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Completed Critique Robert the Bruce 70mm

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Meehan34, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Just finished this up over the weekend. I am unhappy that the reds don't show up as velvety in the pictures as in person. This is from the Andrea line and they call it 70mm series. It is a very nice figure. I have him mounted on a Hussar turned base. I sculpted some rocks to hang a little off the base to add interest. As always all comments are welcome and thanks for looking.

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  2. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Geez, Mehan, you're a quick study my friend! Well done.

    Jay H.
  3. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Nicely painted Mike.
  4. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Fantastic work Mike. I really like the reds.
  5. jcichon Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Yea Mike, I like the reds, they look great! Oils or acrylics for the reds?
  6. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Jay, Tony and Guy. I sure appreciate you stopping by for a look. I guess you guys didn't go to Euro either ;)

    Jason, acrylics on the reds Turner is the brand.
  7. cptan Member

    Eeeerrr...

    Pardon my ignorance... I've search the net and come to know that Robert the Bruce heraldic surcoat Mike,

    I understand that Robert the Bruce is surcoat contain a red lion on yellow background.... but u've painted the figure with white lion on red...

    Anyway, I'm no expert and could be wrong.... any expert to clarify this?


    CPTan
    PS. BTW, Great figure. I like the shading.
  8. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    CPTan, nice! you are correct. He wore yellow with a red lion. I have three reasons why I chose this color combo. (a) I put a modern twist on it and gave him his home colors (in american football the home team wears dark/colored jersey's) (secondly) the last knight I did was the exact color combo of one said Robert the Bruce's yellow tunic with red lion and I didn't want to repeat two figures in a row with the same look. (c) I love how this red looks and couldn't wait to use it again. Now if I had planned properly I wouldn't have used yellow on the last figure but I couldn't use red because the knight before him was red, plus I had never used yellow for a tunic before. I could add a fourth about not wanting to duplicate the box art but three seemed enough in my mind to skew history a tad bit. I really enjoy the history aspect of these figures a lot but like painting them way more than just the research. It is cool that someone knows enough about the colors to point them out and I appreciate the love of history you have. I am also glad you liked him, maybe I should re-name him Steve.
  9. Tommi A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hello Mike. realy like this one from you, its a great figure with a nice pose and you have done it justice (y)

    Cheers
    Tommi
  10. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Another little stunner Mike.
    Carl.
  11. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very Nice Robert, there Mike

    Hi Mike:

    Very nice photos of a well done figure. Finally, a figure that was released
    some time back. . . drum roll please. . . and I DO remember it. I also
    like the way you've arranged the terrain; and how the grasses sit among
    the rocks. Looks very natural.

    Well done all around. And I was also impressed with the way you painted
    the "inside" of the shield, the wood showing part against his bodd deee.

    Congrats,

    Jayhawker
  12. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nice job mike and its great to see your painting advance with every figure now days, i like the red surcoat with the white lion and its a pattern i also did on a sculpt of a 120mm knight some time back.

    Steve(y)
  13. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Mike,
    Very nicely done and great red.
    Cheers
    John
  14. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nice finish!

    I like the heraldry especially

    :)

    mark
  15. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Hi! Mike.
    Wonderful red.
    The crest is also very wonderful.
    I also liked the feel of a material of the metal very much.
    Great work!
    I congratulate completion.

    Mitsutaka
  16. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thank you fella's I truly appreciate your time and comments. I still gotta get this camera thing and research thing worked out. Off to the next one.
  17. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Hi Mike,

    This all hangs together well, you get better with every piece. The Reds and the groundwork are outstanding!

    Keith
  18. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Very nicely done Mike.:)
  19. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Excellent work Mike.
    If you change the name in McNamarra you have the heraldy right.

    Marc
  20. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Excellent painted figure Mike!

    Cheers,
    Marcel.

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