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Completed Critique "Sauvons Nos Aigles!" 1815

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Alex Long, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. Alex Long A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    I have finished of this brilliant bust by CGS Military Figures sculpted by Carl Reid. I had Plancenoit in mind when I first saw this bust and have named it "Sauvons Nos Aigles!" (Let's save our Eagles!") Here are the finished photographs, I hope you like them.

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    Thanks for looking,
    Alex.
  2. Edward A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Excellent Alex! You must be very pleased with it. I like the weathering you've added.
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  3. Ferris A Fixture

    Really nice paintwork Alex! Excellent, especially the flag!

    Adrian
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  4. Gra30 PlanetFigure Supporter

    :) :) :) :)
    Stunning mate, just as he was imagined :)
    All the best
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  5. sd0324 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Brilliant bust,brilliantly painted. Very good work!!
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  6. mark126804 Active Member

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    United-States
    Alex, BEAUTIFUL work my friend.

    Mark
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  7. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Alex ,

    I am in total awe at this ..its wonderful , the blues , the flesh and the flag and embroidery ...amazing work

    THANKS for sharing

    Nap
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  8. Ross Singletary New Member

    Absolutely stunning, did you paint the pedestal? Also do you mind sharing your flesh mix?
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  9. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    First class Alex,
    Truely wonderful painwork on a great figure.
    Keith
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  10. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Excellent painting Alex. The blue colours are particularly nice.
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  11. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    WOW!!! Very nice work all round. Great looking bust
    Ben
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  12. Fokionas Active Member

    Country:
    Greece
    The more I see it ,the more I am amazed........
    Because of your painting I bought this bust although it is not my ''usual '' subject.
    Gold medal from me..................
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  13. Chris Mortimer Active Member

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Beautiful sculpt + beautiful paint job= jaw on the floor. Amazing
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  14. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Superb Alex from the bust of the year, Carl has captured the pain, pride, affection, in this soldiers face brilliantly, something you have also captured also in the painting.

    Keith
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  15. Jimbo A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Beautiful painting, you have really brought this to life, (y)
    Cheers
    Jim
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  16. sarouman A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    100% agree with Edward!!
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  17. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Fantastique paintwork.
    Like everything on it.
    Where do you get the nameplate so fast???

    Marc
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  18. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Superbly painted figure. Perhaps a more apt title would have been 'Adieu aux Aigles'?

    Mike
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  19. Alex Long A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Thanks Gra, it's a top, top figure, one of my favourite busts on the market, as Keith says above Carl has captured the emotion perfectly and that makes it easy to visualise the finished effect when you just see the piece in the bare resin. Loved doing it, a real pleasure to paint.

    Alex.
  20. Alex Long A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Thanks Ross, there is a detailed flesh mix on my blog
    Yes I did paint the pedestal. It is Jo Sonja Carbon Black base painted over with Amsterdam Acrylic Retarder with Prussian Blue, Raw Sienna, Paynes Grey, Celadon and White directly onto the wet retarder which diffuses the paint very nicely and makes easy work of a marble type effect.

    Thanks Marc, the nameplate was supplied in usual quick time by Paul and Julie at Name It


    Alex.

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