Roman Centurian.

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Roc, Mar 17, 2004.

  1. Roc Active Member

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    United-States
    This is a Republican Roman Centurian,who lost his head to an angry Celt.
    Just kidding.

    I've had this figure sitting on my work bench for some time, I finally decided to finish him.

    1- a) Brushed the armor with a swuede brush.

    Burnished the armor 000 steel wool.

    c} Washed it with warm water and Ivory dishwashing detergent,make sure you
    you rinse well.

    d} gave the the armor numerous controlled washes of Ivory black mixed
    with turps.

    e} When dry I burnished the extreme highlight points with the end of a knitting
    needle.
    f} weathered the bottom half of the armor with a wash of raw Umber. Did not
    apply sealer beacause I wanted a tarnished look.


    2- Cape
    a} Undercoated with Joe Sonja's Napthol red. acrylic paint.
    B} mixed Cadmium red + Cadmium red deep for base color.
    c} medium shadow, Cadmium red.
    d} deep shadows, Alozzarin crimson.
    e} extreme shadows, Chrome green.
    f} medium highlight, Cadmium red.
    g} extreme highlights, Scarlet red.
    h} while still wet I applied dirt and mud to the bottom or where
    desired,I highlighted and shadowed the mud and dirt as much as
    possible.
    i} Put figure in oven to dry at a low temperature of 140 degrres for a couple
    days to eliominate the sheen.

    3 Read leather
    painted the red leather same way as the cape,except for the base color I
    added a touch of allizarin crimson and a bit more of cadmium red deep.

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  2. Roc Active Member

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    United-States
    This is the left side of the figure.

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  3. rdclaeps New Member

    So it's true, when the head is lopped off the body keeps moving.

    All kidding aside, very nice work. I look forward to seeing the finished product.

    Roger
  4. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey Roger,
    Thanks for the kind words.Not only did he get is head off, he also got his right hand hopped off. :lol: :lol:
    Roc.
  5. Roc Active Member

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    United-States
    Another view.

    Roc.

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  6. Roc Active Member

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    United-States
    Rear view.

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  7. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey Roc!

    He is looking superb! The armor is very well done as well are the reds, I love reds!! I think I have to break down and paint something red here soon after seeing this one and Guy's Polish Lancer! Keep up the great work!
  8. Roc Active Member

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    United-States
    Hey Anders,
    thanks for the kind words.

    painting reds is easy, I know you can do it. (y)

    Roc.
  9. Larry R New Member

    Oustanding work Roc. Love the armor!
  10. homellop Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    I like it Roc!
    Specially the red cape
    Keep up the good work
    jaume
  11. Jason W. Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Great work Roc! I too love reds
  12. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Larry,Jaume and Jason,
    Thanks for the kind words,they are much appreciated.
    I will be posting pics of the helmet soon.

    Larry,good work on your Dragoon,beautifully painted.

    Jaume, great step by step on painting faces,your a master with acrylics.

    Jasson,your sculpting and painting is most inspiring, beaautiful work.



    Roc.
  13. Roc Active Member

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    United-States
    [IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]Helmet - Front view.

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  14. Roc Active Member

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    United-States
    Rear view

    Sorry about the horrific pictures.
    I used the same technique for the helmet as I did for the rest of the armor.
    The crest was painted in lighter shades of red .

    Roc.

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  15. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    The helmet looks fabulous Roc..........anxious to see it all come together!

    guy
  16. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey Guy appreciate the kind words.
    I hope to start the face over the weekend.

    By the way, you Polish Lancer is looking great. (y)

    Roc.

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