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WIP Swedish Gula Hussar 1761 seven years war

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by blabsy, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. Nap A Fixture

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    Paul

    You are a tease ....the "next 7YW bust I have"

    Looking at how I am going to paint that yellow !

    Nice one mate

    Nap
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  2. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    Yes Mate I can understand the dilemmas and traumas you face up to. At times I wish I we were in the UK and able to invest some hours in to Paul Blaber Miniatures.
    For sure you have all the skills needed in your life but the day job and a happy life must dictate the time for the others. Churning through my hollow retired head I have a few Ideas that may help.
    We will be over in late October, draw back Harry will be with us, maybe meet up for a take a way?

    Best wishes to you and Nik Mate
    Keith and Gerrie
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  3. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Kieth sounds fab mate ;-)
    Harry and Rosie will make a handsome couple.
    Let me know in due course
    We are looking forward to it
    Best Regards
    Paul and Nicky
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  4. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    Will do via text Mate
  5. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Hi All, as promised a SBS on painting this fellow.
    Only the basics at present,spray can flat white the under paint the base colours.
    After the undercoat I took liberty and painted the eyes in Hunbrols
    The yellow is acrylic it took a few coats to be opaque!
    Best regards
    Paul

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  6. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    Hi Paul
    Nice start with the character in the face coming through already.
    The base yellow lends its self to all manner of tonal shapes throughout.
    One of my favourite colours to play with but to date it's only been collar and cuffs.
    Thanks for sharing the SBS Mate.
    Regards
    Keith
  7. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Hi all, free time has not been very kind.
    But progress nevertheless, work on the face and base colours on the bear skin,the face is painted in humbrols and arist oils the bear skin was based out in humbrols 62 then an oils mix venition red/siepia/light red/ivory black, looks a shambles at present but will come together?
    I have added a picture of the palet to give an idea.
    Kieth; I hope it’s a worthwhile update but you’ll see it in the flesh Friday when you pick up yours!
    Thanks for looking as always.
    Best regards
    Paul
    www.paulblaberminiature.co.uk
    paulblaber63@outlook.com

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  8. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    Hi Paul
    He is looking very good mate. Back in the day I, like every one, used the trusty Humbrol tins. For the love of the the big guy I do not know why I switched to oil when I look at what you have achieved over the years.
    Cannot tell you how much I am exited to see your work and my casting.
    All the very best
    Keith and Gerrie
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  9. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Paul

    I really like the contrast between the headwear and the flesh tones , good base colour for the yellow ....you mentioned acrylics what that colour ?

    Keith ...thanks for telling me what those little round tins were ...lol ..when you said "back in the day" thought you were going to say you served in the unit ...lol

    Pauls done a good job , waiting till he has finished doing the arty thing to review it ..but you won't be dissapointed ...personal service eh ..mine came via the postie !!

    Happy painting guys

    Following

    Nap
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  10. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    Do you not have click and collect in the wild Wilts?
    Unlike you and Jimbo I do not think biccies will be dunked........clue ' I will take along a couple of little French numbers'.
    Stay safe mate
    Keith
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  11. Nap A Fixture

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    Listen mate ..we have only just got running water ..from a stream ! ..lol ..and highway men are often seen

    How the heck are you going to fit a baguette into a coffe cup ....lol

    Stay safe both of you

    Nap
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  12. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Hi All,after another lengthy interlude, one more small update on the Swed,I’ve added some detail to the bear skin and face, I used vellyo acrylic leather/white to lift the fur up,giving a shaggy less flat look,the skull and crossbones was painted in dark star acrylics first time of use and I’m very impressed with them.
    The face was low lighted humbrols black/scarlet highlights were added with artists oils Naples yellow and flake white.
    For Kevin! The yellow base is Deco art acrylic poster paint.
    I think some of the games workshop yellow S would be ideal as they have a strong pigment.
    As always thanks for looking;-)
    Best Regards
    Paul

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  13. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Paul

    That's looking really good now , like the use of the acrylics on the Headwear ...and the colour choice ..contrasting nicely with the yellow

    Cheers for the colour details

    Carry on painting !

    Nap

    PS Turned pics for you
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  14. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    Hi Paul
    Your work on the Bearskin really worked well in pulling the fur forward.
    For the skull and cross bones is the Dark Star acrylic metallic or shades of grey? Either way the white to black tones are very convincing.
    Work on his face is as reliably well painted as ever.
    Looking good mate
    Keith
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  15. Nap A Fixture

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    Words from the wise there

    Nap
  16. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks guys, the Dark Star acrylic is metallic, dark steel base, pewter, then highlights bright steel.
    I also like the use of a ball bearing in the bottles, something other well known acrylic bottles could do with.
    Thanks for looking as always!
    Best regards
    Paul
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  17. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Hi all
    Free time not being kind at present, but progress is progress with Still heaps to do !!
    Painted in Humbrols and artist oils

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  18. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    Taking shape very nicely Paul.
    I am eager to see how that yellow ends up under your brushes Mate.
    All the best
    Keith
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  19. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Guys

    Coming on nicely there Paul ....now stop playing on those mopeds of yours and get that bench rocking ! ...lol


    Keith ...me too ..the trick with this one us not to over brighten the yellow IMO

    Following with interest

    Nap
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  20. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Hi All, couple of hours at the bench tying up the Gula Hussar, enamels ,artist oils,acrylics and acrylic washes only thing I missed was crayons
    I realised how rusty I am!
    But box art I think is done

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