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WIP SHAKA Zulu - Bust conversion

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Major_Goose, May 1, 2010.

  1. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Hello guys . One more project in progress this time.
    I performed a bit of conversion to the beautiful Pegaso bust of Zulu Warrior.

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    Conversion included :

    Cutting the neck and turned on the right
    Addition of leather throat band
    Addition of neckless.
    Addition of leather armbands
    Reworking the headress and addition of feathers and animal fur decorations around the head
    Addition of a shield and spear (part of them)

    I just hope you like it - will be painted in May as scheduled

    Costas

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  2. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Superb additions Costas. Looking forwards to seeing him painted.
    Carl.
  3. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Thanks Carl, i wanted him to be more luxurious ! I also look forward to reach his turn to paint him !!!

    Costas
  4. jimias A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Well he looks Great Costas. I certaintly like him far more than the original.Will be a great bust to paint. Keep us posted.
  5. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Thanks a lot Dimitri . I also think that is advanced compare to the original. I wish i will finish other priorities and get work on him !!

    Keep Safe

    Costas
  6. Michael Tse Active Member

    Country:
    HongKong
    The need to convert is understandable. The original kit is simply quite dull.

    Will follow closely.
  7. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    A very unique and sucessfull conversion Costas i like your version and think it gives greater possibilities for an more textures and colour for painting.
    I am eager to see your painted version of this and how you tackle the skin tones.

    Is this pice for your own collection ?

    Steve(y)
  8. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Beautiful conversion, Costas!

    All the best,
    Dan
  9. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Fantastic work Costas and a good idea, look forward to seeing it painted.


    Cheers David
  10. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Fantastic conversion Costas. You've added a lot of interest to a rather plain bust. Well done.
  11. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Michael Tse , thanks for posting . I needed to add some interest for paiting this one !!
    Costas
  12. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Steve thanks for posting . Well thats how i see it, to add textures , color and interest . It took me a while to get it where i wanted but i think its there now ! Yes i plan to paint this for my collection as my wife liked it a lot !

    Thanks

    Costas



    p.s. check your pm's !
  13. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Dan thanks for supporting my friend !!

    Costas
  14. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    David thanks my friend. I am also looking eagerly to paint this one !!

    Costas
  15. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Tony thanks for posting man . I expect it to finsih painting it as good as i have it in mind !!

    Costas
  16. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Costas, excellent conversionand I tlook forward rt seeing him painted. (y)

    Cheers Ken
  17. robinh002 New Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Shaka bust

    Costas this is just superb i look forward to seeing him painted please make a note of what colours you use ,African & Black skin tones are always of intrest to figure painters (y):D
  18. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Ken thanks for posting my friend


    Costas
  19. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Robin thanks for your compliments

    In regards with african skin painting i can give you my way since i already have painted many of these figures

    Black Skin :

    Base

    Nightshade Purlpe
    Harvest Brown
    Rubby Leather
    Dark Skin
    Oiled Leather

    Highlights

    Base + Harvest Brown 1st
    Base + Golden Skin next ones

    SHadows

    Base + Nightshade purple in 2-3 leayers darker and darker every time

    All the above colors come from Reaper "master" range of colors

    Deep shadows CASSEL EARTH oil paint

    I wish this helps some

    Costas
  20. flart1943 Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Hi Costas
    Excellent conversion, can't wait to see it painted.
    Pete

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