Stonewall done.

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by KeithP, May 16, 2007.

  1. KeithP Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Beneito, 54 mm, TJ Jackson

    Finally finished a figure... :) whew...

    Tried to paint it accurately and experimented on the gold lace on the arms and the collar. Not pleased with those results.

    Everything else, I enjoyed and thought went well. So much so I started a 11th NY Fire Zouave figgie.

    Comments, critiques and open discussion welcomed! :)

    Thanks for viewing...

    Keith

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  2. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Good work Keith!
    christos
  3. MAB Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Hi Keith good Paint Job ....... beautiful the grass much realistic.

    Saluti MAB :)
  4. Roc Active Member

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    United-States
    Keith, very good work, I like the way it turned out.

    cheers
    Roc
  5. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Keith,
    you're much too hard on yourself, this turned out very nicely! Not to take away from the figure, but I'm with Maurizio, the grass is kick-butt! How did you do that? Keep it up!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  6. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Beautiful painting Keith. I like the gold lace on the collar and the cuffs. Wish mine looked that good. Agree with the others and would like to know how you did the grass. Really adds to the figure.
  7. KeithP Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Guys- Thanks very much for the comments.

    I am happy with how the grass turned out. Thanks again for noticing.
    It is the NOCH brand model RR "Grass Floor". It comes in a small sheet. Easy to cut in what ever dimension you need. Wood glue to your base. Remember to keep some toothpicks in your figure mounting holes. :) You'll never find them if you don't!
    I air brushed with several Vallejo ochre, green, and yellows. Stippled in various brown and yellow oils. After you have mounted your figure, use a toothpick to help the grass stand up around the feet.

    Here is where I ordered the grass. I don't have local shops.
    http://www.discounttrainsonline.com/info.html
  8. Jason W. Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Looks great, Keith! Reminds me of his statue on the Manassas Battlefield...Almost "super hero" like in his pose.
  9. KeithP Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks, Jason. This is the nearest facial resemblance I have seen on any "real" historical figure. The face was very easy to paint.

    Keith
  10. Kisifer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Keith my friend that's a very beautiful piece you got there. I like the smooth shading and also the groundwork. :)

    Xenofon
  11. Black Army Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Hungary
    Oh, it's a beautiful painting and the grass is superb!
    ;)
  12. chris1 Active Member

    looks real good

    chris
  13. KeithP Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Xenofon, Balazs, and Chris --- Thanks so much for the comments. I appreciate them.

    Keith
  14. caramba Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Keith superb painting and the grass is real cool too.

    Marcin
  15. flart1943 Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Great

    Hi Keith
    Great looking figure. Well done.
    Pete
  16. vergilius New Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Looks very good to me.
    Thanks for the grass tip
  17. KeithP Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Marcin, Pete and Vergilius ---

    Thank you for the kind comments. I am happy that the info and tips on the grass were useful. For once, I was happy with my groundwork. It was almost too easy. :)

    Keith
  18. paulyrichard New Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Real nicely painted figure. The grass looks fantastic too. Who makes this stuff?!
  19. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Keith - Very nicely done!!! I agree with everybody else - lovely, smooth shading and highlights and excellent groundwork!

    All the best,
    Dan
  20. KeithP Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Paul --- I appreciate the comments. It's NOCH model RR grass. Very easy to use. I gave a very brief description earlier in the thread.

    Dan --- Thanks! It was fun trying to bring "Ole Blue Light" to life again.

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