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WIP Stalingrad Winter 1943, Street By Street

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Dr Force, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    Welcome back Jay

    Just ordered the new Jeff Shui figure, absolute class, but hell yeah it would have looked superb in this scene.................................oh well, always an excuse to do another eh!!

    Moving on to the figure kneeling down now so will keep posting the pics as I go along.

    Dave
  2. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    Made a start on the second figure. Head is about done, just the usual tidy up with a touch of varnish here and there, so on to the clothing today, please ignore, slight sheen which is due to the oil paint still being wet (I have mixed a touch of matt varnish so it drys with a matt finish)

    The eyes were a killer to do on this face as they are under the front of the helmet:-

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  3. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    Just about finished the shading on the other white sheet/smock.

    White is so difficult to get the shading right, not saying this is 100% but I am pretty pleased given my limited painting skills:-

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  4. gordy Well-Known Member

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    nice grungy look David (y)
  5. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    Hi Gordy and thanks for your feedback.

    I am really trying hard to give the whole scene a quite depressive grimey look and so far it's not looking bad.

    The snow will also add to the feel and i will add a few more icicles to hang from the wood above.

    Not far away now and enjoying every minute.

    Dave
  6. housecarl A Fixture

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    The white looks the part Dave.
    Carl.
  7. 1969 A Fixture

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    I agree, nice job on those whites.

    Steve
  8. pinsel Active Member

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    hello
    please allow me an comment the jaw of your shouting figure is not lowered.and the round lips look not anatomic right.you whould use an burr and make an deep hole under the nose maybe remove the hole lower chin area.
    an shouting man shows his teeth and the jaw is lowered.he looks like he is about to blow an horn.
    more easy would be to search an shouting head and add the helmet.i think there are some shouting verlöinden heads around.
    hope you do not mind
    only an oppinion
    cheers
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  9. JasonB A Fixture

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    Hi David,
    I think the white is good to go,shading and filth are well done.
    I kind of agree with Markus about the lips, but figured it was too far along that you wouldn't want to do anything about it. I also agree that replacing the head and helmet would probably be the easiest route to go, instead if converting this guy again. Unfortunately shouting heads aren't that easy to come by. The one shouting figure from Verlinden that immediately pops to mind looks totally demented, with bulging eyes, and he just basically looks weird. I have that figure and almost completely re-sculpted the face on it to get it acceptable. With few individual heads available out there any more, finding a better replacement isn't real easy. I must have 40-50 120mm heads, and only a few could even look like they are talking, all others have closed mouths. Perhaps someone out there has a shouting head that fits the bill and could send it your way, if you want to change it.
    Cheers
    Jason
  10. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    Hey chaps thanks for all your help.

    I have verlinden heads and they are all pretty poor and obtaining an off the shelf shouting head is as rare as rocking horse pooh so I will have to make the best of a bad job.

    I think I will experiment with teeth in the void which may create a better impression so watch this space however I am not going to spend hours on this as it does not look too bad. If you take stills of various mouth movements during shouting or speech you will notice that the mouth does take on this shape but to a lesser degree.

    Oh well back to a bit more experimentation, I may get someone like Steve Readdie to commission a sculpt but hey I'll always gave a go myself first.

    I thought I was doing ok but .............. now then, where is this guys trumpet!!

    :)
  11. JasonB A Fixture

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  12. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Jason the miniature aliiance heads look like the way to go.
  13. sam b Well-Known Member

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    Hi David, I’m still watching n enjoying where this is heading, it is always a learning curve taking on anything with two or more figures to it.
    Keep going mate
    Sam
  14. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    Thank Sam

    Your comments mean alot, helps spur me on to get the scene just right, even though there is a tad of re-workinf to do.

    I also look at it in a positive way, in that the first head was bloody good practice.

    Speak with you soon matey
    Dave
  15. pinsel Active Member

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    hello
    yes one of those miniature alliance heads should suit your figure lot better.they are good like enlarged hornet heads
    cheers
  16. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    Ok much better result (I think?) having purchased some 1/16 stuff from Carl a while back, we both decided that the shouting head from his figure may solve my problem here.

    I removed the helmet, cleaned the face and thinned out to make it slightly smaller, sculpted the toque, new helmet and bingo :-

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  17. housecarl A Fixture

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    Great job Dave. Will you have this with you at Hinkley?
    Carl.
  18. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    Hi Carl

    Thanks for your help.

    It's not going to be complete in time for Hinkley, I'm ready to start painting again but I want to take my time and get it to a decent quality and I am also not sure if its of the standards to show, but I will aspire to enter/show stuff as I improve.

    Looking forward to meeting you all.
    Dave
  19. JasonB A Fixture

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    That works very well, I like it.
  20. gordy Well-Known Member

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    Muuch nicer (y)

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