Completed Critique Werner Moelders - Alpine Miniatures - 1/16 - Completed

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Ferris, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. Ferris A Fixture

    Hi All,

    Finished Werner over the weekend, after a break of a few weeks of no painting.

    Somehow I found the pants difficult to paint. I found it hard to find the right areas for highlights and shades. For example his crotch area is in the shade of the arms and hands and I used the base colour for highlights, otherwise it looked strange. Took me quite a bit of fiddling. The pose places the shades and highlights in unexpected places, maybe that's it, not sure.
    On the other hand, the boots were a breeze and fun to paint, a task I had been looking forward to since the beginning; the contrast of the shiny leather and matte felt parts was very pleasing to imitate. The sharp sculpting really helped here Mike (y).

    The base is rather plain and simple, basically because I did not want to imitate Ernesto's box art version, yet had no better ideas. There's some empty space left and if you have any suggestion for something to add there, please let me know!

    I couldn't choose between photo backgrounds, so I posted them both (too late for decisions here).
    Overall a very satisfying figure to paint on which I could try out some new techniques, such as the leather.

    Hope you like him.

    Cheers,
    Adrian

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  2. bonehead A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Nice!! :wideyed::woot:(y)
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  3. DEMOH Well-Known Member

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    Russian-Federation
    Good paint work around!(y)
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  4. Patrick Kamsma Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Nice!!! Love the saturated colours.
    How did you do the leather coat?

    Grtz
    Patrick
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  5. Pekka Active Member

    Country:
    Finland
    Excellent. I also have a pilot figure to paint and this is great reference and inspiration. What kind of varnish did you use for the coat?
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  6. Jeff T Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Superb work Adrian!

    That is very, very nice .


    Cheer's,
    Jeff.
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  7. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Excellent paint Adrian!(y)

    Cheers,
    Pedro.
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  8. Joe55 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Damn o_O! I don't think Werner ever looked so good :D!

    I know what you mean Adrian, some figures seemingly paint themselves, while others are very tricky. Nonetheless, you pulled this one off magnificently, as only you know how (y)!

    Joe
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  9. Braemp Active Member

    Ecxellent work! Well done all over but I really like the jacket, how did you do that? It looks so real.

    Cheers Lars
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  10. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    For all your troubles it came out very well and excellent colours.
    Cheers
    John
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  11. Steve Ski Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Ferris, killer finish, as usual! Awesome, love the Large Scale Figs.

    Cheers, Ski.
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  12. Nicolaos Active Member

    Looks gorgeous, the jacket is killing me. Warm congrats!
    Nicolae
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  13. NickM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    That is truly stunning work, Adrian. Very, very impressive (y)
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  14. storm_zh Well-Known Member

    Country:
    China
    Excellent painting!
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  15. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Lovely work Adrian.(y)
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  16. Franckythefrench Active Member

    Country:
    France
    excellent work! the leather is great.
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  17. swralph A Fixture

    Very nice painting
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  18. Johan Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    That's one of my favourite figures; wish only I could paint it like you, this is superb (y)
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  19. Graham PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    As everyone above is saying, superb work but the jacket is outstanding!
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  20. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great stuff Adrian ,Like the leathers and the very clean paint all round

    Ron
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