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UEM Gaul Warrior Bust

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Sambaman, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    This is United Empire Miniature’s latest bust release, a Gaul Warrior from the first Century BC, Sculpted by the capable hands of Shane Tarry. This represents the box art for the release and should see availability sometime around the Chicago show (October) this year. The bust is flawlessly cast in beige resin, and scales out to roughly 150mm. Despite his slight diminutive size, he is sculpted with perfect detail and great attitude. That knowing glance from under his helmet gives him just the right touch of attitude. The kit is cast in three simple pieces, the bust and two cheek plates (see images). I had a fantastic time painting this one up. With the large area of flesh tones and the tartan I decided to add provide just the right amount of painting challenge. I knew I wanted to add a green tartan and what better color to do this chaps hair in than a nice complimentary red, right?! I had never painted red hair before, so why not. I have added a couple pics of my palette and colors used for that below. I think it added the right touch of contrast. Shane (the sculptor) had mentioned that, in his research, he read that these people had been described as “fair” skinned. In keeping with that, I kept my flesh tones a bit lighter than usual. Besides, how does any “ruddy” skinned fellow not have red hair? It all seemed to come together.

    I tried to take a bit more pictures of my process than I usually do, and bellow, are the results. For anyone interested, I’ll be showing pics of the raw bust, the bust with just undercoat (acrylic undercoat colors) and a few of the oil painting process (including a couple of my color palettes), these included the hair, flesh tones, and the beginnings of the tartan. If you look closely you can see that one of the flesh tone pics has just half of the face painted. I always start on the right side of the face (my left) because I’m right handed and it is more difficult to paint that side for me. This way it is easier to match the right side, where I am more confident.

    Thanks for looking! Bear with me on this one, I'm loading LOTS of pictures! Any and all comments are more than welcome. You can always show your appreciation by picking up one of these beauties from John over at UEM!

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  2. Sambaman Well-Known Member

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  4. Sambaman Well-Known Member

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    Final pics!

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  5. Guy A Fixture

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    United-States
    Fantastic painting Jay. From the flesh tones to the tartan....Excellent work. I look forward to seeing John release this bust.
  6. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Guy, check's in the mail my friend!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  7. Angaliel Well-Known Member

    Country:
    France
    ThankU very much for all that pics !!!!!!!!!!!!

    I really love the tartan (all the fig in fact).

    JP
  8. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    JP, my pleasure my friend! Glad you like it!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  9. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey Jay, very good work, I like it.

    Cheers
    Roc
  10. SPrimeau Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Jay awesome painting! Really like the bust and the attitude it portrays. Great job all around!
    Scott
  11. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Rocco, Scott,
    many thanks!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  12. dArtagnan A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    Lovely sculpting!
    But a good sculpting can not without a good painter!
    You did a fantastic job on the skintones and the tartan, Jay.

    And I appreciate it that you have shared your skintones with us.

    Congratulations on a great paintjob,

    Eddy.
  13. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Very good painting Dave,I love the tartan.Beautiful release from United Empire,and I like the scale also!
    best regards
    christos
  14. MAB Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Hi Jay ........ Compliments Good Work and Good Progress ;)
  15. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Excellent work Jay.
    I hope you made a SBS from this extremely well painted tartan. Specially because you did it with oilpaint.

    marc
  16. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Beautiful work all around !!! Bravoooo
  17. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Eddy, Christos, Maurizio, Marc, Costas,
    many thanks for the kind words gentlemen!

    Christos, this one scales out to almost exactly the same size as the Latorre pirate. Right up your alley my friend!

    Marc, unfortunately what you see is what you get. I tend to get a bit focused and pictures take a back seat to simply painting. I forget to take pics durring the process even though my camera is sitting right next to me! Next time I'll see about getting more detailed images. Thanks again guys!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  18. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Extremely well painted, I like the result a lot!!
    My compliments for such a beautiful paint job.
  19. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Marcel, thanks for the kind words.

    Jay H.
    OKC
  20. jsebc New Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Nice work Jay...I saw the sculpt SBS on MedRom for this and you have really done justice to this figure...I wouldn't dare attempt all that flesh never mind the tartan.

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