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VP 1649 Desert Rat Bust wip

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by gothicgeek, May 10, 2009.

  1. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Jamie........ thank you! :)

    wonderfull webbing HUH!

    have been painting lots and lots of lines and then painting over them! grrrr...

    i understand the desert guys didnt blanco the webbing, just washed and scrubed so it looked almost white.

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  2. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Update.........

    the main webbing and the pack are about finished, might do a touch more but probably not.

    started the shirt based with GW bleached bone ( looks like light sand ) shadows with AV 921 english uniform, i'm going back over the shading now to get smooth transitions and i'll highlight with AV 928 light flesh... then work out how to do sweat stains ... uhhh

    :)

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  3. Hardy Guest

    Excellent work, really looking forward to the finished piece. Hardy
  4. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Geeeeeez, Mark, I haven't been back in for a while to check on this.....looking fantastic! The helmet is simply outstanding IMO. Looking forward to the end for sure!

    Jay H.
    Okc
  5. tomapaul Active Member

    Country:
    Romania
    :eek:
    Amazing...
    The webbing is great!You must have a steady hand.
  6. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Hello, Mark.
    Wow! That's perfect!
    I liked it very much.
    I'm looking forward to completion of your work very much.

    Mitsutaka
  7. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hello Mark,

    Absoluting fantastic!
    Everything are very realistc, but the helmet are :eek::eek:

    Regards from Portugal
    Pedro
  8. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hardy.... many thanks :)

    Jay..... thanks, the helmet came out better than i hoped :)

    Paul.... thanks again :)

    Mitsutaka... thank you!

    Pedro.... thank you :)

    minor update..........

    the transitions are coming together and i,ve started to deepen the colour where sweat stains will be

    :)


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  9. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Mark,
    Fantastic looking bust sofar! Looking forward to see the end result!

    Cheers,
    Marcel.
  10. Totenhosen New Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Awesome.

    What does it for me are the wrinkles you painted in on his throat. Superb!
  11. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Very, very nice!! I particularly like the helmet!

    All the best,
    Dan
  12. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Marcel... cheers mate :)

    Ken.... Thank you :)

    Dan... thanks :)


    Update.....

    after a few sessions on the shirt i sorted out the sling for the rifle which i've done using a different base colour to imply it may not have been issued with the webbing ( and to add some variety :) )

    have sorted the hair and done the stubble ( conte pastels ground down in water, it lets you make repairs )

    i have now glued the body, arm, head and helmet together....

    i have replaced the twisted and bendy bayonet blade with a scratched item ( and while i was at it replaced the barrel and the bit of metal that forms the cross piece, it looks a bit tighter )

    :)

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    A. bit of plastic card cut to size

    B. gutters on both sides, steel rule and an s shaped file, liguid poly and some fine emmery paper

    C. black permanent marker so i can see what i've removed and keep it all balanced

    D. the thing assembled

    E. in place ( note the blade is low by about 1/4 of a mm .... GRRRRR )
  13. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Marc, again, some fantastic work here. A small question if I may. Are you planning any sweat soak around the collar of the shirt at his chest? I have to say the sweat on the under-arms is just genious, would love to see some on the chest as well. Just my wish, not to say it isn't great as is. Nice work!

    Jay H.
    Okc
  14. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Jay!

    i had started but your a mind reader :)

    still a long way to go, but getting there

    swift update as i need to sleep ;)

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  15. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Ok Mark,

    [activate "Hobby Mega Rivet Counter Geek Voice", as done by Billy Connelly]
    Oh Dear,
    the blade is out of alignment by a millimeter.....
    Wrong thread count on the canvas stitching painted onto the helmet strap,
    Paint on helmet peeling off, tut tut.....
    Sweating in uniform.....not regulation.....
    sorry, but have to knock off at least 40 points for that, so no gold medal for you..
    [ok, start being normal now- unless you are one of those Rivet Counting types:D:rolleyes:]

    My My My,
    good work mark, sweat staining looks good, it is all coming together now. The bayonet work up was good little mini SBS, thanks for sharing that.

    all those little effects you are adding really do animate the bust.

    Cheers


    PS: If anyone who wandered in by mistake thinks I am having a go at Mark, this is classic commonwealth dry humour.
  16. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Hello, Mark.
    Your work is amazing.
    I liked an expression of a helmet, a mustache and sweat very much.
    I think these tries are successful perfectly.
    The skin tone and the feeling of a uniform are also very wonderful.

    Mitsutaka
  17. Christosjager A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Well done Mark,looking great so far.
  18. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Exellent.

    Steve
  19. Rob Brown Member

    Country:
    United-States
    that is nice Mark!!!
  20. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Mark, I have loved watching your SBS. You have really put some work into this kit and it coming up nicely. The sweat stains are spot on, it deepens the colours in the shirt, adding more visual pleasure. the salt and pepper look to his stubble give him that older look. Great work
    Ben

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