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WIP Critique RFC WW1 (Model Celler 1/9)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by kaz6120, May 5, 2011.

  1. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Country:
    Japan
    I started my next project, a great sculpting work of Mr.Carl Reid, and this is my first try on bust model.

    Here's preparation pics before painting. I bought it last year and made it ready to paint, but I couldn't start painting somehow.
    I think I was not ready for that yet.

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    And started painting yesterday, started from painting face.

    [IMG]

    I'm struggling with painting blonde mustache and leather jacket with acrylics, so I want to get an advice or information on painting blonde and leather jacket with acrylic.

    As always, any comment are welcome!

    See Also: the great review thread by Guy Herrick : Royal Flying Corps WWI - Model Cellar Productions Review

    Attached Files:

    sarouman, Iwanov, gordy and 8 others like this.
  2. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Tomori,
    You are doing a great job on this one. You could not disappointed by this bust.
    The sculpting and casting are awesome.

    Marc
  3. housecarl Forum Moderator

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
  4. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I'm no help with acrylics, but I do have to say I really like the way you've integrated the plinth into your wooden base by sculpting and blending it into the top of the base!

    Jay H.
  5. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Excellent first effort so far Tomori - please keep us up to speed. !!
  6. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Country:
    Japan
    Thank you very much Marc, Carl, Jay, Rob!

    Oh, BTW everybody, just call me "Kaz" will be nice, Tomori is my last name so I feel like I keep calling by my teacher or my supervisor. :)

    Wow that's really helpful resource for painting many types of hair! Thanks for the info, Carl!

    I had no choice to do this 'cause I didn't think of any other way to make plinth stable on wooden base. :)
  7. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    He looks great Kaz. I also like the way you have sculpted the base to blend up to the figure.
  8. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Country:
    Japan
    Thank you very much for your comment, Guy!

    Now I'm working on painting jackets...:)
  9. pipetrepid Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    carl`s a great sculptor and the painted face looks good. bill
  10. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Great start Kazufumi.
    I think it's your first bust model by my memory.
    It's amazing progress already.
    I'm convinced that it'll be a masterpiece.

        Mitsutaka.
  11. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Nice work!
  12. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Indeed! Excellent work Kaz (y)
  13. ModelCellar A Fixture

    Hi Kaz,

    VERY nice!! Skin tones are great. Can't wait to see the coat done and the overall finished product.

    Paul
    www.ModelCellar.com
  14. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Country:
    Japan
    Thanks a lot william, Mitsutaka, Pedro, gordy, and...Paul@ModelCeller!

    Yes, this is my first bust I've ever bought, actually this is only bust I got now. :) If I make it into something I like, I will purchase another.

    I'm really glad to receive such a nice comment from its seller! Thanks!
    now I'm working on painting jackets, title plate...and so on. I will post the progress later.
  15. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Kaz, excellent work on the face and I also like what you've done with the base. Looking forward to following.

    Cheers Ken
  16. jimias A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Kaz the face is brilliant. I like the leather jacket so far. As far as blonde hair goes my only advice would be never use yellow in the mix. Instead try different ocher shades and light browns.
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  17. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Country:
    Japan
    Thanks a lot for your comments, Ken, Dimotrios!

    Thank you very much for your advice, Dimitrios! I've been working on other areas so I will try it on mustache next!

    Here's the current status...
    [IMG]

    I will add a little bit more highlights and shadows and repaint mustache in blonde next.
  18. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Kaz, Outstanding paintwork. The face is exceptionel.

    I wanted to know how or where you get the nameplate's.

    Marc
  19. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Country:
    Japan
    Thanks a lot for your compliment, Marc!

    I made it by myself. First, I bought these at local DIY shop.

    1) 2.0mm acrylic plate
    2) label paper
    3) 1.0mm pins

    and I designed name title with my computer, printed it out on label paper, and stick it on the base.

    Then I cut 2.0mm acrylic plate with P-blade knife into the same size of the label, put on it and drilled a 1.0mm holes at 4 corners with reuter.

    lastly, put 1.0mm pins into 1.0mm holes and... that's it! :)
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  20. sarouman A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Hello Tomori
    Really very clever trick with the database and the plate at the base!
    Now matter of painting as always amazing and by far the leather jacket is what we call in Greece all the money an expression impress!
    I wait anxiously for your next job!

    Alexandros
    http://alexminiatures.blogspot.com/

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