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Pegaso's 90mm samurai archer

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by carpo, Jul 17, 2004.

  1. carpo Active Member

    Hi all - I have just completed this figure bar some really tiny little things that won't show up in the photo's so here are the results:
    (Any constructive criticism appreciated!!!)
    This is one tough figure to paint! (At least I thought so) and I am happy with the result.
    It is my first Pegaso kit and with so many pieces coming together in some difficult joins - it goes together very well. (Although the collection of knots in the middle of his back is a partucularly difficult piece to arrange) I will certainly buy more of their models.

    Attached Files:

  2. johnnyboy New Member

    paul that is shweeeeeeeeeeet man love the ground work to. is that a real stick ;) how did the figure go together.well thanks for sharing johnnyboy
  3. Pete_H New Member

    Awesome! Simply awesome! I particularly like the intricate pattern work.
  4. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

    Great job man! I too like the patterns. I have great respect for you guys who can paint nice patterns! The ground work is top notch as well.
  5. LCoote New Member

    Excellent work Paul! Great job on the groundwork as well.
  6. fsdesimone Member

    Beautiful job. I would never have the patience for such an undertaking, but I always appreciate when someone else does!

  7. RobH Active Member

    Agree with everyone. Excellent job Paul.

    I have the figure and always terrifies me as it's a complicated piece. You should be proud of the result!

    Especially like the groundwork.......leaning on the tree seems to make more sense than the groundwork included.....

  8. Johan Well-Known Member

    Excellent! I agree with everyone else, beautifully painted patterns, you have a very clean and precise painting style (y) .... what's your painting medium, acrylics or oils?

    ... And please, tell me more about that groundwork/scenery, is that a real bonsai tree you used ??? :)
  9. mikec55 Active Member

    Wow!! What an eyecatcher. My only criticism is that I'm still about 4 or 5 years away from creating figures that look that great ;) !

  10. Guy A Fixture

    Exceptional work Paul...............a real beauty
  11. Jim Patrick Active Member

    Outstanding work Paul (y) .That really is an excellent figure.

    Jim Patrick
  12. amherbert Member


    Superb detail work, and a wonderful looking figure.

  13. KeithP Active Member


    Nothing else to say except simply wonderful work.

  14. slaj Well-Known Member

    Great work Paul .I know what it's like to paint this figure. I painted it a while back as a present for my sister(lucky her ).Please feel free to have a look at it through my website and tell me what you think.
    Again fantastic stuff

    Stephen Mallia
  15. MSzwarc New Member

    Paul, you've done a fabulous job with this figure!! I especially like the dragonfly pattern on the arm gaurd (my favorite Japanese motif!), and the bamboo arrow shafts. The overall color scheme works very well, and the groundwork is superb. I hope I can do half as well on the Pegaso Arquebusier. Unfortunately, work and family issues have kept me out of the workshop for 6 months now, with no reprieve in sight as yet, but work such as yours is truly inspirational, and keeps my interest high. Many thanks for sharing.

  16. carpo Active Member

    Hi Everyone
    Thankyou all for the flattering comments.
    I will attempt to answer any questions from you all in this post as best I can.

    johnnyboy - for the tree, I used the very bottom of an Australian native plant - including the roots. many native plants in Aust have this stringy bark and look great as trees in this scale. I can't imagine it would be too hard to find such a thing wherever you are located in the world! And the more snapping and tearing at the branches the better! No bonsai were harmed in the making of this model!

    The 'tree' was pinned to the base (Australian Redgum - lovely stuff!)
    Plaster and large gravel was mixed together to layout the basic ground shape and left to set. Then the whole thing was covered in sandy gravel and a 50/50 mix of wood glue.
    When this was nearly dry, I washed in acrylic 'sepia' paint.

    Allow 24 hours for this to dry and then add some different brown ink and paint washes to give the ground some 'shape'. After this is dry - dry brush with tan coloured paints and the odd spot of grass green. I oven dried some very small leaves and glued them here and there. Each step was fairly haphazard but the result is as you see it! I will leave it up to you if you like it or not.

    The model is painted (for the most part) in enamels and then toned using winsor and newton fast drying oils (Alklyd resin range - think I spelled that right)

    Mike - I had the Pegaso Arquebusier on order but it was out of stock - they offered me this kit instead - I will certainly order theArquebusier sooner or later.

    stephen - I looked at your website and there are some really inspirational models there - I think you referred me to it in a previous post. I really liked the motifs on the Hakama. I can't believe you gave this model away! I have contemplated working for others but I would hate to see my work go to someone else. It takes me so long to complete a model (I only paint one figure a year)
  17. thegoodsgt Active Member

    Great work! I particularly like the way you handled the orange colors.

    Stunning figure!
  18. Larry R New Member

    WOW!! Outstanding work!
  19. Lou Masses Member

  20. yeo_64 Active Member

    Paul,please allow me to add my congratulations to the rest that you have received so far.That is an EXCEPTIONAL piece of work there,WELL DONE (y) (y) (y) !! Cheers.

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