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WIP Roman Testudo - stage 3

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by smudger1960, Mar 5, 2019.

  1. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Following on from the last posting I made,i have now started to put brush to paint,all the shields I will do together,this first bust out of the four I plan doing has been about 70% complete,i still have the right arm to finish and I need to tidy up some details,for those who are expecting the shinning armour look,i need to warn you now,this will be a piece like a lot of my other subjects of soildiers on campaign,not just out of the costume shop,its a look I like to bring to my subjects which define a soldier in battle or on campaign.
    As per usual,its oils over acrylics,having been away from the brushes for a while it felt strange getting back into it to be honest,but the mojo and desire are slowly returning.

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    Brian
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  2. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    That's looking very good Brian, I like the rust on the armour and the general wear and tear, excellent.
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  3. misfit151 A Fixture

    Glad to see you are back onto it Brian...looking great....(y)..Mike
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  4. debrito A Fixture

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    I think that you have a nice idea set up with these fantastic busts, lots work to do.
    If you allow me to make a comment, I think that the Segmentata has too many weathering on it,
    too much information, is hard to identify the metal colour looks like rusty metal stead.

    Just an opinion
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  5. megroot A Fixture

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    Excellent painting and combat wear.

    Marc
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  6. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many Thanks bob
  7. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thank you mike
  8. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks de Brito,I've looked at a lot of pictures,paintings,etc,on campaign the armour was quite weathered and I did say in the text about the weathering,metal does have rust streaks and stains upon it,that's part of the weathering process,I appriciate your coments but I won't be changing anything on it,I'm happy with it,like I said in the text I don't go for the parade clean look
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  9. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks marc
  10. debrito A Fixture

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    Thank you for your thoughts
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  11. davidmitchell A Fixture

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    Looks like you got your painting mojo back mate, what are you using for you metals ?

    Cheers Davie
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  12. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Different mixes of dark star acrylics davie
  13. davidmitchell A Fixture

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    Cheers Brian , that’s what I have been using as well. Heard the Scale 75 metallics are really good.

    Cheers Davie
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  14. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Yes I've heard that myself,I do t have a fixed method when painting armour,I try different mixes on the palette and I mix them with oils as well,and I've used the dark star washes as well which are nice
  15. Cannonball A Fixture

    Great start Brian, certainly looks like he’s been through the mill. Lovely wear and tear on the metals.
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  16. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Great work Brian!

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  17. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Brian

    Great to see you at the bench and in campaign mode as well ...your style as I said before is instantly recognised ..in a good way !

    For me the rusting effects works well ...certainly going to need a lot of work back in barracks ...if he makes it !

    Thanks for sharing this

    Putting these together will be a great piece of artwork ...wonder if we will see any backdrop ?

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  18. Jonthan mcmeekin Active Member

    Good on ya pal! Looking forward to yet another belter from your bench!
    Cheers from sunny/rainy/snowy/rainy etc etc etc Cumbria
    Jonathan
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  19. Gooner Mike Active Member

    excellent work
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  20. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    many thanks my friend

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