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WIP Critique WWI Stormtrooper bust by Young WIP

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Meehan34, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Oh yeh this is really looking much better now Mike and you are definetely in the right direction for a trench theme soldier.

    Im kinda swinging toward leaving the helmet also, just has so much caracter to it and adds to the distressed look of the soldier.

    Are you painting in oils or acrylic ?


    Steve
  2. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks guys I really appreciate the encouragement and kind words. I am so glad for the comments that lead to the change. I haven't changed the helmet yet I am going to have some other painters look at it in person before I strip all the work on it.

    I am undercoating in acrylics and doing the finishing in oils.

    Thank you again, hopefully an update tonight.
  3. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey guys sorry no painting update but I have been working on a bigger project. Here is the link to a news story that aired tonight in Tulsa of my new restaurant. We opened yesterday to great reviews and I had to work more than I wanted but I guess that is the point.

    http://www.ktul.com/news/stories/0410/722233_video.html?ref=newsstory

    we are closed tomorrow so I am painting and posting an update. Check it out if you have time.
  4. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    That's a nice restaurant Mike.
    Do you serve only fastfood??

    Marc
  5. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Has come together something wonderful,

    well done,
    and thanks for sharing

    cheers
  6. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    update

    Thanks for the comments guys. Yes our concept is quickservice food (sounds better than fast food) :)

    was able to get a little paint on him today. I have started on the highlites & shadows of his uniform. I haven't touched the satchels around his neck except for the base coat. Are these satchels made of canvas? Please post any comments or point out stuff I have made the wrong color or something.

    Thanks for looking.


    ww11.JPG ww12.JPG

    ww13.JPG
  7. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Mike the bandoliers are canvas, and the grenades are in sandbags so that would be hessian/burlap.
    Hope that helps, looking good,
    Carl.
  8. ubbi Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    For me he is looking good , and good luck with your new restaurant

    cheers

    stefano
  9. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Carl that will help. Thanks stefano!
  10. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    After much debate of changing the helmet and making it more proper for the time it was being worn I finally did some work on it. I did some careful stripping of it to try and save some of the texture I created so it would still have a roughed up abused apperance. Here is what I have so far, it is cleaner and newer looking and actually matches the uni a little better. Please give some advice on where I should go with it as it looks a little boring to me right now.

    helm1.JPG helm2.JPG
  11. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Mike, I prefer the "new" helmet. (y) I think all you need now is some scratches, and some dirt.
    Carl.

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