WIP Critique Seaforth Highlander, Peshewar, 1931 Art Girona 54mm

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Old Man, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. Old Man Member

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    Taking another run at a figure.
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    Here is what I have so far.

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    I have tried for a tanned/sunburnt color on the skin, as this unit was in Palestine before going to Peshewar for operations against Afridi tribes in the 'Red Shirt' episode. A medium orange, a green-tinted buff , raw umber, and white were the basic palette, with small amounts of ultra-marine blue and black as well.

    I intend to move on to the the uniform and gear next. I like to think have managed some improvement in doing a face. Advice for improvement is always welcome, and appreciated.

    I had one bit of adventure with this. I don't spray much, and step out onto the porch when I do. I had the head attached before priming, and I managed to drop the figure on the porch. The head came off and scooted into a crack between the porch decking and the rear wall. A rather bad moment. I was able to spot it with a flash-light, and retrieve it with a long tweezers, fortunately....
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  2. Old Man Member

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    Adding pictures as attachments, something is broken at the photobucket just now....

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    Thanks to all for the 'likes'; it's kind of cheerful to see.
  3. Blind Pew A Fixture

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    Nice work so far. I might advise to occasionally try the helmet on the head to see how it looks. Undercoat the helmet in something dark then trial it. I can see why you kept it off as it eases painting, but bear in mind the potential for a face to look different once it's in place. (y)
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  4. Old Man Member

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    Sounds like a good idea, Sir. I expect it will alter things a bit, and I have thought I would have to go back on the face a bit once it is on. There will certainly be shadows. I figured, at my stage in this, it would be best just to paint the face as well as I could 'straight' to start. I feel like just about anything I do at this point is mostly practice for the next one....
  5. Old Man Member

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    Some more progress on this. The uniform is blocked in, and I adjusted the one eye that seemed a bit over-size and not quite on center...

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    The basic color for the uniform is a Model Master acrylic, panzer dark yellow. I put on a couple of dark washes, one black, one dark green, before putting on the basic color, and did some early highlighting with yellow and white added to the basic color. I will use flatting agent in the next coats.

    On the (figure's) left eye, I re-positioned the iris a bit towards the nose, and narrowed things a bit top and bottom. Still not sure I like it, though, and suspect I will fiddle with it a bit more, on the inside corner.
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  6. Old Man Member

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    Been working on highlights and shadows. Here is how it looks now.

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    I decided what I was using for basic color was too dark, so everything but shadows got a coat of the basic 'dark yellow' cut with bright yellow and pale grey. Extreme shadows got the basic with some dark green added. Further highlights were basic 'dark yellow' with more bright yellow, and white.

    Legs and stockings are just roughed in, as is the bit of kilt under the camouflage apron. I will be revisiting the uniform color when I put on the various accoutrements (pack and pouches).

    I feel pretty good about the uniform,though I am sure there is room for improvement.
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  7. Mike Stevens PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I would create additional contrast between the Kilt Cover and his shirt. Use two different colors or shade of khaki as they would not have come from the same dye lot or manufacture.
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