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Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by slaj, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. slaj Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Hi guys,it's been a while since I posted anything.That doesn't mean that I wasn't busy. Here's my version of Murat by Metal modeles.All acrylics as usual. This wasn't at Chicago

    Steve

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  2. Aterz Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    great job Stephen... as always!
  3. Michael Tse Active Member

    Country:
    HongKong
    There are a ton of things I like about this one, Stephen. The top three are:

    The varnish on the horse;
    The way green varies;
    The leopard skin.

    I've seen a fair amount of horses in shows and here. Have to say I never saw a paintjob on a horse sealed this way. It works on so many levels. May I ask which brand and which type of varnish is applied? Thanks in advance and sincere congrats!
  4. slaj Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Micheal,there's no secret at all. The horse is also painted in acrylics by Andrea and Vallejo.When it was done I gave it a couple of coats in Vallejo satin varnish.Be carefull here not to overdo it. It's a case of less is more

    Steve
  5. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Stephen,
    It is another fine piece from you. Great horse.
    Cheers
    John
  6. tonyhp Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Great job. I like it.
    Saluti
    Tony
  7. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    The greens of the jacket are simply outstanding! I'm going to go out on a limb here Stephen, you know I like your work, but the loepard skin feels like it could have more color depth to me. It looks just a tad bit like it needs some colors on the margins between the orangy/browns and the whites. Looks like it could be a bit more golden brown. Just me maybe. I know I'm not giving you any painting lessons, it just looks like some colors are off kilter a bit to my eye.

    Jay H.

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  8. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Very nice Stephen, although I have to agree with Jay. I too love your work, but the Leopard skin didn't look as well done as the rest of the model. The horse is outstanding.
  9. Michael Tse Active Member

    Country:
    HongKong
    I guessed correctly then... Having gone thru an unpleasant episode with Vallejo satin varnish recently when painting black leather, I totally get what you mean by 'less is more', Stephen.

    Thanks and I am much inspired.
  10. slaj Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Jay, you won't miss any limbs whatsoever:):). No seriously, the reason for this was that all the pics I got from the Internet showed a rather harsh transition between the browns/oranges and whites. To make it worse, the cut of the skin itself leaves little space for the whites, which left a big brown/orange area. Having said that, I don't think that softening the area a little is going to hurt. It will only take a few minutes.

    Steve
  11. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Ha ha Good to see you back Steve, as usual a pleasure to see your newest stuff, very good indeed. Were you at Euro in Sept.:mad:
  12. sarouman A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Great job my friend


    Alexandros
  13. slaj Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Alex, Rich thanks.
    Rich, I did attend Euro in September. It was great fun

    Steve
  14. Sam Active Member

    Country:
    Malta
    The camera you bought is making a difference ;)

    Keep it up =]
  15. Wendy Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Nice job on this one Stephen. I've always like this figure. Jay beat me to commenting on the leopard skin, but you're right, a couple minutes spent will take care of it. Interesting idea with the varnish. I might have to play with my gloss and matte mediums the next time I paint a horse. :)

    The pic's not bad either. :D
  16. Elaphus Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hello Steve,

    as usual a great work !!!

    I like your work, thank you for sharing !!!

    Greetings

    Karsten
  17. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    I'm happy that i see now that you haven't give up painting.
    That green on the jacket is awesome.
    In my opinion you have done a great job on the leopard skin, but you good get more out of it (with your talent.
    If i look at the picture Jay gave us, there are more spots on a leopardskin then only the few you painted.
    But hey, i could only wish that i good painted this way.

    Marc
  18. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Hi Stephen,

    Excellent painted figure and I like the green jacket very much.
    Would you mind to share the mix for the horse color?

    Cheers,
    Marcel.
  19. slaj Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Thanks to all. Actually I have already touched up the leopard skin and it looks a lot better. The problem was that I needed to enlarge the White areas even though bottom line remains that one has to look at an individual animal and follow the pattern. That's what I did. Good thing is that the final result is better.

    Marcel, I think I wrote it down somewhere but am not sure. If I find it I will surely pass it on to all

    Steve
  20. Gellso A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nice

    Extremely well painted Stephen.

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