Completed The Juggernaut Cyborg - Black Sun Miniatures

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by CondeJulian, Jul 10, 2020.

  1. CondeJulian Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Brazil
    Hey Guys,

    I am making a sci-fi subject for a change, Joaquin Palacio's amazing sculpting work as "The Juggernaut", a piece in 75mm by Black Sun Miniatures.

    Added a few cables, and preset a scene using 1/24th scale accessories. I will also add a Teddy Bear on the gun to make things even more extreme :coffee:.

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    Original design (art) made by Roman Tishenin :

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    Decided to add a layer of pre-shading this time, beneath my usual oils over acrylics technique, and it gave a subtle difference. Will explore that even further in future projects...

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    And base paint is applied (Abteilung 502 Oils Over Tamiya XF-15 Flat Flesh Acrylics), which gives me a very nice base to work contrasts, pumped up veins and bruises and blood.
    One special aspect of this technique is that it brings it's own special sheen to the skin tones. It will be different from all other areas in the figure, since skin tones are my only technique involving oils. I really like and work hard to maintain each area's own sheen. I really don' like the trend of some acrylic painters that leaves an overall dead flat matt finish on their pieces. Takes away depth and contrast, such as the cartoonish "non metallic metal" approach, which looks cool but completely unrealistic. I always seek for a very natural and realistic finish, and not a lot of contrast, I like the shadows and highlights to be made almost entirely from the piece own curves and folds. With thee correct light source it will bring out the best in your subtle work.

    Some of these photos are taken in my bench, with extreme light source and my phone camera can't cope with everything and it turns some photos to a more warm tint, so, it's not as vivid as it seems here, and as always with my projects, I will take professional photos in correct light source and camera when it's finished and post here.

    So, Base skin tone :

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    Added bruised skin tones around the wounds and subtle vein design (all here made with ABT Oils) :

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    Now with metallics and full gore painted on :

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    Next Was the Cyborg arm, a pleasure to paint and go wild on weathering. Used Mission Models paints for base color, Vallejo Metal Color Acrylics for all metal areas, and VMS pigments and Binders form the weathering, along some sponge chipping with a dark brown color. Metal Shine on the edges is made with Uschi's amazing metallic pigments :

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    Today I will begin working the big (Huge) Gun and will post here.

    Also, I began a new Profile page on Facebook and Instagram to show just my scale model works, created a new logo and anyone that would like to follow my work closer, please feel at home :

    SCALE MODELS TECH - FACEBOOK

    Instagram : @SCALEMODELSTECH

    This is my new logo :

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    Any comments are very welcome,
    Best
    Julian Conde
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  2. grasshopper Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Nice one Julian...good change of pace..are you using Ab 502 w VMS or the Ab mediums?
  3. CondeJulian Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Brazil
    Thanks ! For the oils VMS Oil Expert (satin) as accelerator yes.
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  4. grasshopper Well-Known Member

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    Canada
    Indeed, I’ve compared and find the AB mediums less effective than VMS..I think VMS has cobalt driers..certainly less smelly! I’ve been using VMS or just odourless white spirits, but the VMS seems to mix best with AB..it’s good to see your work: many of us started with oils, over enamel...then acrylics...but now painters are trying all sorts of different techniques. Certainly oils give fast and easy blending vs acrylics and more forgiving of mistakes ..
  5. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Julian

    Great to see a fantasy piece here on PF ...certainly interesting to see your approach , like the under painting and it's good to see the pictures of the stages especially as I use acrylics

    Do like the way your painting the wounds

    Thanks for sharing

    Look forward to more

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

    PS Like the logo , the Michigan Toy Soldier Company support FOTM ( June's ) so a shout out to them
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  6. CondeJulian Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Brazil
    Thanks Nap,

    Good to know,
    Best
    Julian
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  7. CondeJulian Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Brazil
    Big Gun is 80% completed.
    Went all the way on the weathering, fantasy subjects are great to practice new approaches.
    There are endeless cabling yet to be painted, integrate them visually with the weathering, the leather cushion base, and the rear end.

    :) I like Radioactive Weapons



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  8. grasshopper Well-Known Member

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    Canada
    Agree fantasy offers good practice. ...what’s you technique for the hands? The fingers nicely defined
  9. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Julian

    That weapon looks really good ......very weathered and worn

    Look forward to more cabling and updates

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  10. CondeJulian Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Brazil
    Thanks !
    It's my usual oils over acrylics technique, and a precision wash to define fingernails and other areas, if the sculpt allow us to do so...

    Best,
    Julian
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  11. CondeJulian Well-Known Member

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    Brazil
    Big gun is finallly done....crazy amount of cables. I thought this gun deserved a pink piggy toy.
    Now it's looking "fofo" aggressive

    Next is the final stretch of lower body, pants, boots and guess what ? more cables...a lot of them.

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  12. grasshopper Well-Known Member

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    Canada
    I
    thought it might be a wash method..thanks
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  13. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Julian

    Can't see a picture in your post but shows up here

    Looks like you've worked hard on that weapon ...looks "forfo" for sure

    Love the piggy ....fun

    Nap
  14. CondeJulian Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Brazil
    Thanks Bud, Fofo here in Brazil is "Fluffy", so Fluffy aggressive !

    More to come :)
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  15. VisjeMar Active Member

    Love it. The pig Does it
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  16. CondeJulian Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Brazil
    Using Scale Color Artist's Paint range for the first time. Very impressed....
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    This blue jeans have 2 hands of paint...you can't see any brush strokes, finish is a super delicate satin-matt result. Extreme coverage...really impressed, pigment heavy paint.
    This is will be a full review of the Scale Color Paint range for the Michigan Toy Soldier Blog, later this month.
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  17. CondeJulian Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Brazil
    We have a Levi's Jeans !
    Loving Scale Color Paints...sooo smooth to work with. Easy blending and pigment density is off the chart.
    A lot yet to do...Let me know what you think on the jeans approach. It's my first ever. Of course there is a lot of details to be added such as precision wash for the pocket lines, dirt, and so on...

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  18. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Julian

    Nice work on those jeans ...the wear and tear on them looks good

    Look forward to SCP review later

    Thanks for updates

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  19. CondeJulian Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Brazil
    Thanks Nap, these are premium paints alright.
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  20. grasshopper Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Canada
    They and Kimera are only hobby paints to show the pigment
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