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WIP stormtroopers German Infantryman, Winter 41/42 bust

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by gothicgeek, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Stunning!
    Carl.
  2. Gellso A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Absolutely Amazing work

    Apart from this being an example of extremely professional painting. You have what I believe, achieved what Planet Figure is all about.
    That is, the unselfish detailed way you have explained to us how to at least attempt to better our skills showing your techniques backed up with brilliant photos.
    Many thanks for sharing.
  3. Ferris A Fixture

    Mark,

    It turned out a stunner!

    Cheers,
    Adran
  4. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Tony! ... :) Thanks and see the update below.... ;) Thanks again

    Steve .... Thank you!! :)

    Carl .... Cheers :)

    Grant .... Thank you, your too kind :) The thing with PF and the internets, I learnt to paint in acrylics and got good solid advice and encouragement for free! You gotta give back a little bit more than you took, and we all win :)

    Adrian ... Thanks! :)


    As Tony pointed out in the preceding comments, the whole was looking a bit monotone. I had considered pushing that as hard as I could so that the redness of the face stood out starkly against the uniform and snow....

    However Stu sculpted a scarf jammed around the neck and filling the gap between the toque and the coat collar and gave me carte blanch on it :)

    So I used the colours and design I used on the 120mm fig I am also working on!

    GW Shadow Grey for a mid. Highlight is base + AV Light Flesh and shader is GW Regal Blue.. The yellow stripy bits are just GW Golden yellow applied thinly and built up to full intensity on the highlights only :)

    This breaks up the colour of the Field grey but remains a cool colour ( mostly )

    I like how it looks ( and remember a fair bit of snow will be down in that collar ) what do you think?

    :)

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  5. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    This is some very, very good sculptwork.
  6. stu A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Mark

    This is lookin ab fab my friend. The blue for the scarf not only breaks things up but makes him look even colder somehow. Superb

    Stu
  7. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Mark,

    Very well done mate. I agree with Stu, the blue scarf makes him look even colder than before.
  8. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Brrrrrrrrrrrriliant touch, the cold blue of the scarf adds to them feeling of misery.
    Carl.
  9. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Fantastic work Mark,you have really pulled off the cold look on this bust.


    Cheers David
  10. winston Active Member

    Country:
    France
    Great paint job Mark!!! When can we have it, because it's a great bust!!!

    Philippe
  11. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Marc ... Yes, it's a great piece! :)

    Stu ... Very glad you like it ;)

    Tony ..... Thank you! ;)

    Carl .... Cheers :)

    David ... Thank you :)

    Philippe ... Many thanks :)


    The gun is fixed in place now and a short paper sling was added from the mounting point at the business end :)

    Got to paint and finish them now .....

    The white cloth is almost there, a little more work to tighten it up ...

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  12. ArturM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Great work! Can't wait to see it finished.

    Best regards
    Artur
  13. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Amazing painting class

    Hi mark!
    Good looking MP40.
    Dont forget the black bordeaux color it seems to be bakelite.

    Attached Files:

  14. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Artur ... Many thanks!

    Pedro ... Thank you! and thanks for the pic! I had a go :)


    Some work done around the gun and the head is now fixed in place :)

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    and a bit of texture to imply Bakelite! ( thanks to pedro ;) )

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  15. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Looks finished to me Mark, beautiful job.
    Carl.
  16. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Amazing box art.

    Looks perfect (MP40)(y)
  17. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Carl ..... Thank you :)

    Pedro .... Many thanks ;)


    Paint finished apart from any tiny touch ups!

    Next snow and ice!!!

    :)

    And a base from Chippy! Many thanks mate :)


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  18. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Look forwards to having a look at Euro.
    Cracking,
    Carl.
  19. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Fantastic finish mate to a great bust.

    Steve(y)
  20. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Carl ... Cheers, see you there :)

    Steve .... Thanks again :)


    Finished!

    I'm drawing a line under this now and the Box Art is done and sent!!! Phew!

    many thanks to everyone who viewed, commented and helped along the way ( Tony! you were bang on with the lips needing a bit extra ;) ) .... It is much appreciated


    Just 2 more figures I would like to finish for Euro now ..... LOL!


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