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WIP Skinners Horse Officer

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Jul 7, 2018.

  1. valiant A Fixture

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    Kev - if you Google "velvet clothing painted in portraits" you'll see how the Old Masters dealt with the fabric......(y)
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  2. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Cheers Steve

    Put a thin wash of Water soluable oils lampblack on at the moment will see how it looks in the light of day !

    Nap
  3. Nap Forum Moderator

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    The light of day has arrived ..sort of!!

    I wasn't happy fully with the WSO result so played around mixing it with P3 Thamar Black....result hs now a slightly velvety look IMO ...very slight sheen

    Also added a shirt collar just peeking out from the waistcoat which also has a collar underneath the mess jacket collar !

    Update now painted the shirt cuffs next up is the face ....

    Our officer is currently wrapped up in cling film and tissue to protect the elbows etc from knocks/ natural oils from my fingers!


    Few very quick and as Rob Lane would say "smudgy pics" ....LOL

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    Nap
  4. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Hi Guys

    Verbal update ...face done ....hair next ...then going to refine flesh against the yellow uniform if needed

    Nap
  5. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Hi Guys

    Quick iffy piccy update

    Face done except the lips and moustache/ hair etc

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    Changed the eye colour as well to a blue

    Also working on my RDG bust of a RAF chap ( cheers Geoff ...lol )

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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  6. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Hi Guys

    Verbal updates

    Face completed

    Hair and moustache done

    white undershirt collar done ( I added this using magi sculpt )

    Al facings finished , a slight sheen to simulate the velvet

    Wedding/ Garnet ring added on left hand

    All lacework base coated ready to start next

    Stay tuned

    Nap
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  7. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Hi Everybody

    Been working on the waistcoat .......eyes are all boggly now !

    Early painting session so pics not best !

    Here's my colours and WP I am using for the braiding

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    Definately looks better here !

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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  8. Cannonball Well-Known Member

    Coming along great Nap.
  9. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Thanks Neal

    Doing the edge braiding at the moment

    Then it's the braid on the back ...this is black

    Then the hands

    Cigar and the ring

    Finished then!

    Nap
  10. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Hi Guys

    Started on the edging lacework .....long way to go!

    Cue the iffy pics

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    Bottom right " done" ....will look at it again once all is done !

    Using this reference from the Rothero publication ( there are variation on the edging as well )

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    Nap
  11. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Hi Guys

    Iffy piccy update

    Lower half of edging completed and rear ..

    Now the bits above his hands , collar ...

    Then hands etc ...

    Final confirmation .....and breathe !!!


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    Nap

    PS ..Promise to do better pics of the completed piece !!!
  12. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Hi Guys

    YES ...it's a iffy pic update ...

    Top lace done on jacket ......

    Collar , then cuffs ...

    Time for breakfast methinks !!

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    Nap
  13. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Hi Everyone

    Small update , re basecoated the hands and hsve been working on the jacket edging ...on the highs of the patten , tiny touches of off white

    Cue the iffy pics ....I looks effective viewing it now infront of me

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    Nap
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  14. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Hi Guys

    Iffy piccy update ...

    Uniform all finished , all lacework was gven a slght shimmer with Reaper New Gold

    Just the hands and cigar + smoke to do now

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    As always ..the traditional comment ..." It looks better in reality "

    Thanks for looking

    Nap
  15. TERRYSOMME1916 Well-Known Member

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    Nice job Nap, love the braid work and the yellow tunic.
    TERRY
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  16. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Cheers Terry

    All thelacework took close on 12 hours......

    in between holding my breath and various mutterings

    ....nearly there now ..will probably push the yellow highs a little more

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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  17. Cannonball Well-Known Member

    Cracking job on the lace Nap. Looking really good.
  18. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England

    Cheers Neal

    You should think about this one .......and......

    it's a bargain price on Hawk Minatures website as well

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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  19. Cannonball Well-Known Member

    I might have to take a look. Picked up SK Miniatures Madras Cavalry Officer and British Light Dragoon at Bolton so that should keep me going
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  20. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Nice one and good choice , I have the Madras here on my shelf next to bench ..so will be watching closely when you do that .

    The other is sat tidy in the GA ..thinking about it ,there's a lot of potential for a Yeomanry conversion in that ?

    Happy benchtime mate

    Nap

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