WIP Critique Tommy’s War Sniper

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nos76, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. Nos76 Active Member

    Well here goes....I am a first time figure painter and I am ready to throw myself to the Wolves! It is a limited edition club member Tommy’s War 1918 Western Front Sniper. It is all done with acrylics so far. I didn’t know where to start so I started with the most obvious his trench coat.

    Thanks for looking


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  2. DaddyO PlanetFigure Supporter

    Looking good so far - I like the battered colour effect :)

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  3. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Looking very good , great start on the colours.
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  4. Roland Meng Member

    I like the worn effect, looks good!
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  5. Paul Kernan Well-Known Member

    Are you sure this is your first???;) Great start, mate(y)
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  6. Cannonball Well-Known Member

    Great start on what looks to be another super figure from Tommys War.
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  7. Nos76 Active Member

    Thanks guys....I am sure it is my first ever figure! Have always been an Armour and Auto guy, just finished my Whippet and still had the bug for The Great War. Will be going on with the hessian leg wraps next keep you all posted

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  8. clrsgt A Fixture

    Great start on the trench coat; looks well worn.
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  9. anstontyke PlanetFigure Supporter

    great start. will be following your thread as i have the same figure in the stash.

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  10. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    amazing work so far.

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  11. bucsfan21 Active Member

    Thanks for sharing your work. I too think you did a nice job on the leather work on the trench coat! Looking forward to seeing what you do with the leg wraps!

    Best of Everything, Terry Martin-member of the Atlanta Miniature Figure Society
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  12. Nos76 Active Member

    Thanks again for your kind words of encouragement. I managed to sneak in some more bench time as we all know life can get in the way. So I managed to get the hessian leg wraps and boots done.I am not completely convinced on the end result of the boots,but I am not too concerned as the figure will end up with mud on his boots.I do have some questions though...I am chasing that fine blend in and I am looking into oils can I use oils over acrylics? If so what clearcoat? As I have heard some varnish products can take the depth of the the work away.

    Ohh and forgive my photo sharing still learning how to do that as well

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  13. Borek A Fixture

    Nice work so far. It is a very good good sculpture, I have to say, and I am interested in the result. I'll watch ...

    Cheers Borek ;)
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  14. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Hi Nos
    Neat to see this little guy painted as first time I've seen someone work on him.
    Ref oils - they go straight over acrylics, no need to clear coat.
    Enjoying your photos & learning.
    Thanks for sharing.
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  15. Huw63 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Looks marvellous. Its the first time I've seen the guy painted too.


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  16. Nos76 Active Member

    Been a little slow as work has been getting in the way...but I managed to get the personal equipment done! I have also been working on the vignette base stained and bees waxed and the tree shaped from wire and DAS Modelling Clay. A serious of wood tones painted to the tree. I wanted to give the tree a battle damaged look. I hope it look realistic enough

    Cheers for looking


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  17. franck edet Well-Known Member

    That is definitely a great start !
    regarding your question : yes you can use oils over acrylics, but you can easily blend your colors by using acrylic glazes, it is quite easy to apply, dries very quick and allows for a nice control in the level of blending you want for final.
    and in the end it will keep the dullness of the acrylic paints :)
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  18. Nos76 Active Member

    Well coming close to the end just the groundwork to do...a little disappointed with the eyes...but that is to be excepted for my first figure.

    Thanks for looking

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  19. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    I wish my first figure had been that good. Not sure lve done anything better than that since to be honest. Great start well done.

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  20. Nos76 Active Member

    Thanks heaps Keith....I am really loving this figure painting as I have always been an Armour and Auto guy.
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