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Mountain Man 1840 - 54mm La Meridiana figure

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Guy, May 2, 2007.

  1. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Finially finished this figure last night and took some pics this morning. Its a 54mm ( large - actually 63mm to the eyes ) La Meridiana Miniatures. The snow shoes are from the La Meridiana Roger's Ranger kit. The base is from The Hussar Bases with the burl section painted, washed and dry brushed to represent a cliff.

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    I hope you like it. All comments welcomed.


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  2. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
  3. Markus Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hello Guy,

    very very nice !!!!!

    Happy painting,
    Markus
  4. Angaliel Well-Known Member

    Country:
    France
    Your paint is well done.
    I like the rocks who give high.


    But I dont really like the figure sculpted clothes .

    JP
  5. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks for the feedback Costas, Markus and JP.

    JP ~ The coat is too long and would not be worn while trapping beaver as the Mountain Man would wade into the streams to set the traps thus making the coat extremely heavy with the weight from the water. All the pics I have of Mountain Men show the coat about knee legnth or shorter.
  6. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Guy, Very nice. The base really sets the figure off well.~Gary
  7. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Very good work Guy!
    best regards
    christos
  8. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Guy,
    Very nice and the base sets it off nicely. What did you use for the snow?
    Cheers
    John
  9. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    GREAT JOB, Guy !!!!

    Hi Guy !
    GREAT JOB on the vignette, my friend :D !!!! Did you have to prepare the base much to incorporate the " snow " ? I got a couple of such bases from the Hussar too and the " cracked " faces seemed to be coated with a layer of wax. Just wondering how you got around this problem. Thanks and cheers !
    Kenneth :p.
  10. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks for the feedback Gary, Christos, John and Kenneth.

    John ~ I used a product from Michaels called Snow-Tex. I spread the snow with a pallet knife and thinned it with water to dry brush it down the cliff edges. The Snow_Tex dries hard in about 2 hours.

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    Kenneth ~ I used Floquil primer applied with a brush to the cliff area. I then painted it with dark gray followed after this dried with a black wash. After the wash dried I dry brushed the area with light gray and then applied the Snow-Tex with the dry brushing technique.


  11. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Guy,
    I need to get over to see this one in person! The painting of the "burl" on the base is inspired! Cool stuff!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  12. Hardy Guest

    HI Guy,super work. Love it.
  13. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Guy,
    Finally a mountain man. I thought you gave them up.
    Well, this one need a honoured place between the other mountain man. I find him extremely well painted. Your base make's it off. The environment for the mountain man in winter.
    Great work, i like it very much.

    Marc
  14. MAB Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Hi Guy
    compliment good work ....optimal the choice of the base ;)
    Saluti MAB :)
  15. flart1943 Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Well done

    Hi Guy
    Great paint-job, I like your painting of the red jacket, a very hard colour to shade. Well done.
    Pete
  16. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks for the feedback guys. Much appreciated.
  17. Luis Tramon New Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Hi Guy.

    Your work is very nice. I like very much.

    Best Regards.
  18. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Luis. I am glad you liked it.
  19. PJ Deluhery Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Nicely done, Guy. I get cold just looking at it.
  20. ArturM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Great work, Guy! Compliments.

    Best regards
    Artur

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