"Snow" figure vignette

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Robert Jan de Wit, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. Robert Jan de Wit Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Hello all,

    Here is some progress on the Snow vignette.

    http://www.planetfigure.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28966

    The dog is almost finished sculpting, just his tail and some clean finishing, then he will be ready for primer and paint.

    The statue has his first paint with oils, now it needs some drying and the a firm drybrush with grey/white to get an as light tone as possible.

    Snow has also his first paint. The face is almost done, just some detail and shadow work to do for contrast.
    The rest of the figure has his first base coat as much as possible. It looks very yellow on the pictures, in reality, it is much less.

    The crow is another story, i can’t get it right so he is out of sight for a while. Is there anyone or manufacturer who has an 1/32/54mm crow?

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    Comments are welcome.


    Greets,
    Robert Jan
  2. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Look out for yellow snow!!!!!! Sorry just had to put that in. Actually, I think you are doing a great job on this one. I love the sculpting on snow and the dog and statue are coming up nice. Cant wait to see you progress even more on this one
    Ben
  3. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Really liking where this vignette is going.

    Appreciate you sharing your progress as you go.

    Cheers
  4. Robert Jan de Wit Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Ben and Jamie,

    Thanks for the kind replies!
    Hope to update soon.

    greets,
    RJ
  5. Robert Jan de Wit Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Hello,

    A little update on the paintwork. His face and shawl are done. Other parts have received their first base coat.
    All is done with Humbrols.

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    greets,
    RJ
  6. Robert Jan de Wit Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Hello all,

    A little update on the paintjob.
    Progress is slow, but steady.

    [IMG][IMG][IMG]

    greets,
    RJ
  7. Robert Jan de Wit Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Hello all,

    A little update.

    Paintwork on the statue is finished and will get his layer of snow soon .
    [IMG] [IMG] [IMG] [IMG]

    Sculpting on the dog is almost finished, only his tail needs to be detailed and some touch ups here and there.
    [IMG]

    I managed to get a Tamiya plastic crow in 1:35 scale. It will get new legs and claws of fine iron wire and duro.
    [IMG]


    Greets,
    RJ
  8. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Like it so far,particularly sculpting of animals in 1/35.

    It may be the lighting that is throwing off my observation; in the photos of the statures, the shadows seem a little light?

    take with a grain of salt; the shading may be fine when contrasted with a layer of snow.

    Dog fur looks good, interested as to how you are going to do the crow; shades of gloss black?

    Thanks for sharing

    cheers
  9. Robert Jan de Wit Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Thanks Jamie,

    In real life the statue has a darker tone, i am a bad photographer...
    I hope the snow will give a nice contrast.

    The crow has now a black undercoat, then it will be painted a mix of black and flesh, and then a wash of pure black, with the eye paintes gloss.

    Thanks for following my thread and your feedback.

    greets,
    RJ
  10. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Robert,
    thanks for letting me know.
    There will always be limitations between what the eye sees, and how the camera captures it, what I've seen so far is really good:)

    Snow should give a wonderful contrast to all figures.

    With the dogs fur, is that GW green stuff? and did you texture it in parts?

    I have a figure project that will involve a dog, and I will probably have to sculpt it.
    [it will be a dachshund, with long furry coat, in about 1/10 or 1/12 scale]


    cheers
  11. Robert Jan de Wit Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Hello,

    Jamie, yes i used greenstuff for the dog. It works well.

    An last update just before ending the project.
    Snow is almost finished painting, some minor things and i have to add the waving bandana.
    The dog needs his collar to be outlined, and as it is painted with oils, i hope he dries to a nice satin tone.
    I already added some snow to the base and statue and when the figures are all ready I will add the rest of the snow and hope to get a wind effect in it.

    Photo's are not perfect in reality there is more contrast.The scale is 1:35
    I have a nephew with great photogear who will make the photo's of the endresult. I will post them here also
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    greets,
    RJ
  12. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Oh,
    coming along nicely now. Can see that the figures are just part way along, waiting for a few last pieces.

    thanks for sharing

    cheers
  13. Robert Jan de Wit Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Thanks Jamie,

    It is all finished and I hope to make good pictures next week.
    Thanks for you input.

    greets,
    RJ
  14. WPS Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    R J,

    looking good and I can't wait to see it "live". When showing it at the AMSS a copy of one of these drawings from the comic would be nice to have next to it. Some people may not know the comic.

    Willem
  15. Robert Jan de Wit Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Thanks Willem,

    Great tip, i will do that.

    greets,
    RJ

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