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Tirailleur Sénégalais, Western Front c. 1917

Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by Canoehead, Sep 19, 2023.

  1. Canoehead Well-Known Member

    Latest bust just finished from H&V in 1/12. I modified a bit, removing the collar insignia and adding a fouled anchor to the helmet badge to denote France’s colonial troops who fought on the Western Front in the Great War. Painted in oils and acrylics:

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  2. Briggsy Well-Known Member

    Very nice piece, the skin tones are good, not always the easiest to paint, great job.

    Cheers Simon
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  3. sd0324 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Those are some of the best black skin tones I may have ever seen. Really well done! Nice work.

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  4. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Very nice painted

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  5. Nap Moderator

    Hi Brian

    You've done it again , lovely small conversion,nice work on the helmet badge , all extremely well painted , like the uniform colour and the fleshwork speaks for itself

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    Thanks for sharing

    Look forward to seeing more from you , ENJOY the hobby

    Happy benchtime

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  6. Canoehead Well-Known Member

    Thanks everyone for the kind comments - much appreciated!

  7. marco14 Well-Known Member

    that is looking fantastic,I love the texture that you see from wool,I have no idea how to paint that
    a wool effect??? but very beautiful,the whole bust (y)

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  8. MalcC A Fixture

    Excellent flesh tones, and overall great job.

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  9. akaryu Moderator

    Very nice skintones, great work

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  10. Steve Ski PlanetFigure Supporter

    Great flesh tones, Brian, most excellent!
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  11. Redcap A Fixture

    Really impressive skin tones set this one off. Great work.
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  12. Canoehead Well-Known Member

    Thanks Mario! In terms of making a wool-like texture, used a Size 0 brush with a good tip to stipple tiny dots of paint along the tops of the folds, occasionally putting some into the odd shadow area next to the highlights as well. The first set of dots are in a tone that is very close to the highlight colour but slightly lighter. Once that dries, I’ll mix a slightly lighter tone still and focus these dots on just the very tops of the folds.
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  13. marco14 Well-Known Member

    Thank you very much to explain this,gonna practice this on a old figure,because I have 2 busts now and they have
    a jacket on that is normally wool,and didn't have a idea how to do that,it's the first time,but like I can see ore read,NOT to much in the darker shades
    if I understand it good,
    thanks a lot,appreciated this (y)
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