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WIP Zulu bust from Verlinden

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

  1. clrsgt A Fixture

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    United-States
    Thanks for the tips Nap. Much appreciated. I'll give it a try. Interesting mix for caucasian skin.
  2. Nap A Fixture

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    England
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  3. Nap A Fixture

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  4. malc PlanetFigure Supporter

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    England
    Everyone loves a Zulu,.
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  5. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Guys

    Just a quick update on this ...eyes done ....quite difficult to get right ...might adjust as I progress

    image.jpeg

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  6. NeilW A Fixture

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  7. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Everybody

    Bit of an update on this fellow ....using these colours and plenty of washes of similar colours in WSO !!!

    image.jpeg

    ...we are at this stage

    WIP 008.jpg WIP 010.jpg WIP 009.jpg

    I find it sometimes a little hard not to over highlight so taking this slowly

    The skin on Zulu has a sheen normally so will be "trying for thet look"

    STOP PRESS: ref feathers ...they arrived ....1 hour later after much snipping and cutting I picked the remnants all up from the floor ......never worked ...so will be having a go at feathers with putty !!!!


    Another really good ref image.jpeg

    Nap
  8. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-States

    Great work and great information!

    Thanks Nap,
    Ken
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  9. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Folks

    A trying day !! ........after 4 hours + of feather making or trying........failing and much muttering ....

    Going to rethink the headwear !!

    Arghhhhhh!!!

    Stay safe all

    Nap
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  10. DaddyO A Fixture

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    Hi Kev Not that I've tried it, but didn't Ivo have a nifty way of making feathers using some copper sheet which was cut to shape with scissors and then had putty added to bulk up the centre? Looked top notch when painted (as with most of his stuff) :rolleyes: Anyway might be worth a look . . .?
    Don't give up mate it's looking great so far (y)
    Cheers
    Leggy
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  11. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

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    England
    Skin tones look pretty good to me, Kev. Keep at it!
  12. MrBMB A Fixture

    Love the flesh colour Nap and the paint ref. I have no idea what I am talking about Nap but any fake plastic type fern things from fish tanks you could cut/reshape/glue/use/paint. Not this one in general but you get the idea
    fern.jpg
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  13. ivopreda A Fixture

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    to get ideas
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  14. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Guys

    Got my head round the feathers , still need to do the back , might not use all of these ......once I have some in place I will do some other variations ( more floppy ! ) and add as needed

    image.jpeg

    Stay safe

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  15. ivopreda A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy

    hi Nap

    good job...

    feathers look good but why you didn't do them directly on the bust? ostrich feathers are very soft and part enter one in the other. sculpt all the group give you advantages of realism
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  16. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    Hi Ivo

    Thanks for comment , did the feathers separate and will bring them together and build up where needed

    Just wish I had sone of your skill !

    Stay safe

    Nap
  17. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi there

    Just a quick up date

    Feathers in place ...iffyvision presents

    image.jpeg

    Might take the 2 side ones off and put in 3 drooping ones using the PE in the box

    Appreciate thoughts

    Nap[/ATTACH]
  18. NeilW A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Damn well I'd say.

    What method did you use (scribe into putty or what?)
  19. Richard Baxter A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    May be too late for this model, but here's a cheap and cheerful way of making feathers:

    -Cut a length of fuse wire, slightly longer than the desired length of the feather;
    -Cut a strip of paper slightly wider than the intended width of the feather and twice its length, then fold it in half, narrow end to narrow end;
    -Insert the wire between the leaves of the paper strip and glue together. When set the paper can be stiffened using PVA or varnish;
    -Then cut the paper to produce the feather shape leaving the end of the wire as the quill. You can cut notches and suchlike into the feather at this stage;
    -Then paint. Extra textures can be added with a brush at this stage.

    The feather will take some gentle bending. For larger figures, you could substitute the metal sheet from an empty tomato puree tube for the paper. Be sure to give it a rubbing down with a blunt object to get all the creases, etc out. Kitchen foil also works.

    Have a go, let me know what you think.
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  20. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Richard

    Thanks for the post going to leave it with what you see below but have kept the details for future ..thanks

    Very Iffyvision pic

    Took off side feathers and used PE at each side

    image.jpeg

    Might go for a black centre with white feathers each side with black falling side ones ....all suggestions welcome

    Going to work on the flesh a bit more ...highs and the lips !

    Thanks for looking in

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
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