WIP Officer The Royal Fusiliers 1811 Battle of Albuera

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Wings5797, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Hello Folks
    I have had this bust, sculpt by Pete Morton, with the plan to complete it to a full figure for some time. I was working with kind help and support of Pete on the finer points of the Royal Fusiliers in 1812.
    Sadly lovable naughty boy Pete passed away before the piece was close to finish.
    At this point I shelved the work until last week when I dusted it off and rekindled my enthusiasm to progress further.
    Still only a work in progress I hope that you like it thus far.
    All the very best,
    Keith
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  2. mick3272 A Fixture

    Quality work Keith, the detail on the inside of the shako and the Heraldry on the drum is amazing .
    Great.
    Mick
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  3. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Very pleased that you like the smaller details Mick. It was awkward enough sculpting the outside of the shako let alone the interior.
    Many thanks for taking time to view and comment Mate.
    All the very best,
    Keith
  4. mick3272 A Fixture

    Well worth the hard work and effort, its all in the added detail.
    mick
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  5. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Excellent work Keith.
    I knew what stand out parts I was going to comment on when I was viewing the photo's and then scrolled down and saw Mick had already singled out the shako lining and the drum, oh well I'm still going to say they are the details I like best. (y)
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  6. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    The face is superb and as others have said the smaller details make this look fantastic.
    Well done for picking it up again.
    Regards
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  7. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France

    It matters not on the timing Roger.
    I am made up that someone who works on 30 mm fine detail says nice things about my 200 mm scale efforts.
    Many thanks my friend as always I value your views.
    Cheers,
    Keith
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  8. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Cheers Bob,
    Pete's work on that face was a gem to paint. His definition was so crisp it all but pulled the blending into place.
    I have been working from a book published by the NPG. where the oils are painted on in very thin glazes. It works very well but takes more time of course. CRF on pF first put me on to this, Colin uses this to great effect.
    Many thanks for your kind comments Bob, always good to hear from you,
    All the very best
    Keith
  9. prhayes68 Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Keith,

    Hope all is well. This looks fantastic. What scale is the figure? I love the heraldry on the drum, you've really nailed this. Are you using the same limited palette that you've used on recent figures?

    Pete
  10. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks Keith, I have painted in oils for years but only recently changed my method. I think it was some one on here or read it some where else. They paint the flesh coat in oil, then leave overnight to dry out slightly. Then do the shade and highlight. It seems to work for me and I am getting better with this method.
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  11. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Hi Pete,
    Yes all is well here. We have just bought a 10 week old puppy who is eating his way through the house so my studio looks more like a warehouse.
    I too hope that every thing is good with you?
    I am pleased that you like this 200 mm conversion from a one armed bust into a full figure. I am still using a five colour pallet but I think that I may use gold and steel for the metals. I will see how I am when I get to the bright metals. The other thing is that like everyone I have shed loads of paints. I may have to break from the small pallet on a set of ten canvases of household division subjects from 1834. I know that will make your ears prick up so more of that later.
    Thanks again for your continued support of my efforts Pete I am always pleased when you are on board.
    All the best
    Keith
  12. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France

    Wet on semi wet is great with oils. I keep trying acrylics but always end up with it as a base coat. I do like the slow drying aspect of oil......like your good self.
    Good painting Bob.
    Keith
  13. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Keith ,

    That looks great , love the details on the shako and the drum as said , like the pose as well ...a great tribute to Pete for sure ...

    and I forgive you using acrylics as a basecoat..lol

    Blimey just realised ..not a medal in sight!!!

    Looking forward to seeing more

    Nap
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  14. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France

    Many thanks Kevin for your generous comments.
    Sorry on two counts Mate; Acrylics.....dry far to quickly for my slow pace and not finding a pre 1811 gong.
    Must do better.
    All the best,
    Keith
  15. Oda A Fixture

    Full of character.Technically advanced.All in all a very beautiful piece.

    Oda.
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  16. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Superbly done.

    Mike
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  17. Grod A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Great job Keith.
    Gordon
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  18. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    great paintwork.

    Marc
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  19. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    That is a very nice piece of work Keith,also the drum is painted very well (y)
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  20. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Many thanks for your very kind comments Oda
    Cheers
    Keith

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