Richthofen fro Model Cellar. The casting is very nicely done and it is big and unusual. It is a big canvas and a lot of flesh and leather. I have a god way to go but I would appreciate any advice and comments.

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  2. JGREEN A Fixture

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    United-States
    Rocky,

    It may just be the photos, but I think the flesh looks a bit orange/yellow. You might try cooling down your flesh mix with some blue.

    Jason
  3. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    United-States
    Nice beginning Rocky! What a cool bust this is!

    All the best,
    Dan
  4. bonehead A Fixture

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    United-States
    Rocky,

    What Leather? If you are talking about the coat, it is a standard German great coat, which would be gray wool or wool blend.
  5. KeithP Active Member

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    United-States
    Looks like a neat piece and a really good start. IMO only, I would add a bit of blush to the cheeks, lips, nostrils and ear lobes. Add's a bit of warmth.

    Look forward to seeing more of this one...

    Keith
  6. theseeker Member

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    United-States
    I had no idea? Thanks for letting me know that! I have two photos of him in long coats and one is definately leather, although it is black. I did think about making it black, but after your point I may add a little green to effect the wool look. Thanks for the tip.
  7. theseeker Member

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    United-States
    Jason, After cropping and resizing it does look a bit bright. I am using Mongo's recipe for flesh and I still have 4 more steps to go. I believe part of it has to with the above mentioned but I will post more after this coat has dried. I truly appreciate your comments and critique! Thanks.
  8. theseeker Member

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    United-States
    Dan, Many thanks! It is an incredible bust and very unusual. It is a challenge to say the least, especially for an old dog trying to learn new tricks!

    Rocky
  9. Christos Well-Known Member

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    Greece
    Nice start,keep up!
    christos
  10. Roc Active Member

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    United-States
    As mentioned before, I do believe a very tiny amount of blue in your flesh mix will do the trick.
    Nice start, looking forward to your next step.

    Cheers
    Roc
  11. vergilius New Member

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    Belgium
  12. rej Well-Known Member

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    Malta
    Its a very good start.......keep him wet :D

    Ray ;)
  13. theseeker Member

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    United-States
    Since I am using oils, which blue do you recommend?
  14. KeithP Active Member

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    United-States
    Go ahead and use any PB15 pigmented blue. WN Blue (red tint) works well for me. I have been using that for sometime now. I use Craig's basic mix but add a bit of yellow ochre and blue to cool off that Burnt Sienna. Take a look at my bench here...

    You may also want to try indigo. I am working with that now.

    Keith

    ADDED LATER: BUELLER? BUELLER? FERRIS BUELLER? HELLO?
  15. ModelCellar A Fixture

    Hi Rocky,

    Thanks for sharing your work - It looks great!

    I'm glad you are enjoying our Richthofen bust. I know it's a little departure from the "traditional" bust, but Mike did a SUPER job on it - it really is a great piece.

    Anyway, that's what hobbies are all about - having fun and enjoying yourself. Keep up the good work and please post pictures when you're done. I'd love to see the finished product.

    Regards,
    Paul
  16. theseeker Member

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    United-States
    Paul,

    It is a great piece! I will probably order another as I have a great mod in mind. Please keep up the good work!

    Rocky
  17. Mongo Mel Active Member

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    United-States
    Hi Rocky,
    I looked at this one at the Washington DC show last month.
    It's done in an interesting style and I think it's a great likeness to the man.
    I like how this piece is looking so far and I'm looking forward to seeing more.
    Which flesh mix are you using?

    Roc,
    What's this about adding blue to the flesh mix? I'd like to hear more. It seems to me that blue would have no place in a flesh mix.
    I see the extreme colors used on small scale figures. Is that where this comes from?
    I'm really curious :)
    Craig
  18. Sambaman Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Rocky, nice start. I personaly would like to see more contrasts. Hard to say where you are so far, but a bump in contrasts would not hurt a bit. Keep us posted, fun to see this interesting piece come together!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  19. theseeker Member

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    United-States
    Craig, I am using your latest and preferred mix.
    Rocky
  20. Mongo Mel Active Member

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    United-States
    Hi Rocky,
    Cool. How do you like it? I hope it's working to your satisfaction.
    Have you tried adding the blue like Roc suggested? Did it help?
    Thanks,
    Craig

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