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Senegalese Tirailleur Gallipoli 1915

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by megroot, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    I wanted to show you a JMD figure i painted for Chief 2009.
    The contest is over so i put it here so you can give me some positive or negative comments.
    Let me here what you think.

    gallipoli 1915 006 (Medium).jpg gallipoli 1915 005 (Medium).jpg gallipoli 1915 007 (Medium).jpg gallipoli 1915 008 (Medium).jpg

    Marc
    Tommi, unknown01, Christos and 3 others like this.
  2. REVENGE Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    senegal tirraleuer

    mooi werk marc

    heb het al in live gezien op de club


    keep up the good work
  3. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Marc,

    I really like this figure mate, although I think your shadow colour on the uniform is a bit too dark. If it was slightly lighter, I think you'd still get a good contrast but the transitions would be more subtle.
  4. ubbi Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Like a lot Marc, for me one of your best figures

    cheers

    stefano
  5. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I also think this is one of your better figures Marc, i like the way you have handled the three different shades of tan/buff, also nice work on the bugle cord with the three different colours.

    Steve(y)
  6. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Cheers Marc! Very well done! I like the light shade of moutarde khaki tunic and the aged leather particularly.

    All the best,
    Dan
  7. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hi Marc,

    awesome fleshtones:)
    The entire set is very nice(y)
  8. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Thanks guys

    Marc
  9. gforceman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    WOW

    Hoi Marc,

    By far your very best to date. Did you had some (secret) painting lessons? Hope to see it in the flesh at tne next clubmeeting?

    Cheers,

    Gino
  10. moore Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Marc

    As I said in my 'delicate parts' post... this is really nice.
    I see what Tony means... but as he said.. it's still a great job.

    May I ask what you used for the 'string' on the trumpet. I am going to
    use a piece of wire and just paint the colors in so it looks like it's twisted.
    I am just curious what you whse.

    Did you have any problems with the trumpet's mouth piece ? That is the part
    I broke off.

    I like this figure a lot... and I like JMD because of all the detail they have on their
    figures.

    Dee
  11. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Gino Thanks.
    I had it with me last week. Sorry you couldn't make it.
    No, i had no painting class but read and listen alot. Sometimes it helps.

    Dee,
    The shadows are not so dark as in the picture. I have to improve my photographic skills in this digital era. What i would like to say more is that the white strips on the sleeves have a border in a red color. I changed that after i took the pictures when somebody made that remark on a WW 1 forum.
    I had no problems with the figure at all. The mouth piece was casted on the trumpet.

    Now for the cord.
    Dave Maddox used very thin soldier wire but i couldn't get it. So i asked my wife for sewing-thread in the colors red, white and blue. Get 30 cm from each and fold every color in 15 cm. Then twisted all three together with attaching wallpaper paste.
    After drying i glued at one end a small piece of wire, drilled a small hole into the warp (?) and glued the twisted thread inthere.
    Then around the trumpet and repeat the same at the other end.
    So i wanted some movement and folded the tread in the way you see it.
    Hope it made some sence.

    Marc
  12. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Marc,
    that idea about using coloured thread - brilliant!!

    great figure, too - well done on the skin tones, beyond anything I have attempted yet!

    As always, thanks for sharing

    Cheers
  13. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Very nice effort here Marc, just a little work on the colour transitions to blend in the different shades, specifically on the shadows.Thanks for posting a very good project.RobH(y)
  14. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Rob and Jamie thanks for your kind words.

    marc
  15. amcairns A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Marc,
    He looks spot onWith your contrast in shades I,d say its pretty good as its possible that mediterraenean light is not far off Pacific light .well done mate.
    Andy
  16. Von Luch Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Marc,

    Very cool and interesting subject!(y) I really like the painting and the groundwork.

    Great job!:D

    Jim
  17. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Andrew and Jim,
    Really thank you for looking and giving a comment.

    marc
  18. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Great figure and Great painting Marc.
    I liked the color of the uniform.
    The ground work is also wonderful.
    I congratulate completion.

    Mitsutaka
  19. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Mitsutaka,
    Thanksfor your kind words
    Marc
  20. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Mark, excellent paintwork!
    I agree with the other comments this is one of your best painted figures! (y)

    Cheers,
    Marcel.

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