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Tarleton bust build - Step 5 Comment thread
mongo_mel
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Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2007 - 04:24 AM UTC
Hi guys,
Step 5 of the Tarleton bust build has been published.
This one deals with painting the helmet.

You can use this thread to post your comments, questions and progress pictures.
Thanks,
Craig
PS: Don't forget, pdf versions of this and all other installments are available. Just drop me a PM or email with your email address and I'll send it out to you.
Also, you can use this link to find all of the other installments.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2007 - 05:20 AM UTC
Excellent work Craig.
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Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 03:28 PM UTC

Thanks Craig,

Now, where's my brushes

Vic
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Posted: Sunday, May 20, 2007 - 10:50 AM UTC
Excellent work, Craig.

Rudi
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Posted: Friday, June 29, 2007 - 04:42 AM UTC
Well Iíve finally got an update.
Started redoing the face and while I was at it Iíve painted the black on the helmet.


Yea I know I got a little black on his nose. I wanted to let things dry a bit more before fixing that as everything was still wet.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 - 08:32 PM UTC
Hi all,

I've done a bit more to his head. Almost finished this bit now.

I have to admit I've done a little bit to the body around the collar area. I wanted to do that bit because I'm dying to stick his head on.







All the best

Vic
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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2007 - 01:27 PM UTC
Hi guys,
Don't know how, but I missed your posts here. Sorry about that.
Great to see your progress. Than ks for sticking by my side here
Jacob,
Were you able to fix the black on the nose? Do I understand your correctly that the face was wet when you got the black paint on it? If so, I'm guessing that the repair may not have gone well. Once that black paint get into the face mix, I think it'll be impossible to get it out
Sure hope I'm wrong though. keep us informed.
Vic,
Looking real good. Nice fleshtones. And I especially like the hair. Did you use white to highlight the green on the head band? If so, I think it has made it look a little bit washed out.

And just to prove that I'm still working on my version, here are a couple of progress pictures i just took...




So things are still moving forward. Slowly. But still moving
Thanks again guys. I appreciate your support.
Craig
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Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2007 - 12:30 AM UTC
Craig donít worry the black spots fixed.
The face was still wet when the black dot got on it but I waited until everything was dry to fix it. (Knocked the bump off and added some more skin color on top of it.)

Iíve finished the highlights and shadows and am hoping to touchup/redo the hair once I get a chance.

Vic as I said elsewhere great job on the face.
Vic
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Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2007 - 03:32 AM UTC

Hi Craig,

Yours Tarleton is looking great.

I see what you mean about the green band on mine, I'll have to have a look when I get home (I'm at work now )
It may be that it is magnified and the photo was taken in very bright sun light, I really must sort out a proper way to photograph my figs. On the other hand I may have got a bit carried away
Trouble is, by the time I get painting the light is going so I'm on artificial light even though it's summer time. It never looks the same the next day, especially when doing black.

All the best

Vic
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Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2007 - 03:36 AM UTC
Guys,

Nice busts Sorry.... the ambiguity of that statement never gets old for me

But seriously, Vic, you're doing a fantastic job!

Craig, that's really looking good

Rudi
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Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2007 - 03:45 AM UTC

Hi Jacob, thanks for the comment mate. Saw it elsewhere but haven't replied yet.

When something like your black spot incident happens with oil paint (when wet), have you tried the Blu-Tak method?
Blu-Tak dabbed on the problem area will take the paint back off very cleanly so you can touch it up and blend it in again straight away.
I used this method a lot when trying to get eyes right. I can keep trying over and over until I'm happy with them.

The skin tones are very nice on yours but you still like that flash on your camera don't you



All the best

Vic
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Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2007 - 03:48 AM UTC

Thanks Rudi, I appreciate your comment

Take it steady

Vic

PS. I meant about my figure not my bust (36-24-36)
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Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2007 - 04:14 AM UTC
Vic Iíve never heard that one before. Iíll have to give it a try next time.

The flash hides all my mistakes.
Actually its just easier to grab the camera from behind me and snap some shots at the work area. Of course its also usually a bit on the dark side when I do so.
Iíll have to try getting some pictures outside today without the flash.
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Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2007 - 07:21 AM UTC
Vic,

That's a neat tip, thanks buddy

Rudi

p.s. I really don't mind if you mention "elsewhere" by name, or abbreviation... I think I know where you mean anyways
Vic
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Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2007 - 08:47 AM UTC

Rudi, Jacob.

He he, I'm glad I actually helped someone with a useful tip !!!

It's usually me taking tips from everyone else

Vic
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Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2007 - 11:18 AM UTC
Vic,
That's a great idea. I've never heard of that one either but I'm definitely going to have to remember it.
Thanks buddy
Craig
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Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2007 - 07:28 AM UTC
Slow progress, but "chi va piano va sano et lontano"
My bust, with a helmet not quite finished... awaiting the next installment!
Cheers,
Pierre


Vic
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Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2007 - 11:49 AM UTC

Hi Pierre

Your bust is looking great, coming along nicely.
The eyes look very good indeed.

All the best

Vic
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2007 - 11:41 PM UTC
Nice work Pierre
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Posted: Tuesday, December 04, 2007 - 12:13 AM UTC
Pierre,
Nicely done. You're making fine progress on the bust.
Skintones, hair and fur all look good,. But the eyes are excellent.
I do have one question for you. Looking at where the neck meets the top of the body, it looks like there will be as gap. Is the head attached yet? If not, it might just be that the head isn't sitting in quite the right position. if it is attached ant there is a gap, you may want to work on patching it before you go any farther. Let me know if there's anything I can help with.
Craig
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Posted: Tuesday, December 04, 2007 - 01:16 AM UTC
Ola Guys

I have a question here.

I'm by far not as good in figure painting as some of the work I see here. And i don't have this figure... nor a bust of any other scale.... And it certainly is not my corner of History here... But What I wanted to ask is... Isn't this the mean British Cavalery Guy under the command of Cornwallis(?) in the movie the patriot with Mel Gibson?

Would love to know.

With friendly greetz

Robert Blokker
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Posted: Tuesday, December 04, 2007 - 01:51 AM UTC
Hi Robert,
As far as I know it's generally accepted that the character in "The Patriot" was based upon Tarleton.
Those in the know can list all of the discrepancies between the movie and real life history. The biggest one I'm pretty sure of is the color of the uniform. Red in the movie, green in real life.
Craig