Completed Critique StuG commander GD - Alpine Miniatures - 1:16

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Ferris, Aug 30, 2017.

  1. Ferris A Fixture

    Hi,

    It's been a while since I posted any work. I got bogged down in a couple of projects that took more modelling than painting time, such as my little Pompeii vignette. As enjoyable as these were, after a while the mojo ran out, as they say, and I pulled this half-started Alpine Miniatures figure from the ranks of grey army with the intention to do a speedy brush job and get the painting juices flowing again. Things started swiftly and here I am, 5 months later, to finally show some concrete results again. So much for my speed-painting skills.... :shifty:

    Anyway, this is one of Alpine's early releases in 1:16. The sculpt by Mike Good is crisp as always and a joy to paint. I left off the left arm until I finished the upper body to keep brush access to the chest area. My main motivation to paint this one were the camouflage pants. I had always wanted to try the marsh pattern ('Sumpfmuster') and this figure offered the perfect opportunity.

    As this figure is clearly dressed against the cold, a wintery setting was needed. For this I tried to get a frosted effect on a forest floor base, which was simply done by good old drybrushing a range of cold whites.

    I mainly used Vallejo acrylics, and some oils for a stain on the pants.

    Hope you like him.

    Cheers,
    Adrian

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  2. Ferris A Fixture

    Here's some reference material I used:

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  3. ErGide72 A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Very nice paint work!
    Convincing camouflage painting; like it (y)

    Cheers
    Erik
  4. T50 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Nice work!!! Shared it on my FB page.
  5. Jack10 Active Member

    Awesome job great work on the camo
  6. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Amazing work Adrian.

    Marc
  7. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Superb piece Adrian.(y)
  8. Djoubri M Active Member

    Country:
    France
    Beautiful paintjob ! I like it a lot.
  9. Alex A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    very nice Adrian. Not a plug for Alpine miniatures but I do own one dozen of their 1:16 figures and each and everyone is a perfect cast. No moulding lines, no bubbles. Tremendous quality for the money spent.
  10. arj A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    It may have taken 5 months Adrian, but the superb results you've achieved prove that the time was well spent.
    Everything about it is excellent, but for me, the camouflage looks especially good.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
  11. MrBMB A Fixture

    Lovely work indeed!!
  12. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States
    Superb Adrian!

    Really nice job. I especially like the camouflage and leather work.

    Well done,
    Ken
  13. TERRYSOMME1916 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Adrian he looks great and I am sure that getting this boy completed to a high standard will give your mojo a boost, its nice to know that like myself many others painters get cheesed off and drift from one figure to another and in and out of the hobby.
    TERRY
  14. Jeff T Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Superb work Adrian!

    This is a favourite Alpine figure of mine, and you have painted it beautifully.

    Cheer's,
    Jeff.
  15. Uruk-Hai PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Sweden
    A tad bit dark pictures but it looks very nice from what I can tell.

    Cheers
    Janne Nilsson
  16. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Very well done.
    Cheers
    John
  17. Joe55 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Wonderful brushwork as always Adrian, in particular the camo. I also think you pulled off that frosted ground just fine. (y)

    Joe
  18. Ferris A Fixture

    Erik, Taesung, Jack, Marc, Carl, Djoubri, Alex, Andrew, MrBMB, Kenn, Terry, Jeff, Janne, John and Joe: Thanks for leaving a comment. Glad you like him!

    Janne, you are right, the pics turned out rather dark. They looked better on my camera display. Here are a few new ones with longer exposure. Must say it looks like I did not get the lighting 100% right, because contrast seems to have been reduced somewhat.

    Thanks as well for the likes guys.

    Cheers
    Adrian

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  19. Ferris A Fixture


    Fully agree. I have quite a few as well and all of them are perfect casts.

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