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WIP On the bench ......

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Gsry ,

    Here is a quirky fact ..if you look at the pictures of both orginal and repro pistols there are 2 notches on one ...apparently he put them there after killing 2 enemy very early on in his career ........

    Think it was against Pancho Villa in 1915 !

    Just noticed them ..will be putting them on!...fear not!

    You didn't argue with GSP!

    Nap
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  2. garyhiggins A Fixture

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    Found them on a site called Couvi's Blog. Just behind the trigger guard on the left side colt grip(y).
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  3. Nap A Fixture

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  4. garyhiggins A Fixture

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  5. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    Will do Kevin though it's not quite in the same condition as you sent it mate.
    Cheers Mate, you always manage to make me smile(y)
    Keith
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  6. Wayneb A Fixture

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    Wow ,great work Nap.......At the risk of sounding stupid....I have never heard of water soluable oils.Never thought oil and water mixed...(please, no inside jokes or .......................I think you know what I mean :) ...............Would seriously like a little info on the water/oils deal.............Regards,..Wayne
  7. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Guys

    Thanks for the comment

    Gary ,

    Cheers for the details , might carefully cut 2 into the grip ..or run scared and paint them in!....that You tube stuff is good thanks.

    Keith,
    No worry I have several ..for reference of course ...glad I make you smile!!

    Wayne ,

    The Water soluable Oils are just that you can treat them exactly the same as normal ones but use water ( distilled) I actually use ones in the Cobra range using blending medium as I would with my acrylics , I work them to the mixes then apply with a 6 " brush!....let them dry down and then use acrylics on top .....W & N also do their own in the Artisan series .

    Seven Best Water Mixable Oil Paints - Painting - About.com

    painting.about.com/od/watersolubleoilpaint/tp/water-mixable-oil-paints.htm

    Lots of stuff on You Tube as well

    Thanks for looking in everyone

    Nap
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  8. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Guys,

    Done a bit in the head , still a way to go ....but it's getting there ...the hairline,j is only there to give me some working frame ..hair will be white !.....

    Still to do the 2 cuts on the holster!

    Jo Sonja acrylics over a base colur of water soluable oils !

    Nap

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  9. Wayneb A Fixture

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    Nap or Kevin..which ever you prefer to be called....My alias is A..hole.....but prefer Wayne...Anyway...excellent work so far and the work on the jacket blows me away in particular the texture.Face looks to be coming along great.Following along with what looks to be a great piece......keep it goin........Regards........Wayne
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  10. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Wayne ,

    Call me Nap ...or good looking ...no only joking !

    Thanks for the comments , torso all finished as I said ...head has progressed (still a lot to do !) ...here are a couple of pictures should give you the idea...sorry about curtains ..not my choice!!

    Once this is done it will be paint the bino's and see where they are going .....more than likely on the base hanging over .if I choose to use them!!

    The actual bust is available from RP models plus the John Basilone one by contacting Hugo Pereira either by pm on this forum or by e mail to hpereira@rpscalemodels.com .

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap


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  11. samson Well-Known Member

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    I gotta tell you that is some great looking work
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  12. sd0324 PlanetFigure Supporter

    That is just outstanding work.



    Steve Deyo
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  13. Wayneb A Fixture

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    Nap....kinda funny.....I'm prepping "Nuts''...Lord of Lions bust and trying to visualise where I'm going with the face.........And I'll be dipped in dog doodo if the face you are working on almost nails it as far as color tone goes........Grey hair....shading......Not looking for too much tan though.......Thanks........Wayne:)
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  14. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    Super painting on the head Kevin.
    Your blend from flesh to receding grey hair is very realistic.
    This fellow is right up there with your best work my friend.
    All the best,
    Keith
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  15. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Guys ,

    You are far too kind and thanks

    Wayne/Keith

    Still got about 2 hours work on it , slightly lighten the flesh highs and shadow/tone the hair a bit , particularly happy with comments about hair ...off to do ironing first!

    And of course the open mouth needs doing!

    Happy modelling folks

    Nap
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  16. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

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    The Patton bust is impressive! The use of soluble oils for leather work is something you have really puled off, using the sponge really made a stipple wffect work.

    I'll be pinching that technique, and will have to buy some soluble oils.

    The other busts are great, the Dracula one, ah, rude word practice trying to paint eyes in a confined area, kudos for your results!!


    Cheers

    Jamie
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  17. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Jamie ,

    Thanks for comments , the Patton bust is rather nice ( you can get one from RP just pm Hugo or e mail..you won't regret it mste) ..good chance to play around with leather effects .....

    Update ...all finished except putting the 2 cuts on the left pistol grip ..quick check over . Piccys , post on PF and FB and that is it .

    As for sponge work ..I dragged this out of my deep and dark distant childhood when cutting up my grandmothers sponge to try a paint a horse !....rather than stipple you can also wipe the surface colour away to leave deep shadows ...and of course it does not have to be water soluable oils ..just what I use

    Dracula ...pleased with finish ...very confined area ...lots of mutterings and coffee!

    Thank for looking in

    Nap
  18. Joe55 A Fixture

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    Nice one Nap!

    Joe
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  19. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Guys ,

    Patton is finished ...not done the bino's might still paint them and put on base but not sure !!!

    Pistol now has the 2 cuts into the handle that Patton did !!

    Couple of pics of the head in situ ...Fullo range of pictures will be posted in the appropriate forum area!!

    Thanks for support on the Patton WIP

    Nap

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  20. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Again ,

    Couple more update pics ..this time on the Admiral Berkely Milne ..ribbons and neck award finished and hand and cigar (sleeve still to be finished ) !!!

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap

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