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Warriors 1/6 " desert fox " Bust WIP 1st vbench

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by gothicgeek, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Jay and Steve .... Thanks guys :) i'm enjoying this alot!

    Many thanks Dave

    so i made some goggles, im about 75% happy with them but can live with that, i think they improve the look overall and thats what matters


    next up is the medals ..... ooooooooooo

  2. tonydawe A Fixture

    A few suggestions

    Hi Mark,

    You've really captured Rommell there. The likeness is excellent.:D

    If I may suggest, a bit more blending of the shadow flesh tones on the hands (and don't forget the fingernails) are needed.;);)

    I can see you're painting the flesh in acrylic (and doing an excellent job I would say).

    If you have oil paints, may I suggest you wash a thin coat of flesh colour mixed with 50% white spirits, and a small drop of van Dyke Brown/ Burnt Umber and Prussian Blue. :eek: If you don't have oils, you can use the same colours and replace the white spirits with 80% water.

    It will help define some of the small lines and wrinkles around the eyes and on the face, neck and hands. In this very large scale, it will enhance the realism.;);)
  3. chris1 Active Member

    Hi Mark.
    Really enjoying your blog.
    In fact its' inspired me to finish off the Legends bust of Rommel which has been sitting on my work bench for about 18 months.
    Unlike your self I'm working in oils and enamels.

    I'm curious about how you have done his anti gas goggles.
    I'd really appreciate any tips on constructing them you could give me.


  4. mil-mart A Fixture

    Hi Mark,

    Really great painting, skin tones are spot on .

    Cheers Ken
  5. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Hi Tony and thanks for the input, the hands are still not quite finished but i need to get the bulk of the jacket sorted. :)

    re using oils and "hot" products to do washes over acrylics.

    how long should i allow for drying and i'm assuming once i have used oil washes then no more acrylics can go over it???


    and thanks again for the comments :)

    hi Chris ..... check out the pics with arrows :)

    i'm using paper for almost all strap work these days and even for some of the metalwork too....
    1. cut out the shapes
    2. paint them with acrylic base coats and allow to dry
    3. form to shape if required and position on model
    4. spread a thin super glue on them to freeze them in place
    5. paint as normal

    the transparent part is a bit of bubble packaging off a 5min epoxy pack cut to shape (using the hat as a scale reference) and adding a bead of ClearFix around the edge and a piece of paper for the bit across the top... several coats of Klear to make it nice and shiny, not the best bit of scratching but it will do and hope that helps :)

    Thanks Ken :)



  6. megroot A Fixture

    Somewhere i missed this. WW II is not my favorite periode anymore, but i like what i see here.
    A great sculpted bust and some amazing painting on that.
    Great work.

  7. Hardy Guest

    Excellent work. Hardy
  8. Maglar Member

    Great work! Those goggles look like the ones I use in science class!
  9. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Excellent skin tones Mark very subtle at this scale.

  10. Marcel Active Member

    I also missed this thread but some excellent paintwork Mark!

  11. chris1 Active Member

    Many many thanks for taking the time to reply to my question about the goggles.
    It will make my life easy once I get to that stage.
    Thanks again

  12. gothicgeek A Fixture

    many thanks Marc

    thanks Hardy :)


    thanks David, faces are my fave parts of figure painting :)

    Thanks MArcel :)

    No problem Chris! thats what its all about, i have picked up so much usefull info here ;)


    i have spent quite a bit of time working this jacket and overall it's starting to look better, i intend to now work on one area at a time and finish the jacket in segments ....


  13. chris1 Active Member

    Hes' looking good..
    Mines currently one of those projects which I pick up while other builds paints are drying
    for the record.
    P47 for a Group build on aeroscale
    the Tamiya Afrika korps tanker just started painting
    and finally a Pz 4 in 1/72nd my first armour build since.....I don't know when.

    Just finished a modifing and painting the tamiya Tank commander I'll post photos hopefully by the end of tomorrow.

  14. gothicgeek A Fixture

    bet you thought this one was dead too eh? ;)

    this has been on a slow back burner while other brighter ( newer ) projects drew my attention, but i promised myself no new paints till this is done!

    i'm calling the thing finished, i've learned one important lesson doing this jacket though... USE THE AIRBRUSH on really big plain surfaces!

    it's a long way from perfect but enough! just the base to sort out tommorow and this one is fin!

  15. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Mark, you should be happy with this one, it turned out well!

    Jay H.
  16. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    turned out very well!

    he does look relaxed and a bit thoughtful.

    Good painting!


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