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Naval Brigade Officer Done!

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by KeithP, Jan 1, 2005.

  1. KeithP Active Member


    Happy New Year and pls let me share the figure I completed yesterday.

    My effort at ground work needs to be improved. My blues improved on this piece but not totally satisfied.

    I spilled epoxy on the sword arm wrist and it is visible in the photo's. I tried to touch up with primer and flesh but still noticeable :( . The only thing I could do was pull off and strip. I'll just take it as a lesson learned..

    Comments and constructive criticisms from you all are welcome.

    4 pics. Thanks for viewing!

    Keith :)

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    4 of 4.

    All comments and critiques welcome!!!

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  5. Guy A Fixture

    Beautiful work Keith.........I will have to study more to critique.......looks great.
  6. thegoodsgt Active Member

    Very nice painting, Keith. The eyes looks particularly good in the photos. I might have done more shading and highlighting on the belt and cross-strap over his torso.
  7. georges64 Member

    hi Keith
    Keith it is a beautiful figurine with a little stiff stature,one likes or one does not like.About the painting I am not a specialist , you do a good job but if you allow me, it seems to me that on the top of the gaiters one guesses white.Is this a dry-brushing completely not finished?On the top of the right hand there is small.glossy thin line (adhesive?)

    And then in my opinion,you could more dirtying the shoes, the gaiters as well as the trousers.

  8. rodsginger New Member

    Good to see the finished project.
    Looks pretty good however I know that photos do not say it all.
    I reckon it would be better in the flesh. The blue looks okay to me.
    The mix of worn and new leather is a good touch.
    Watch the old glue. I was strying to glue someting together the other day with superglue remover and was wondering why it was running everwhere and would not stick. You have got to laugh. After the bit fell to the floor a couple of time I had a "light bulb" moment, it lit up. Wow!
    We all learn. Best part of the hobby I say.
  9. KeithP Active Member

    Guy- Thanks. Any pointers are welcome!

    Steven - Re: straps. Good point on the straps. I was going for patent leather on the Sam Browne. :lol: I think I may go back and touch up or add a bit of diluted acrylic gloss to bring up the shine. Thanks!

    Georges - I appreciate your specific critiques. I will indeed go back and touch up the front top of the gaiters as you mention. I believe I over highlighted that!
    Yes. You are right on the expoxy on the wrist. I tried to re prime and paint but I am afraid it is pretty obvious. I just did not have the heart to strip..
    Re: dirtying gaiters. I was going for a light dusting on the shoes only. So that will likely stay the same :lol: Merci!

    Rod - I am glad that you checked in and gave your comments. You are right on on the blues. I found that the highs really faded after they dried. I'll have to paint with a heavier hand next time. Re: epoxy stuff. This is one of the reasons I try to complete the construction before painting! :lol:

  10. Roc Active Member

    Keith, nice figure, you did a nice job, I particularly like the way you painted the black leather on the holster; the only thing I would do a little different is maybe a few more high lights and shadows, what do you think?

    Roc. :)
  11. DangerAtom New Member

    Keith, brush a little Dull Coat or Vallejo flat varnish over the glue spots. That should kill the reflection and make it not as noticeable.
  12. Johan Well-Known Member

    I really like your dark blue ... wonder what colours you used . (y)
  13. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Keith, Great job on the figure. When you go to add a shine to the leather equipment, I would not give it any more than a "sheen". Just my two cents.~Gary
  14. Jason W. Active Member

    Great work Keith! I really like the blue.

    Whats your next project?
  15. y_wong New Member

    Dear Keith,

    A well painted figure indeed.

    regards :)
  16. Kisifer Well-Known Member

    He turned up really good Keith. Pity about the hand though.. Everything else is excellent though. Keep it up my friend.
  17. KeithP Active Member

    Thanks for the kind words, folks. The suggestions on the hand are appreciated.

    Johan - I posted the blue mix in the earlier thread for this figure.

    Jason - I am working on the older Larocca Pegaso 54 mm Grand Master Teutonic Order and started the clean up on the Andrea 90 mm Apres la Revolution. Too many projects at one time makes my head hurt.

    Cheers, Gents! :)


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