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Completed The Aquila

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MalcC, Nov 6, 2023.

  1. Rob A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    He is coming along really well, his face is great and the metallics are starting to look very effective.
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  2. MalcC A Fixture

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    England
    Thanks guys , I appreciate your comments.

    Malc
  3. MalcC A Fixture

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    England
    My apologies to Eppi, I promised to post a photo of my gold printers ink.

    Here it is. 1000017409.jpg

    I add poppy oil as a medium and get some very nice finishes.

    Malc
  4. MalcC A Fixture

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    England
    I've not had much time to paint lately, but I've managed to find some time to do a little more work this morning.
    Work has been done on the tunic and armour, although there's still some work to be carried.
    The weathering on the armour is sepia and burnt umber oils stippled over DarkStar Baroque silver.

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    Malc
  5. Briggsy A Fixture

    Looking really good, I do like the armour.

    Cheers Simon
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  6. MalcC A Fixture

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    England
    Cheers Simon.
    I've tried a NMM finish to the brass fitting, hopefully they look ok.
    Got a little more detail to the armour to do in the morning, before I'm put on
    Christmas tree and decoration duty. :)

    Malc
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  7. Briggsy A Fixture

    Yeah the brass looks good, just the right tone without over highlighting as i doubt it would be polished in the field. Unlucky re the tree, no one but my wife is allowed near the tree, such is her OCD over it even he cats know to leave it alone.

    Cheers Simon
  8. MalcC A Fixture

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    A bit more progress this morning, the torso section pretty much finished.

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    Malc
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  9. Briggsy A Fixture

    Wow, he is looking damned good, live the tunic colour and his leather work.

    Cheers Simon
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  10. NigelR A Fixture

    Very nice indeed, he really looks like he is on campaign. That face is so full of character. I also love the cloak and leather work.
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  11. MalcC A Fixture

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    Thanks Simon, On past figures I've used a glaze of oils over the acrylic leather effects, this time around I thought I'd give the army painter washes
    a try, think they came out ok.
    Thanks Nigel, I'm quite pleased with the weathering, in the past I've gone a bit OTT, so I thought I'd scale it back this time.
    Needs a little tidying up, then on to the next phase.

    Malc
  12. Nap Moderator

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    England
    Hi Malc

    Good updates on this , for me the clothing looks a little pinky , might be my iPad !

    Armour looks good ....

    ....as I am sure your Christmas tree will be .....don't forget you don't need to sit on the top as the final decoration...lol

    I'm on Advent Calendar(s) duty ....

    Look forward to seeing more

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  13. snik A Fixture

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    Greece
    beautiful progress!!!love the metallics
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  14. Warren SMITH A Fixture

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    Australia
    Excellent work..
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  15. MalcC A Fixture

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    England
    Thanks Nap, The pinky tone is down to my camera phone, its darker than the photo, although I've tried to make it look a little faded.
    Ooh, advent Calendar, I've one too. Chocolate for breakfast. :D

    Malc
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  16. MalcC A Fixture

    Country:
    England


    Thank you Illias and Warren, I appreciate your feedback.

    Malc
  17. MalcC A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    I've been working on the Gladius and the eagle this morning.
    I'd previously drilled and pinned the gladius , so it would fit securely to the torso.
    The Ivory grip was given a basecoat of Scale 75 Thar Brown, and hilt and pommel in Brown Leather.
    For the wood highlights were built up with the addition of Orange Leather, and finally a little Vallejo Orange Red.
    An initial glaze of Vallejo wood grain to blend the tones together, before turning to the Army Painter washes.
    After a couple of washes of mid brown, I got the finish I was after.
    For the grip I started building up washes with the light tone, thinning it down with distilled water, then added a few highlights
    with Vallejo Ivory, and then giving the grip a complete wash with the light tone again.
    To finish off I added a shadow, with the soft tone.
    Overall I'm rather pleased with the finish, despite spending a couple of hours on it.

    I've made a start on the eagle, trying to see if I can get a good finish using NMM.

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    Malc
  18. Rob A Fixture

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    Spain
    He is looking really good Malc. Colour blends and transitions are excellent.
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  19. MalcC A Fixture

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    England
    Thanks Rob, much appreciated.

    Malc
  20. eppi Active Member


    Thanks, Malc, that's interesting. And for what I can see the resulting paint is thin enough to save any detail.
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