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Qing Dynasty Official

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by blaster, May 6, 2008.

  1. blaster Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi All,

    Here's a scratchbuilt figure with Airfix Japanese head for a Chinese man (go figure!), hat converted from Dragon's Vietnam set, rest is wire armature and Milliput (remember this stuff?). I now use A&B.
    Painted in oils. The figure wears a "dragon robe" with 8 visible dragons. Folds were easy. I made a basic straight up and down shape. When dried, semi-cones were applied to this shape and smoothed out. Cat is from Phoenix Miniatures.

    Rgds Victor

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  2. vergilius New Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    the picture is a bit blury. Can you post a sharper one?
    The robe looks great
  3. blaster Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Apologies for photo quality

    Hi Verg,

    I apologise for the photo quality. I am a technophobe. I use a handheld Samsung dg camera which promise 8MPixels (wow!) Actually, the quality is clunkety click. The original picture file is 4 MB. I use Msoft Office Mgr to compress and get about 46KB, within the 200kb server guidelines on JPEG attachment.

    Before you all jump in with suggestions on technical improvements, please understand that this stuff really goes over my head...

    Let's talk about the model itself. Painting was done with W&N Series 7 000-1 brushes. I had used white paint for the white lines on the robes. I would nowadays use an off-white etc. We live and learn. I have a sizeable reference library on costumes and have written/contributed some articles on Chinese costumes in magazines.

    Rgds Victor


    Rgds Victor
  4. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Victor,

    Leaving aside your technical problems, the figure is very beautiful and well painted. Congratulations on your hard work.

    I too would prefer to see a clearer picture to give you amore honest assesment, but from what I can see the cloak is outstanding.

    As for your camera, as my wife always says, "If all else fails, read the instructions".

    Cheers
  5. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Victor,
    You did a great job. Both the sculpting and painting.

    Marc
  6. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    From what I can see you have done an excellent job
  7. Mark S Guest

    Looks good,Victor.
    I like the work on the dragon robe,well done.
  8. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Victor,
    Unusual and colourful.
    Cheers
    John
  9. blaster Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Further reply

    Dear All,

    thanks once again for your encouraging comments. I can't necc do anything about that pic right now. However, I managed to figure a way to show you what a dragon robe looks like (converted from ppt, save as jpeg).

    Rgds Victor

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  10. blaster Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Two more pics

    Hi All,

    two more pics of the figure front and back.

    Rgds Victor

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  11. blaster Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Detail close up of dragon robe and hat

    Two more shots:

    Dragon robe front - on the chest, a dragon is chasing a sun element, on the lower part and on the sleeves can be seen Mt Meru (rocks) rising from the waves; these are typical descriptions of the designs of dragon robes; from the belt hangs a purse and costume accessories.

    hat taken from back - this was made of straw with a finial mounting a semi-precious stone, surrounded by a tuft of red horse hair.

    Rgds Victor

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