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Completed "The War Lord". Andrea 54mm metal

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by KenBoyle, Dec 8, 2021.

  1. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Well, after an 8 month, hard to believe, hiatus from painting due to real life getting in the way, I'm more than ready to get back to the hobby. My wife is also thrilled as I'm a much happier person when I'm "being creative".:)

    I wanted to start with more of a painting challenge and less of a complex vignette, etc. Therefore I decided to do an older stock figure from Andrea of Charlton Heston from the movie "The War Lord". I do love the movie related figures.

    Synopsis:
    The War Lord (1965)
    In 11th century Normandy, a Norman duke sends one of his knights to build a defensive fortress in order to guard the borders against Frisian raiders.

    As usual, for me, I worked on the simple base first. I wanted Heston to be in a field standing near a tall rock just to add some interest.

    Using Magic Sculpt, I added a rock from my garden to the base and then used a piece of slate and a small pebble as stamps to texture the groundwork. It was then painted and I added a bush and some static grass, followed by a name plate. Base complete!

    The next post will cover my start of the figure painting.

    Thanks for looking.
    Ken


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  2. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Here are a couple quick photos of my painting in progress.

    Obviously a lot yet to be done and probably several touch ups here and there as I move along. The colors are mine and not specifically tied to the movie. I also just wanted to be different from the box art.

    All done in acrylics.

    Again, Thanks for looking,
    Ken

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  3. Babelfish A Fixture

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    Base looks great and I'm not familiar with the movie so never knew that the figure is a (cough) "tribute" to him. But looking at it with that new knowledge, I can see the likeness.

    - Steve
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  4. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Looking very fine indeed Ken. Haven't seen the film in years, but that sure does look like Charlton.
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  5. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Excellent work so far Ken. I painted this figure a long time back for a magazine article and I enjoyed it. I see it is still catalogued so it must have proven popular. I remember the movie very well (and I always liked Charlton Heston anyway).

    Phil
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  6. misfit151 A Fixture

    Glad you're back in the groove Ken.....(y). Great start ...Mike
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  7. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Nice to see you painting again Ken, very nice work.
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  8. clrsgt A Fixture

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    Had the figure forever, but never made a direct connection to the movie. The movie is why I bought it though and I can see the resemblance to Charlton Heston now. You are off to a good start. I like the large boulder on the base. I look forward to seeing how you deal with falcon/hawk; the main reason the kit is still in my GGA.
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  9. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks my friends. It's good to be back and I appreciate your support.

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  10. gerryj199 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Ken,
    I have this on my workbench right now so the timing couldn't be better for me :). It's great to see what you're doing with this piece.

    Like the others, I had no idea that this was meant to be Charlton Heston. (Strangely I think that the Oniria 28mm Heston in a western is a better likeness!)

    This is looking great and I'll follow along with real interest.
    Best regards
    Gerry
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  11. Oda A Fixture

    Love the movie and the figure (part of my collection too and waiting patiently for some bench space) and love your work so far.Will follow with interest.

    Oda.

    PS: A real buggger when "real life gets in the way"and a heavenly moment when our significant others come to the realisation that we are "much better" individuals when active in our hobby than when we are idle.
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  12. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Gerry and Oda! It's a fun figure to paint and I'm looking forward to bringing the Falcon to life. (Fingers crossed!)

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  13. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    A little more painting done. :)

    Thanks for looking,
    Ken

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  14. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Ken

    So good to have you back and creative .....great basework and the figures really coming along

    Wasn't this a early Andrea release ?

    Following with interest

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  15. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Nap! This is definitely an old Andrea release. I've got a large stash of early Andrea and Pegaso figures, so expect to see one every now and then.
  16. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Ok, I think Heston is complete and now I need to move on to the Falcon. I am fairly content with the figure at this point but not feeling as confident as I was when I stopped painting 8 months ago. My "muscle memory" seems a bit off but I'm sure it will improve as I continue to paint. :)

    Be back soon,
    Ken

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  17. Oda A Fixture

    Looks very,very good to me.

    Oda.
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  18. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I'm calling this one complete!

    Thanks for looking,
    Ken


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  19. ometz Well-Known Member

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    From my cold dead hands!
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  20. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Ken

    Nice to see this finished , looks good to me both the figure and the bird , as always the base work very effective

    Why not enter a piece into the class of your choice in our DECEMBER's FOTM comp (links below) and also vote in NOVEMBER's classes as well ( links in FOTM forum )

    https://www.planetfigure.com/thread...m-standard-ends-midnight-bst-31-12-21.399716/

    https://www.planetfigure.com/thread...termediate-ends-midnight-bst-31-12-21.399717/

    https://www.planetfigure.com/thread...m-advanced-ends-midnight-bst-31-12-21.399721/

    Always good to see the artwork

    Thanks for sharing

    Look forward to the next

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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