Polish winged Hussar

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Normo, Aug 4, 2006.

  1. Normo Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hail Gang
    My version of the Diorama Studios Winged Hussar.

    Quite a basic cast and does need work, for instance I cut off all the feathers stems to a length of approx 1/2" inch and replaced them with thin wire all 32 of 'em! this is to prevent accidents in transit for shows etc.Also glued stips on the feather carriers as they were a bit "rough"

    Painted in oils, acrylics and car spay Quite a challenge but well worth it as I had wanted to paint this for a very long time.

    Thanks to Mathew at El Greco Miniatures who helped me when I bought the bust from Hinkley in April

    Comments are welcome

    Cheers

    John (Normo)

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  2. s.walks New Member

    Country:
    England
    Hi John, nice job you have beat me to it. I,ll have to see if I can get some of that Leopard spot car spray, its good stuff is'nt it!!!!!

    Cheers Steve Walks :lol:
  3. Stephan Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    I like specially the Leopard, and the face.
  4. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    John,
    nice work! The leopard print is impressive. I have this guy on my short list. Would like to try my hand at it as well!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  5. Excatlon Active Member

    Country:
    Poland
    awesome polish akcent
  6. mikec55 Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    John-
    Very well done. It's all good but that leopard skin is very realistic. Kinda reminds me of the 3 stooges routine where they tell the guy to go mix a can of spotted paint.

    Mike
  7. Normo Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Steve
    Here is the link to the site for the "leopard paint" Wacky paints.co.uk
    They do a whole range including various tartens including the Walker clan, camo, and of course strpes of every kind!
    Just mention my name and get a great discount
    Cheers

    John (Normo)
  8. s.walks New Member

    Country:
    England
    Yep John very funny but I think you'll find the link is "Walky paints co.uk" , you can also get that black and white paint there and sepia paint. ( I'm waiting for you to get the replies were people have tried the link!!!) :lol:


    Cheers Steve Walky
  9. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    John, good work on the bust, my compliments. ;)

    Cheers
    Roc. :)
  10. angus147258 New Member

    Looks great.
    How did you do the metal?
  11. Normo Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Jake
    The metals were done using a car spray tin. I had done a brush paint job on it but didnt like it It,so I decided to have a go using a car spray.
    For me the finished colour is a bit too bright, despite several black washes and next time I will go for a different colour.
    I had to mask off the leopard skin and the clothing and then gave it a couple of light coats of the metal then picked out the decoration on the armour
    I enjoyed the bust although it caused me a few headaches, but I like a challenge!
    Next......Ramses and his wife Nefetari!
    Cheers

    John
  12. elgreco Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi John
    Very nice work. You'd already given me a sneak preview but just wanted to say thanks.
    Matt
  13. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Very good painting John!
    best regards
    christos
  14. Uruk-Hai PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Sweden
    Hi John!

    Like the leopard skin very much just as Mike did

    But I also find the armour a bit to bright for my personal taste. You wrote that youve tried washes, perhaps a smokecolour would be a better option?

    Cheers
  15. ArturM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Great work, John! Leo skin looks amazing.

    cheers
    Artur
  16. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Great work John, i specially like the Leopard skin. Beautifull done.

    Marc

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