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WIP Stormtroopers Tatham-Warter bust 4 fun

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by gothicgeek, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Hi all :)

    Well now the cat is out of the bag so to speak, I under-coated the rest of this superb piece before I went away and here are the shots of it in the primer with the bowler ....


    I have had the bust for several weeks and did not want to play with it ( too much ) until the official box-art was released.

    But! I am human and I had a mess about with the beret head. I'm not happy with how it came out so it will be going into some stripper after I complete the bowler head



    As ever please comment, crit or correct at will :)

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  2. pmfs A Fixture

    Mark, you are very productive lately:D
    Nice start!:)
  3. stu A Fixture

    Mark the beret head looks fine to me, looks like he's been in combat mate.

    Your choice

    Obviously I will be following

  4. megroot A Fixture

    Looks absolutely good enough for me.
    The five o clock shadow is stunning.
    Keep painting.

  5. Barke02 Active Member

    Nice start Mark!

    All I'd say is be wary of accentuating the lines on his face too much as they'll make him look too old (Tatham-Warter was 27 years old in 1944). Have a look at this photo you'll see he's quite fresh faced, taut, and a bit eagle like with that roman nose!


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  6. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

    This is a superb bust which I shall probably buy myself one day, & you've made a great start on it. I'll be following with interest.
    One tiny little point, having seen the photo Jon posted of T-W in his SD uniform, it would be nice to see Stormtroopers release a companion bust of him in that rig - the double shoulder straps with the Sam Browne look really cool.
  7. jimias A Fixture

    Great fleshtones.
  8. Michael Tse Active Member

    So soon! And it only arrived on our shores!
  9. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Nice start Mark, but I think you are right to go with the bowler hat head.

    Cheers David
  10. tonydawe A Fixture

    I agree with David. The bowler hat is his signature. Great start mate.
  11. unknown01 New Member

    Hi! Mark!
    Excellent start.
    The fresh tone is very beautiful.
    I'm looking forward to progress of your future with interest.

  12. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Pedro ... Thank you! :)

    Stu ....... Thanks again :) and see new pic below ;)

    Marc .... Thank you! and see below :)

    Jon ... again thanks :) Agree with you totally, however he was seen wearing the bowler towards the end of the battle so I'm trying for a slightly flushed and tired look, prbably a bit dirty too ....:)

    Chris ... Thanks again! good idea for a conversion :)

    Dimitrios ... Thanks! :)

    Michael ... I've had it for weeks ;)

    David .... Many thanks :)

    Tony .... Cheers mate! ;)

    Mitsutaka .... Thank you too! :)

    I've spent a few solid hours working on the bowler head, sprayed the base GW Dwarf Flesh but then hand painted the rest.

    Usual formula ....

    top high AV Basic skin-tone

    high GW elf flesh

    mid GW Dwarf flesh

    Low GW Dark flesh

    then effects with AV Dark Prussian Blue and GW Blood Red

    I am much happier with the new paint job, and sorry for the crappy pics :)

  13. tonydawe A Fixture

    Hi Mark,

    I assume you are painting both heads and will choose the best one to mount to the bust??

    If so, my money is on the beret head at this stage.

    The bowler hat version looks slightly evil to me. Maybe its just my Clockwork Orange nightmare coming back to haunt me. Damn you Stanley Kubrick.

    The shading on the beret face is slightly toned down and more subtle, and I like this. I still think you can add a bit of red under the bags under his eyes.
  14. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Tony .... :)

    the Beret head seems to be the one most people like so it has a reprieve :)

    I'll paint it to finish and see how I feel. The evil look was probably from the bit between the brows, softened quite a bit as I was doing transitions etc. :)

  15. mil-mart A Fixture

    Mark, a great start, it's interesting to see the difference in the 2 identical faces, one looks fresh faced and the other battle weary. Will follw.

    Cheers Ken
  16. stu A Fixture

    Mark, can't believe how the same head can look so different. bowler looks lot better now and i bet both faces will look even better once the whole piece is finished, lets face it we are looking at something which is a lot smaller in real life.

    Keep up the good work mate they both look very good

  17. Kirtles Well-Known Member

    Nice work Mark!

    Will you be bringing the model to Figureworld - would be good to see it there.


  18. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Ken .... Many thanks, yes I'm surprised myself :)

    Stu .... Thanks again :)

    Steve ... Many thanks :) I don't think I can make Figureworld unfortunately :( prior commitments.

    Heads you win! some! :)

    Added stubble, it quite nicely breaks the lines up on the lower half of the face, takes a bit of time but adds a lot :) some more blue will be needed around the jaw line and top lip


    on body for context .........
  19. gothicgeek A Fixture

  20. tonydawe A Fixture

    Hi Mark,

    Your close up shots allow us to examine your paint work in exquisite detail, and its stands up to such close scrutiny.

    I have to say the 5 o'clock shadow is brilliant. The eyes have life and skin tone has so many small variations and tones that all blend together.

    The head with the beret is definitely the better of the two, but I'd be happy to see both on this bust.

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