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RP Models 1/9th Lieutenant-Colonel Herbert 'Blondie' Hassler

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Steve Brodie, Aug 4, 2021.

  1. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Started on this 'old' but great bust (?) of the leader of the cockershell heroes - Lieutenant-Colonel Herbert 'Blondie' Hassler.
    Thought i would see what all the hype/fuss is with painting the flesh with oil paints and am i converted ! Followed the colour recipe and technique by Milan Dufek and really happy with the results so far. Hair and moustache painted with scale artist acrylics.

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  2. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Looking good so far, I must admit, oils for the larger scales works very well. Look forward to seeing more.
  3. Jed Active Member

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    Great start
  4. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Looks very good so far Steve. Colour transitions are good, and the palette works well. I must admit I prefer oils for busts. I used to be an "oily" on all figures, but I'm going the other way and slowly warming to acrylics . A tip (for what it's worth) - I use a decorator's product called Terebine Dryers with oils. Just a dab in your mix will help it dry overnight. Doesn't affect colours and a 500ml bottle (about four quid) will last you for ever.

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  5. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Steve

    Interesting your trying oils on this ....looking good to me........don't think this will be the last in oils ?

    Look forward to seeing what happens on your bench with this

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  6. Henk Well-Known Member

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    The smell and the long drying times (and the gloss finish, I've painted military vehicles for 40+ years..:D) always put me off trying oils, but since I've been more into figure painting I've started to consider it. Looking forward to your progress on this piece Steve. Will you add a water surface base to display him?
  7. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Phil, thanks for the info, i just like the way i can blend on the figure with the oils. dad of paint and blend it in with a dry brush.


    Nap - nope wont be the last, maybe the first of many. Will probably still use acrylics on the clothing though, as i have loads of ScaleColor Artist tubes :)


    No smell with the windsor ones, well none i have noticed any how, if i paint at night, they dry by the next evening, plus I can just start on another part of whatever i am painting.
    Yep I am hoping to put the completed item into a 'bit of water on a plinth.
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  8. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    More work on Blondie, his left eye took 4 goes to get right - Grrr, right eye - straight away, which is unusual as normally the right eyes are harder to paint.

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    Suppose the one advantage of oils is a quick swipe with some turps and its all gone, only downside to this is you need to leave it for a few hours before you try again.
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  9. callmehobbes Active Member

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    Great work on the eyes!
  10. Nap A Fixture

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    Agree there ...this is coming along well

    Enjoying the updates

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  11. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    On the final length now, water effects to add, build the sea and should be all good.

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    Vallejo Water Texture added, it will (eventually) dry clear, which is a sort of a shame as the white stuff is what i am after;

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  12. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    its now on the rough seas. need to add some whiter horses and thats that. seascape from wilko ready mixed filler. colours applied while it was still pliable. daylight lamp turned down to add some moonlight

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  13. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Lovely stuff Steve.
  14. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Steve

    You've really cracked on with this piece , was wondering about the water effects ...coming on nicely

    Have you used a varnish on the clothing ? ....

    Why not enter a piece into the class of your choice in our AUGUST's FOTM comp and also vote in JULY classes as well

    ....And enter in Vignettes & Diorama #3 running till 31/01/22 ...msg me if needed

    Always good to see the benchtime

    Thanks for sharing

    Look forward to the final updates

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  15. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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  16. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

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    That is excellent!
  17. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks, will post some photos later. The horses are on lol, and the water has had a top coat of vallejo wet effects.
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