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WIP Youngs Brit Tanker Head

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Gellso, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. Gellso A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I tried some new things with this guy.
    primed with Halfords grey autoprimer.
    I always paint the eyes and surrounds in acrylics.
    Preshading was basecoat of Vallejo, brown sand, carmine red and light flesh till it was a light pink colour.
    Preshading of burnt umber+basecoat for shadows and cadmiun red+ basecoat for midtone shadows and basecolour+lightflesh for highlights all quite diluted. I used some basecoat+blue for some 5 oclock shadow.
    I airbrushed the 5 oclock shadow and the midtone shadows in his eyesockets and hairlines.

    [IMG]

    Then it was basecoated with oils.
    Basecoat of Titanium white raw umber and a small amount of yellow ochre.
    Highlights were straight white
    Shadows were cadmium red, burnt umber, blue and black.
    The lips and eyebrows still need to be painted yet but here he is so far.

    [IMG]
    Edorta, NickM, debrito and 2 others like this.
  2. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Looks well mate.
    Carl.(y)
  3. Ferris A Fixture

    I think it's a very very realistic face like this Grant! You handle those oils very well. Not a brushstroke in sight, very smooth. I always have difficulty with that when trying oils.
    The eyes are sparkling but not overdone, just right.
    Perfect work so far, I'd say!

    Adrian
  4. Sturm Grenadier Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very vivid colors Grant. The eyes are extremely well done, and looks very striking thus far. Regards, SG(y)
  5. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Looks great very realistic. I'd speak to Steve at Reedies models and see if he can do you a sensible sized tankie cap badge as opposed to the Young shako plate that comes with the kit though ;)
  6. debrito A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    the eyes looks very, very realistic, great job...(y)
  7. Gellso A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Ta for comments.
    It's done mate. I spoke to Steve at Reedees and got great service from him, sending me the right scale cap badge and some great advice. Thoroughly nice fella to deal with.
  8. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Yeah Steve's a top bloke alright (y)
  9. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
  10. Joe55 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    What you have going on so far looks great. Those eyes really seem to give him that touch of life.

    Joe
  11. Richie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Grant,
    Looks very well done so far and a nice SBS, got to agree with Joe, those eyes are right on the money.(y)
    cheers
    Richie

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