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Northumbrian Warrior 9th century

Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by ghamilt1, May 7, 2020.

  1. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

    I really enjoy painting these 1/16 "mini-busts" FeR has put out. I have 10 of their American Civil War busts, and this one is a very recent release from the "Portraits of the Middle Ages" series. Painted in oils over acrylics, except for the helmet. That was painted with Vallejo acrylics (mixes of grey/black and silver) and after that was well dried, I burnished it with an artists blending smudge and graphite powder. Thanks for the views.
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  2. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

    Very nicely done Glenn! I especially like the painting of the helmet. (y)

  3. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Beautiful paintwork

  4. Nap A Fixture

    Hi Glen

    Really nice painting , very neat work on the shield as well , agree ref the helmet looks great

    Thanks for sharing and supporting FOTM

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

  5. baronband Well-Known Member

    Fantastic painting!
    I would love to see a bust like that in 1/9th scale

  6. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Thanks guys, appreciate the comments. I have my eye on the other new release of this series, FeR's interpretation of "Ivar the Boneless" in 1/16. Ill have to wait until I replenish my supply of bases.
  7. housecarl A Fixture

    Lovely clean painting Glenn.(y)
  8. Borek A Fixture

    Very nicely shaded. The metal on the helmet is great, and the shield is painted beautifully and cleanly. I like color matching. Nice work :)

    Cheers Borek
  9. arj A Fixture

    Very neatly painted Glenn.
    Your use of graphite powder on the helmet has finished it to perfection.
    It's not a particularly easy material to use as it can be very wayward; but you appear to have mastered the technique.

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  10. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter


    Thanks Andrew. I have found that the best result is to be had after following a few careful steps; 1. be sure to prime the figure - ensures good paint adherence. 2. build up thin layers of metallic colour, gradually going for a gradient from dark to lightest. 3. gently buff with an artists blending stump (available in various sizes) until the desired effect is achieved.

    I've experienced more than a few times when I got impatient, and the blending stump just rubbed off the metallic paint all together. And an important note, this method doesn't seem to work very well with brass, bronze, gold or any other metallic colour other than steel/silver. The graphite powder ( I just rub a 6B pencil on paper) darkens the other colours too much and ruins the effect.
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