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Templar finished

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Sambaman, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Well boys and girls, here is my version of the Michael-Roberts Knight Hospitaler (Templar in my case) bust. It is of course the bust sculpted by Anders. I picked this up at the Squadron open house not too long ago and decided to give it a go right out of the shoot. I decided I really wanted it for the Tulsa show, so I kinda got right on it! I made a couple modifications. As I have said before, I like to try and give each piece I do a bit of my own twist if I can. I removed the "hospitaler" crosses from the uniform, and painted back my own crosses. I also mounted the nose piece from the helmet as a hinged piece with it left in the "up" position so we could see this chaps face(I simply added a piece of Evergreen round stock to the base of the nose piece and scribed some lines to represent a hinge). I also added some "bolt" detail to the rim of the helmet for some interest. I also gave him some "wear" on the hood of his cloak to give a more weary look. I wanted a bit more contrast than the box art version so I went with a white tunic and the dark over coat. Both sporting new red crosses. A fun piece to do and it goes pretty fast. I had a bit of a time getting it painted down in all the nooks and crannies, but not a hard job at all! I also cut the original molded-on plinth from the piece and added my own peg. The plinth had a pretty decent mold off-set in it that I didn't want to fix. The bust itself was cast very cleanly however with only a small bit of clean-up. I would have to recommend this piece. A great starting point for many "templar-esque" conversions, or simply do it from the box! It's an inexpensive piece, and a quick piant once you get to it! Thanks for looking, any comments or critiques are always welcome!

    Jay H.
    OKC

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  2. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Thats a pretty nice workJay . You have givencharacter withyour painting. Ilike the small conversion you did, and i think the total looks nice tohave it in your showcase .

    Good work man
  3. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Lovely job Jay, I wonder what he is thinking?

    Roger.
  4. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Great painting Jay.Looks beautiful!
    Best regards
    christos
  5. Kisifer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Very nicely done Jay.I really like tha blacks and your fleshtones. :)

    Xenofon
  6. Jacek Spychalski Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Looks great ! Special like the sunny skin efect ! (y)

    Cheers

    Jacek
  7. Uruk-Hai PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Sweden
    Youve gotten the eyes extremly well, Jay. I also like the shading and highlighting of the black cloak.

    Cheers
  8. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Jay,

    This is a remarkeble change of a figure. It is great.
    I like it.
    The painting is on the spot. Great work.

    marc
  9. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Gentlemen,
    thank you all for the kind words! This was a fun piece to do.

    Jay H.
    OKC
  10. arthur Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Jay,
    Very Nice (y)
    Your blending of the black outfit is excellent.
    Cheers,
    A.
  11. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Jay

    He has a very cheeky face, very good finish on this one....

    Dave
  12. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Arthur, Dave, thanks for the kind words. You know Dave, there is really no denying that's still Ol' Bill under that cloak....... ;)

    Jay H.
    OKC
  13. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Jay

    Yep, your right

    Dave
  14. Ernest A Fixture

    Country:
    Venezuela
    Great work Jay, I like a lot the face and the black tunic...
    keep the good work coming..
    cheers
    ER
  15. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Some very subtle touches there Jay that are very well done. This piece isn't quite as simple as it looks at first glance. You've rendered the colours well there mate ;)
  16. MAB Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Hi Jay
    Compliment Very Nice Job Paint
    Good the color of the skin. ;)

    MAB
  17. flart1943 Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Hi Jay
    Fab paint job
    Pete
  18. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Ernesto, Anthony, Maurizio, Pete,
    Thanks for the kind words! Much appreciated!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  19. Excatlon Active Member

    Country:
    Poland
    very nice work great skin tone
  20. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Damian!

    Jay H.
    OKC

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