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Spartan bust

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Ronaldo, Oct 20, 2019.

  1. Ronaldo Well-Known Member

    Little update ,almost finished ; close to basing up.

    Camera still blowing all the highlights and making the subject glossy , but it is matt apart from the bronze part of the helm , tried all sorts of exposure but all naff .

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  2. Ronaldo Well-Known Member

    What crap photos
  3. megroot A Fixture

    looks really good.
    I believe you when you write that it looks glossy. I have that all the time.:)

  4. arkangelo Active Member

    Good work Ronaldo

  5. TERRYSOMME1916 Well-Known Member

    Looking good and great timing for me as I am using oils painting red clothing/cloak etc on a Hospitallier Bust at the moment so watching with interest.
  6. Ronaldo Well-Known Member

    thank for looking , what bust are you doing as I love painting red
  7. Ronaldo Well-Known Member

    Cheers Ark
  8. Ronaldo Well-Known Member

    Thanx Marc did you go to SCM
  9. TERRYSOMME1916 Well-Known Member

  10. TERRYSOMME1916 Well-Known Member

    See pictures tweaked a Youngs Templar a little, still lots to do on the red, highlights etc and then onto the leathers etc.

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  11. Ronaldo Well-Known Member

    Think I will buy this one also
  12. Kevtk135 Active Member

    Very nice job, so far. I like it.

    BTW there is a free-o program you could take a look at - Irfanview. It's lets you manipulate your photos any which way you want. I think the "gamma correct" would help your shot. But it really does *a lot.*
    Also I have no financial affiliation with it - just a happy user. HTH
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  13. Nap Forum Moderator

    Hi Ron

    You may think the pics aren't good but your painting certainly is ,those reds are great , like the helmet crest especially

    Be interested in how you aporoached those reds ..Oils I presume ?

    This was of course sculpted by Matt Grech ...I do wish he would sculpt more often .....I have this in the GA casting is very good indeed

    Didn't fancy giving him a hairy chest then ...lol ( I remember Adrian Hopwood ion that for a article in a Mil Modelling Special)

    Thanks for sharing

    Happy benchtime

  14. Ronaldo Well-Known Member

    HI Kevin

    The reds are done with a base coat of acrylic , generally Andrea NAC 34 . Oils are Old Holland Scheveningen red light ( a very opaque hue which covers really well ) highlights are with WN Cad red ,and Cad orange with a little Nap yellow added to the latter , the nap yellow is a very old tube at least 30 years old so you probably won't get that now in this form.
    Shading is with WN Vert oxide again a very opaque and useful green .

    I tend to apply my oils these days in thin coats diluted with pure turpentine wet on dry for the highs and lows .


    pS the acrylic red undercoat is not really that important most shades of red will suffice
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  15. Ronaldo Well-Known Member

    Not sure whether Spatans shaved there chest hence the lack of hair but if need be I will add a suitable rug :rolleyes:
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  16. Nap Forum Moderator

    Hi Ron

    Thanks for details on the reds appreciate the info

    Apparently your bust is a Laconian Hoplite this was the hairy version of the ElGreco Spartan which I think Adrian painted ...need to find that Mil Mod special !!!


    ..so maybe no rug needed ...LOL


    PS it's this one I have not yours ...tempted !!!!
  17. Cannonball A Fixture

    Super job Ronaldo.


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