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"Yes Sir, The gentleman has a bottle!"

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Normo, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. Normo Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Gang
    Bought this at Telford from Bonapartes at Telford IPMS Nationals last year, Its a little beauty!
    I am disappointed that the tunic I painted in red oil has left a slight sheen despite being in the "cooker" for 3/4 hours! if anybody can recommend a good spray Matt varnish I would be grateful

    I have "weathered" the helmet to give him a bit of "after the battle look"

    Comments always welcome, Good or bad!

    Cheers

    John

    Attached Files:

    sam b, Dan Morton, clubcat and 8 others like this.
  2. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Very nice John, the helmet weathering is nice and subtle, very effective and realistic looking.

    Roger.
  3. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    To get rid of the shine on the red you can try the following trick what worked for me.
    Make a wash of the red oilpaint. Apply it on the figure.
    Let dry into a drybox for at least a whole night. I did it in my drybox with a 100 W lightbulb.

    Marc
  4. housecarl Forum Moderator

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
  5. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks for sharing (y)

    Placing the piece in a crockpot on low does a good job at rapid drying:

    crockpot.jpg
  6. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi John,
    Hannets do a very good flat coat,testers is not that easy to get hold of it comes from the good old U.S.
    Nice work by the way.
    Best Regards
    Paul
  7. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    John,

    I've found applying a wash of White Spirits over red and allowing it to dry will often create a dead flat surface.
  8. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Nice one John, magic !! I can recommend the Hannants acrylic flat varnish.
  9. Redzulu New Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nice work John ,the weathering looks exceptional
    nice quote from my favourite film!
  10. garthj New Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Hi John,
    He looks great!
    Great job!
    Garth
  11. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great job youv'e done here john,i saw this on the bonapartes stand at euro last year and was very tempted to buy it,i will add this to the xmas list this year i think.

    Great title youv'e chosen as well,words spoken by the late Nigel Green / Colour Sergeant Bourne.

    Youre all going to die :(
    Brian

    PS - Try using some flat base mixed in with your paint to eliminate the sheen

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