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AJLaFleche
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Posted: Friday, August 15, 2003 - 12:18 AM UTC
Here's a link to my latest work, Valiant's [i] DEATH DEALER [i/] based on Frank Frazetta's painting by the same name. I added details such as the sword (which appears in the painting) reworked the reins with jewelry chain and lead foil, added a chian between the chest and hte saddle and a crupper, the gizmo that holds the tial up (to hide seams) and replaced the chain that were molded on at the back of the saddle blanket. His flesh is painted my usual combination of burnt sienna and white with a dollop of sap green to give him a more zombie like feel.
http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0PwCqAoYS1ER7YDLVMB1LukM13iJyGVFuiVWRY4Msu0C*QGabzHqTUmY2APD9rrO6pBaoqNooq*XlzGFk035TyOBGH9cBDY*Z/dd2.jpg?dc=4675434632798440264 " TARGET="_blank"> http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0PwCqAoYS1ER7YDLVMB1LukM13iJyGVFuiVWRY4Msu0C*QGabzHqTUmY2APD9rrO6pBaoqNooq*XlzGFk035TyOBGH9cBDY*Z/dd2.jpg?dc=4675434632798440264
kkeefe
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Posted: Friday, August 15, 2003 - 01:28 AM UTC
Sheesh... way cool (as usual) Al!

For those of us (me in particular) not in the know.... what's the scale of this guy?
User_789
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Posted: Friday, August 15, 2003 - 01:43 AM UTC


Al,

Here comes some criticism, hope you don't mind...

Looks nice, but it looks like the armor etc. needs some buff... I like the way you painted the horse (it is very difficult, isn't it?)

This figure reminds me about a skateboard company named DarkStar...

JPeiper
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Posted: Friday, August 15, 2003 - 02:30 AM UTC
This is one of my favorite Frazetta pieces. But, I always thought, "Man, how does that guy use that ax from the back of a horse?"

Al-

The rider looks great. One comment on the horse. Although it may be the lighting, the hair on the horse main and tail look at little monotone to me ie not much shadow and highlight.

Doesn't Frazetta's pic have blood on the ax head? I don't remember...

Keith

Keith
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Posted: Friday, August 15, 2003 - 02:39 AM UTC

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This figure reminds me about a skateboard company named DarkStar...

yeah they do make cool decks......and


Great fig!looks very realistic!
AJLaFleche
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Posted: Friday, August 15, 2003 - 03:23 AM UTC
Thanks for the replies...
The lighting did tone down the highliting on the main and tail
Jamal, thanks for putting the image directly in the post. It jsut never works for me.
I was trying for a toned down feel to the armor, whose mail is not up to the standards of today, but then, this figure was first produced maybe 2 years ago and was just re-released through Squadron.
Kevin, the figure looks really close to 1/35, but the horse may be underscaled.
User_789
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Posted: Friday, August 15, 2003 - 04:58 AM UTC
Al,

No problem. Do you have any other pictures of you figure (like from the other side)?
AJLaFleche
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Posted: Friday, August 15, 2003 - 05:16 AM UTC
Initially, I only took a couple fromhis side since that was more interesting. I'll get you another couple tonight.
herberta
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Posted: Friday, August 15, 2003 - 05:26 AM UTC
HI
I always loved that painting.
Looks a decent job, but the photo isn't great. I'd love to see more pics!

What are the moldings like?

Cheers
Andy
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Posted: Friday, August 15, 2003 - 06:13 AM UTC
Al,
That is a fantastic paint job, IMHO!
AJLaFleche
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Posted: Friday, August 15, 2003 - 12:19 PM UTC

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Al,

No problem. Do you have any other pictures of you figure (like from the other side)?



As requested, Jamal, additional shots have been posted at the folowing URL's.

http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0PwANAysS!zCokC5Q840jcoekIt!MF!aYcUGC9XXzVsQD5Z6WqQ9cbRoklhLZjqDQDQeALeBdymCQUU5peFX9tWXdoHiLikKK/dd7.JPG?dc=4675434701204782070 " TARGET="_blank"> http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0PwANAysS!zCokC5Q840jcoekIt!MF!aYcUGC9XXzVsQD5Z6WqQ9cbRoklhLZjqDQDQeALeBdymCQUU5peFX9tWXdoHiLikKK/dd7.JPG?dc=4675434701204782070

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http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0PwDHAlkSlTuv5avRptyF7NpglKD2gc3KRLPPEVVK6Ka7JVlv4Mbq1jhwJZbBr0zw!zPaJ6tG3AfSsI27Vyzt4XVyFWmc8QcO/dde.JPG?dc=4675434701300278282 " TARGET="_blank"> http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0PwDHAlkSlTuv5avRptyF7NpglKD2gc3KRLPPEVVK6Ka7JVlv4Mbq1jhwJZbBr0zw!zPaJ6tG3AfSsI27Vyzt4XVyFWmc8QcO/dde.JPG?dc=4675434701300278282

http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0PwDSAloS0DvICThcx1RXbhyZ*OG2tm6qlF4BS79MrQ0387u!PESS9YcgF*tVa5YIacaLc54iR0Ye4c8ihp1C3p6e*x1g5fY0/ddf.JPG?dc=4675434701330629384 " TARGET="_blank"> http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0PwDSAloS0DvICThcx1RXbhyZ*OG2tm6qlF4BS79MrQ0387u!PESS9YcgF*tVa5YIacaLc54iR0Ye4c8ihp1C3p6e*x1g5fY0/ddf.JPG?dc=4675434701330629384

Plasticbattle
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Posted: Friday, August 15, 2003 - 12:39 PM UTC








To insert the pics, just put the info you have above instead of "http://put.url.here". Leave the rest as is!!

I love this figure and considering the size there s a fair amount of detail. And I think the detail you added yourself has really given this figure a lift. I see what you mean about the horse looking underscale ... maybe hes just a big guy! Lovely ground work as well! If I were to make one point, it would be that the horse is very matt. A bit of a satin finish would have loked better ...... but maybe its just the lighting again! Figures like this make me want to try something the same! Nice one AL.