WIP Critique Roman Vexilliarus bust, Castle Minatures 200mm

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by tonydawe, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi guys,

    Now that I have my painting mojo back, I've dived into a bust that I recently bought and always loved; Castle Miniatures 200mm Roman Vexilliarus. Most of you know I have a weakness for Imperial Roman figures. :love:

    The bust is very simple to build. You add the cheek guards and its done.:D

    I painted the base colours in acrylic and then apply thin washes of oils over the acrylics to add depth and tone to the colours.

    The face is more or less finished and now I'm moving on to the metallic colours on the cheek guards and the helmet. Aft that I'll tackle the bear hide.

    As always I welcome any comments or questions.:)

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  2. NickM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Nice one, Tony. It's been a while since I've seen you do a Roman. He's looking beaut already (y)
  3. Reddo Active Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Coming along good Tony
  4. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Done this m yself, and its a stunning bust to paint.
    Looking forward to yours when it is finished.

    Marc
  5. arj A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    That's a very thoughtful look you've achieved in those eyes.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  6. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks for your comments Nick, Peter, Marc and Andrew.

    Bit of work done on the cheek guards of the helmet last night.

    Now on to the bear pelt.
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  7. Joe55 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    He's progressing rather nicely Tony (y)!

    Joe
  8. Huw63 A Fixture

    Country:
    Switzerland
    He's definitely coming to life. Love it.

    Cheers

    Huw
  9. Perseas Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Excellent work Tony, the face looks amazing!
  10. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thank you Joe, Huw and Perseas.

    Here are some further updates, based on where I got to last night.

    The bear skin still requires some additional oil washes and some highlighting.

    I'll also add a leather tie between the cheek guards.

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  11. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Tony,

    Great painting especially on that face and the pelt ..it's great when the mojo is back eh!

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
  12. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    This looks like another great bust from you Tony,great work mate :)
  13. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks Nap and Brian,

    It's almost finished now. Just a few minor tweaks to go and then its time to pack up the tools and convert my hobby room into a spare bedroom so my mother can stay with us for a week. :arghh::arghh::arghh:
  14. OldTaff PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    That's a face that seen some service, great painting, very effective (y)

    Alan
  15. jimz66 Member

    Country:
    United-States
    EXCELLENT work Tony. EXCELLENT work...
  16. Mark S Guest

    Brilliant stuff Tony....I love this bust, best face you've ever done imo.

    Yeah as if it's only a week?.............:cautious:
  17. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    Bloody good Tony. Excellent work, and love what you have done with the face.

    Cheers
    Chris
  18. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    I tip my hat for you.
    Great painting.

    marc
  19. franceso sbarile Well-Known Member

    Great painting (y)
    Francesco
  20. arj A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    That's coming along very nicely.
    I'll be keeping an eye on your finishing of the bearskin as I'm about to start painting the fur on my CM viking.

    Cheers,
    Andrew

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