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WIP Roman Signifer bust 200mm

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Sebastian22, May 27, 2024.

  1. Sebastian22 New Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Almost finished with this bust of a Roman Signifer (1st century AD) by Young Miniatures - need to add the bear’s teeth and the helmet’s strap. Will do that once I am satisfied with the worn look of the leather sword belt & the leather rim of the scales.

    Painted with Vallejo Acrylics; helmet & scale armour painted with Green Stuff Chrome colors as a base and finished with Vallejo washes.

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  2. Redcap A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    This was the first bust I ever painted - really nice work and a very expressive face!
    Gary
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  3. Briggsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Very nice paint job, I like the bronze scales under the bearskin. The bears head does look a little odd without the teeth.

    Cheers Simon
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  4. Looking really good
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  5. Sebastian22 New Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Thank you, Simon! I agree on the bear’s appearance. Will post updates once I have him back his bite
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  6. Babelfish A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Very nice work. If it were mine I'd be inclined to push the shading & highlights a bit more on the bearskin. Or maybe you already have but it's not so apparent from the photos. The flesh tones are fantastic.

    - Steve
  7. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Sebastian

    Good to see you posting, a nice piece to choose , I agree ref the highs and lows on the bear

    Look forward to seeing more inclusive the teeth !

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  8. Sebastian22 New Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hi all. I took your advice to heart and tried to increase the contrast on the bearskin. The bear does also now come with this teeth attached as does the helmet.

    I have added first daylight shots of the bust to the collection - will need to find some leisure to make shots in the lightbox to complement the initial WIP shots.

    Any other ideas on what I could improve?

    In the meantime I have moved on to two busts I found in a garage sale (stay tuned).
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  9. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Sebastian

    With the new pics added in the initial post , teeth and more on the fur ....looks good , I’d put a wash over the helmet personally ...but thats me !

    Once your fully finished do share in Completed Forum aswell

    The 2 busts from a garage sale sounds intriguing...look forward to seeing more

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  10. clubcat PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Nice job, Sebastian.
    Melanie
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  11. Briggsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Great finish, not many teeth but they really make a difference, loving the wolf fur. I'll stay tuned for the next two busts.

    Cheers Simon
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  12. Sebastian22 New Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Thank you, Nap. Actually, there are two washes applied to the helmet: first with black to highlight the deepest corners, second with gunmetal gray & burned umbra to restore a slight metallic reflection while adding depth.

    Most probably I had diluted them too much.

    And yes, I have used some cloth to polish the highlights a bit (after I noticed that this works well with the Green Stuff chromatic colours as base).

    Will post the two busts separately in WIP - maybe someone can help me to identify one of them
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