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WIP Critique Stormtroopers Battalion Bombing Officer 1916 Bust

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by gothicgeek, May 4, 2012.

  1. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi all!

    Also on my bench is this Exclusive release from Stu.

    Available now from the Stormtroopers web site I will be blogging my box-art here on the Planet :)

    I've started on the face and still need to do some work around the eyes :)

    Related discussion here ....

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    With the supplied Brass rod I decided on a cane or swagger style stick and made the ends with tape and Acrylic filler.

    I'm looking forward to working on all the details Igor sculpted into this :)

    Please feel free to Comment, Crit and Correct!

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  2. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Good start Mark, I'll be following, mines on it's way!

    Roger
  3. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Thought "that's a weird snarl" til I recalled he has a pipe to come LOL.

    I assume you are still working on his cheeks....the rouge effect on his left cheek might need to be blended a bit to remove the look of a solid transition line...or perhaps its a photo issue. Great eyes!

    Nice job so far!

    Colin
  4. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Impressive start Mark.
    Has Stu tweaked the eyes?
    Carl.(y)
  5. gioazz Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    You are a machine!
  6. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I love this one mark and the swagger stick is a great addition,as usual the face is living up to your very high standard,i'm a bit puzzled about something though,i went on the stormtroopers website and its closed for update work,it says to follow the link for el greco but i cant find stormtroopers listed on matt's site?:confused:,can you advise please?

    Brian
  7. stu A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Brian

    The website add is below.

    Cheers mate

    Stu
  8. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Roger ... Cheers :)

    Colin ... Yes will need to kill the reds in the cheeks some more and thanks :)

    Carl ... many thanks and yes he has :)

    Giovanni .... Nah just a boring old fart ;)

    Brian ... Thanks mate and Cheers Stu for the link :)


    Okay I did the tunic and the bomb bag today.

    Tunic colours are:
    Base AV Burnt Umber
    Mid AV English Uniform
    Hight Mid plus AV Light Flesh

    The Bomb Bag was:

    Base AV English Uniform
    Mid Base plus AV Light Flesh
    Hight AV Deck Tan

    I hope this created some harmony between the two. I plan on using AV Khaki to do the other bag but will try to shade it with Burnt Umber and Lighten with Deck Tan, again to tie it too the rest of the figure.

    I will be doing a lot more work on the face as it looks too ruddy in context with the rest of the piece.

    Update soon :)


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    I probably will soften the bottom of some of the transitions on the jacket too :)
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  9. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Love it so far Mark. I'm so tempted to put all my other stuff aside.... mine arrived this morning. :cool:

    Roger.
  10. Dennis Active Member

    Country:
    England
    This beauty is coming along a treat, well done Mark. Look forward to seeing this one in the flesh.
    See you soon.
    Dennis
  11. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Mark ,
    Great SBS ..keep it coming , I have mine on the way ..it looks a cracking piece.

    Nap
  12. Figurenfreund66 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Good Start, i like it so much .

    Hendryk
  13. sam b Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Coming a long nicely Mark
  14. Ventress Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Another great figure and superb paint job, getting quite spoilt with all the WW1 stuff at the mo!
  15. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Roger ... Thanks :) Ah go on! Do it! :)

    Dennis ... Thank you! :)

    Nap ... Cheers! :)

    Hendryk .... Thanks! :)

    Sam ... Thank you! :)

    Rob ... Thanks again :) Yes it is a treat all this new stuff :)

    Okay I did a bit more, used The palette from the bomb bag to do the shirt and tie but kept it very light, NMM for the brassy coloured parts is the usual mix of...

    Base AV Burnt Umber
    Mid AV Yellow Ochre
    High Mid and AV Off White at about 1:2 but also up to pure Off White for the highest lights.

    I worked over the face with the AV Basic Skin ( very thinned and lots of layers ) that killed the reds and has pulled it back into line with the rest of the piece ( I think ). The eyelids have been tidied up and the hair is still in progress.

    Also I did soften the transitions somewhat on the tunic.

    :)

    I think it's starting to come together now.

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  16. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Head is almost finished, here is a punishingly large image of it.... Warts an all!!

    :)

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  17. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Love it.... and a great help :D

    Roger.
  18. kiwi45 Active Member

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Nice work Mark, love the large image, very helpful for someone trying to break into acrylics.
    Les
  19. bagelman1952 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Exceptionally good workmanship

    Ken
  20. Joe55 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Ditto!! I just started working with acrylics recently and appreciate the pics. Looking good :)!

    Joe

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