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Samurai with naginata (Pegaso, 90 mm)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Alex, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. Alex A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Hi all,

    Here is a my WIP for this superb Samurai from Pegaso sculpted by V. Konnov.
    Still a lot to do everywhere on the figure including the face, red armor, last row of stitches, pants,
    highlights and shadows on blue laces, sandals, blue ribbons on legs, etc.

    All acrylics.


    Feel free to comment

    samuraismall1.jpg samuraismall2.jpg samuraismall3.jpg samuraismall4.jpg

    Cheers

    Alex
  2. Alex A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    A little closeup on the silk pants (still not finished) samuraismall5.jpg
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  3. Alex A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    There is a flag that will get glued to the read armor plate. I still find that area too huge without any form of detail work. So it was only basically shaded and highlighted. I'm still thinking of the design that I will paint on the rear armor plate (the back) and on all the other smaller armor plates... I'll go all out on this figure.. Well worth it !

    Cheers

    Alex
  4. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Wow...............(y)

    Bob
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  5. Babelfish A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    "Wow" indeed. In fact so Wow that it makes me want to break out the credit card and buy the figure myself ..... and then end up with a pale imitation of the masterpiece that you're busy creating. Because IMVHO that is "champions' league" painting from top to toe. Looking forward to seeing this one finished.

    - Steve
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  6. Alex A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Bob, Steve, thanks for the comments.

    This figure is wonderful. Yes it does cost a lot of money but since the assembly is complicated and it is a 90mm, it will keep you busy for a long time. But, you will never feel unstatisfied by the challenge to come since there are so many different textures to paint.

    Another picture of the back of the figure from a different angle :

    samuraismall6.jpg


    Cheers

    Alex
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  7. Ferris A Fixture

    Stunning work Alex! All out it is!

    How did you do the floral pattern? I mean technically, what brush size and so on? They look so consistent, just stunning!

    Cheers,
    Adrian
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  8. Joe55 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Beautiful brushwork you have going on here, and the freehand details are superb!

    Joe
  9. Alex A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Hi Adrian

    The figure was painted using only one brush size : number 1 W&N serie 7
    And I feel that you can do the same even with a size 2. What does matter is the point. Do not use 000 or 00 brush : not enough hair to hold the paint (that's only my opinion, a lot of people have success with those smaller brushes).

    Most of the flower petals were first either outlined with dark brown paint or completely painted with the same paint.
    Then you simply go over your dark outline with a lighter paint (red, grey, etc) but trying to keep the dark outline untouched.
    Then you add highlights and shadows the usual way or by painting thin lines in order to suggest fabric thread.

    I firmly believe that acrylics are the best for this technique.

    And do not thin the acrylics too much. In fact you can use them straight from the bottle.

    By the way, the same technique was used in order to paint the blue ribbon that holds the kabuto (head piece) and the blue laces : the 'rope aspect' is only painted and not sculpted.

    Cheers

    Alex



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  10. Ferris A Fixture

    Thanks a lot for that Alex. Very useful.

    Cheers,
    Adrian
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  11. storm_zh Well-Known Member

    Country:
    China
    Beautiful work. The freehand work is stunning!
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  12. Johan Kees Active Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    You're really on track with this miniature. This will end up as a stunner, Alex!

    J;)han
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  13. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Super painting.
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  14. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Superbe paintwork

    Marc
  15. Stash Member

    Superb, Alex. I'm dumbfounded by the freehand and cleanliness. Very inspiring ;)
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  16. Alex A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Thank you all for your kind comments

    I will keep you updated.
  17. pgarri27 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    A great start on a super figure. It looks very good, and I like your color choices. I can't wait to see the finished figure. Thanks for sharing.
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  18. caramba Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Looks great!
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  19. kevininpdx Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hot! Great color choices. The fabrics in particular are superb. Big props :notworthy:
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  20. Alex A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Small update.
    Sorry for the crappy ipad pictures.
    Hands have been drilled and cast naginata replaced by a real steel one.
    All brass details on the steel naginata are painted. Having a detached weapon will permit me also to put the figure in a more aggressive stance with the edge part of the weapon behind him and over his head.
    A lot to do.. Only the face is finished
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