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Monday, September 15, 2014

Scottish Crusader?


So I have finally had a chance, and motivation, to sit down and finish off this bust. A very unique piece for me as I am still getting to grips with the historical pieces these days. And this was no exception.

You might remember this piece from the Fernando Ruiz class I did back in Blumberg. This was our test piece for the class.

Fernando had asked if I was going to any shows like Stresa or Euro Militaire, and when I said yes to Euro, he said then I MUST get this finished for that show! Since that show is next weekend ( Yikes! ) I guess my motivation is uber last minute styled :D


We did receive another socket from CrazyWenky, but I felt it was too large for this piece. And besides it is a really good socket, so I need to find a proper piece for it that will fit on it better than this. This tiny bust will get dwarfed by it.



So here he is. All finished up for me at the moment. Could he use more, maybe. Do I have time or energy to do it, not really. Am I OK and satisfied with the outcome of him, yeah sure why not :)

I have another historical piece that has been sitting around for a while ( Facebook users will have seen a shot of him last night ) and I hope to get him finished before the end of the week! Let's see if that happens!

You can see it on Putty&Paint, though I don't suspect it to do very well with the above photos.

More to come this week, I hope! Enjoy!

14 comments:

  1. Nice one!
    One thing which caught me eyes: The skin tone of the hand looks much more chalky and rough than the skin tone of the face. Or is it just the pictures?

    As always: I could never paint something like this, so the "critique" maybe somehow strange. But I hope it will be taken as it is meant: An unfiltered opinion while seeing this stuff.

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    1. Always good to have others opinions mate. No problems there. The photos are not as good as they could be mate.. the hand kept getting defocused it seems. Took them last night, and probably should have waited till I was a bit more awake :D

      Glad you like as a whole though, and that the tartan pattern wasn't the part that looked off :D

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  2. Well I am not sure what to write. I think this is superb there really is nothing I would like to see different. I generally don't like Busts, I appreciate the skill involved but I still don't generally like them. THIS IS an exception.

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    1. I always love reading your comments Clint. Really. Always puts a smile on my face. Glad you like this, and hopefully the next piece might be also ok then ;) I have a Ronin model that I am almost finished, and will be putting up as an article soon. But the scale you probably won't like either :) It being 75mm all :D Let's see..

      Cheers again though that this is the exception to busts that you don't like though :D Glad to have that in my back pocket :D

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  3. This is just fantastic, really love the flesh tones

    Ian

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    1. Thanks Ian. Glad to hear that as that was the focal point of the workshop that I did with this model :) Happy that it shows!

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  4. I think the socket you chose looks great, another winner for me. Although if I'm completely honest I'm looking forward to that warrior you've been working on, that is some serious eye candy. Good luck at Euro.

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    1. Ha.. thanks for the honesty mate. Much appreciated as always. Glad you like the socket match to it though!

      And the warrior will get posted up soon.. promise ;)

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  5. Stunning work as usual sir.
    I may see you at Euro Militaire as it's only 15 minutes away and it'd be a shame to miss it (again!).

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    1. Mike, it would be great to meet up with you and in a more proper setting hopefully! Perhaps even having more time to chat this time than a Salute? And thanks for the compliment on the piece.

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  6. I like it. The tartan pattern is well done, but looks too clean and uniform. Maybe needs a bit of fading or wear or pigments in places? Overall a great job, though - the handle of the sword especially :)

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    1. I hear you on that Zab. Too clean indeed... and glad you liked the handle of the sword! Wasn't too sure of it until I finished it!

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  7. Great to see another one finished! Very nice one. Thanks for showing mate.

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    1. Cheers mate.. was a tough one to paint up again after such a hiatus, but am happy with the results!

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