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WIP The Imperial Gallery, British Infantryman, Afghanistan 120mm

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by tonydawe, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Looking very nice indeed and I think the camo looks good also. The modern warriors always seem so difficult to paint.
  2. BobLff257 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Tony,
    Great to see you cracking on with the figure, he's looking really good. Cannot add any much more than what's been said, some good points there on the thread, or our pm. Cannot tell by the photo but the dark swirls connect to each other by tendrills/fingers, and some of the borders of the swirls have demarkation lines composed of dots in places. Does this make sense? The colours look good. Looking forward to seeing more pics and progress.


    All the best
    Rob
  3. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    On the SAS trooper that I painted in dessert cam. I used Iraqi sand for the base, and English uniform for the blotches. That was going off a smock that I've got. The colours all seem to vary, from item to item, and obviously to wear etc. So to answer your question, I would say your fine. I'm soooooo sorry to hear that you're struggling with the heat:D
    Carl.
  4. Von Luch Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi Tony,

    Your progress is coming along nicely. I'm not on the up and up on modern day camo, but from what I can see, it looks good!(y)

    Jim
  5. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Chris, thanks so much for your comments. I appreciate your advice and observations on modern Brit camo. It's still very much a work in progress and no doubt I'll make a few changes before its done.

    Cheers Rick, I'm pleased you like my progress so far. The credit for the look on the figure's face really belongsto the sculptor.

    Thanks Mike, I agree. Modern soldiers are challenging to paint, particularly as their combat uniforms are so varied.

    Hi Rob, thanks once again for your advice on the cam. I'll do my best to add a few tendrils and dots to the current pattern.

    Thanks Carl, good to know you think I'm on the right track with the camo. Obviously my complaints about the excessive heat are falling on deaf and unsympathetic ears. No doubt while I'm sweltering, you're freezing your bollocks off. Stay warm mate, only three more months until its summer in England (And three and a half months before winter starts again). He he.

    Hi Jim, thanks very much for your comments. Hopefuly over the next week or so, I'll be able to progress some more and post some new pics.
  6. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Ahh, tony, Perth, one of the heat magnets for the world.....

    Its a bit short notice, but seeing as you're a friend, I'm happy to dance around a sacred fire, and see what I can do to get some cooler weather in, just for the modeling community over there....

    as for the figure, up to your high standards, as usual. Like the subtle contrasts of a sweaty face, and a bleached uniform - it will be good to see how the weathering goes on this!

    Always good to see your work,

    cheers
  7. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Excellent paintwork sofar Tony!
    Looking forward to see the rest painted.

    Cheers,
    Marcel.
  8. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Tony, a great start to the camo and looking forward to following your progress . That is once you stop making excuses and drag yourself off the beach ;):D
    Cheers Ken
  9. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Tony,
    Just one question - have you completed painting the helmet cover? If so, the webbing tapes to retain foliage & cam materials should be a light khaki colour (Vallejo Iraqi Sand should do it); this being based on a brand new example I have at home.
    HTH,
    Chris.
  10. dannyk01 New Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Hey Tony,

    Long time no talk ( I haven't been modelling much latley because of school... again). I like where your this figures going. Just asking if the uniform is the same as the Aussie one? If it is I have a fair few pics of my dad when he went to Afghanistan a couple years ago. The camo is just slighly different to the one your painting but you stuff is always top notch anyway (y)

    Cheers,
    Dan
  11. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi guys,

    I've been doing a bit more work on this figure lately and I thought it was time to update this thread.;)

    Since I started painting this figure several months ago, I've allowed myself to be distracted by a number of other modelling projects.

    That's pretty much how I operate; I start several figures, paint them up to about 60-70% finished and then leave them for a while as I fiddle with other projects, then I come back and finish off the one's that I really, really like.

    Consequently, I start many more figures than I actually finish.:p

    This one is nearing completion now. I have some groundwork and wiring to add and some subtle drybrushing and weathering effects to add to the rifle.

    Hope you like it. Your comments are always welcome.:)

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  12. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great work as usual Tony, like the variety of camo patterns.
    Carl.
  13. Ferris A Fixture

    I am currently working on US Desert Storm camo and I can echo that modern camo is a lot harder to paint than one would think.... This one looks great Tony!

    Cheers,
    Adrian
  14. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Looking good Tony nice work on the camo.


    Cheers David
  15. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Tony!

    Very nice indeed and I'm glad to see this fellow again :)

    mark
  16. Martee New Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Really great figure!!!
    I wish that I could paint as good as this!!!!:)
  17. BobLff257 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Tony,

    Great to see you progressing with the figure, and it's looking superb. For once here in the UK we are also enjoying hot weather preventing me casting as the resin is curing too quickly. Looking forward to future updates, speak to you soon.

    Rob

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