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Rifle Brigade 1855......WIP

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by RobH, Sep 15, 2004.

  1. RobH Active Member

    Hi All

    As others are posting pics of stuff for Euro, thought it was time to post my interpretation of the Latorre figure.

    This was done as a rush job (still less than 2 weeks work), because, well, I wanted to. Really wanted to actually paint something, as it had been ages since I had!


    Not totally please with him. Still lots to "clean up". Groundwork started yesterday, and wish I'd done it before painting him! Still bits to touch up, and weathering to do.
    Rifle is being painted now........

    Trouble with a subject like this, is that there's no variation in the uniform, so creativity kind of goes out of the window!

    2 days to go, loads to do!!

    Comments PLEASE!!


    PS really need to get my photography lighting sorted! Hardy? how far is your light source from the figure?
  2. Hardy Guest

    You kept that secret, superb. :) My lighting source about 60 cm from the figure.
  3. RobH Active Member

    Yeah, just decided to do it! :lol:

    Shutter Speed?
  4. Hardy Guest

    I used the automatic feature for macro settings so have no idea. Sorry mate
  5. jitch0t Member

    Hey Rob, i'm glad to see more stuff from ya. I like the way you are doing with it. I have this fig to do so any more pics will be helpful.

    T minus 2 days! Stop browsing pF's forum and keep painting, buddy! :lol:
  6. KeithP Active Member


    Looks really good on the tunic. My work should look so good after 2 months let aloine 2 weeks. :lol:

    Keep going, you can do it!

  7. RobH Active Member

    Thanks Daniel......I'll be taking some more when he's done.........maybe before Euro, who knows if there will be time!

    Cheers Keith! I can do it, I can do it!
  8. frank h Well-Known Member

    Hi Rob,
    Looking good, I'm sure you'll get it done

    Bring it along tonight

    See you later

    Frank (y) (y)

    What kind of lighting do you chaps use for photos ?

    I use my Actulite and it seems to make certain areas shiny
    any help on this is appreciated.
  9. RobH Active Member

    Hi Frank.....yes, I'll bring him along tonight!

    I use my acualite, and a 100 watt daylight bulb.......although I'm playing with the exposure settings!
  10. RobH Active Member

    Tried another pic.......not so dark.....shows the flaws more! :lol: [IMG]
  11. RobH Active Member

    and as that was so blown up, here it is again more at actual size!

    still a bit larger than life!
  12. Manfred Active Member

    I like the way you treated the dark green and the trousers a lot.

    2 weeks, man you swing a mean brush :) !

    If I try to paint fast it looks as if my avatar had painted it :D
  13. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Gotta agree with Keith P on this one!
  14. homellop Active Member

    Hi Rob
    Nice painting
    Hope to see it in flesh,and meet you at Euro
    Best regards
  15. RobH Active Member

    Manfred, thanks! 2 weeks a very good for me! But I had spent 8 weeks or more without touching a brush! Mind you, that German you saw at Euro a couple of weeks ago was done in two weeks!

    Thanks Matthew, maybe i work better in short bursts

    Jaume; very much hope to meet you at Euro! :)
  16. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

    Looks great Rob, really like the green coat!

    Gotta love the bown up pic, that way we can acctually see it!

    Here is a pic of my photo set up, 2 100W light bulbs one on each side with a flourecant light bar above. The bigger the close up the more light to really show all details.

    Attached Files:

  17. Guy A Fixture

    Looking good Rob.........the green coat especially
  18. Roc Active Member

    Hey Rob, very nice work, I too, like the way you painted the green.


    Roc. :)
  19. megroot A Fixture

    Hello Rob,

    Started this fellow yesterday evening. He was glued en primed. I see that his left arm fits better than with that off mine. He needed a lot off putty.
    I also see that his left eye is not the same sculpted as his right eye. That is also the case with my figure.
    I don't like the fingers of the right hand. The left is much better.
    Not that i can sculpt, but i have seen better figure's from Latorre.

    I wanted to know what colors you have used, esspecially the colors off the pantalon.

    I liked how you painted him. I think you did a good job on the eyes.

    Greeetings marc

    See you saturday at Euro
  20. frank h Well-Known Member

    Hi all,
    Saw Rob's figure last night at our club meet
    It looks terrific the photos, good as they are do not do it justice

    I think this is could be called a controlled rush job
    if that is not too much of a contradiction :lol:

    Keep going Rob (and keep ticking that list)

    See you at Euro

    Frank (y) (y)

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