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Completed Critique Officer, 72nd Highlanders (complete)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Eludia, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. Eludia A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hey again folks,

    It's time to call this one done and move on to the next, onwards and upwards:)

    Officer 72nd Highlanders, Indian Mutiny 1858. Stormtroopers V12 range (1/12 scale). I used oils over acrylic undercoats and he was a veritable pleasure to paint.

    It was my first attempt at NMM and I'm quite pleased with the result considering I didn't really know what I was doing and just bumbled my way through it (like I normally do). I'd be keen to know what you think of the NMM, and also what should've been done differently.

    Anyhoo, enough burbling, here are the pics:

    DSC_2361.JPG DSC_2362.JPG DSC_2363.JPG DSC_2365.JPG

    Here's the WiP thread if you're interested.

    Many thanks for tuning in, and also for the valuable feedback on the WiP thread. As always, comments and critique are very welcome :D
  2. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Very good Billy, I like the nice subdued tones you've used.
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  3. Eludia A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Thanks Roger (y)

    I've been consciously trying to tone down my colours after finally realising that the world is actually a lot greyer than we think. I think I'm starting to get the hang of it now, still a way to go though ;)
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  4. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Looks very nice, like it.
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  5. Eludia A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Thanks for popping by Bob and I'm glad you like him (y)
  6. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I have just finished a bust and did the gold braid in NMM but did the brass work in metallic.
    Yours is very good.(y)
    Bob
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  7. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Excellent work, special the NMM.
    Maybe on the highest points a not clear white. The highest colors looks all the same. Some spots to bring it more out.

    Marc
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  8. Eludia A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Cheers Marc, I see what you mean about the highest lights, especially on the braiding. I'll have a look at them tonight. Thanks for the feedback my friend (y)
  9. Eludia A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks again Bob (y)

    I started on the buttons, then the braiding and finally the buckle and, after looking more closely at the photos I can see the difference in the paintwork. I'm a lot happier with the buckle than I am with the other two areas. I'll try and bring them up a notch tonight following Marc's suggestion about highlights.
  10. taff edwards A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Billy
    Love the work looks like a really nice fig to paint I struggle with NMM lol so I must keep trying great painting work
    Cheers Chris
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  11. Eludia A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Thanks Chris, I can confirm that he was indeed a nice figure to paint and I highly recommend snapping one up if you can still get your hands on one (and any of the other V12 busts too).
  12. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Superb work Billy and a great finish and presentation
    Cheers
    Keith
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  13. Eludia A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks Keith (y)
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