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Completed Siegfried,5th Century Ad.[soldiers 54mm]

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by john din, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. john din Active Member

  2. bagelman1952 Well-Known Member

    Spectacular piece of work. The lightning set is of nicely.
  3. John Bowery A Fixture

    Nicely done.
  4. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Brilliant to see this one in such detail John. I was hoping to pick up one of these set from a PF member but haven't been able to raise funds yet.
    Can see amazing detail here so will keep trying to secure this one.

    Thanks for sharing as your work has inspired me. Like the detail you've carefully picked out all over both figures as well as horse's head.

    First one of these I've seen finished apart from box art so gives us a real sense of quality of kit, especially given your impressive finishing skills.

  5. sarouman A Fixture


  6. Bailey A Fixture

    Very nice work. There's a lot going on in this model and you've handled it all quite well. However, since you posted in Brutal Honesty, here are a few things I think you could work on:
    The crest on the fallen warrior could use some more dramatic shadows, especially at the bottom. Meehan gave me the same suggestion on one of my first postings here. Here's the example he shared with me and I think it's a good one: http://www.planetfigure.com/threads/young-roman-centurion-bust-complete.25615/

    For the fur cape on Siegfried, I think you could use some darker shadows in the recesses of the folds. It also looks like you're mixing in white to do your highlights. I think highlighting here would look better if you mixed in off-whites instead. For brown fur I like to use a mix of the base with a light skin color for my highlights.

    And lastly, for the blood splatters on the swords, here's something you can try. To get a nice random pattern, you'll want to take a paper towel and cover up anything that should not be bloody (very important!). Then, take a glob of your blood color on a brush, hold it a short distance from your model, and then blow on it like you're trying to blow out a candle. You'll want to experiment with the direction you're blowing (where the brush is in relation to the sword), the distance from the figure, and the amount of paint on the brush.

    All that being said, the overall look of the figures is very nice. You should be quite pleased with what you've done.
  7. john din Active Member

    Thanks for your remarks Bailey ! I' m gonna try yor method. That kit was finished 12 years ago but the photos are new ( last Friday)
  8. john din Active Member

    Thanks a lot Mike, hope to see yor work soon.
  9. john din Active Member

    Hi ALEXANDROS. Παρά τη κρίση είμαστε ζωντανοί ! Ελπίζω να γίνει η έκθεση τον Οκτώβριο.
    Thanks a lot, hope to see you in Athens show.
  10. Stephan PlanetFigure Supporter


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