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Sapper, Irish Legion

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Patrick Kirk, Nov 21, 2004.

  1. Patrick Kirk New Member

    Here are a couple in progress pics of the Irish Legion Sapper I am working on...I still have a lot of work to do, but wanted to pass these along, just the same...
    The bearskin, face, apron and green parts of the jacket are in progress...I think the green is a lil too faded...

    All the best


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  2. Patrick Kirk New Member

    ...and a close up...I have to tone down the beard highlights (alot!)...

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  3. Johan Well-Known Member

    ... well painted (y) , but I haven't a clue about what the green colour for the Irish legion should be like - dark, or rather bright ?? So I can't help you there ... was it supposed to be a Chasseur green?
  4. John Long Active Member


    It's looking really good. The apron is especially well done. I don't know about the green. Green like this is tough, is it still pretty wet? If so, it may look better to you after it dries.
  5. Guy A Fixture

    I would have to agree with John....lets see the green after it dries. The rest of the figure is super Patrick........paint on!
  6. Patrick Kirk New Member

    Johan, John and Guy,
    Yep, the green is still wet...I think you are right; once it dries and a couple matte coats are applied, I am sure it will tone down some.

    The apron was a real challenge, since I didn't want to go straight white...I mixed in a lil burnt umber and then added in some flake white to bring the value up till I got to the whitest parts...I then used a lil dab of acrylic white like a glaze to tie it all in...I'll take a little yellow ochre and some mars brown and add some dirt to the base of the apron.

    I'll post some more pics as I go along...

    Thanks for the kind words...

    All the best

  7. Bluesking Active Member

    A nice and interesting slant on one of my favourite units. I think your green is pretty well right - almost every source you look at shows a different green.
    Can't wait to see the finished figure. ;) Well Done
  8. Patrick Kirk New Member

    Thanks Stephen...
    I will keep posting updates until he is done...You are right about that green; I have looked at three references and each have a different shade of green. I feel a lil better now about it.

    Hope all is well

  9. Barry Bradbury New Member


    Glad to here you got the scan alright, if you require any other Napoleonic subject matter please let me know and I will see what I can dig up.

    Your sapper is looking great, would like to see how the green turns out. As I said in my e-mail I have just got a 54mm Flanquer Grenadier of the Guard and he is also in green, a darker shade like that in the scan.

    Will post to this great site once I get going, as it seems to me to be one of the most friendly and informative sites on the net. After many years out of figure modelling this site has got the old jucies flowing again but will have to get a few practice figures out of the way before putting myself in the firing range.

  10. KeithP Active Member


    Looks great. I agree with your comments about toning down the highs on the beard.

    Good choice on the flake white. Your whites here look impressive.

    Keep going! :)

  11. Lou Masses Member

    Dude! He's missing his left hand!
  12. Patrick Kirk New Member

    DOOK! :eek:

    Brother Lou,
    You slay me!

    Thanks Keith...I gave the beard a wash last night and it looks much better...I discovered flake white about a year ago and really like the way it makes the whites pop out. I'll hit the bottom of the apron with a lil yellow ochre and some mars brown and drybrush it up and then do the final blending...I really like this guy so far.

    Hope all is well

  13. Patrick Kirk New Member

    You are awesome; thanks for helping me out! Between you and John Brewer I can't go wrong!

    Can't wait to see your Flanquer Grenadier of the Guard... mmm, I might have my next project ;)
    Thanks again

    All the best

  14. Patrick Kirk New Member

    Here's a couple updated pics...still a lot to do, just making steady progress.
    Look forward to your thoughts


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  16. Pete_H New Member

    Whooooooooooaaaaaaaaa, me like! I especially like the whites & greens.

  17. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Patrick, very nice job. I like the colors, especially the somewhat worn look of the apron. (y)~Gary
  18. y_wong New Member

    Dear Patrick, well done and I particularly like the way you painted the apron.

    regards :)
  19. Patrick Kirk New Member

    Brother Petey, Gary and Wong,
    Thanks for the feedback...I am really enjoying this figger! I'll have more WIP to share this weekend...

    Take care!

  20. johnbrewer New Member

    Time for more progress pictures, please

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