WIP it good

Discussion in 'Work in progress' started by Fet, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. Mako

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    Shiny. Mostly I'm just shocked you sculpted the whole head :D

    I'm so glad I abandoned photobucket a while back, since they appear to have decided to actively be more useless every week!
  2. Liffy44

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    disturbingly good, sir
  3. Fet

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    Cheers, Liffy! He's on a very short hiatus as I need to attach him to his plinth before finishing him up. Should be in the next week or so, I imagine.

    Anyway, I've also finished sculpting Abe's head (booyah!):

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    Just needs to be thoroughly beaten up and painted, and then Frank's done.

    I've also started on a piece from Elan 13 that I grabbed at Figureworld: a really enjoyable English Civil War sergeant. I've gone with monarchist so that I get to work on my reds again. I used to be pretty good at them, but it's been a long time and I think that shows. Needs more work, even if it's better in the hand.

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    Not sure what happened with the photos, either, but they're weirdly grainy. I must have accidentally messed with the settings. Will have to sort that out.

    There's a bit more explanation of the ECW bloke over on my blog.
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  4. Fet

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    Progress on the sergeant:

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    I figured out what's up with the pictures: WordPress adds extra compression. Bastards. It doesn't seem to effect my other pictures, though, so I suspect there's something with the colours that is increasing the impact of the compression.

    Anyway, as you can (hopefully) see I've repainted his face, done his boots and worked on his sleeves. The sleeves need to be redone from scratch, but I'm pretty happy with the boots, even if they will end up covered in mud.

    As always, more coverage over on my blog.
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  5. Fet

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    An update! So, the Autopsy has been completed, which you can see on Putty and Paint. I'm not completely happy with the plaque, but I doubt I can do it any better. Also, this piece is really just a bit of fun playing around, so I'm not too bothered.

    In other news, Frank has progressed with Abe's head attached to the base now:

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    He's looking pretty good and just about done. Just some extra detritus and dust to finish him off.

    I've also reworked the sleeves on the halberdier, and I'm much happier with him. Hopefully I'll be able to get him done in time for Euro next month.

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    As always, much more covered on Fet Paints, including some discussion of my thoughts around basing, which might be of interest.
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  6. Mako

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    It's Euro next month? I thought that was a dead event now...
    Apparently I'm behind the times!
  7. Fet

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    Yeah, it's technically a replacement: Euro Miniature Expo instead of Euro Militaire. New organisers might be able to fix the issues the old show had.
  8. Mako

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    Issues like it being in Folkestone? :D
  9. Fet

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    Alas, no. That one might be a fix for a future year.
  10. Fet

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    The halberdier is basically done, just some mud and details to add to the base itself:

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    I'll be trying out using talcum powder for the mud, which is apparently a trick used by Mike Blank, whose work always stands out at Euro. Hopefully he's coming over this year so I can see more of it.

    As usual, extra discussion over on Fet Paints
  11. Fet

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    After all the excitement of Euro, I was very keen to crack on with a piece that I'll have time to finish before I head over to Eindhoven for Scale Model Challenge in a few weeks. The results of Saturday's painting blitz:

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  12. Fet

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    Cyborg nearly complete. Just need to sort the shading on the head and add some squad markings and the like:

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    I've also started on the next piece, a Roman Signifer:

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  13. Griff the Eldar

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    Like the modern camo on the cyborg
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    I've continued work on the Roman Signifer. I had to repaint his face because the previous version was chalky and the light was all wrong, and I'm much happier with it now. I then worked up the helmet, scarf thing and armour around his neck so I could get the lion's pelt in place. This wasn't the simplest operation, of course, because for some reason they didn't fit. This forced me to sculpt some extra fur to plug the enormous gap. I don't like sculpting, as you know, but it came out alright in the end.

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  16. Fet

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    A wee bit of work on the signifer:

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    And I'm off to Eindhoven this weekend for Scale Model Challenge, so expect loads of pictures when I return.
  17. Griff the Eldar

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    Good luck, shame as up in Cambridge again this weekend
  18. Fet

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    Putting the Roman aside for a bit for a couple of reasons: I need to rethink him to make him more interesting, and he got all wobbly and drunk because he weighs too much for the pins holding him in place.

    So instead, I've cracked out "Vakula", by Oleksandr Bilibov. It's awesome. I've interpreted him as the soldier from "Death and the Soldier", which is an old Russian folk tale. If you're old enough, you might remember that story from The Storyteller back in the late 80s. If not, you have missed out on childhood: John Hurt narrating fairy tales acted out by muppets. It was amazing.

    Anyway, here he is so far:

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    I need to refine his left cheek a bit, and smooth things out a little more, but I think he's coming along rather nicely.
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  19. Mako

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    Shiny. And I’m heartbroken I never saw that...
  20. Fet

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    Wee update on the soldier, who's looking much more complete. I might rework the jacket a bit to add saturation to the highlights.

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    Overall, pretty pleased thus far.

    I finally cracked and bought a wet palette; I really should have done that sooner. I put some thoughts on them into my blog.
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