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Completed Ninja Assassin

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by smudger1960, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    After having completed some large scale pieces recently i thought i'd have a change and try something a bit smaller,having looked through my stock of pegaso 54mm i decided on the ninja nippon warrior,this is a beautifully sculpted little figure which i picked up at last years euro millitaire,what attracted me most to the figure was the pose of the figure,i do like figures with movement in them and this one was no exception.
    Having decided upon the figure i did'nt want to use the small metal base supplied with the kit,what i had in mind was more of a roof top setting depicting perhaps the ninja creeping up on his victim,to accomplish this i had previously picked up a resin sheet of a roof-top of the mederteranian / far east style which i decided to use,{i have added a picture of this},i decided to have the roof at an angle showing the warrior coming down upon his victim.
    There is a limited amount of colour used to paint this piece as most 70% of the ninja clothing was black or dark leather so i decided to have a try at compleating it in acrylics,this was a big step for me because i've always finished my figures in oils so the challenge for me was on.
    Having completed the figure i am perhaps 70% happy with the way it turned out considering it was my first acrylic piece.
    I've started to practise with this technique recently as i dont want to totally dissregard acrylics as a final finishing medium,i hope my fellow painters will enjoy the pictures,all coments and critisim appriciated please dont be too hard on me about the acrylic finish.
    Happy Modeling,Brian ;)

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  2. gordy Well-Known Member

    Very nice Brian, I like what you have done with the roof (y)

    Did you use a flash for your photos?
  3. jcichon Active Member

    I can feel you with the acrylics!! I am learning them myself. Your pics look really harsh with the flash. Try to angle your flash upwards and cover it with a piece of paper folded in two to filter the light a bit. SHould help. Great figure though. Would love to see more pics with less flash
  4. sarouman A Fixture

  5. rheath Active Member

    Very nice Brian - a good first effort with acrylics and can't fault you.
  6. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Gordy,Jason,Alexandros,Rob : Thanks for the input,the photo's look terrible now i've seen them again with the flash,i've now deleted them and tried to take a few more without the flash,i had a new cannon powershot digital camera for xmas and i'm struggling with it in terms of taking model photo's,unfortunately i'm not that clued up on photography so you'll have to bear with me,thanks again for the kind comments,:confused:
  7. housecarl A Fixture

    Great idea using the roof section. I feel your pain with the photography, not my strong point either.
  8. dArtagnan A Fixture

    Very nice work, Brian! Really cool!
  9. unknown01 New Member

    Hi! Brian.
    Indeed cool Ninjya.
    Japanese was surprised, too.
    Indeed the tone of the clothes of your figure is the color of Ninjya.
    Very wonderful.
    I congratulate completion.

  10. Marcel Active Member

    Great painted figure Brian!

  11. John Bowery A Fixture

    Very nicely done and great idea with the roof.
  12. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Many thanks guy's for your kind coments,its given me a little more confidence to persist with the acrylics,
  13. Flint Mcrae Member

    Can you advise the maker of the resin roof-top material ? Thanks.
  14. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Flint,i purchased the resin roof tile section from a company in the UK called NETMERCHANTS INTERNATIONAL SCALE MODEL COMPANY,i have added a picture for your attension,it's not cheap but you get a section just smaller than A4 size paper so its worth the money.(y)

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  15. Flint Mcrae Member

    Many thanks for the information. I have seen this retailers web but so far have not come across the sheet. Will take another look.

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