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Russian sniper completed

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by SRP, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. SRP Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Finally finished..this was my first fig from Tank company and I can recommend them...the artwork on their web site does not do them justice..and I really enjoyed painting this one. Have put a few before/after pics on.
    The ruin and fig were painted in acrylics...with just a bit of snow added for effect. 54mm.

    Attached Files:

  2. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hello Mr. Pepper:

    I've said it before and I'll say it again, here. You Sir are some artist. You have
    such a feel for Colour Harmony. And your photographs are very good as well.

    This presentation definitely has a very atmosphere feel and mood to it. I can
    almost see Ed Harris, grabbin' a peek from the building across the strassa.

    Jayhawker
  3. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    excellent presentation sir, this is just a really cool scene. I applaud the work you have put into it and think it was worth it.
  4. Trep Member

    Country:
    United-States
    very nice
  5. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Awesome little vignette Steve wth full of tension. I like the way you paint the remains of the corner house.
    Wich colors you used to paint the bricks?
  6. housecarl Forum Moderator

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nice Steve, I really hope I'll get to see some of your stuff next year.
    Carl.
  7. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Steve, excellent painting and really neat work on the building, a very impressive little scene.

    Cheers Ken
  8. Ferris A Fixture

    Very neat work Steve!
    Excellent setup in that corner.

    Cheers,
    Adrian
  9. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Well done Steve! (y) thanks for sharing!
  10. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    EXcellent painting Steve. That little scene really does look authentic.
  11. Michael Tse Active Member

    Country:
    HongKong
    Two thumbs up! A thoroughly enjoyable viewing experience for all, especially those of us fans of Soviet subjects.
  12. SRP Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks everyone for your kind comments.
    As the building was made of plaster, I left it white and did a wash of yellow first..followed by several washes..really thin...of red browns....this allowed the yellow to 'bleed' through giving natural highlights. Then with a dark black/brown color ...ran this between the bricks to represent shadow.
    The plaster was painted a light/bluish grey..then washed with darker greys to effect a patchy look. Balsa wood frames were washed in a similar way.
    Best way to paint bricks is to actually look at a real wall...you will be amazed at how many colors there are...from yellow through to blues and down to blacks......
    Steve.
  13. SRP Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Cheers Michael....
  14. Michael Tse Active Member

    Country:
    HongKong
    Hi Steve,

    Pls allow me to elaborate my appreciation:

    I would be golden if I could achieve this. I think this little display shows knowledge, intuition, and love for the subject matter. This has got to be one of the most spiritually Soviet works on Planet in recent years.

    Ok I will shut up now...
  15. sam b Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Steve , really well painted !!! this sniper looks like he is watching his every step and has to have his witts about him !!! Very atmospheric .
    Sam
  16. jimias A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Great painting on both the figure and the setting. Beautiful work Steve.
  17. SRP Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks again all for your kind comments...much appreciated.
  18. sarouman A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Hi my Friend,
    I love the whole scene, and the position of the miniature scene!
    I think the painting will become even how atmospheric and will speak the plain piece!



    Alex
  19. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great work steve,brilliant execution on painting and groundwork / building,congratulations mate ;)
  20. SRP Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Pedro...Just posted an SBS on how to do on VBench
    Steve

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