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Pilipili's Viking

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by ghamilt1, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    Hi all;

    It's been a while since I've posted anything new, mostly due to the fact that I don't have my usual photo set up. But seeing as I take terrible photos anyway, I thought that was a lousy excuse for not posting. So allow me to present for your critiques, one of Pilipili's recent releases which I purchased while at Euromilitaire in September.

    I took the liberty of "fleshing out" his face a bit, as the smile lines on my version were somewhat inconsistent from one side to the other. I also re-did the chain mail on the back of the head with a wee piece of hollow plastic tube filed down to a "c" shape. I have a couple of other pieces near completion; namely Pegaso's newest Hussar ADC in 75mm and Pegaso's Bashibuzak bust. I'll post some more pics when those are finished. For now I welcome any comments you'd wish to make. Cheers.
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  2. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Glenn, great painting, nice skintones and nice work on the chainmail.

    Cheers Ken
  3. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Excellent work Glenn, just excellent.

    Marc
  4. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanks Marc and Ken. Very kind of you to say.
  5. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Cracking job Glenn, on the various materials.
    Carl.
  6. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Glenn,
    Great looking bust and very nice colours.
    Cheers
    John
  7. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Good see you posting Glenn, hope you can make the club next week.Look forward to see ing your other figures.

    Cheers David
  8. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    G'day Glenn,

    I'm pleased to see your'e back in business mate. That's a terrific bust and an excellent paint job. The metallics are particularly well done.
  9. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Hello Glenn
    The work on balancing out the face has really paid off and a fine job on the mail.
    BTW won't manage the club over next 2 weeks, education awards and committee meetings.
    See you soon
    Derek
  10. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    Hi Tony, John and Carl; thanks for the comments guys. I enjoyed painting this bust a great deal, and with a little TLC, it can turn out to be a real cracker.
    Dave and Derek, thanks for your comments as well. I hoped to be out to the club, but my GPS got crushed, literally, so until that little unit gets replaced I might have to wait otherwise I am likely to wind up in Ireland instead of Irvine.
  11. ubbi Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Beautiful painting and colours choice

    cheers

    stefano
  12. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanks Stefano, I did try to pick colours that would compliment each other. Usually I overlook that process and hope it all works out in the end.
  13. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Looking really great Glenn!!! Keep posting!!

    Ray ;)
  14. dArtagnan A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    Great paintjob, Glenn! Nice colors!
    All the best
    Eddy
  15. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanks Eddy, nice of you to say so. Thanks also to you Ray, I'll try to finish up those other two projects and post them soon.
  16. Gary D PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    Nice work Glenn! Could you share your flesh mix? This is exactly the flesh tones that I have been trying to work towards.

    Thanks,

    Gary Daugherty :D
  17. el cid New Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Glenn,
    First rate painting...love it!
  18. Brent Fordham New Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Great work, Glenn! Good to see that you're still able to paint while on exchange.

    Cheers,
    Brent
  19. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    HI Gary; I paint in oils over top an acrylic (Valejo) base of flesh and some medium brown.

    Shadows are Burnt Umber with Burnt Sienna. Deep shadows are the previous mix with a touch of Lamp Black or Sepia.

    Highlights are achieved with Naples Yellow and Titanium White, with the lightest highlights just pure Titanium White.

    I have been known to add small dots of scarlet red just below the cheek bones for a bit of "colour", but if done properly you wouldn't really even notice it very much, and certainly you wouldn't want to over do the red, as then it would look like your warrior is wearing blush. Hope that helps.

    Thanks Steve and Brent. Nice to hear from my fellow Canucks now and again. I am glad I can still squeeze in some painting time while here in Scotland. There are a good group of extremely talented artists here who provide inspiration and encouragement. They also provide a very high standard to try and live up to, so it's good for me to keep practicing. I'll post some more stuff soon.
  20. Don Well-Known Member

    Glenn you have done a super job with this. Your chain mail and the face look great, I think its the best you have done and look forward to seeing it at the club soon.

    Don

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