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Completed WWI Bomber, 9th Scots, 51st Highland Division 1917

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by dArtagnan, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. dArtagnan A Fixture

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    Belgium
    Painted this one a few years ago. It was released by Grenadier Miniatures, but sadely out of production now. Painted in oilpaint and printers inks. I hope you like it.
    Thanks for looking,
    Eddy
    http://www.bloggen.be/eddys_painted_figures/
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  2. misfit151 A Fixture

    Fabulous painting Eddy...love all the subtle tones throughout..(y). Mike
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  3. TERRYSOMME1916 A Fixture

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    Eddy that's a beautiful job using oils, you have the managed to mix and control the colours, lovely shading and highlights with very smooth brush work and there doesn't seem to be much of a sheen from the oils (how did you get that finish), overall its a smashing result.
    TERRY
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  4. dArtagnan A Fixture

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    Belgium
    Mike, Terry, thanks for the kind comments, guys!:)
    Terry : I let my oils soak a bit on a thick paper about 15 minutes before starting to paint, and I use White Spirit as medium, wet on wet,
    with a few updates the day after.
    Cheers,
    Eddy
    http://www.bloggen.be/eddys_painted_figures/
  5. TERRYSOMME1916 A Fixture

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    Eddy I think that you have explained your oil painting technique to me before and I now use the same system although I find that it can be hit or miss whether they dry with a sheen or matt, on a recent project I thinned the oils down with white spirit and tried to put very little paint onto the acrylic undercoated section of the figure and I managed to get a better result although you got to be careful when adding the shadows and highlights as to much brushwork can lift the base colour but going to try this again tonight.
    Thanks
    TERRY
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  6. Babelfish A Fixture

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    That's an absolute cracker Eddy, I love it.

    @Terry - Just a suggestion, but I've found that adding a couple of drops of "Abteilung 502 Matt Effect Thinner" to oils really helps to dull them down a lot. And always leave oils to leach their carrier oil onto a piece of card for an hour before using them as well (you probably already know this, but thought I'd mention it for the benefit of anyone who may not).

    http://abteilung502.com/product/matt-effect-turpentine/

    - Steve
  7. DaddyO A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Lovely job to start the New Year with Eddie :)

    Busts are not usually my 'thing' but love the feel of this one, especially the grey hair and stubble which I've never found the easiest to pull off convincingly
    Cheers
    Paul
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  8. TERRYSOMME1916 A Fixture

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    Thanks Steve I will grab some of that Matt Effect thinner as I would like to paint some WW1, WW2 busts but don't go near them because I can't get that matt finish and haven't managed to conquer the use of acrylics.
    Thanks for the tip.
    TERRY
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    Grumbacher medium 1 is similar in effect..have some of the Matt effect on the way tho...remember oils aren’t generic and every brand, or even within a brand has different oil carriers. A bit of heat on drying takes out some sheen as well..just don’t cook the nasty fumes out of resin..and undercoats, humbrol, acrylics all seem to have an effect..if one follows some of Eddy’s sbs stuff he indicates the humbrol and oils mix a bit..
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  10. TERRYSOMME1916 A Fixture

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    Guys just ordered the Matt effect from emodels so should have it by the weekend and I will post how I get on.
    Thanks again
    TERRY
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  11. baronband Well-Known Member

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    A stunningly painted bust. Great depth to what could look like boring khaki. The realism is incredible.

    John
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  12. dArtagnan A Fixture

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    Belgium
  13. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Beautifully painted and the face is just awesome! (y)

    Well done,
    Ken
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  14. dArtagnan A Fixture

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    Belgium
  15. KuK_Grenadier PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Austria
    What a beautiful figure, marvellous painted. I like every single detail.....
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  16. megroot A Fixture

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    Netherlands
    Another impressive work Eddy.

    Marc
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  17. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Looks great , outstanding painting

    Mobo
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  18. Mongo Mel Active Member

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    United-States
    Well done. Very nice to see a fellow oil guy showing how it's done... old school
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  19. Perseas Well-Known Member

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    Greece
    A Masterpiece Eddy!
    Congratulations!!!
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  20. dArtagnan A Fixture

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    Belgium

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