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WIP Critique Reinhard Heyrich 90mm Andrea paintup NSFW

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by gothicgeek, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. gothicgeek A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi all!

    To get my juices flowing after a bout of this weird cold that keeps coming back ( and back!! ) I decided to do a quick paint up of this kit ( which I got from our very own Dale! Cheers again! )

    So, it depicts Reinhard Heidrich, architect of the final solution and all round shit. The model on the other hand is very nice and the pose is superb.

    It's white metal which is also a shit but hey! You gotta do these things sometimes!

    The uniform was sprayed and the boots, straps etc painted with hair brushes to get a harder look.


    Another first for me, I painted the skin tones up from black, can't say it was better than a dark red or brown....

    And finally, apologies for the swastika, its etched onto the arm band and is an integral part of the piece. hence the Not Suitable For Work......

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  2. Ventress Well-Known Member

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    England
    Great job, but can't think of a more distasteful individual to recreate as a figure.
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  3. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Canada
    Beautiful paint job on what to my eye is a weak personality sculpt by Andrea. The face doesn't look much like Heydrich. Which may be a good thing. Nice exercise in painting black for you though.
  4. DEL A Fixture

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    Scotland
    Looks great Mark. Seems that your style of painting adapts really well to 90mm, a cracking job.
    As to choice of subject this is not about idolising him ..... History's history it's as full of demons as it is of angels.
    If seeing this gets a few people to take the trouble to find out about this monster then thats a bonus going beyond a superbly painted figure.
    Cheers
    Derek
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  5. gothicgeek A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Indeed Derek!
    The BBC did a drama in 2001 called conspiracy... Kenneth Branagh played heidrich.

    A truly dreadful human being!
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  6. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Canada
    Watch Branagh's "Conspiracy." He looks nothing like Heydrich but does a great job nonetheless. Like watching an evil Board of Directors' meeting on the Holocaust.
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  7. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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  8. gothicgeek A Fixture

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    And cheers chaps! :)
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  9. Rompy Well-Known Member

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    Singapore
    The black is really smooth.

    What colors did you use ?
  10. Ferris A Fixture

    Terrific painting of this scumbag Mark.
    Wouldn't want this guy in my display cabinet though (NSFD)... :-/

    Cheers,
    Adrian
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  11. chris1 Active Member

    Hi ya Mark
    Awesome job so far.
    I seem to recall either Adrian Bay or Adrian Hopwood doing the same figure for Military Modelling a few years back.
    There certainlyis nothing nice to be said about the man.
    The only positive I guess is the SS dress uniform allows us to practice painting Black.

    Cheers

    Chris
  12. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    I love the way you handled the black marc,it looks beautifully done
  13. Mookie Active Member

    Great job on a sinister character.The other night Mastermind subject was life of Heydrich.Thought mmm not a great subject to swot up on.I remember the Military modelling article by Adrian hopwood.
    Great paintjob indeed.
    Happy painting from Richard
  14. badger Well-Known Member

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    Scotland
    great figure, the only way to get rid of man flu, is get the flu jab and drink whisky,/ grouse, I had it bad and it took 3 bottles of grouse to shift it. / badger
  15. Redcap A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Really well painted figure Mark and the way you have handled 'black' is very convincing. Forget the 'politics' of the subject -characters like Julius Caesar who effectively committed genocide in Gaul get modelled absent any comment on the topic - and just accept it for what it is i.e. a very well painted metal figure and nothing more.
    Gary
  16. Blind Pew A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom

    You know Ventress, I couldn't have put it better myself. (y)
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  17. sam b Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    great paint work Mark
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  18. ometz Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Once more, you have exhibited great skill here with this figure. I think Andrea should be applauded for its Third Reich series, figures that should remind everyone of the horrors planned and perpetrated in the name of a thousand-year Reich. This figure, at least, conveys the sneering disdain towards humanity characteristic of the attendees at Wansee and other venues. Less objectionable than depictions of smiling, happy Nazi soldiers going about their business.
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  19. lopee Active Member

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    Czech-Republic
    I agree, the black is great. Well, the swastika is ok, too, because Heydrich is a historical figure and thanks to the Czechoslovak paratroopers he is just the history. Anyway it's good to remember dark times such as these when swastika was something normal. So thanks for it! Great job so far. (y)
  20. mark126804 Active Member

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    United-States
    Mark, Im gonna put my two cents in. Beautiful job on the black, please tell what paints and the process you used. And no need to apologize for the subject or swastika. It is a part of human history that we all need to remember, so that its not repeated. In spite of the subject you did a great and inspiring job.

    Mark
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