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Completed Old Guard Grenadier, Russia, 1812 (Bonapartes, 90mm)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Edward, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. Edward A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hello all,

    I've been wanting to paint this figure for a while - it's a lovely sculpt by Tony Williams and I wanted to portray a figure in the retreat from Moscow in 1812. I tried to keep the tones muted, though the red sash adds a bit of colour. The face was painted much lighter than usual, and the nose was made pinkish.

    The snow is Scale75 artificial snow mixed with white glue. On top of this I dabbed some Vallejo white pigment mixed with matt varnish. I also added some pigment to the figure.

    Hope you like it.

    Edward

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  2. peedee A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    By golly Edward that's a good 'un !

    That's the slushiest slush I've seen for a while too, it's so easy to overdo it.
    I think it's Goldilocks standard......."just right" and very authentic, well done.

    Paul.
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  3. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Excellent work al around.
    Marc
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  4. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    A great looking figure and to add to that, he looks bloody cold, well done.
    Regards
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  5. Blind Pew A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    An excellent rendition mate. I think the decision to add 'warmth' with the red sash really does work as it gives a much-needed contrast on what is otherwise a very tonally cool figure.
    The skin tones are spot on as well and the pink touch accurately reflects how skin goes when you're freezing cold.
    Wise also to show restraint in the snow as some would have put snow on the headdress and shoulders, but I reckon that might be overdoing it.

    Always fun to do snowy groundwork

    Overall - one for the scrapbook - an excellent project mate.
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  6. Edward A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Thanks a lot for your comments guys.


    Thanks mate - I didn't want him to end up covered in snow - was thinking of adding snow to the headdress and shoulders but didn't in the end..
  7. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Can't add much more to what's been said already.
    BP's absolutely right about the restraint, in this case it really works.(y)
    Cheers
    Derek
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  8. Dipper007 New Member

    Very atmospheric painting!!!
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  9. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Great piece of work Edward,love the snow (y)
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  10. stoffy01 A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    The poor looking sod, give'm a hot cup of soup, great looking figure.
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  11. OldTaff PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Well done, Edward, a nice balance there with the muted shades. He does look a little chilly:((y) to say the least.

    Alan
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  12. clrsgt A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Great piece. Very well done. I especially like the snow effects.
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  13. Edward A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Thanks a lot for the comments guys! :)
  14. arj A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very, very nice.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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