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Stormtroopers Iroquois FIW

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Blind Pew, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Hello again gentlemen. Hot off the press is this gem. Many of you would have already seen the excellent review of this kit. And what a gem it is too. I'm telling you now, it is the rarest of kits in that it looks superb through 360 degrees. I had no idea from which direction I wanted to present the finished article. Carl Reid outdid himself. When Stu saw the master, he must've done cartwheels - it's excellent.
    And then I went and painted it. You can't win'em all.
    Any and all comments welcome as always.

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    Steve, pgarri27, swralph and 5 others like this.
  2. badger Well-Known Member

    what scale is it?
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  3. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Lovely painting, you have done a good job on this one and as you say this is a great sculpt.
  4. peedee A Fixture

    Nice one Pew, nothing wrong with your peepers.
    You've spotted a good 'un, and indulged in some great paint slapping !!

    I still love it when Carl sculpts legs as well !

    Lovely presentation too, it doesn't dominate the figure.

  5. swralph A Fixture

    And then you painted it and made a great looking figure even greater.:)(y)
  6. megroot A Fixture

    Very nice work.

  7. pgarri27 Well-Known Member

    Good job. I have this one in the GA, and you inspire me to get it out and paint it. What colors did you use for the red coat? Red shadows are always hard, but yours look very good.
  8. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Thanks for the kind comments guys. I'm glad it's one you like.
    As I say, I cannot recommend this one highly enough.
    As soon as I saw it, it was a 'must have' - and I don't do this subject usually.
  9. Blind Pew A Fixture


    Thanks Pete, very nice of you to say so.
    To answer your question, I gave it an initial coat over the primer of a very dark shade of red which I'd probably describe as 80-90% of the deepest red shadow. Then once this was dry I added the lighter bits gradually going lighter as I went along. Again, I left this to dry and then did the very darkest shadows, using the final 10-20% if that makes sense.

    Red can be awkward to highlight, but by starting off very dark it leaves you somewhere to go. All done in W & N oils. Any apparent sheen in the photo isn't there in real life.

    pgarri27 likes this.

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