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Rorke's Drift bust (WIP)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by tonydawe, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi guys,

    Here are the first WIP pics of my latest project; 1/9th scale Rorke's Drift bust by Thunderbird Miniatures.

    I've primed and base coated the flesh areas and applied the first series of highlights, but there's no shading done so far. I've gone for a sunburnt skin tone with Vermillion added to the base flesh mix.

    I've also positioned the eyes by outlining the shape and size of the pupils in Burnt Umber, but no other details have been added yet.

    Next step will be to sharpen up the eyes by outlining the upper and lower eyelids, applying a dark brown/ black line under the upper eyelid and adding some subtle colour variation into the pupil.

    Attached Files:

  2. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great start Tony.
    Carl.
  3. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Hi Tony very good start mate, this is one I feel I should get, there is the new Zulu Bust as well from JMD is it? stand to be corrected, which would go well together with this one.

    Thanks for posting and I will be keeping tabs on your progress.RobH:D
  4. Hardy Guest

    Having seen your large scale work Im looking forward to this mate. Hardy
  5. Willem Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Great start.

    I will be following this one closely.

    PS. Anyone know where I can order this?

    Willem
  6. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    this is gonna be some excellent painted bust. If it is at your high standard i saw at Euro it gotta be.
    Looking forward to your next step.

    Marc
  7. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Carl, Rob, Hardy, Willem and Marc - Thanks to you all. I'm greatly encouraged by your positive comments.

    Rob, I don't think JMD do the bust you're thinking of. Willem, you can buy this bust from El Greco Miniatures.

    I've been busy painting the face tonight and have made some good progress.

    There's still some blending to do and some details that need to be picked out with the upper highlights, but it's coming along nicely.

    Any comments/ suggestions would be welcomed.

    Attached Files:

  8. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Stunning job Tony, can't wait for more.
    Carl.
  9. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Tony, great start, the sculpted face has so much character, I bet it's a joy to paint. Will follow this thread with interest.
    Cheers Ken
  10. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Tony

    Thats pretty damn good mate, eyes are great, skin colour very good, can I make a suggestion, on the shading though, give it a little more of a dirty feel this guy would have been in the dust and dirt as well as being sweaty and smelly. other than that keep it up mate, good work

    Dave
  11. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Looking great so far Tony, will watch this one with interest.

    Cheers David
  12. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    That's excellent Tony love how the face has come out, I know the Zulu bust was featured as a release a few weeks ago but can't remember by whom, if anyone can give me a heads up that'll be great. Look forward to this one with interest.;) RobH.
  13. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Kirtles is stocking a Zulu bust, I don't know if thats the one.
    Carl.
  14. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks Carl,Ken, Dave, David and Rob,

    Here are the latest progress pics.

    Don't freak out over the uniform colour, it's just a thin base coat for the red colour.

    I'm just blocking in the main colours and will bring them into sharper focus when I start shading and highlighting.

    Attached Files:

  15. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Looking extremely great Tony!!!!

    Keep him wet mate :)

    Ray ;)
  16. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Loved this bust by Carl as soon as i saw it and you are doing agreat job painting it mate.

    Steve
  17. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks Ray & Steve,

    I appreciate your comments fellas. I've done a bit more work on the red uniform and willpost some more pics soon.
  18. RossM Active Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Looking good Tony. The face has got the right look of dispair and fatigue that he should have.

    Ross
  19. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    lovely work and i really like that face!

    Mark ( following :) )
  20. ubbi Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Great start Tony, the face has a lot of character !! I like a lot


    stefano

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