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WIP Critique Sardinian Grenadier 1741

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by ChaosCossack, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Canada
    Hey All

    Started a new piece tonight... A Sardinian Grenadier circa 1741, a 54mm from Chronos Miniatures. A nice sculpt (though the cast was kind of bubbly) and what seems to be a very obscure unit... after a week of searching the weeb and my own library, I came up with a grand total of one, 1, single uniform plate, that appears to be the model for the sculpt.
    1Sard Gren 1741.jpg
    That being said, I will carry on regardless.

    I have completed the face so far. the following pics progress from base colour with first highs and lows sketched out...
    DSC02151.JPG DSC02152.JPG
    To the eyes...
    DSC02153.JPG DSC02154.JPG
    More highs and lows...
    DSC02155.JPG DSC02156.JPG DSC02157.JPG DSC02158.JPG
    Washes...
    DSC02159.JPG DSC02161.JPG DSC02162.JPG DSC02163.JPG
    And finally, hair blocked in to gauge the tone of the skin.
    DSC02164.JPG DSC02165.JPG DSC02166.JPG DSC02167.JPG DSC02168.JPG
    The skin tones are done with Vallejo Acrylics as follows:

    Base- Beige Red
    Highlights- Base + Light Flesh
    Shade- Base + Burnt Cadmium Red

    Washes- Vermillion (cheeks, nose, chin and forehead) Royal Purple (eyes, temples and lower cheeks).

    Throughout this project, I'm going to try to track each step and record the mixes for anyone interested.

    As always, comments, critiques, hints, thoughts or ideas are most welcome and encouraged.

    Thanx for looking in

    Colin
  2. Alex M. Active Member

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    You move quick! Nice work ;)
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  3. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Thanks Alex, it's not that I move quick... it's just that I have no social life.:(

    So... I paint o_O

    Colin
  4. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    Hi Colin.
    Very good little figure and a super start with the face.
    Will be a cracking piece once you have done with it.
    Keith
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  5. Ferris A Fixture

    Good start Colin.
    Looks like a challenging figure to paint.

    Cheers
    Adrian
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  6. billyturnip A Fixture

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    Good start Colin.


    Lol that's me too... dog walking and painting. I'm happy with that arrangement though. :happy:
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  7. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    I have two activities... Painting and bike building. When my body hurts I paint, when it doesn't, I build. Needless to say, I do a lot more painting than building.

    Colin
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  8. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Thanx Keith and Adrian... It will certainly be a challenging piece. I'm looking forward to getting stuck into it.

    Stay tuned

    Colin
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  9. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    Will do
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  10. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Work and painting for me, now the dark evenings are here, more painting.
    This is looking great Colin, will await the out come.
    Regards
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  11. swralph A Fixture

    Nice figure,will be watching.
    Interested how you will be doing the yellow.
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  12. arj A Fixture

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    A very nice start.
    I note that you've only come across one reference for the uniform, but while looking through some Knotel prints I came across this:-
    5786700_orig.jpg
    I realise it's 1758, but everything seems similar to the figure.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  13. billyturnip A Fixture

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    Lol I'm just going through my Knotel plates but haven't come across that one yet.
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  14. billyturnip A Fixture

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    Just found this one though.

    Vol 08 - Pl 29.jpg
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  15. franceso sbarile Well-Known Member

    I should have something about it. Let me have a look in my library...
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  16. stoffy01 A Fixture

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    Australia
    Hi Colin,
    That's a nice subject and its coming along really well. If you get a chance look at a couple of clips on YouTube of Dave Youngquist from last cavalry. He has some good tutorials on painting the face and he uses some similar colours as you have with Vallejo and some Andrea. Just thought it may be of some interest.
    Regards
    Chris.
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  17. Aveleira A Fixture

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    An unusal subject for you Colin!
    Expect to see more progress soon ;)

    Regards
    Pedro
  18. pgarri27 Well-Known Member

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    Neat subject. I really like how everyone jumps in with additional references. We have a great community.
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  19. jai A Fixture

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