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WIP Napoleon in Egypt

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by yoshi, Jun 27, 2015.

  1. yoshi Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
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    Almost finished this figure from Alexandros Figures. 75 mm white metal.
    Painted in oils. Some printers ink added to the sword.
    More work to be done on the belt, sword, and shawl.
    Critics as Always welcome. Never to old to learn.

    Attached Files:

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  2. Graham PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    I was only looking at this figure today on the Historex site. Brilliant work on the gold on the coat tails, very impressive.
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  3. Mat Lambert A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Great job and very fine work on all the gold embroidery
    Cheers
    Mat
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  4. ellie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
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  5. John Howard Member

    Very nice work. I agree with Mat, the gold brocade is very nice.

    All the best

    John
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  6. Huw63 A Fixture

    Country:
    Switzerland
    Inspirational I think. Really well done.

    Cheers

    Huw
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  7. yoshi Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Tx Guys, The perfect sculpting helpes the painting of the embroidery. :)
  8. megroot A Fixture

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    Netherlands
    Ge zijt goe bezich mannukun. :D
    Hoop hem snel te zien in Antwerpen.

    marc
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  9. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I do like this,I saw it recently at the BMSS nationals,the figure seems very tall though for Bonaparte,however it's still a brilliant piece and one I will probably get
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  10. Richard Baxter A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Hi, how did you do the gold braid? What paints, etc did you use?
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  11. Huw63 A Fixture

    Country:
    Switzerland
    Why do you say it seems tall for Bonaparte? Napoleon was slightly above average height for the time (5'6") and the portrayal of him as a dwarf was a propaganda item. Just wondering...

    Cheers

    Huw
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  12. Mike Stevens A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    The gold looks a little to metallic to me. I would tone it down on the finished product.
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  13. yoshi Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Hi Mike, In real it's not so shining. It's oil paint so it matt down more.
  14. yoshi Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    It's a process:
    I start with acrylic Gold Yellow (Vallejo), wash of oil Burnt Umber. Let is dry for some days.
    Put oil Golden Ocre on various spots. Let it dry again
    Then give it a wash of acrylic paint of gold, to give it a shiny tone.
    Then a wash with Burnt Umber added.
    After drying again. I put some small marks of oil paint; a mixture of Napels Yellow and Titanium White.

    Hope you get it done. Need some patience doing this :);)

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