WIP - US Infantry, Ardennes 1944, 1/10 scale bust

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by tonydawe, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi guys.

    I've been busy lately working on this magnificent 1/10th scale bust by Young Miniatures of a US Infantryman in the Ardennes 1944.

    To simulate the rough texture of the woollen overcoat, I stippled talcum powder over the surface after priming.

    I haven't started shading yet, and there's still the right hand, back pack and rifle to be painted.

    Hope you like it so far.

    Attached Files:

  2. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    He looks great so far Tony.
  3. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Looks great Tony,
    I would recommend that you made a dark red wash and put this betweenn the eyeball and lower eyelid. This will reduce the in my opinion to much white into the eye and give's a more natural look.
    A catchlight is also a possibility to give more life in the eye, but i personally don't like it.

    Marc
  4. theseeker Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Tony,
    Looking good as usual!
    Rocky
  5. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    So far so good here Tony. I am ready to prime my version of this bust as we speak. Should be making progress in the next few weeks as well! Looking forward to your finished piece!

    Jay H.
    OKc
  6. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Looking good so far Tony ,like the texture on the coat.

    David
  7. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Nice work so far Tony,it is a fantastic looking bust.

    Steve
  8. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Your work is wonderful as usual!
    I'm looking forward to completion of your work.
  9. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks everyone for your kind comments.

    Marc, I'll be adding some red wash to the eyes as you suggested. I don't like catchlights either. I will apply gloss varnish on the eyeballs once the painting is completed.

    I started shading the overcoat and webbing tonight. I'll post more pics soon.
  10. mario Active Member

    Country:
    Brazil
    Tony

    Wonderful work

    Warm regards

    Mario
  11. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    exellent, love the skin tones and beard

    :)

    mark
  12. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks Mario & Mark,

    I'm really glad you like it so far.

    I've done more shading today on the overcoat and webbing.

    Attached Files:

  13. Special Ops Models Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Great start Tony,
    Can't wait to see when you finish it.

    Cheers,

    Andy
  14. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    More impressive stuff Tony

    Looking good so far.
    Good tonal work, and it seems your having fun with the texture effects too.

    Cheers
  15. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks Andy and Jamie,

    I appreciate your comments and encouragement.
  16. eissteban Active Member

    Country:
    France
    hi tony,
    great start, but i think the scarf is too green, but perhaps you don't finish it ?
  17. Hardy Guest

    Great work mate. Hardy
  18. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Great work on the Bust Tony!

    regards,
    Marcel.
  19. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Seb, Hardy and Marcel,

    Thanks guys, I always appreciate your comments and encouragement.

    I've attached a few new pics taken last night to show you where I'm up to.

    The backpack and rifle have only been base coated.

    Attached Files:

  20. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Lookin good

    Ho tony,
    looking good. as always..... at this rate, I expect there to be some articles on your figures in some magazines soon...:D

    Just a thought- for a figure in winter, the helmet looks a bit 'clean'. If the GI looks that unshaven, then I dare say that snow, mush and slush would have left remnants around the helmet at least.

    Mind you, this may be a moment when I posting about something about three steps too early...again!!:rolleyes:;) Im sure you'll do a great job of making him look 'field worn' closer to completion

    Great work Tony, thanks for sharing...
    Thumbs up!

    cheers

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