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Completed The Happy Gnome

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, May 9, 2021.

  1. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Everybod
    Next up on my bench is something not my norm for me and something different and fun , been in the GA for far too long or rather in line primed in black !!!
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    Busts is released by MDP and called "The Old Gnome," sculpted by Raul Fernandez Romo and this version painted by Adrian Hopwood. and comes in 3 pieces (body, forearm and pipe


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    I am calling mine The Happy Gnome as he has a satifsying smile with his pipe

    Currently working on the fleshtones ...I have given him 3 "spots" or pimples .., he looks like this atm

    WIP 011.jpg WIP 010.jpg WIP 009.jpg

    Going for a colourful version possibly chequered ...stay tuned

    Happy benchtime


    Nap
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  2. Dolf Active Member

    Country:
    Portugal
    I like this one! :)
    Different, but quite nice! And probably an interesting one to paint.


    Cheers!
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  3. franck edet A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    i yet like it :)
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  4. Babelfish A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Looks great Kev, I like those flesh tones.

    I picked this one up several years ago at Figureworld in Oundle, and I've had him half-finished on the Shelf of Shame for longer than I care to admit. I must try and get him over the line.

    - Steve
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  5. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    It's very different and no medals but a change is as good as a rest. Following.
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  6. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Cheers Dolf .....it is different and interesting to paint

    It's fun Franck

    Thanks for comment ref flesh still working on the tones ...like you I have had this for too long on shelf of shame ....be good to se your version as well

    Cheers Bob , just couldn't get a medal on him ...lol , your right a change is good


    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  7. Henk Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    That looks superb Kev. Even though the rest is only in black primer, that skin looks so good, that is almost good enough to call it done...
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  8. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Hi Henk

    Thanks for comment pushed it a little more just going to add a tiny blush red to cheeks and nose then it's the clothing ...once that's all done will do the arm

    Still to do the lips !

    If anyone is wondering on this I've used Reaper tanned skin, base, high , and shadow with Cobra Titanium white...for final highs , using a Vallejo chestnut brown for tones

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  9. Jonthan mcmeekin Active Member

    Look at you Mr Flesh King!
    Well done pal!
    It's like you're growing and learning!;):sneaky:
    Cheers on the cracking effort pal!
    Jonathan
  10. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States
    Wonderful work Nap! :) It's good to try something really different now and then. This hobby could use a little lighthearted fun once in a while. ;)

    Cheers,
    Ken
  11. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Thanks Ken ...your right about the fun bit , good to get away from a uniform ....but not for long !!!

    Verbal update , all headgear completed , looking good , will post pics in morning after a "quick"confirmation and adjusting colours and textures

    Happy benchtine

    Nap
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  12. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Cheers Mr M

    Nice to grow a bit ...all about enjoying the time

    Happy benchwork

    Nap
  13. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Excellent skin tones, match the figure superbly
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  14. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Thanks Steve as I mentioned he's come on further now , did a silk effect waistcoat back and will do a leather front

    Debating with the shirt colour ...but will probably go for a off white...Ish

    Will get a set of pics done later !

    Thanks for looking in

    Happy benchtine

    Nap
  15. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone

    As promised some pics , not best but you should get the idea .....might add something to tribute the NHS seeing as the happy gnome survived the pandemic ...

    As always all comments welcome

    Click on pics for larger images if you wish

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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  16. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Lovely work Nap - superb colouring.
  17. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Thanks Peter aporeciate your comment

    Now finished the shirt , a gray/ blue ( added the NHS logo to a badge on right arm )

    Redid the stitching to red ...bit of colour contrast

    Just the arm and pipe to do and that's another one in the cabinet

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  18. Henk Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Lovely, and a very nice tie of a fantasy figure into today's real world.
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  19. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Thanks Henk with the NHS badge on and painted ties it even more to the real world ...I wanted something that commented about what we've all been through

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  20. Henk Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom

    I like your idea of painting something on the back of a plain bust, to use the empty space. I've borrowed it before, and will do so again :whistle:
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