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WIP Museum exhibition pieces -The Armistice Project

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, May 12, 2017.

  1. swralph A Fixture

    Hello my Friends.
    Some work on the webbing also painted the hair,tache and eybrows and some work on the hat.
    All the best.
    Ralph.
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  2. anstontyke A Fixture

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    coming along very nicely ralph

    tony
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  3. Joe55 A Fixture

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    Greetings everyone,

    I joined in as well and last week Kevin sent me a H&V bust in 1/12 scale to paint up. Its an excellent bust with impressive detail. The box its labeled as 137e Regiment d'Infanterie, Verdun, 1916.

    I did some minor clean up with some files and an x-acto knife. The brim of the Adrian helmet had an upward curve that was corrected by dipping in very hot water and reshaping with my fingers. Finally a coat of my favorite el cheapo black primer that I get at the auto parts store nearby.

    Joe

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  4. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi there Joe


    Nice start there should be a small strap that fits on the mess tin on the backpack

    Nap

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  5. Joe55 A Fixture

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    Got it tucked away in the box still, don't want it to get lost. I plan to paint up some of the gear first then add the strap.
    Thanks!
    Joe
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  6. anstontyke A Fixture

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    "I am very tempted to get that one with the child but Kens got so much good stuff WW1 .
    Nap".

    Hi guys
    i have bought both figures as i could not decide which one i liked the best, as nap has said above kens choices are outstanding.
    welcome to the club joe, a very nice bust and a good start.
    tony
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  7. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Guys

    Good to see updates I see Ralph has finshed his!

    Tony ..you painting both ..hope so mate !

    As for me , been bit busy with life but I have painted the eyes on both of men ..weathers been nice so the sun bed and thong came out...

    I also have the same bust that Joe is doing but added sash and a shoulder aiguillette ....FFL ......will see how I get on but here are a few iffy snaps and the reference ...make a change from horizon blue !

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap



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  8. anstontyke A Fixture

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    hi kev, yes i am going to do both figures, they have both arrived today so plenty of time to paint, strip, repaint, strip and do them again.

    tony
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  9. swralph A Fixture

    Triple the fun then Tony:D.
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  10. anstontyke A Fixture

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    thats one way of looking at it mate.
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  11. Kevindunne Active Member

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    I happen to have the Brit with child in the donation box!
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  12. Kevindunne Active Member

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    Thanks everyone for all your efforts.
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  13. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Kev

    Perhaps you coukd list the ones you have available if folk want to join in ..maybe also post on FB as well

    What about your good self ..anything in the line up ?

    Great idea the project

    Nap
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  14. Kevindunne Active Member

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    I will put up a list today of whats currently available.
    I will be doing the bust of the Bavarian Home Guard in Winter Dress...and all the ones that are not done by other painters.
    Kevin #1
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  15. Joe55 A Fixture

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    Started putting on some color on Le Poilu ("the hairy one" ), last night. Still more work though, see you soon.

    Joe

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  16. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Joe

    Like the way that's going mate , nice tones

    As soon as I finish my Lt Cairns flesh it's all guns on mine !

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  17. Kevindunne Active Member

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    Looking good Joe...
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  18. Joe55 A Fixture

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    Thanks Kevin!

    I lessened the contrast on the skin tones just a bit. I think I'm done with the face now. Will work on the horizon blue uniform next so now just looking at a lot of pics for reference.

    Joe
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  19. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Joe

    As I said it looks really good ...looking forward to your horizon blue ...do share the mix ...there are so many variations as well .

    What did you use for the fleshwork ?

    Happy painting

    Nap
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  20. Joe55 A Fixture

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    Here you go. I used from the Jo Sonja paints:

    Skin Tone Base
    Burnt Sienna
    Plum Pink

    with just a little dot of

    Napthol Crimson
    French Blue

    As for proportions, well I don't know. I always just wing it! For sure mostly Skin Tone Base with lesser amounts of the other colors as you go down the list. To tone down the contrast a bit from the previous pic, I added some 2nd Base and 2nd Light from the Andrea Flesh Paint Set in several glazes.

    Here is what our hero Poilu looks like currently.

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