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WIP Andrea Mounted Crusader

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by theseeker, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. theseeker Member

    Country:
    United-States
    This one may take a while. This is a beautiful kit and fortunately the horse does not need a lot of putty as 90% of the seams are covered by the harness, reigns and the cape. I will be going with the box art colors which depict a faded turquoise tunic and a faded red cape. I did a base coat of medium flesh and a second coat of dark brown and flat black for the horse. Tomorrow I will start the first coat of oils on the horse and the face.
    Let me know what you think of the horse colors.

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  2. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Looking forward to see some steps!!!
  3. Tommi A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Rocky, I will be following this one with great interest
    Tommi
  4. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Great great start on a very beautiful figure!!!

    Keep it rolling!

    Ray ;)
  5. paulyrichard New Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great start, Rocky. Nice to see you postin' your colours used, thanks.

    You've airbrushed the horse I take it?!
  6. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Excellent start Rocky,
    You are doing a good job on this horse.

    Marc
  7. theseeker Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Paul,

    It was airbrushed in acrylics. Next step is the oils.

    Rocky
  8. theseeker Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks for the comments and kind words. I will post some more tonight.
  9. theseeker Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I added the first coat of oils to the horse and first highlights and shadows.
    The pics are glossy because the oils are still wet.
    I am just looking for input for the colors used. Too much contrast between the colors? The horse has incredible detail, raised veins, great muscle definition and an outstanding face. Please let me know what you think positive or negative.

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  10. JGREEN A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Rocky,

    Looks pretty good so far. I wouldn't say there's too much contrast between the colors, but I would soften the transitions between the two. Even the box-art, in my opinion, would benefit from more gradual transitions.

    Jason
  11. theseeker Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Jason,

    Thanks for the input. I agree with you on all points. After I take the pictures I sit down and beat myself, as the camera does not lie. I work wet on wet for two days until I am satisfied with the results. The transitions will be softened but I have to get away from the piece overnight. I will do what I call a little stipling on the transitions tomorrow morning.
    I will also begin the face tomorrow. I have never seen a head this well done. I only hope I can do it justice.
    Thanks for the comments!

    Rocky
  12. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey Rock, very good start, looking forward to seeing more.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers
    Roc
  13. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent start Rocky.
  14. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Great start Rocky, like to see more!!
  15. arthur Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Rocky,
    Nice horse !
    Looking forward to more.
    Cheers,
    A.
  16. theseeker Member

    Country:
    United-States
    A little more progress on the horse today. I added some veins, which need to be toned down, started working on the mouth, eyes, nose, hoofs and socks. I placed the crusader and saddle on for painting and fit purposes along with the harness. All temporary of course. Next comes the dry on wet transitions, shading and highlighting. I am not sure why the eyes look so red in the pics? They are actually brown with a touch of red. This is going to take a while! All comments welcome. BTW, I would appreciate a good oil mix for turquoise.

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  17. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    He looks great Rocky. I like the transition of the colors and the veins look perfect too. I can't see the vein on the stomach.....is it done the same way?
  18. theseeker Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Guy,
    I was concerned that the veins may be a little too light in color and have too much "pop." Yes, the vein on the stomach is done the same way. I will try to take some more defining pics. I have more to do on the eyes and mouth as the eyes have dried looking red? I will never master acrylics! Hopefully I can get some more work done on this figure before I leave on Thursday for NY.
    Thanks for your input Guy! It is always truly appreciated.
    Rocky
  19. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Rocky,
    The horse is coming along fine and I like the colour.
    Cheers
    John
  20. theseeker Member

    Country:
    United-States
    John,

    Thanks for the kind words! Hopefully I will be able to post some more pics tomorrow. This is one of the best cast kits that I have ever seen. The face of the crusader is beyond words.

    Rocky

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