Completed "The only good human... is a dead human!"

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Fernando Ruiz, May 21, 2011.

  1. Fernando Ruiz Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Hi, all!
    Some pics of my last piece:

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    Of course, he is General Ursus from "Return to Planet of the Apes". This bust has been sculpted by Jonathan Monerris and it isn't a commercial release, but a piece produced by himself for direct sale. The scale is very small, what makes it very easy and comfortable to paint:

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    It has been a bit challenging, as it isn't easy to differentiate all the diverse parts, beign such a dark character. Also, the satin finish of the leather parts, as the hood, makes hard the task of taking decent pics. Here are a couple of pics where you can see a bit better all tones and shades of the hood:

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    Hope you like it.
    FeR

    PS. If anybody is interested in a copy, Jonathan sells them for 15€. Send me a private message and I'll give you his e-mail ;)
    Greetings
    FeR

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  2. Jeff Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I love this. I will for sure get one. I did a small 54mm Caesar figure a few years ago. I was looking at a resin copy the other day and thinking I need to get this figure finished. You can see a photo of him on this old thread.
    http://www.planetfigure.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19228
    Fernando Ruiz likes this.
  3. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    I was looking at it and thought that you had done a great job in a large scale, but then i saw the pic you had of it next to a Vallejo bottle, and had to change my thoughts to how well you handled this in such a small scale. Very well done
    Ben
  4. Fernando Ruiz Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Thanks, guys!
    Glad you like it. The scale is very comfortable to paint. You don't get bored painting any large monotonous areas.
    Regards
    FeR
  5. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    Fernando, excellent paint job. It is a relatively small bust so it looks. This is a piece that keeps the perfect balance between animals and humans.
    As always, quality and cleanliness of the detail is excellent, especially the eyes.

    In early April I had the opportunity to see some of your figures in the contest of Zaragoza and the way you paint is flawless.
    Congratulations.

    http://www.mininet.tv/egminiatures.html
  6. Fernando Ruiz Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Gracias, Eduardo. Me alegro de que te gusten :)
    Saludos
    FeR
  7. Ferris A Fixture

    Must have been quite a challenge to paint Fernando, with all the similarly dark tones. You did an excellent job on this unusual bust.

    Cheers,
    Adrian
  8. Joe Hudson Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Fernando,

    That is really, really cool! I remember going to the movies to see these Apes! I may have to pick one up myself. I too agree I thought it looked good but when you posted a size picture I now think it looks Great!

    Joe
  9. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent! (y)

    What a great exercise in blacks.. from brownish-black to blueish black and then the sheens in between :)
  10. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    A study in blacks, well done!

    Jay H.
  11. Simon G New Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Hats off Mr Ruiz, there are as true as the natural.
    Here I am back to my childhood.
    Every painting is subtle.
  12. Fernando Ruiz Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Thanks guys!
    This miniature is indeed a fantastic piece and a bit of a challenge to paint. I also like a lot the POTA saga and, when Jonathan show me the original sculpture of this piece a year ago, I inmediatly fell in love with it. I pestered him so much that, when he saw me this year, first thing he said to me was: "Man, I have the copies of the ape bust!" :) :) :)
    I'm trying to convince him to a do, at least, a Cornellius and a Zaius...
    Regards
    FeR
  13. sarouman A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece

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  14. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    When you think about it Black is not so Black
    Very nice sculpt and paint job
    Regards
    Derek
  15. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    + 1 Agreed !!
  16. Fernando Ruiz Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Thanks guys!
    Black and white are really complex colours. :)
    Regards
    FeR
  17. snake plissken Member

    Country:
    Italy
    A really beautifull job!!!(y)

    Snake
  18. Fernando Ruiz Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Hi, Davide!
    I knew I was forgetting about something... I'll put it in Figurinitaly right now :p :p :p
    Regards
    FeR
  19. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Wonderfull blacktones!

    Cheers
  20. Robert Ramirez Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Gran trabajo, Fernando!!

    Para mi gusto muy monocromatico, pero supongo que serian asi.

    Un saludo; Robert.

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