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Mounted Swedish Lifeguard Dragoon - Painting

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Anders Heintz, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I've officially painted my first mounted piece now!

    The horse was painted with oils...yes I said oils! It was an interesting exercise as I haven't touched any oil paints for several years now. It was a lot of fun actually! The blanket and leather goods were painted with acrylics mixed with some future to add a bit of shine to it, which is another first for me.

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    The rider was primed in black, yet another first...! The reason for priming him in black is all the different layers that are present on this figure, I wanted everything to be nice and dark so I wouldnt have the accidental gray primer glaring out from one of the deep folds/undercuts.

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  2. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Once the rider and horse were finished they were attached and put on the base. The drum was painted and glued in place.

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    Now it was time to paint the flag! A very intimedating one to boot, by far the most complex thing I have ever done to date. Im pretty happy with how it turned out, learned a lot about how to go about painting free hand designs etc. It was a lot of fun, but glad that it's over...until the next time! The flag took 4 days to complete, the same as the horse and rider put together!

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  3. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    And finally the flag was attached to the rider and the reins finished up. The snow is a product by Nimix, some awesome stuff! Still a couple of real minor things to touch up on, but thats pretty much it. A very fun and rewarding project. It's a lot of fun to do 'your own countries' history for once! More to come I am sure!

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  4. John Belcher A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Wow! Anders,Fantastic work.Great detail painting.The horse looks very real as does your ground work.Excellent photos, nice and rich in color and depth:)

    Regards,John
  5. sirhogr Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Great work my friend! The flag, the horse the Dragoon... Congrats!
  6. Elaphus Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hello Anders,

    WOW, that is fantastic, absolut great painting !!!!

    Greetings

    Karsten
  7. Robert Jan de Wit Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Great job Anders!
    I think the black primer you used adds to the effect of highlighting and shading.


    congratulations!

    greets,
    Robert Jan
  8. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Wow! Great work.
    Your painting technique is perfect.
    I think the feel of a material of the horse is very wonderful.
    The blue of a figure is also vivid.
    The design of the flag is amazing.

    Mitsutaka
  9. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Hope this will be with you at Euro as it's a great piece and would love to see it "in the flesh"

    Ray ;)
  10. Uruk-Hai PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Sweden
    That came out very fine!
    Not being partial on the subject but I think this one of youre finest paintworks, Anders.

    Cheers
    Janne Nilsson
  11. je_touche Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Fantastic sculpting and painting. I especially like the horse skin and the weathering. Makes me want to do sth for the same period.
  12. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Guys!! Was a challanging piece but a lot of fun.

    I think the oils really helped out when painting the horse, though a whole new technique for me, it worked out pretty good.

    Ray, yes I will have this at Euro along with a few other pieces. Looking forward to see you again!

    Janne, it's ok to be biased :)
  13. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Anders, superb sculpting and painting, I really like the vibrant colours you chose, and that horse -Wow - stunning work.
    Looking forward to seeing it at Euro.

    Cheers Ken
  14. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Great work Anders,
    Finally back to the real world (oils i mean)
    Marc
  15. Ferris A Fixture

    Anders,

    I like it a lot! I particularly love the rather 'intense' highlights.
    The flag is amazing.

    Adrian
  16. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks guys!

    Marc, haha!! I don't know how you guys paint anything of detail with oils, tooo slow!! But for horses...it works like a charm, even for an oil rookie like my self.
  17. frank h Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Hi Anders
    really Like this ....fine work

    Look forward to seeing it at Euro

    Frank
  18. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Anders,
    Just superb sculpting and painting. Very nice vivid colours. I love it.
    Cheers
    John
  19. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Anders,

    Great to see this wonderful sculpture painted.
    And you did an excellent job!

    regards,
    Marcel.
  20. blaster Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Lovely figure and great painting. You brought this to life. Rgds Victor

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