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WIP Zulu bust from Verlinden

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Mar 4, 2020.

  1. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi folks

    Seeing as I enjoyed painting the 54th Mass bust recently , dragged this out from the GA storage shed!!!

    Verlinden of course and still a great sculpt

    I have reworked the headband and replaced the cheek and neck pieces supplied as I thought them too thick

    Currently thinking about the headdress ...so many variations ( there is PE included so might use them or at least some !!! )

    I will add the head ring seen to indicate a married warrior

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    As it is now.....

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    All ideas and suggestions are welcome

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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  2. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    good start

    Marc
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  3. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Couple more references

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    Along with the Osprey books I have

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    Happy days

    Nap
  4. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Nice going Nap, you do surprise sometimes.
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  5. Babelfish A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I don't recall ever seeing this one painted up (aside from the box art of course).

    - Steve
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  6. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Cheers Bob ...it's a interesting subject as well .....added the married ring on top of head ..just need to work it into the hair a little

    I have had this a very long time in the GA including 4 house moves ! so good to get it on its way

    Cheers Steve ....like you can't remember either ...surprising really ....not sure who painted the box art

    Thanks for looking in

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  7. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Quick iffyvision update

    Married warrior ring in place on head ...need to think about the decoration/ feathers etc

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    Thanks for looking in

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  8. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States
    Looking good Nap! I've got this one sitting in my GA. Can't wait to see what you do with it. And thanks, by the way, for the great reference material. (y)

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  9. VisjeMar Member

    Cool subject
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  10. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Cheers Ken ....it's a real nice sculpt and tge addition of PE is a bonus ...still unsure about the headwear .....not vey good at sculpting a mass of feathers !.....might just go for a couple

    Hope we see yours out the GA


    Thanks it's a good subject as you say , appreciate your posting

    Happy bench-time

    Nap
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  11. Marcin Morawski Active Member

    Country:
    Poland
    I am waiting for first colors!
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  12. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    So am I my friend ...lol

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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  13. NeilW Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
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  14. Gary_81 Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Great looking model Nap, I'm really looking forward to how you handle the skin tones as I always struggled to get realistic looking black skin tones.

    Gary
  15. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Thanks Gary

    Many variations on the skin looking at references but will see how it goes !

    Feathers are on order both black and white ...be interesting to see if it works

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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  16. santi fernandez Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Verlinden has some exceptional quality busts for my taste, painting an African warrior is not easy I hope to see how he develops the work.
    Enjoy Kevin.
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  17. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Thank you Santi

    I agree despite the age of the releases there are some really good pieces

    As for the skin colour ...I have a few mixes in my head ..see how it goes on !

    Thanks for looking in

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  18. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great to see this blast from the past. I think this one was a Julian Hullis piece.
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  19. clrsgt A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    I'll be interested in how you deal with the black skin tones. Did a Zulu many years back. Not pleased with the results and been a bit gunshy ever since.
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  20. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Many variations of course

    I will try and post SBS ...when this hits the brushes ....currently based and primed up in black

    One thing is not to make the white of the eyes too stark ...using a light wash of acrylic gray

    Here's something Yellowcat posted for Oils but to this I add burnt sienna,umber,black washes in both acrylics and WSO

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    Stay tuned

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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