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WIP Signaller 1918 Stormtroopers.

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by megroot, Nov 27, 2014.

  1. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Bought this at Euro last time and couldn't resist starting painting it.
    As Mark Bennet did some awesome painting on this I try to duplicate it :ROFLMAO:.
    So this is as far as I am. What do you guys think: A beard or not a beard.Painting the eyebrows more or not.
    Tell me something what is wrong to improve. Moustache and hair is wet.
    All painted with oils.

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  2. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    I like very much the fleshtones Marc. A very promising start sir.
    Leave him like these. ;)

    Cheers,
    Pedro.
  3. Eludia A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Very nice skintones Marc. I think the eyebrows need a bit more paint otherwise I think he's good to go (y)

    How did you do the lips? It's one of the things I struggle with.
  4. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Netherlands
    The lips are done with skintone (mix from Napel Yellow Deep, Burnt Sienna and White) with a thinny-little-thinny amount of cadmium red. This is blended into the skintone on the lips.

    Marc
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  5. Babelfish A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Very, very nice indeed Marc. Maybe a bit more highlighting on the hair on the left side of his head, but aside from that I'd be very happy with it as-is. Sometimes the hardest part of a paint is knowing when to stop.

    - Steve
  6. Richard Baxter Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    Did you use oils or acrylics?
  7. Eludia A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks Marc, I'm probably adding too much red to my mix as what I usually get is akin to The Joker. I'll try your "thinny-little-thinny" approach (I'm presuming that's dutch for "a smidgen") ;)
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  8. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    This looks very nice Marc , you could go with the current trend of a five O clock shadow and deep shadows to the hollows of the cheek bones.
    But personally I would leave it as it is (y)

    Ron
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  9. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Very nice start with this one mark,like the flesh colours as well,look forward to seeing more of this progress
  10. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    A great start Marc.
    You have really captured the character in this face.
    Nice work,
    Keith
  11. m@rp Active Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Hi Marc,
    For the beard I am going to say yes because the man has a mustache. So, do it with a light wash of base color mix with a tip of black and green. The face will be imho more living.
    Regards
    Pascal
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  12. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Netherlands
    Thanks Guys for the positive feedback.
    @ Richard: I'm a old guy and use oils.
    @ Billy: it means a little bit, a thiny spot or something similair.

    Marc
  13. Richard Baxter Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    Hi Marc,

    Yes, I'm an old guy too and love oils, but I've just come out of a 15 year break from the hobby and thought I'd try acrylics. It's been, er.....interesting!
  14. Kisifer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Hello Marc my friend. That's very nicely done. Excellent flesh tones.

    Xenofon
  15. REVENGE Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Een mooie start Marc. de wenkbrauwen mogen wat zwaarder. maar voor de rest super .

    schildergekke groeten Ronny:eek:
  16. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Looking good Marc.I would suggest darkening the eyebrows and adding a highlight to the top of his lip.I would add a very dark stain of your flesh colour between his face and where the collar meet as it will tend to make the face stand out more,and maybe the eyes are a wee bit too white.A thinned reddish colour would sort that out.
    These points are all minor tune ups of a very good face that you've painted Marc.There the type of things i would do wet on dry.

    Brian
  17. Stephan Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Like the fleshtone.
  18. swralph A Fixture

    Looking good,how about a catchlight in the eyes.
    Ralph.
  19. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Thanks for the positive comments guys.
    @ Ronnie, Zal de wenkbrauwen wat zwaarder aanzetten. De sculpt ervan is niet zo mooi, misschien wat krasjes in de klomp resin geven voor wat textuur.
    @ Brian: Thanks for the tips. As far as the eyewhite goes: I did some red into the corners of the eye but the pictures have lost that. Should I do more???
    @ Ralph: Instead of catchlight into the eyes I use a gloss varnisch when completely dry. A catchlight looks akward for me. If you look at the figure from another angle then straight forward they always look crosseyed with a catchlight.

    Marc
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  20. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    I see now since i looked at the bigger picture that you've got a red tint in his eyes.I would just leave it like that.
    Brian

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