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WIP My First 40mm French Form Trident Designs (updated)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MarquisMini, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    DSC03775.JPG DSC03776.JPG DSC03777.JPG DSC03778.JPG DSC03779.JPG DSC03780.JPG DSC03780.JPG DSC03781.JPG Hello Planeteers,
    i have finished the vest and pants,following advice of fellow planeteers i tried a black wash (vallejo) on the vest and pants,then i started to highlight with stone grey,followed with deck tan and final lights in white.
    As for the coat is "wash it" the entire coat in Sephia wash form Vallejo,then i started to highlight with Vallejo game color Bone white,added ivory and some last lights in pure white.
    The hat is almost finished,basecoated in german grey and middle flesh,added black wash for creases, as for lights mixed the base with some ochre..
    Regards
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  2. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Looks good
    Do you paint the colour directly on unprimed metal?
  3. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Nope, this time i used Mr metal brush on primer, but i already bought black primer for the next figures.
    Why?
  4. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Canada
    I ask because the unpainted areas appear to be bare metal. I assume then that you prime as you go with the brush on primer. I thought maybe you were painting on bare metal and I was wondering how you got it to cover and hold so well :wideyed: I know, I should know better... I wasn't thinking :sorry:

    I feel silly :wacky:

    Colin
  5. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Too much painting have an effect on us colin! :p
    The Mr metal Brush on comes in clear fluid, holds acrylics real good thou.
    Thanks for passing by and for any advice you may have,this is new for me but already happy how it comes up.
    regards
  6. taffjones Active Member

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    As usual mate I'm a huge fan of your work, and to get such detail onto a small mini is great.
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  7. Don Johnson Active Member

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    Daniel, VERY interesting!! I think you've got a good idea of the concept that Colin and I spoke of. Breeches and waistcoat are done well. Based on what I'm seeing, I might try one more light shade on the tops of the folds, , but it depends on how you see it.
    Using sepia on the coat is an interesting move. I see your coats generally as a warm, cream-type shade, as opposed, say, to the cooler, greyish pants and small clothes. I tend to see sepia as a greenish tint (I'm told by my eye doctor that I don't see the grey-green range "correctly", so keep that in mind), which is a little at odds with the warm tones of your coats. But I love that you experimented, and now have a great example of how much detail can be brought out on these figures. I like the treatment of the hat - I'll be asking YOU for tips on that!

    Your question/comment about black primer impacting the colors put on top of it - I hadn't really thought about that before.
    I don't want my colors to be "vibrant". Dulling them down a bit is ok with me. These were natural fiber clothes colored with food and plant dyes, from what I've read. They were worn in all types of weather, for a full season of campaigning. I'm guessing they looked worn out by the fall.
    Because I intend for there to be several layers/shades of paint, my first coat of paint, after the priming, is more paint than water - 60-40 maybe, even 70-30 - so no part of the black undercoat shows thru unless I want it to do so. Subsequent layers are thinned more, with most of the water bled away by pressing the brush against the edge of a paper towel, before applying it to the figure.
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  8. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Taff, thank you for your kind words , it encourages me to keep painting :), and believe in my ability with the brush,still lots of learns but great to have people like you and other great guys that help here.
    Regards
  9. taffjones Active Member

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    I'm more of a nurture person, rather than a criticiser. I think it's important to highlight what people have done well first, so then they can build upon it.
  10. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Don, thanks for helping in this process. I like that i am trying new stuff and while not excecuted as good as maybe someone with more experience in small scale do i am pleased with the results.
    Yes,my coats are on the warmer side, the reason is that based on my research the French 'white" coats wore more on the creamier side than the colder whites.
    I have ordered a white coat few years ago (wool) and it had a very close to the Butter color, obviously many sources show different shades of white, so,there are no exact science that could be trusted on the real color of the French coats, so i will go with what i believe they wore and he choice is creamy color.
    Since pants and vest wore of the same material i do try to always have a marked contrast between the whites , this doesn't mean is correct or historically accurate, i like the look of different garments to resemble different material.
    Thanks again for your great advice and looking forward to see your stuff soon.
    Best regards
  11. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Canada
    Ahhh it's clear! :facepalm:
  12. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    :ROFLMAO:

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