WIP The French Collection

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Ron Tamburrini, May 4, 2014.

  1. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Guys
    Fresh back from Ingolstadt with lots of new ideas, this is the start of what is going to be my 75mm
    Napoleonic collection .
    This is a fantastic sculpt from the Pegaso range which i'm sure you have all seen before the detail is superb and a pleasure to paint .
    There are some tricky bits to do re assembly and painting the trumpet and banner ,still not sure how I'm gonna tackle this yet.
    Re the pics ; well the digi camera has done it's worst at washing out the colour contrasts as usual:)

    There is one thing I will not do again :rolleyes: that is ever attach a figure to a base before painting :eek:

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  2. kagemusha A Fixture

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    Looking very nice Mr T. That colour combination is always a bitch to get right in terms of contrast, looks like you have pulled it off nicely tho (y)

    Don't tell me.......you forgot to cover the base in masking tape......ooopsie! :cry:

    Ron
  3. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    Cheers Ron C ,are you back in the fold then(y)
    Re base ,its just to awkward to get into tight spots painting the figure on it .
  4. kagemusha A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Thought I would do an SBS on that 'Scale 75' bust (Abyssal Warlord) as it fits well into using the airbrush. Which is what I have been doing since I took a break.
    Wanted to get back to airbrushing for a long time. Also, I am enjoying myself again :)
    That, and there is no better place to come, for opinions and advice.

    Understand what you meant about the base now :rolleyes:

    Ron
  5. taff edwards A Fixture

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    Hi Ron that's some cracking art work coming together lovely contrasts as mentioned always a bugger to get but you rally have will be following with interest
    Cheers Chris
  6. BarrieHynd Well-Known Member

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    Scotland
    Oolala Ron, looking very nice indeed mate. Will be watching this one. Just made the same mistake with a base myself.

    Barrie
  7. Redcap A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    I have always liked this very elegant figure but for us mere painting mortals, it is (IMHO) amongst the hardest of Napoleonic uniforms to get "right" without looking garish or more akin to a clown's outfit that a uniform. Ron, yours however looks tremendous and you have handled the colours and contrasts really well. I look forward to seeing the end result.
    Gary
  8. RFL Active Member

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    United-States
    Very nice red interpretations Ron, looks like deep crimson, cad. red and scarlet for the S-B-H tones ?
  9. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    Cad red base colour, Lights ; crimson scarlet not a cheap paint but lasts forever, top lights cad orange ,shadows brown madder.
    you were nearly right (y)
  10. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    Gary I think the garish problem is not the reds in this uniform but the golds as there is so much of it ,my attempt was also going this way before I toned down all the gold on the uniform and am happy with it now ,before that it was heading for the also ran pile :D
  11. BarrieHynd Well-Known Member

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    Scotland
    Ron, how did you do the golds? Looks really good now i can see the pics on a bigger screen, was posting from my mobile earlier.

    Barrie.
  12. fabrizio1969 A Fixture

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    Italy
    very nice paintwork!!!
  13. Joe55 A Fixture

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    United-States
    I say that you are doing a bang up job with those oils Ron, and I anxiously wait to see him finished (y)!

    Joe
  14. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina
    Wholy crap Ron? I love it!!
    The most complicated part of painting the figure is painting the banner and tassels.
    I've paint one from le cimier many years ago, and it was 180mm.
    I cannot imagine painting those details on this scale but i am sure you will give us another great painted gem as usual
  15. Edorta A Fixture

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    Spain
  16. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    I don't fear the banner ! just putting it altogether is going to be tricky as it needs to be painted ,attached to the arm and hand before being attached to the figure :facepalm:
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  17. megroot A Fixture

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    Netherlands
    Like this very much.
    It is still on my to do list....but haven't never bought the figure :D
  18. davidmitchell A Fixture

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    Scotland
    Looking very nice so far Ron, are you doing the golds in oils?

    Cheers Davie
  19. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    yea Dave
  20. taffjones Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Fantastic work Ron, this is one of my favorite Napoleonic figures out there. Top notch work matey.
    Jonesy.

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