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Scythian King

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by DaddyO, Oct 13, 2020.

  1. Cannonball A Fixture

    Great job so far Paul. Like what you’ve done with the horse and the painting looks super.

    Neal
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  2. DaddyO A Fixture

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    Thanks guys (y)
    Made some progress over the last few days on Atheas who's now almost finished. I'll give him the once over later and take some pictures.

    Next big decision will be the horse colour - I'd originally thought to paint it a dark bay similar to the illustration in the Osprey book thinking that would show off the bronze decorations nicely, but I'm now wondering about a lighter colour or something similar to an original steppes horse which is more interesting visually :unsure:
    Cheers
    Paul
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  3. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Paul

    Look forward to the pics later

    I like the variation in colour on the steppe horse , will add more interest to the piece as the figure isn't actually on it

    Thanks for sharing

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  4. DaddyO A Fixture

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    Exactly my thinking (y) The saddle itself isn't very interesting and that leaves a lot of horse rump which is basically just dark brown at the back of the base . . .
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  5. Nap A Fixture

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    Oooohhhh you don't want a big rump ...lol

    Look forward to the painting on it

    Nap
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  6. DaddyO A Fixture

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    :ROFLMAO: Definitely not Kev

    Anyway I've sat my (tiny little) bottom down and taken a few pics so you can see how this fella looks at this stage :)

    Off to look at his mount now . . .
    Cheers
    Paul
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  7. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi TLB

    That is looking really good , the Reds especially , not too mch gold then !

    Like the armour and leatherwork

    Like the whip .....NO!! NO!!!..........the one in his hand ....nice candy stripe

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  8. DaddyO A Fixture

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    Cheers mate (I'll not mention the whip thing);), but I liked the striped pole.

    Photo's not the best, but give you an idea - I might make a couple of adjustments when he's based up with his Nag
    Toodlepip
    Paul
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  9. arj A Fixture

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    He's looking very good Paul.
    I'm looking forward to seeing the Nag with all your frills and fancies.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  10. DaddyO A Fixture

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    Morning all - managed to squeeze in quite a bit of modelling time (well painting anyway) this week so I'm calling the horse finished for the moment.

    Here's a coupe of pictures to give you a flavour (slightly blurry - sorry):oops:

    I originally painted the horse in the buff/sand/black colours of the typical 'Steppes' pony and it looked completely wrong:arghh: So I repainted in the dark bay with dark legs shown which fits the colour scheme I had in mind first. (I did keep the dorsal stripe which is so typical of ancient breeds though)
    I decorated the sheet plastic face decorations with thinned gesso to build up some texture (Nearly went cross eyed doing this even with my close up lens - I have no idea how professional sculptors manage):eek:
    Once the base is made up I'll add the reins and I've even got a few of the decorations left over.

    Stay safe
    Paul

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  11. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi there Leggy

    'Ere you done a 'orse ......nice mate ...like the dangly bits

    Going to look good with the figure ....wondering about the groundwork your going for ?

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  12. DaddyO A Fixture

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    Cheers Bud - Pretty happy how it turned out in the end. (y)
    Debating about the groundwork, but I'll probably go for something simple with some steppes grass broken up by a rock or two.

    Toodelpip
    Paul
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  13. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Hello Paul,
    Caught up again, I like the work you have done on this figure, looking very good I must say, Very colourful too.
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  14. Oda A Fixture

    Getting more handsome with each post!

    Oda.
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  15. DaddyO A Fixture

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    Thanks both :D
    I haven't really felt in the mood to get this based up for the last few days (although I've made up the base and shaped the DAS that's as far as I've got)
    I'll get back to it hopefully later this week :)
    Cheers
    Paul
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  16. amarok1969 Active Member

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    Hi Paul,
    Desperately.... waiting for the end. (y) (y)
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  17. DaddyO A Fixture

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    :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: You and me both amarok:joyful:
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  18. Bob Orr Active Member

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    Lovely modelling and painting. They look good together and the changes to the figure have really paid off
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  19. arj A Fixture

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    A frilly and fancy nag, if ever I saw one.
    Nicely done Paul.
    I look forward to seeing the horse and rider together.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  20. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    And me !

    Going to look good mate

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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