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WIP Critique Young Miniatures German SS Ardennes

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Carlos69, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. Carlos69 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys I know I have a couple of item on my bench at the minute but I couldnt resist doing this in between...this is my first bust in over 12 years and only my third bust to date.

    Im loving painting it and its really giving the eyes a rest from all my 35th stuff at the minute.

    The face is in oils and the helmet is Tamiya acrylics using the hairspray method of chipping white wash paint.

    Comments and critique most welcome ;) lllllll.jpg

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  2. housecarl Moderator

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very impressive. Are the decals hand painted?
    Carl.
  3. pava Member

    Country:
    Croatia
    helmet looks like real face too maybe that highlight on the face is a little too white but wait what will others say about that after all I have been painting figures for 5-6 months so I am still a novice so dont take my comments too seriously but helment is fantastic good work face from profile it looks like a real person
  4. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Fantastic work Carl, the Helmet looks heavy! (y)
  5. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hi Carl!

    Great start, and great looking helmet.(y)
    Wich oil color you used to paint white? I cant reproduce such light in the flesh.:confused:
  6. Carlos69 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Hi Carl I wish they were ! :ROFLMAO:

    I remembered I had a set in a warriors bust by Hudson and Alen,but that's it now and I have another half a dozen busts that need them.o_O

    Really need to track a source for 1/9th scale helmet decals,to date it's a no go:( thx for the comments.

    Pava thankyou for your comments (y) I tend to
    Paint high contrast anyway,but also used the flash that hasn't helped atall,I'm not to clever with cameras... It doesn't look to bad in the flesh to be honest but understand what you mean,I will take another look.
  7. Carlos69 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Gordy and Pedro many thanks for you comments ! :)

    Pedro the white is Windsor and Newtons Titanium White from there Artist range so
    Has a little more pigment in.

    Carlos
  8. toy4x4 Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Looks great!
  9. winston Active Member

    Country:
    France
    Great face and helmet very nice paint!!!(y)
  10. LVM Active Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    The helmet is fantastic ... looks real !

    However, I'm afraid that the decals are not historically correct. They were not applied after 1942 (If I rembember well). So during the battle of the Bulge there were no decals on german helmets.

    Laurent
  11. Dr Force A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Love it Carl, wonderful helmet detail and superb face, a very good start indeed.

    Look forward to further updates.

    On a side note, I have never done the hairspray method before can you explain how it is done?

    Thanks
    Dave
  12. Gellso A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Have a look here Dave..It's an old armour technique.

    http://migjimenez.blogspot.com/2009/11/hairspray-technique-vol1.html
  13. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    I do not fool Carl. That helmet you've brought from the Russian front. The face is also perfect.

    Laurent, could be, a soldier retain the old helmet, pre 1942? Given the state in which this one is ...

    http://www.mininet.tv/egminiatures.html
  14. eas6644 Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Great work there. What oil combinations for the face did you use?
    Ed
  15. Dr Force A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
  16. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Good effort and start Carl - love the helmet to bits and your skin tone suggests - cold !! Keep us up to speed.
  17. Michael Tse Active Member

    Country:
    HongKong
    Sculpt-wise this hardly register as top 20 from the top-notched Mr Young, but this looks stunning thanks to your fabulous skills, Carl!

    It would be magical to see your rendering of the truly great ones from the same manufacturer.
  18. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Thanks Carl!
  19. Carlos69 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Terry,Deneau and Laurent many thanks for the feadback ! appreciate it :)

    Regards the helmet,you are right that they were removed after this date but I have seen many images with them still on after this date... wether the older veterens were not keen or whatever reason some did still remain,and as I prefer to see them on I chose that option ...they add some interest also.But I like to think he is a veteren,he kinda has that gritty look to him ?!

    Thanks again for your input (y)

    Carl
  20. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Carl, stunning work on the helmet and lookng forward to following.(y)

    Cheers Ken

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