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Completed Robin Hood (La Fortezza, 54mm)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Edward, May 27, 2020.

  1. Edward A Fixture

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    A recent figure I completed - a great sculpt by Gianpiero Russo. It's painted in acrylics. View attachment 382202
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  2. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Beautifully done Edward! (y) I really like the groundwork. Trees in this scale can be a challenge and you solved that problem nicely. :)

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  3. clrsgt A Fixture

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    Nicely done.
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  4. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Beautiful done

    Mobo
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  5. Gooner Mike Active Member

    Great work well done
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  6. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Great looking figure and really good painting, love it.
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  7. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    Beautifully painted. The bow string is too thick and not nocked properly, but this is down to the sculptor.

    Mike
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  8. Edward A Fixture

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    Thanks - the bow string is my fault - I was struggling to get a thinner one to stay straight..

  9. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    I use household cotton or fuse wire for thin strings/ropes.

    Mike
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  10. Bob Orr Active Member

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    Very fine fishing line works well and you can glue it with superglue. Glue one end and let it set fully. Slight stretch the fishing line and secure with a drop of cyno and hold in place until set. then trim the end. I used piano wire for the samurai bow tapered down in a grinder then bent to shape. It has a slight spring to it so keeps the string under tension. Here is one I did on my mounted samurai. Only issue I would have is the bow is bent a bit much for not being drawn and should look a bit more like the picture below. Google "yew bows" to get an accurate shape to follow and also note the colouring as yew bows had a distinct colour difference between the heart wood and the lighter sapwood on the front of the bow. I think it would be well worthwhile replacing the bow as it is a beautifully painted figure and an accurate bow would take it to the next level.
    Bob
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  11. Edward A Fixture

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    Thanks for the advice!
  12. Blind Pew A Fixture

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    The tricky different shades of green very well handled mate! (y)
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  13. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Edward

    Another nice piece from your bench , really like the variety of greens all subtle and working well together

    Classic Robin Hood pose and he looks better than me in tights ...lol

    Thanks for sharing

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  14. Slowpainter Member

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    Nice job - I really like the use of the different greens and the ground work. Errol Flynn would be jealous :)
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