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WIP Sparta - Young Minis

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Reddo, Nov 6, 2015.

  1. Reddo Active Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi all
    I'm just starting the Spartan bust from young miniatures. Its a somewhat styalized Spartan that appears to be taken from the movie 300. The bust has been around for a few years so I'm sure many of you have had a crack at it.

    I particularly enjoyed painting the cloak, it has lots of really great folds and was quite relaxing to do.

    Its coming along well, perhaps a few more mid tones to finish it off.

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    If I'm going to be true to the movie the shield will be unpainted and bronze with lots of pitting, as will the helm - I'm looking forward to this to.

    If any of you have had a go I'd love to see what you made of him.
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  2. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I like this very much,lovely job on the folds (y)
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  3. Wayneb A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Don't know what bust this is but it appears you have made a good start.
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  4. Reddo Active Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Further progress over the weekend.
    A wonderful, if somewhat stylized, characterful head and cut body.

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  5. arj A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    The face is looking very good and the cloak is excellent.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  6. Adrian Cowdry Well-Known Member

    Looking good.

    I saw Mitches Military Models today at Telford - their Hoplite looks cool too!
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  7. Dekiman Well-Known Member

    Great flash tones.
    I could say that I envy you work.
    I cant make a good skin tone even if my life depend on it.
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  8. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Nice work Peter. He's really coming along
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  9. Reddo Active Member

    Country:
    Australia
    One of the fun parts of this project is working the bronze texture to look like in the movie. This was done by paining with a metallic then waxing the metal to a intense shine. Once dry its very hard to damage so can take a lot of weathering effects.

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  10. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Wow,

    I love that effect Peter. Sure beats my idea of using my pin vice to drill thousands of tiny holes in the helmet and shield. Ruined the bust. I like your approach much better.
  11. Reddo Active Member

    Country:
    Australia

    Did you actually try that? Thats hard core Tony.!!
  12. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Guilty as charged
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  13. NickM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    That effect on the helmet and shield looks stunning, Peter!
    Love the figure so far too, great flesh tones. Looking forward to seeing more.
    Cheers
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  14. Reddo Active Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Assembled and ready for a photoshoot over the weekend. A nice quick to finish bust.
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