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WIP Royal fusilier

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by kiwi45, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. kiwi45 Active Member

    Hi all, this is my first post on PF (hope this post works). this being Model Cellar's Royal Fusilier. I have changed the head position slightly so the fig looks slightly to the left as if something has caught his eye, I remodelled the balaclava with magic sculpt to aid the different pose of the head. also I remade the kit pouches with same putty.The main bulk of the figure is primed in humbrol black, face painted in oils.This is not my first fig/bust, but as an Armour modeller mainly I have recently got more into figures thanks to friends in my local model club who feature here on PF frequently and they are a great source of inspiration. cheers Les.

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  2. tonydawe A Fixture

    G'day Les,

    Firstly welcome to Planet Figure and thanks for sharing your first post with us.

    I think you've done a wonderful job on this incredible Carl Reid bust. The subtle repositioning of the head has given a new look and feel to the bust. Is this a WIP or have you finished painting? Just wondering because I would expect the fingers to be a bit more flesh coloured??
  3. housecarl Forum Moderator

    Altering the head as addded an new dimension to the piece, very well done.
    Welcome to PF,
  4. kiwi45 Active Member

    Tony, Carl, many thanks for your comments, I'm very pleased you think the alteration on the head position has worked. Tony the fingers (and torso) are as yet unpainted except for base coat of black. Les
  5. John Belcher A Fixture

    Hi Les,Welcome also to Planet Figure.Great to see your work here.Les sent me a email the other night with some pictures of this bust,as I said in the email Les, "you are doing a great job and are looking forward to follow your progress on this one".Les and myself belong to the same model club in New Zealand so I will be able to see this one progress in the flesh.Les is a Master Armour Modeller and it is great to see him use his modelling skills on some figure work too.

  6. megroot A Fixture

    very good work. Like the change of the pose.
    The gasmask bag was a buff color. ( in my reference's)

  7. Michael Tse Active Member

    Looking the business already!
  8. kiwi45 Active Member

    Thanks guy's, John your making me blush! thanks for your support and feedback it's very much appreciated. Thanks Marc for your feedback, I have been working on gasmask bag and agree on the buff colouring, will post progress pics in a day or two.
    Michael, thanks for the thumbs up. Les
  9. carl reid A Fixture

    Looking good so far Les!!!

    I hope your enjoying it ! I like the subtle movement of the head it gives the bust a whole new dimension and attitude. Keep up the great work mate!!!

  10. 1969 A Fixture

    lovely job so far Les and welcome to the site, i am looking forward to seeing more of this one.

  11. Chris Oldfield Active Member


    You've done a great job on the face, it looks really lifelike! Will watch this with interest to completion - Good Luck, & keep up the good work.

  12. Mike Stevens A Fixture

    Hi Les and welcome to the planet,

    I like your progress to date. I agree with others that the repositioning of the head gives this figure a new look. I'm looking forward to the finished figure.
  13. amcairns A Fixture

    Hi Les,
    Welcome to the forum.You,ve got a great start particularly with a new angle on this popular bust.
  14. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Hi Les,

    Like others great to see you posting your work here mate!
    This little chap has made a good start, maybe a couple of thoughts for you to consider? Perhaps a few touches of red around the extremities e.g. tip of nose, top of cheeks to show he is warming up or alternatively a little lighter tone with small amount of blue to indicate cold skin.

    You may also want to try some tiny catch lights in the corner of each eye to make them sparkle & reduce the size of pupil.

    Neither of the tips above should take anything away from what you've done so far, really coming along & can't wait to one day catching up & see this one in the flesh as like you I love the bust Carl has created here.

    Take care,

  15. kiwi45 Active Member

    Many thanks guy's, your comments are very inspiring.
    Carl.. this is a great fig and if it turns out ok have my eye on your other WWI aviator, I will mount this guy off the plinth supplied in kit.
    Mike, great to hear from you mate, as yet face not totally finished eyes especially so your comments are most welcome. Les
  16. ModelCellar A Fixture

    Hi Les,

    You have made a great start on our Fusilier bust. The face looks great! I like what you have done with the subtle repositioning of the head - very nice touch! I can't wait to see your painting of the uniform and webbing/gear. Please post more in progress and final photos.

  17. kiwi45 Active Member

    Paul, many thanks for your comments, much appreciated. It is a great bust and it has me wanting more. will post more pics soon. cheers Les

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