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WIP Normandy Vignette In Progress

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by rustyratliff, Nov 15, 2022.

  1. rustyratliff Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Good Day All,

    I have started the first of two figures for a small vignette I plan on making of the hedgerows in Normandy. I am using Alpine Miniatures for the figures. I just got this started yesterday, and wanted to share my progress as this comes along. Pictures are poor, but it is the best I can do. I would appreciate any suggestions or feedback you have to improve this project.

    Thanks, Rusty

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  2. Scotty Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    Good work on the smock! It's off to a great start.
    Scotty
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  3. Oda A Fixture

    I do not think you need any suggestions,you are clearly in control.It's an extremely good start and I'll be looking out for your new posts.

    Oda.
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  4. rustyratliff Active Member

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    United-States
    I got the face painted on this figure today. I used a different method than I have used before. I blocked in the highest highlights and darkest shadows first. Then I "wet blended the base into the two extremes. I liked the way it turned out, so I will try that method again.

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  5. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Rusty

    Great to see what's running around the bench , nice camo on this and the flesh looks good as well

    Camo definately scares me ..lol


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    Thanks for sharing

    Look forward to seeing more

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  6. Steve Ski A Fixture

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    United-States
    Looking great, standing by for more.
  7. Warren SMITH Well-Known Member

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    Australia
    Great start. looking forward to seeing more.
  8. Mike Stevens A Fixture

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    United-States
    Rusty it’s been a coons age! Glad to see you painting again.
  9. rustyratliff Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks gentlemen for the comments. Mike it has been a coons age. I started painting again a couple of months ago. I am enjoying it, so I hope to keep up the momentum.
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  10. rustyratliff Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Here is the completed first figure. I am not sure about the M44 pattern on the trousers. The right knee area looks odd to me. It reminds me of the those color vision test with the dots and the numbers. I am color blind and when I look at them I get lost. I had the same lost feeling painting the trousers. I am pretty sure the second figure will have field gray trousers.

    Thanks, Rusty

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  11. Warren SMITH Well-Known Member

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    Australia
    The pea dot camo looks excellent, you have done a fine job.. awaiting more.
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  12. Bundook Active Member

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    Scotland
    Suggestion: cover his knee up with dirt if you're not happy with it. Find a garden and crawl about for ten minutes. See how bogging filthy the knees of your trousers are after that. :)
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  13. rustyratliff Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Bundook,

    I agree, once I get the ground work done, I will get these guys dirty.
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  14. harrytheheid A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Rusty -- what Warren said.
    It's absolutely true. The camo is extremely well done. As is the face.
    Cheers
    H
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  15. rustyratliff Active Member

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    United-States
    Here is my attempt at creating the bocage. I have to add some color to the grass and some more weeds in the foreground.

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  16. Oda A Fixture

    Excellent work.The basing is awesome and the placing of the figures just right in order for them to tell a story.Waiting for the second figure.

    Oda.
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  17. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Totally agree

    All credit to you for the camo

    Looking forward to seeing more

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  18. rustyratliff Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Good Day All,
    I finally got back to work on this project. I have laid the basic camo pattern down. I still have a lot of detail work to do on the smock, adding seams and highlights, etc. As always I am open to suggestions and critiques.
    Rusty

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  19. Steve Ski A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Fine veggie work, contrast looks great for this scene.
  20. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Agree there , the camo is working well atm , further work can only make it even better

    All credit to you

    Looking forward to seeing more

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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