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WIP Painting the UP-Miniatures busts series - Mata Hari

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Major_Goose, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    After a period of very constructive talking with the pretty well known , and even more talented sculptor and company owner Ulrich Puchala, we decided to cooperate on a long term basis . Being a fan of his work for many years i consider this luck and honor to cooperate with him . Beeing fair i must thank here Dan Morton for his idea.

    This cooperation means that i will paint all of his creations one by one .

    Themes that are released by UP-Miniatures are really unique and focused so i thought that it might would be really interesting for many folks to watch over this procedure .

    So i will present each bust here as a seperate SBS style article hopig that some friend will be interesetd to follow .

    I will start this series with Mata Hari bust , as this was the one that attracted me at once !!

    Here at first i present the bust primed and ready for start painting . Tha casting by YS Masterpieces is superb and ready for painting .

    The right hand is just attached for the picture but it would be good for anyone painting this beautiful subject not to glue it in advance but after painting the part of the bust that is partially hidden when the right arm is attached. This will help the painted , and especially the inexperienced to paint more easily .

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  2. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Keep in touch !!!

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  3. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Great Costas.
    Fine to see that you are on the brushes again.
    Gonna follow this SBS with interest.

    marc
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  4. sarouman A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Hello Costa!!
    He seems to have begun the attack of miniatures that you have create some time here and my pal!
    Is poised to impress us again.
    Great figure, waiting for the paint to stay again with an open mouth!

    Alexandros
  5. Sirrius Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Go on bro!!!!!!!
  6. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Well it is time to start painting

    Base flesh coat with Josonja s acrylics including warm white raw sienna burnt sienna and fawn , and a bit o naples yellow .
    Some primary dark outlinning has benn also done to guide the flesh parts and also some work on the eyes

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    painting goes on ......
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  7. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Great and interesting subject matter - I see that UP-Miniaturen use the Maltese cross as their general standard support for all their busts, however in this case it's a little misplaced,I feel - firstly she Mata Hari was never a German spy and was not conclusively proven to be a spy for Imperial Germany at all, and secondly - in fact the original charges were and are believed to be very trumped up and she was in fact a scape goat for French officialdom, loosely put. Just MHO.
  8. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Indeed :)
  9. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Mata Hari Bust

    What a beautifully sculpted bust of the famous Feme fatale Mata Hari.

    I think this is one of the loveliest bust of a female I've seen on PF.

    I am sure The Major will do a beautiful job on this most exciting figure bust,

    The Miami Jayhawk
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  10. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Marc thanks my friend. I would happily see you following

    Costas
  11. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Alexandros thanks for commenting . Its a beautiful and inspired bust indeed ! I hope i make justice

    Costas
  12. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Nick thanks bro !!!!
  13. redhorse Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I'm really looking forward to following this one.
  14. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Costas , congratulations and looking forward to following this and more of Ulrich's master pieces being painted . (y)

    Cheers Ken
  15. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Rod thanks for posting

    costas
  16. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Gordy thanks a lot

    Costas
  17. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    looking forward to seeing what you do with this beauty mate, bet it must feel great to be back on the brushes again after so long.

    All the best mate

    Steve
  18. chaRon Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi Costas
    very nice bust,
    I have a a comprehension question. To my knowledge is outlining unusual, especially by busts and figures off 54mm. However Outlining to provide an opportunity to improve the contrast and to accentuate on figures below 54mm. Above and in larger scale, Outlining will more disturb as enhance the contrasts.
    Have I misunderstood this or is this a vulgar error? I would be happy when I became enlightenment from you. Thanks.
    ChaRon
  19. ChanJin New Member

    Country:
    China
    Beautiful! Expect to see the finished beauty!
  20. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Costas ,
    This is a great sculpt , I had the pleasure of reviewing it , for those that haven't seen it here is the link :

    http://www.planetfigure.com/forums/showpost.php?p=373874&postcount=1

    This and the others in the range are going to make a very interesting set of SBS ...what a good team , Ulrich's sculpting and your painting Costas.


    Looking forward to SBS especially the fleshwork details and how you treat the clothing she is wearing .

    Nap

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