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WIP Rhodes Hospitaller

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by rej, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Here are the LOUSY pics of the work in progress re Rhodes Hospitaller :(

    With all the "professional" lighting rig I have, I'm still a "non league" photographer :(

    Anyway, I hope that you manage to see a bit beyond the CRAPPY pics :eek:

    Ray ;)

    Attached Files:

  2. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Ray, superb metalwork . Will he be completed for Euro, if so , look forward to seeing it in the flesh.

    Cheers Ken
  3. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Ray,
    Looks good to me.
    Cheers
    John
  4. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hello Ray,

    Beautiful job as usual:)
    The pictures aren´t so bad, but the work is better:D
    Aside, this 12 of September I celebrate my 11th wedding anniversary, honey moon was passed in your marvellous country, where I found nice people, good food, good sea, someday i´m gonna return to go one more time to Gozo Island and your beautiful capital La Valleta...

    Cheers
  5. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Ray, awesome job.
    Carl.
  6. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Looking very good.Love the armour.Not being an expert myself with photography it might be your lighting of the figure that is a bit strong.On saying that,i reckon the pictures are not bad at all.
    Brian
  7. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Rhodes Hospitaller

    Nonsense dear chap, I think your shots are just perfect, well better than what I can achieve - figure, I get close up to the 54mm on macro and all is blurred, all is not what it seems old friend!:( I like what you have achieved so far, looking forward to the completed piece.

    Thanks for posting. RobH.;)
  8. Hardy Guest

    Excellent work Ray. Casting isssues aside it amazes me that you dont see many of these on the forums, its a stunner of a kit and still holds its own against the newer releases. Hardy
  9. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Looks great to me.
    Would really like to see him at Euro.

    For the pictures: reduce your lightsource trough set the lights further away from the figure, or use a white cloth to reduce it.

    marc
  10. ubbi Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Great work, love especially the metals !!


    Stefano
  11. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    beautiful work my friend ! It will end nicely and a winner

    Best regards


    COstas
  12. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Fantastic painting so far Ray, look forward to seeing it finished.

    Cheers David
  13. el cid New Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Ray. I dig!!!!
  14. Elaphus Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hello Ray,

    wow, fantastic painting. I like the metals, much realistic !

    Please say me, do you paint with oil directly on the tin or to you paint with metal-colors and oil-colors ore were did you paint this ?????

    It is absolutly great, thank you for sharing

    Karsten
  15. slaj Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Hey buddy,looking very good indeed. Maybe I see tonight at club

    Steve
  16. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Ray, Excellent looking metals and reds!
    Looking forward to see the figure together.

    Cheers,
    Marcel.
  17. JGREEN A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Ray,
    Looks great so far! Nice shield damage - was that sculpted on the kit?

    Jason
  18. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Ken, John, Carl, Brian, Rob, Marc, Stefano, Costas, David, Steve, Stephen, Marcel thank you all for looking and you overly praise.........much appreciated.

    Pedro thank you as well, but I won't forgive you for not contacting me before you came to Malta, and you would have paid a visit to our club......we could have showed you around a bit as well :eek:

    Hardy, as you said it is a stunning kit and really held/holds his ground with today's releases!!!

    Karsten how are you my friend? Are you coming to Euro? Here is what I do with the metal........
    I polish the white metal with a fine grade steelwool, then I paste the area with Mars Black W&N Oils. I remove the excess almost to nothing especially on the uppermost areas.....I just leave a very very thin film of paint, enough to make the etching/scratches work/show on the pasted metal. This is done while the paint is wet and with a hypodermic needle as I find the chisel shape works much better then just a round pointed needle. When all is dry I revisit the recesses with Lamp Black W&N Oils and feather accordingly. After this process dries, I add random spots of rust with Purple Madder Alizarin and feather them to merge with the metal.........

    Jason thank you as well........the sheild cover is lead sheat from wine bottles's necks :D (nice English eh) :D which I glued in place and as you can expect, I made the tears and cuts myself.

    Ray ;)
  19. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    "Pedro thank you as well, but I won't forgive you for not contacting me before you came to Malta, and you would have paid a visit to our club......we could have showed you around a bit as well"


    Ray,
    I was in Malta in 1998. I am going to return in a future summer and I will have great pleasure to meet you, and your club too.:)
  20. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Pedro...........I CAN't STOP LAUGHING :D :D :D

    Must be the Euro fever that have clouded my mind........in 1998 My God how did that escape me :D :D :D :D

    You are more then WELCOME so keep safe until then :p

    Ray ;)

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