Space Knight

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Roc, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    This is a 150 MM resin figure sculpted by my good friend Paul Keefe for the defunct Fort Duquesne. Paul gave me a copy a few years ago.
    Haven't painted many Sci- Fi figures, thought I'd give this one a try.

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    Cheers
    Roc

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  2. theseeker Member

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    United-States
    Roc,
    You went over to the dark side! Excellent metallics!!
    Rocky
  3. Sambaman Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Very cool Roc! Fun piece!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  4. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Nice work on a different piece
  5. specmod Active Member

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    Australia
    This is a totally cool piece of work,What do you use for the awsome metallics?
    Top stuff
    Cheers Andrew
  6. Wlas Member

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    United-States
    Nice work Roc. Paul would approve. We both know that Paul is one of the finest unknown sculptors in our field. Remember the large scale Woodland Indians he did for the recently deceased, sorely missed and well beloved Bob Knee? Bob had great shots of them in HM and gave Paul a small footnote at the end of the article......
    Who reads footnotes?
  7. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Rock.
    As far as the dark side goes, I've been there before, I like to visit it every once in a while.


    Cheers
    Roc
  8. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Jay, indeed a fun piece.


    Cheers
    Roc
  9. Roc Active Member

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    United-States
    Thank you Costas, had a lot of fun painting this one.

    Cheers
    Roc
  10. Black Army Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Hungary
    Oh, this is a great subject. I like figures like this. Not to mutch fantasy but enough sci-fi for me. The figure join to a storry or film or it's an only one piece in the sci-fi galactic?

    Congratulations!

    Cheers,
    Balázs
  11. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Andrew,
    Painting metallics on resin:
    1- After priming the figure, I give the metal areas a couple of coats of acrylic black.
    2- I apply a mixture of Gunze Sangyo 50% iron and 50% aluminum, apply with a
    smooth brush.
    3- when completely dry, brush on a coat of black oil paint, and let it sit for about 10 minutes.
    4- wipe of the excess black oil paint with a soft tissue or cloth.
    5- when that is dry, start delineating with a size 00 brush using black.
    6- high light with luco silver powder.

    hope this helps.

    Cheers
    Roc
  12. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Balázs,
    I don't believe Paul copied , I think he used his imagination on this figure.

    Cheers
    Roc
  13. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thank you John, I hope he does approve.
    It amazes me how some one as talented as Paul has remained unknown.
    The woodland Indians were fantastic sculptures, it's a pity he never got the credit he deserved.

    Cheers
    Roc
  14. Wlas Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Paul never copied, Roc. He made an initial Space Born that he still has ( seen it a couple weeks ago ) and revamped the idea for the Ft-Du project. It was Ft-Du's biggest seller.
    He was originally inspired to do some large scale figures based on Warhammer ( I have one )
    but never offered them in the market.
  15. phc35 Active Member

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    United-States
    nice metal,was a popular ft.duquesne piece.Hard one to find.veryy nice

    Jay II
  16. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Nice to see.....

    ...a fun exercise. Very nicely turned out. And you Brushed on the mettallics!!!!:eek:

    Id reach for my airbrush, or run and hide (at my current level) before brushing on metals on that amount of coverage.

    I do like the figure. Realistic, and a what could be dimensions, rather then a super human colosus with a tiny wee head (Think, games work shop). it hangs together far better then a large version of a GW figure.

    Thumbs up,
    cheers
    Jamie
  17. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    John, I know Paul would never copy, everything paul sculpts including his beautiful shadow boxes are his original ideas.
    We can agree that Paul is one of the most talented sculptors in our hobby.
    I'm surprised they never made him a MFCA grand master.

    Cheers
    Roc.
  18. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Jay, much appreciated.
    As John said, this kit was a best seller for fort Duquesne.

    Cheers
    Roc
  19. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thank you Janus, I had lots of fun painting this figure.

    Cheers
    Roc
  20. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Roc,
    Just super metals and a great figure. The face is not to shabby either:D
    Cheers,
    John

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