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Pelt merchant ready to paint

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by madeg, May 17, 2007.

  1. madeg Active Member

    I have just finished my third scratch .
    Based upon the famous work of Jean-Léon Gérôme.
    I'm gonna call the vignette " The streets of Caïro".
    The figure is sculpted with a mixture of Green Stuff and Magic Sculpt.
    The hands and the head are from the Nemrod Historex range . Great details there !
    I had some trouble with the tiger's head . Because it's a pelt ,the skull is removed by the hunters and the original structure is somewhat lost . In the painting this is also vivsible .
    Because I wanted to have some kind of reference to a tiger's head I deceided to give it some more volume . It took me about two days to get it right and restarted several times . I even tried to cut the head from a cheap plastic tiger play figurine but always it went wrong .
    I had to do it completely from scratch . With the colours added I hope its ends well .
    The scenery is from the pegaso , a beautifull range of settings , produced in resin and very detailed. Not very cheap guys .
    I hope to start the painting tomorrow .
    To be continued .

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    overview of the figure

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    detail of the helmet .

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    overall view of the scenery .

    Because it's a merchant I 'm gonna ad a shield and a sword( oriental style ) , he's not only selling pelts .
  2. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    very good,looking forward to see some paint on it.I like the base,great painting of the wood and stone wall!
    christos
  3. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Well done! When this thing starts to get the colors layed in, it will jump to life! From what I can see the tiger's head looks good! Keep us posted as you start to paint.

    Jay H.
    OKC
  4. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    Good Job !!!!!!!

    Hi Marc :p !
    EXCELLENT WORK on the merchant, my friend :D:D !!!! Looking forward to seeing the sculpture come to life ;) ! Cheers !
    Kenneth :cool:.
  5. periklis_sale Member

    Country:
    Greece
    very nice work mate... start painting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. Tarok Active Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Lovely work. Very, very original!!!
  7. flart1943 Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Well done

    Hi Mark
    Brilliant scratch build, can't wait to see it painted.
    Pete
  8. vergilius New Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Very good sculpting. Now let's put some paint on it !

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