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MR 100 mm Naval Bridage Officer, started...

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by KeithP, Aug 14, 2004.

  1. KeithP Active Member

    This is a nice simple figure from Michael Roberts. Well sculpted (Thx, Mike!)

    Flesh is more or less done. Not overly thrilled with how the hair turned out as I was going for more blonde...

    Comments, ideas, critiques for improvements Always welcome! :)

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  2. KeithP Active Member

    Number 2 0f 2. Thanks! :)

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  3. amherbert Member

    Looks nice Keith.

    The flesh color is very good. Are you using oils?

    Could you share your flesh mix?

    I'm trying oils again on a new figure, and I've made him much too pale. I was hoping for a more ruddy complexion, which you appear to have achieved quite well!

  4. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

    Hey Keith,

    Great start! The face looks really good.

    If the hair was a little shorter and the mustache smaller it almost would look like Doug Cohen!
  5. KeithP Active Member

    Mark- Thanks very much for your comments. I appreciate it! ;)

    Andy - Thanks for your comments. This is oils. The key is LESS white and and/or add to Jaunned Brilliant or naples yellow or cad yellow. I have been reworking my oil mixes for the flesh. I have read alot of great ideas here from Roc, Patrick, and Lou M who have given me some ways to help with the oil flesh. I really appreciate their work and help!

    Acrylic base: Liquitex Deep Portrait Pink

    Flesh Base: Burnt sienna added to WN Flesh to med brown, added a bit of tit white and gold ochre to bring to a warm flesh. Added a touch of WN Blue (red tint) to cool off the burnt sienna. Helps reduce the pumpkin look from the burnt sienna.

    1st shade wet on wet - Burnt Sienna
    2nd shade wet on dry - Brown Madder Alaz
    Deepest shade - sepia

    Ist high wet on wet - Jaune Brilliant + touch of tit white + touch of base
    2nd hight dry on wet - add more tit white and less Jaune Brilliant.

    Blush - Wet on Wet Indian red + touch of cad red deep + touch of base.
    Touched up under nose and ears wet on dry later.

  6. Roc Active Member

    Hey Keith, the flesh colors look great, you did a good job.Looking forward to your next step.

    Keep up the good work


    Roc. :)
  7. RobH Active Member

    Looks Great Keith

    Is it me, or does he bear an uncanny resemblence to Lord Melchett from Blackadder Goes Forth? :lol:
  8. KeithP Active Member

    Anders and Rob - :lol: I thought he looked like Lord Kitchener. Maybe Mike S. can tell us? :lol: Anyway... thanks for the nice comments.

    Roc - Thanks to you, too! But shouldn't you be working on tiling the floor so you can get back to that great looking Roman for us? :lol:

  9. jaime Member

    I think you did a very good work. Flesh colors are natural and eyes are very good paited.

    I'm looking forward next step

    Hasta luego

  10. Guy A Fixture

    Thanks for the flesh formula.........I want to play with mine some to lighten up the complexion
  11. Guy A Fixture

    Hey Keith......Love your flesh.............as far as blonde hair, I would leave it as it is......looks great
  12. thegoodsgt Active Member

    Keith, nice work so far. I really like the old Michael Roberts line of British figures. I'll have to snatch them up when I can find them!
  13. KeithP Active Member

    Jaime - Thanks. I am glad you like the painting so far!

    Guy - Thanks fr the encouragement. I'll likely leave the hair as is and move on to the tunic.

    Steven - Yeah. I agree with you on this MR series. I had a hard time only picking one out at the time! MTSC has them in stock last time I checked.

  14. y_wong New Member

    Dear Keith,

    Always enjoy a good paint job. You did a very good job on the face. Looking forward to more.

    regards :)
  15. KeithP Active Member

    Sharpie - I have been looking at the blue on this quite alot. I have been trying out various combo's. The best so far has been Andrea Pruss Blue+Andr Flt black as the acrylic base. The Andrea Pruss blue dries flatter than the Vallejo.
    The best oil combo I have found is: Indigo as base. Looks nice and dark. Almost black over the acryl base. Add Mars black for shade and Naples yellow for highs. Bob Knees combo sounded a bit too challenging for me :lol: :lol:

    I'll certainly post as I go along...

    Wong - Thanks very much for your comments. I appreciate the input.

  16. amherbert Member

    Thanks Keith

    Pumpkin look is what I'm fighting right now!!


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