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United Empire Miniatures 42nd Highlander 1783

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Michaelminiatures, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. Michaelminiatures A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    British 42nd Highlander 1783, 54mm figure from United Empire Miniatures sculpted by Alan Ball. I created this groundwork setting in a 1 1/2 day class at the 2015 Atlanta Figure Show. Some basic steps: I glued a resin tree stump to the wood base, painted the tree and added branches and foliage to make a tree. The branches and tree roots are made of dryed tomato plant roots( very tuff when dryed).Next I Sculpted rocks from 2-part pool putty and stained them with a oil paint sepia wash making a nice realistic rock cropping for my figure to stand on. Next I added ground cover and plants adding touches of paint to give the a more realistic look. John Long was the class teacher and he was excellent. We also learned of the different the supply's needed to make ground work. I painted my figure after I returned home and was very pleased to finish it and place it in the scene.

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    Erbay, Mike Stevens, Huw63 and 10 others like this.
  2. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Nicely painted and the base looks great too.
    Bob
  3. pgarri27 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Nice job, Mike. That's a neat figure. I really like almost everything sculpted by Alan Ball. You did a good job painting him. Your groundwork looks really good and compliments the figure. Good to see the finished product. It was a good class, and I enjoyed learning lots of techniques.
  4. tomifune A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    You guys really took that ground class to heart! The last time I seen this figure, he had a piece of rubber hanging off him.:wtf:
    Great job!!

    Bob
  5. Kisifer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Very beautifully painted figure and set up. Well done.

    Xenofon
  6. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Superb work Guys.
    Your base groundwork is a real gem.
    Keith
  7. custer760 Well-Known Member

    Excellent work all around on this Mike,the figure complements the groundwork and the groundwork complements the figure.
    Love it.
    Pete
  8. swralph A Fixture

    Lovely work all round.
    Ralph.
  9. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    great work all around.

    marc
  10. Michaelminiatures A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks guys it was a fun one.
  11. maco61 A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    Very very nice job.
    Ciao by Maco
  12. Huw63 A Fixture

    Country:
    Switzerland
    Really nice work all round.

    Cheers

    Huw

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