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My first SBS with a Celtic Chieftain

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by megroot, Jan 20, 2005.

  1. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    I was asked some time ago by Rocco Alcaro to do a SBS. First i was afraid because my skill as a novice.
    But at the other hand all you guys can give comments on every step i take, and my skills going forward.
    So this is what i am gonna to do. He is Sculpted by Gianni la Rocca for Pegaso. Who did the boxart, i don't know.

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    On Medrom they say the figure does not exist because with all his equipment and clothing he must be over 1000 years old. There are specialists so be it.
    I find it a very, very nice figure, especially the great coat and the shiel. Further i like the helm and the cuiras.
    Everything for me on this figure is beautifull that's why i am gonna paint it.
    It seems to me that it will be very enjoyeble to do it.

    The kit came in a hard box, with all the eight parts between some sponge material.

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    There is some mouldline's that need to be done this evening. Not much so then i had to make the choice for the parts that's gonna need to be paint seperately from the figure.
    The testfitting is that everything is fit almost in a vacuum. Wonderfull.

    The research on the Celts is done by Marco Giuliani so i echo him here. I'm gonna do nothing more because i think the boxart is enough and the freedom off the artist is great in this figure because he is SF ;) .

    History of the Celts.

    The Celtic population, who inhabited the regions off North Italy, Switzerland, France and Belgium, as well as the remote British Isles, had developed a strong culture particularly in the field of metallurgy.
    The Etruschans, Greeks and Romans had endured numerous devastating raids from bands of Celtic warriors. These bands wanted to raid and pillage the fortunes of the rich Mediterranean world. When the Romans moved their legions beyond the Apennines, they were confronted by the fierce and war mongering tribes, settled in the Po Valley and at the food of the Alps.
    The Celtic warriors, who confronted the Romans in the Po Valley were equipped with bronze helmets and cuirasses, metal swords and spears of exeptional quality and workmanship.
    The Celtic weaponry and armour was already being exported to the Mediterranean markets for several centuries.
    With the passing of time, the organised military armies of the Romans subjugated the Celtic tribes, living in Northern Italy.
    When the Romans celebrated the conquest of the Celtic tribes in Rome, the Romans displayed the helmets, armour and weapons of the defeated Celtic tribes at triumphant ceremonies in Rome.


    So far the little history.
    What i need from all of you who are following these SBS is esspecially the painting of the bronscolour, the cuiras and shield.
    That is for a novice like me very difficult.

    I hope you gonna help me and enjoy this SBS.

    Marc
  2. diosytexas Member

    Country:
    England
    hi marc. great figure. good luck and do us novice's proud. dave
  3. KeithP Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very nice, Marc. I like this Pegaso figure alot and the review and SBS will be welcome. :)

    Keith
  4. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hello Marc, great start on a very beautiful figure, you made a good choice.
    Congratulations and good luck on your first step by step.

    Keep up the good work.

    Cheers
    Roc.
  5. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Thanks guys,

    I gonna do my best.
    The mouldlines, are done, it was very late last evening so the weekend i' am gonna to prime him, maybe make a start to the painting.
    We see.

    Marc
  6. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    I look forward to your sbs Marc........It is a figure I would like to do as well.
  7. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Thanks Guy,

    I learned so many of all the masters here including you that i think (rocco pushed it) that i can make a little contribution to the side for all the novice's. Still i can learn by the SBS from all of you when you put the finger on the wrong spot if you understand my awefull English.

    Marc
  8. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Hello Guys,

    Just worked a little bit to my figure sunday evening. I cleanup the molds, and look how all fits. Well the fitting was good untill (that happens every time) it was glued together.
    There was a gap between the head and the great coat, and a gap between the shoulders and the great coat.
    So i reworked the hair and coat with milly put, and resculpted till it was just the same as the hair and the texture from the coat.
    Next i wash it in a soapy water and let it dry for the whole night (sometimes i go to sleep) :)
    This morning i spray the primer Citadel white on it, and let it dry. Now waiting till Wednesday evening, than i started the face.

    Hear all your comments

    Marc.
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  9. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey Marc, I like those vices you made, I'll have to try making them, thanks for the idea.


    Keep up the good work

    Cheers
    Roc.
  10. Jim Patrick Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey Marc, will this figure get the "expiermental" fleshtones? Looking forward to watching this come along (y) .

    Jim Patrick
  11. RobH Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Marc

    Well done for being brave enough to do this. it will be great to see and I think you'll learn lots during the process - feedback on fininshed figures is one thing, but seeing how you progress opens up more for ideas/encouragement.

    keep it coming

    Rob
  12. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Hello Roc,

    Thanks, the vice's are easy to work with. It is easy to make them, about 10 minutes. I made them from (i believe english is plywood here it is multiplex) 15 mm . the size is free. i made mine 10 x 5 cm.
    Then a lock bolt from 6 mm (2x) and to close a wingnut.

    I hope you understand, and it is very cheap, i have now about 10 or 15 done in one evening.

    Marc.
  13. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Hello Jim,

    Thanks for the translation of the article. I read it not very closely but i saw some colours in it that i have to buy. It are those colours who make it experimental.
    Pink in a basic flesh tone for instance makes me tremble.
    Maybe a little bit of the experimental, and a little bit off Jaume Ortiz brings my own tweak.
    Well see.

    Thanks for the support.

    Marc
  14. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Hello Rob,

    You call it brave, i call it stupidity :eek: . You could not expect that i gonna paint a Tartan. You masters have a difficulty with this, so for a novice it is impossible. Maybe over 5 -10 years.
    I'm gonna paint no tartan, but a nice colour. I think in those days the colours are not so bright as seen on the boxart.
    The clothing was coloured by the use off the colour extracten of plants. This were gentle natural colours.

    We see where it ends in a few weeks.

    I also like your support, and expect a great feedback from you and the other guys.

    Marc
  15. y_wong New Member

    Dear Marc,

    It's to good see a SBS from you. More of us should be doing it so we can learn from one another. Life is too short so we have to learn from others' experience.

    Looking forward to the rest of your SBS.

    regards :)
  16. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Thanks for your support Wong. I apreciated much.

    Marc.
  17. gforceman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Hi Marc,

    You told me yesterday evening at the clubmeeting about your SBS. It made me curious so I came to check it our, but... I see no pictures? I'll try later on, maybe it works then?

    Greetz, and bring him with you at the next club meeting,

    Gino
  18. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Thanks for visiting Gino.
    But i am sure it is the belgium company who don't let such a beautifull SBS on there lines to your PC. :lol: :lol:
    Here in the Netherlands i can see them.
    I'am sure to bring it with me next thuesday.
    I hope you can give some comments to.

    marc
  19. gforceman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Hi Marc,

    seems that my PC has a problme with kitpic. All pictures posted here refering to kitpic don't work. The otheres is see perfectely? Lately I often can't get on the site here too? If anyone can help with this itwould be gRATELY appreciated.

    I have all configent that your Celt will be great (just like your knight will turn out nice ;) ) I hope to say something smart about your Celt next meeting (although me saying something smart :lol: )

    Greetz,

    Gino
  20. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Hello Guys,

    I have two evenings spent at the skin tone of the arms, and face. I think the face is done, when i see the picture's i think that i had to reshape the left eye.
    Stumbling around with the colour blue off the background what is turning the figure a little bit to the green i have it corrected as much as possible.
    The face looks in real something better than i get it on the PC. Trust me in that.
    Started the blond hairs (dont now if the colour yellow ochre is the wright one for blonde's) and give the great coat a arylic burnt umber colour as base.

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    Please take me one step higher with your comments.

    Marc.

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