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200mm Bust Light Infantry Officer 1808 WIP
gothicgeek
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Posted: Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 05:09 AM UTC
Here is my next piece for Stu's Black Sheep range...

It's a Maurice Corry Sculpt of a Light Infantry Officer of the Peninsula War.

Cast in the usual light grey resin ( which is non smelly and cuts like a hard injection plastic ) the ten parts require a minimum of clean-up.....

Here is a shot of the parts from the package....





And dry assembled main components in the resin ...





Please feel free to comment, crit or correct

:)

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Posted: Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 06:29 AM UTC
I really like this one. I'm working on Maurice's British sniper at the moment and am rapidly becoming a big fan of his work. Where and when will this be available?
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Posted: Monday, January 31, 2011 - 11:07 PM UTC
It looks very good. I cant' wait to see it painted.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 01, 2011 - 12:34 AM UTC
Hi Mark,
great piece, don't forget to bring it to the club meet tomorrow!
regards
Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, February 01, 2011 - 07:46 PM UTC
Dave ... Yeah Moz is one of my favourite sculptors Available at Crewe and then on the Stormtroopers website.

Marcin ... Many thanks

Mark ... Will bring this fellow along


Laid down basic flesh colours with the airbrush and as you can see this gives a nice basic set of colours but is very bland ... next I will glaze reds and blues onto the basic colours to add some depth and a bit of life

All colours so far are Vallejo ....

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Posted: Tuesday, February 01, 2011 - 09:25 PM UTC
Working with airbrush
Thats news to me, have never tryed that before and the choise of colours when working in acrylics is so far away from everything I learned.I must follow your thread, do I really like that bust also.Keep the pics of progres comining, please

//Larsa
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Posted: Wednesday, February 02, 2011 - 01:36 AM UTC
Mark, please don't keep us waiting too long.
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Posted: Saturday, February 05, 2011 - 12:03 PM UTC
Lars and Marcin ... Thanks


Okay I have a full SBS of this ere face paint, bear in mind this is just how I do it and I hope it makes sense. The thing I love about working with acrylics is the ability to layer them, new colours appear before your eyes

Also notice that I tweaked the highlights in the eyes after I put the head on the bust to get an idea of the context ... the SBS of the tunic will follow

Enough of my waffle here's a pic

:)




A. Glaze Blue over beard and around the eye sockets.
B. Glaze Red over ears, nose, cheeks and neck. Also into eyes, mostly in
the inner corner feathering out along bottom inner lid.
C. Glaze Basic Skintone
D. Glaze Light Flesh ( and fill whites of eyes.At this point I'm starting
to get a feel for his final character.)
E. Glaze Sunny Skintone.
F. Very thin glaze of Red around ears, cheeks and nose. But very thin
G. Rework steps C and D to get the creases around the eyes, nose and mouth
to stand out more.
H. Blocked in hair and eyes with Burnt Umber and added shadows into the
nostrils and under the top lip.
I. Dark Blue eye colour then lighter blues added to lower half of iris.
J. Black dots for the pupil
K. Pure White highlights on the iris and the whites.
L. More work on steps C and D ( this is the final stage of a face paint,
usually the colours are very thin and changes are very subtle. Also note
that I stippled the top lip with Basic Skintone, this is to break up the
blue beard shadow )


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Posted: Saturday, February 05, 2011 - 08:52 PM UTC
Mark, looks awsome! I like that he is not watching straight. That gives character to the figure.
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Posted: Sunday, February 06, 2011 - 02:27 AM UTC
Stunning, I love it, makes my work looks like beginners luck. I´m looking forward to the next update.

//Larsa
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Posted: Sunday, February 06, 2011 - 11:54 PM UTC
superb!
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Posted: Wednesday, February 09, 2011 - 11:49 AM UTC
Thanks guys

Hair!

This is an adaptation of a set of colours I used previously to get a blonde looking hair.....

While it is a bit long winded it does give a lot of variation to the final colours,which is what I was after ... kindathing




A. Burnt Umber under coat

B. Base Ger. Cam. Orange Ochre

C. Wash 1 Ger. Cam. Blk. Brown

D. Wash 2 GW Catachan Green followed by wash 3 GW Scorched Brown

E. Base again with Ger. Cam. Orange Ochre

F. High Light flesh

G. Filter GW Golden Yellow

H. Wash 4 Burnt Umber then re-work the high with White mixed with GW Golden Yellow

I. Almost there but lost definition so....

J. Added GW Golden Yellow mixed with light flesh and a dot of Burnt umber for a final highlight


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Posted: Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 05:43 AM UTC
Shako .....

A. Black applied over whole hat
B. GW Codex Grey was glazed onto the body of the hat ( several thin layers )
C. Black is glazed over the Grey to soften the effect, note the leather areas have some initial highlighting in Codex Grey
D. Codex Grey Lightened with White is used to re highlight the leather parts
E. Black glazed over the leather to slightly soften the effect and The Turban is picked out with German Camo Bright Green
F. GW Catachan Green is used to fill in the colour of the turban
G. Klear thinned 1:1 with water is glazed over leather parts, the bill got about 5 layers the top of the hat 3 and the cockade? just 2 .....
H. Printers inks used to block in the metals
I. A context shot .....



Some info if possible the turban is held in place by an x shaped fitting. Is this metal? Brass I'm assuming

Thanks in advance

:)

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Posted: Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 11:42 AM UTC
Great work again Mark. Will be following as usual. The figure sculpting looks awesome!
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Posted: Sunday, February 13, 2011 - 09:21 AM UTC
Always a pleasure to follow your work Mark. This is no exception.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 03:16 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Always a pleasure to follow your work Mark. This is no exception.



dam right!
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Posted: Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 10:11 AM UTC
any updates?
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Posted: Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 11:46 AM UTC
An update soon

Working on the whites and the metalics SBS atm ...

he looks like this so far



I've also been slowly working on this

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Posted: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 01:20 AM UTC
the red jacket is fantastic mark!

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Posted: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 02:52 AM UTC
This is just a bit depressing....
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Posted: Monday, February 28, 2011 - 09:42 AM UTC
Koen ... Cheers

Loobes .... Nah


Okay sort of a fuzzy SBS here as I side stepped myself a little

Whites...

A. Base coated with GW Codex Grey
B. Blocked in the basic white with AV Offwhite
C. Highlighted with AV White
D. Transitions softened with Offwhite
E. Shadows worked with Offwhite mixed with Codex Grey 1:1
F. Repeated steps C to E about 3 times to get the whites and greys nice and solid.

Buttons and Button holes .....

A. The Buttons and the decorative twists were Base coated along with the rest of the front
E. Re-touched with Codex Grey and a fine thin line was was run around the edges with thinned Codex.
F. the twists on the button holes were picked out with Offwhite and the top runs were given a second coat.
The buttons were picked out with silver printers inks mixed with a touch of lamp Black oil paint, the following day the silver was highlighted with The ink mixed with the carrier from an enamel based metallic. I repeated the highlight 24 hours later.

Also at this stage I painted the lace at the collar, still needs a little more work I think..

And finally I blocked in the silver lace on the Pelisse and started to block in it's Fox fur edging .....

:)

Hope that all makes sense.....


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Posted: Monday, February 28, 2011 - 07:21 PM UTC
Stunning work, really like the metals - is that the Silver Printers ink?

LR
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Posted: Monday, February 28, 2011 - 08:15 PM UTC
Hi Mark. Great work on the reds .... the shadowing is brilliant! I like the silver and white very much ... goes well with the red.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 09, 2011 - 09:39 AM UTC
Loobes ... thanks and yes that's printers inks

Frank ... many thanks


Two combined SBS here ....

Fur trim

A + B. "dry" brushed several layer of AV Offwhite.
C. Washes of Burnt Umber to pop the detail
D. Washes of Codex Grey to soften the effect.
E. Picked out the details with Offwhite
F. Final details picked out in White.

Silver Lace

A + B. Highlighted the Codex Grey base colour with Offwhite
C. Highlights with Silver printers ink ( well thinned ).
D + E. Washes of enamel Black followed by re painting the silver.

The buttons are as previously shown except the final steps included a soft black wash, removed after it had dried with a thinners moistened cotton bud.

I. shows the work started on the sash and belt

:)


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Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 09:23 AM UTC
Reds.....

This is just my way of doing it, the main thing for me is avoiding white in the mix as it just goes pink. So I use a nice bright orange! with Burnt umber as the shader... anyhoo steps ...

A. Primer with the hand painted
B. AV Burnt Umber sprayed as the base colour, notice the Blu-Tac to mask off the hand..
C. GW Blood Red sprayed from above and at about 45' too.
D. GW Blazing Orange sprayed just from above.
E + F. Using conventional hair brushes I worked over the tops of creases and fold to sharpen it all up ..



This is pretty much finished now

Thanks for all the comments and input and I hope some of the SBS sequences are useful to some one