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WIP Painting Arthur and Stupid Boy Home Guard Series

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by stoffy01, Feb 21, 2023.

  1. stoffy01 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Hello Pfer's (Planetfigurer's)
    Thought I'd share a couple of the Home Guard Series busts of mine that I haven't had the opportunity to paint before. These are commissions I've taken on, I hope when they're done the customers are happy. Always a little stressed when doing this, as people pay their hard earned.

    I've primed then blocked in the main colours of the uniform with airbrushing using various amounts of Jo Sonja brand acrylic paint in Olive Green and Vallejo Mahogany Brown. I do a mix to break up the individual uniforms, some a little heavier with the olive green, others a little more Mahogany Brown.

    Once that's been done, I go to the face, again using pretty much Vallejo paints. Beige Red as the base, I then do the eye's, using the YouTube video from 'Last Cavalry TV' Dave Youngquest (hope I got his name right). With a little variation here and there, but it's helped me immensely over the last few year's.

    Next I'll be onto the uniforms again. Would like to have a crack at trying to paint the texture of the wool uniforms, any suggestions on how, I'm all ears.
    Thanks for looking.

    [IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG]

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  2. Darby Member

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    Ruddy brilliant old bean, ruddy brilliant!
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  3. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    Absolutely superb.

    Mike
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  4. Darren Member

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    Brilliant work. Pike is spot on but Sgt Wilson is amazing, like seeing a still of the show. Looking forward to the end result.

    Darren
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  5. NigelR A Fixture

    Superb busts and a great start on the painting (y)

    Get Mike Butler's book. All your questions will be answered.
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  7. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    You know I’m a fan Chris!
    Neat seeing your in progress work & will be challenge for anyone else to match your efforts from raw putty to paint up. Just beaut mate!

    Thanks Nigel for mentioning my book
    - Chris let’s talk :)
    MikeTheKiwi
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  8. Steve Ski PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Excellent! You are a rare breed, sculptor and painter, Ruck On!
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  9. stoffy01 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks awfully old boy! :)

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  10. stoffy01 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks again Mike, appreciate it.

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  11. stoffy01 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks Darren. I've given Arthur a little bit of a tweak around the eyelids and shadow's.
    Cheers
    Chris.[IMG]

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  12. stoffy01 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Not a bad idea ;)

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  13. stoffy01 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks so much Rick :)

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  14. stoffy01 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thank you very much Mike, it's muchly appreciated and flattered you rate my work. And I'm more than happy to talk Mike :)

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  15. stoffy01 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thank you very much Steve, very humbled and appreciate your kind words.

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  16. NigelR A Fixture

    Wow. Sgt. Wilson is amazing!!
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  17. Darby Member

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    I can almost hear the words 'do you think that's wise Sir?'
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  18. stoffy01 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thank you very much Nigel.

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  19. stoffy01 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Hi everyone,
    Here's update on one of the two busts with the painting project. One 'Stupid Boy' done and tentatively mounted on plinth.
    Cheers
    Chris.[IMG][IMG]

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  20. arj A Fixture

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    Excellent work on both of these Chris.
    Instantly recognisable in each case.
    The pout you've achieved with Pike is particularly good.

    Private Pike.jpg

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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