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WIP War Drummer

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Sven, Feb 3, 2021.

  1. Sven A Fixture

    Dear Planeteers,

    my current project is the War Drummer by Medieval Forge Miniatures. This bust is lovely and full of details, but no simple project for sure. As all figures from this brand, the casting is crisp and the fitting great. It's just a complex figure and a challenge for both the painter and the modeler.
    I assume the project will take a few more weeks to complete. Maybe a good reason to start another WiP? Hope you enjoy watching the War Drummer coming to life. Next step will be painting his leather jacket and the rest of his torso.

    Greetings from Berlin

    Sven
    Drummer_5.JPG Drummer_1.JPG Drummer_2.JPG Drummer_4.JPG
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  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Sven

    Great to see your with a WIP and a excellent subject as well

    Good start on him , nice fleshtones as well

    Like the weathering on the hat as well ......did you stipple for the effect

    Following with interest

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  3. TERRYSOMME1916 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Well Sven your are on your way to producing another beautiful piece of work and I look forward to following the WIP, the bust is one that caught my eye when it first appeared and its great to see completed versions appearing on the forums, Medieval Forge have lots of very tempting releases and it good to get your feedback as you proceed through the prep onto the painting.
    TERRY
  4. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Excellent so far Sven. The face is full of character. I'm guessing there's arms and a drum? What period - 30 years war?

    Phil
  5. Sven A Fixture

    Hi Phil,
    of course, he has arms and an impressive drum. Honestly, the prospect of painting this drum and attaching it to the figure keeps me awake at night . :(
    Here is the box art
    MFA-013-2.jpg
    Sven
  6. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    LOL ...I can think of worse things Sven !

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  7. Babelfish A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Off to a great start there. The flesh looks excellent, and I love the various shades of grey in the hat. Very well done.

    - Steve
  8. Medieval Forge Miniatures A Fixture

    Country:
    Russian-Federation
  9. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Ah, that is nice. I especially like the impressive wheel-lock pistol in his belt. MFM do some really good stuff. I'm on this thread for sure!

    Phil
  10. clrsgt A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Great start Sven. I will be following closely as this one is sitting on my shelf, a Christmas present from my good wife. You are right about the drum too. It will give me nightmares as well when the time comes.
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  11. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States
    Nice work Sven! :)

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  12. Sven A Fixture

    Dear Planeteers,

    here is part two of the War Drummer WiP. I painted most leather parts. The details of the bust are amazing. My favourite is the little fork on his chest.

    Next step will be his arms, pistol, and field bottle.

    Happy painting!
    Sven
    IMG_E2461.JPG IMG_E2457.JPG IMG_E2459.JPG IMG_E2460.JPG
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  13. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Excellent work so far Sven. I like the playing cards in his hatband.

    Phil
  14. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Sven

    Your doing a cracking job on this , so many details all adding to the overall look and period feel

    Nice work on the leather

    Thanks for sharing

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  15. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States
    Wonderful work Sven!:)(y)

    Cheers,
    Ken
  16. Sven A Fixture

    Final step before the great reveal ;) The War Drummer is still missing his sticks, a dagger and, of course, his drum.

    Sven
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  17. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Sven

    Great update pics , really come together now

    Look forward to the big reveal

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  18. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    He is looking amazing
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  19. clrsgt A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Looking absolutely fantastic Sven. Great leather work and I like the color of his shirt as well. Just what color is the shirt? Looks to be pink or a very faded vermillion in the photos.
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  20. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    That is very impressive painting Sven. The only thing I can't see on the model is the spanner for his wheel-lock - the key that winds the tension into the wheel. Maybe it's there but not easily spotted. The pistol would just be an ornate club without it.

    Phil
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