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Samurai (Pegaso, 90 mm)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Alex, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. Alex Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Canada
    P2290094small.jpg P2290096small.jpg P2290099small.jpg P2290100small.jpg P2290101small.jpg P2290104small.jpg P2290108small.jpg P2290109small.jpg P2290110small.jpg Hi all

    An update about the samurai I have been working on lately.
    Face is done completely (with painted one week old beard) as well as kabuto (helmet) and sashimono (flag).

    However hands are not done at all.
    Head, hands and sashimono are still not attached to the torso.

    There is some purple on both weapons (not shown on pictures)

    Also, the naginata was replaced with a steel one and will receive the same kind of decoration that I have painted on the base of the sashimono (black lacquered part). Of course, the right hand will grab more of it when final gluing will be done.

    As you can see, I have put the naginata with the blade facing up since the initial sculpt is, IMHO, all wrong on this aspect.

    Will see the end of it soon !

    All done with acrylics.

    Any comments are more than welcome.

    Also if you have any idea for the main color of the belts, let me know : I'm thinking either white, black & red, purple, beige, etc...

    Cheers

    Alex
  2. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Simply amazing.

    Marc
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  3. fermatgom Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Spain
    I can't find anything wrong on this! Thumbs up!
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  4. Huw63 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Switzerland
    Marvellous work.

    Cheers

    Huw
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  5. Mike Stevens A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Wonderfully painted. Congrats!
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  6. housecarl Forum Moderator

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Wow.:eek:
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  7. Alex Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Mark, Fermatgom, Huw , Mike and Carl thank you for the kind words.

    Fermatgom, I can find so many things wrong on my figure ! But that's normal I guess since I almost see this figure in my dreams !

    I must say that the most difficult thing for me at this point is to find the most suitable color scheme for the two belts.
    From what I read, plain white was pretty much the norm but belts could be of any color.
    I have been playing with Photoshop and trying a few color schemes virtually before commiting on the real figure..

    Cheers

    Alex
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  8. Alex Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Finally after trying many colors within Photoshop, I have settled on a basic beige color scheme. Here is the photoshopped picture.
    colortrybeige2.jpg
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  9. Oda A Fixture

    There's really nothing to suggest.This is perfect as it stands.No words good enough to describe what I see.Exceptional work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Oda.
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  10. Bongolo67 Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Breathtaking!:wideyed:
    How long did this figure take you with all those tiny details?
    Cheers
    Ulf
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  11. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    I have one of these to do, don't think I'll bother now :eek: Amazing work Alex
    Steve
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  12. ellie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
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  13. Jeff T Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Wow!... How good is that!!

    What an absolutely stunning piece of work Alex.

    I could look at this for ages, just brilliant!


    Cheer's,
    Jeff.
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  14. Andrew Perren PlanetFigure Supporter

    Too cool.
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  15. lancelot Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    amazing work!!! Fantastic!!!
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  16. Alex Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanks !
    I think that I have now something like 120 hours of prep and painting in this figure
    The details are not that time consumining. I have discovered that the less diluted my acrylic paint is, the faster I can do the freehand and the most accurate the brush strokes will be. Something like one drop of water for one drop of Vallejo paint.

    Cheers
    Alex
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  17. Andre Active Member

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    This is simply stunning, I am in awe of your ability with the brush.
    Cheers,

    Andy
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  18. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Top drawer painting.
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  19. Marco22 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    tout simplement somptueux !
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  20. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Looking amazing so far Alex.


    Cheers David
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