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"Old Crusader" - 1/10th scale Andrea Bust

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Guy, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    I haven't posted any works in progress lately and decided to share what is on my bench right now. This is the second bust I recieved and after returning the first to Andrea I recieved an excellent casting of their "After The Battle" knight in 1/10th scale resin.

    I chose to represent an older Crusader with graying brown hair, white whishers due the the age lines sculpted into the bust.

    wip crusader 01.JPG

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    wip crusader 03.JPG

    Below is the helmet which I will work on today. It has a dark brown base coat for the undercoat for the brass and a gun metal base coat for the steel portion of the helmet. It looks kinda crude right now but after dry-brushing the next step it should turn out well ( I hope )

    wip crusader 05.JPG

    All comments welcomed.


  2. Normo Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Guy
    Looking very good I like your interpretation of this bust I think this will become one of the "Classic" busts of all time

    He is on my Christmas list! (Already) so I am looking forward to seeing yours complete

    Well done mate

    Cheers

    John
  3. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Looks like you having fun with this one Guy.
    He is already looking good.

    Marc
  4. Tommi A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Looking good Guy, this is a beautiful piece of work, the problem with the casting seam on the chain mail does not seem to be on yours, look foward to seeing this one finished, I will be watching:D
    Cheers
    Tommi
  5. theseeker Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Guy,
    He looks old and tired. Beautiful work.
    Rocky
  6. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Another great paint job Guy. I'm looking forward to seeing the final pics. Despite the early problems with the casting, Andrea now seems to have rectified the problem, and this has now become one of the most popular busts in memory.
  7. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks guys for the kind words. I hope that seeing the popularity of this bust Andrea will continue to bring us some "Old Warriors". A lot more character in the face than with a younger knight.
  8. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Hi Guy your example looks to be a relly good casting,might be tempted to get one if they are all as good.Looking forward to seeing it finished.

    David
  9. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Very nice so far,waiting to see it complete!
    christos
  10. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Guy, you're right, that whitish beard really does give him a quality of aged wisdom. Keep up the great work on this one!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  11. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    David ~ Christos ~ Jay ~ thanks guys for the kind words of encouragement.

    I made some good progress today with dry-brushing the helmet first with old silver mixed with a couple of drops of black and the final dry-brushing of brass.

    wip crusader 06.JPG

    wip crusader 07.JPG

    Now I began the dry-fitting of the helmet to the head and the bust to the plinth after painting the plinth acrylic black.

    wip crusader 08.JPG wip crusader 09.JPG

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    wip crusader 12.JPG

    I chose a metalic gray base I bought from Ron Saunders at last June's Tulsa Show for the wood base and dry-fitted the complete bust and plinth to the base. I have ordered the brass plaque for the front of the base.

    wip crusader 13.JPG

    The next step is the belts and straps as well as the sword that attaches to the back. These items I gave a second coat to, today.

    all comments / critiques welcomed.
  12. Mark S Guest

    Love the way this is looking,Guy.
    The metallic gray base really compliments the metals you've painted on this bust.
    The face is great! and unfortunately for me it resembles too much what I saw in the mirror this morning.;)
    Looking forward to the finished piece.Cheers.
  13. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    I know what you mean Mark..........my wife ask me if it was a self portrait.:D:D
  14. Angaliel A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    The helmet turned out very well.

    Your crusader is a good "Ole" man ;)

    JP
  15. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks JP. The bust was alot of fun to do.
  16. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Guy,
    Super looking and a great base.
    Cheers
    John
  17. Glen Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    This is really great, Guy! I love the aged war-weary look. I've never done a bust before; I think this one is going to make me take the plunge.

    Glen
  18. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    absolutely great paintin.
    Can't wait to see him finished.

    Marc
  19. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    John, Glen and Marc. Thanks for the kind words. The "Old Crusader" is finished and I now await the brass plaque to install to the base before I mount him permanently to the base. Here are a few photos of the finished results.

    Fin Blue 01.JPG Fin Blue 02.JPG

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    Fin Blue 06.JPG Fin Blue 05.JPG

    And a couple of close-ups

    Fin Blue 07.JPG Fin Blue 08.JPG

    All comments and critique welcomed.

  20. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Excellent paintwork Guy, I like the final result!
    I'm still doubting about buying this bust.

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