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Completed Shield Maiden Nuts Planet finished

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Mariobusta, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. Mariobusta A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hi there , Have been working on this one for a while . This is my first Bust in 2 years because I had become so intimidated by the boxart of particularly Nuts Planet and Life miniatures , I thought How can my painting compare to that ?Anyway when I saw this bust I just couldnt resist . This is also the first time I have used predominately Acylics on a bust as all my previous busts have been painted in Oils . I felt I couldnt get the results I was after using Oils so here is the result . It is by far the highest quality bust I have ever worked on and I am always amazed at how good Nuts Planet and Life miniatures busts are . Hope you like and as always comments or criticisms welcome . Leg com 1.jpg Leg com 2.jpg Leg com 3.jpg Leg com 4.jpg Leg com 5.jpg Leg com 6.jpg Leg com 7.jpg
  2. garyhiggins A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    I don't know what you're intimidated about because that is easily as good as any box art I have ever seen (y)(y)(y). Marvellous skin tones, and that leather is stunning (y).
    Best wishes, Gary.
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  3. zane666 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Looks like box art to me.

    Zane
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  4. Mariobusta A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks Gary for the kind feedback.
    Neil
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  5. Mariobusta A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks Zane , Looks like it was worth all the effort .

    Neil
  6. SPrimeau Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Looks great to me, nice job all around. Its a great bust, hopefully starting mine soon.
    Scott
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  7. Mariobusta A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks Scott , good luck with yours and I will look forward to seeing it on the Planet one day.
  8. Ulrich A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Very good version and I like the shied design and the weathering.
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  9. Mariobusta A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks Ulrich , The shield design is from season two.
    Neil
  10. Bootneck Well-Known Member

    What other commentators have said,easily box art quality. Looks fantastic.
    Your efforts were definitely worth it.

    Peter
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  11. Eludia A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Superb (y)
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  12. Mariobusta A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks Peter
  13. Mariobusta A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks Billy
  14. bistray Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    fantastic work, the leather and the facial tones are brilliant, (y)
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  15. mick3272 A Fixture

    I look at this and I know why I don't do Busts. GREAT work better than a photograph.

    Mick
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  16. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    I agree with Gary totally on this..looks great love the leather work and the hair colour

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  17. Jeff T Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Outstanding!!

    Even more so that it is your first one done with acrylics!... That is superb work.

    Beautifully done.


    Cheer's,
    Jeff.
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  18. ellie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
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  19. Bigmick Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Brilliant work, that's hyper realistic, even the chains in her hair are awesome, I know how I feel when I look at Myeong Ha Hwangs box top art or someone like Ben Komets work and wonder "how am I meant to replicate that", then realise I don't have to.
    Use whatever paint scheme you want once the flesh tones are out of the way, and yours are superb, down to the highlights on the back of her hand, if it's from a film still with a well know figure like Lagertha then yes you can stick to those colours but hey, your kit your rules, I love it, well done.
    Regards.
    Mick.
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  20. storm_zh Well-Known Member

    Country:
    China
    This is really fantastic work. This is as good as the box art in IMO. I like the way you have painted different materials and details on this bust. Great job!
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