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WIP Critique Roman Senator, FeR Miniatures, 1/12th scale bust

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by tonydawe, Jan 18, 2017.

  1. tonydawe A Fixture

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    Australia
    Hi guys,

    As you can see, I've already made a fair bit of progress on my next project. This is a wonderful little bust that I just had to have. He never made it into the Grey Army - straight from arriving in the mail to on the workbench.:D

    The toga remains a work in progress. I laid in the shadows last night and will now start to blend in some highlights and mid-tones. The last step will be to add the distinctive Tyrian purple stripe that denotes the toga praetexta worn by Senators in Imperial Rome.

    As a reference for painting, I've been using Patrick Stewart in his role as Captain Jan Luc Picard on Star Trek The Next generation. You might see a resemblance ;)
    Senator 1.jpg Senator 2.jpg Senator 3.jpg Senator 4.jpg Senator 5.jpg
  2. JGREEN A Fixture

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    United-States
    The blocking in of shadows and highlights on the toga looks spot on!

    Jason
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  3. anstontyke PlanetFigure Supporter

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    excellent start, the face is really well painted.

    tony
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  4. megroot A Fixture

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    Looks allready mindblowing.

    Marc
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  5. Chris Ribchester PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Magnificent "start" , I'd call it finished if it was mine.

    Chris
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  6. Grod A Fixture

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    Great work Tony.
    Gordon
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  7. lancer115 Active Member

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    Ireland
    Super painting over all and the face is very nicely done,a really excellent job.
    I like this figure very much. It might go on my wish list seeing it painted. John
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  8. oldtrousers Well-Known Member

    Nice work so far!

    Scott
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  9. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Jason, thanks for your comments. The blocking in of the shadows and highlights is an ugly but necessary steps towards achieving the right degree of contrast. Especially in a very light colour. Hopefully the update pic below will show that the process was worth the effort.

    Hi Tony, thanks so much. I'm happy with the face and head so far. I haven't done any oil painting on it yet, so there's more to come before I'm finished with the face.

    Hi Marc, thanks again mate. Hopefully you'll like my latest WIP below.

    Hi Chris, you made me laugh when I read that. I wish it was that simple mate.

    Hi Gordon, thanks mate. I appreciate your comment.

    Hi John, thanks mate. I hope you do buy this figure. I'm sure you'll enjoy painting it.

    Hi Scott, thankyou for your comment. Here's the update pic of the bust.

    My focus at the moment is on getting the highlighting and shading on the toga correct. Another couple of sessions and it should be OK.

    Senator 6.jpg
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  10. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Brilliant Tony. Especially the head and the toga , :rolleyes:
    Great work Mate
    Keith
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  11. Nicolaos Active Member

    Hi Tony!

    Lovelly result untill now, can't wait to see your next steps. A small mistake in the title, I think that's a bust produced by Heroes and Villains, when Fernando Ruiz Ceano was involved in that project. Very good historical serie, their Anglo-Norman crusader too, Hamlet or German Barbarian also great pieces.
    Cheers,
    Nicolae
  12. tonydawe A Fixture

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    Australia
    Thanks Keith. I appreciate your comments mate.:)

    Hi Nicolae, yes, its H & V not FeR Miniatures. Thanks for setting me straight and for your comments.:facepalm:

    Here are the final pics of the Senator.(y) My wife has taken to calling him "Biggus Dickus" but I think I'll resist calling him that.:whistle:

    Thanks to everyone who commented on this WIP thread.;)
    Senator 7.jpg Senator 8.jpg Senator 9.jpg Senator 10.jpg Senator 11.jpg Senator 12.jpg Senator 13.jpg
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  13. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Australia
    That is might fine painting Tony. Exceptional work, and with a difficult colour as well.

    Chris
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  14. anstontyke PlanetFigure Supporter

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    simply stunning(y)

    tony
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  15. Nicolaos Active Member

    Impressive result, Tony, the face, toga praetexta, everything is top class.
    Warm thanks for sharing with us this project!
    Cheers,
    Nicolae
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  16. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    It is amazing how you have made something almost monochromatic look so bloody interesting Tony.
    Great paint Mate
    Keith
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  17. tonydawe A Fixture

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    Australia
    Hi Chris, thanks mate. Painting white is relatively easy compared to some colours. The secret is to not use white paint. I use 50 shades of grey.;)

    Hi Tony, thankyou. Your comment is greatly appreciated.:D

    Hi Nicolae, thanks for your generous comments. I'm so glad you liked it.:)

    Hi Keith, thanks mate. The toga was a great challenge. It's literally 50 shades of grey with only the highest highlights in pure Titanium White. (y)
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  18. phil_h A Fixture

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    This bust is fantastic (I know sooner or later I'll be acquiring him for myself), and your interpretation and paint job is just first rate! Lovely (y)

    Regards,
    Phil
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  19. JCOX Active Member

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    Well done!
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  20. lancer115 Active Member

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    Ireland
    Hi Tony, congratulations it's absolutely brilliant a lovely painting job. So realistic I love it.
    Well done...John
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