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Offline gedmundson

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MvR bust
« on: September 26, 2020, 07:30:32 AM »
Thanks to the generosity of one of our Forum members - I just received this wonderful bust of MvR in the mail. Having bought the Meng Fokker Dr.1 kit without the bust, I happily accepted the offer when my good friend Mark contacted me about sending it. Looking forward to completing this little painting project!!
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Gary



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Re: MvR bust
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2020, 10:50:10 PM »
Interesting , looking forward too this .


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Re: MvR bust
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2020, 10:55:50 PM »
I am also looking forward to this one! Maybe it will inspire Me to finish My 1/12th MvR bust  8)
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Re: MvR bust
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2020, 11:47:23 AM »
I started painting the bust, so here is a progress photo. I primed it with a light grey Vallejo primer, then worked with some Vallejo flesh tones. The cap was airbrushed with a mix of Vallejo field grey and field blue to get it started, then brush painted with their acrylic colours. Still a WIP...
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Gary



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Re: MvR bust
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2020, 12:06:01 PM »
Gary,
That's a nice, clean start. Someday I must give figure painting a go.

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Re: MvR bust
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2020, 12:30:14 AM »
wow! Beautifully done to date! It is amazing what a great paint job will do for a figure. when I first saw this bust I didn't see the likeness to the Baron. Your painting shows Me to have been wrong!
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Re: MvR bust
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2020, 04:01:25 AM »
Stunning.

I’d love to be able to paint figures, but I just wouldn’t know where to start.

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Re: MvR bust
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2020, 11:41:06 PM »
Rick, Kevin and gcn - thanks for taking the time to comment - much appreciated. I agree with your comment about the likeness to MvR, Rick. Until there is some colour to the face and the eyes have been painted the resemblance is tough to see. I think the Baron had a bit wider of a mouth than the figure shows...hard to say. The lower part with the jacket is coming along and I can soon post a picture of the completed bust.
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Gary

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Re: MvR bust
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2020, 03:55:01 AM »
Beautiful work, Gary.

How do you maintain the crisp piping?

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Re: MvR bust
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2020, 10:27:11 AM »
Beautiful work, Gary.

How do you maintain the crisp piping?

vB  ;)

Well thank you Bob! I did the piping carefully with a Series 7 Winsor & Newton 000 brush. And I used a microscope. Quite an investment - but it has helped me with all aspects of modelling & detail painting. And I need all the help I can get.
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Gary

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Re: MvR bust
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2020, 10:55:34 PM »
After a few days of painting touch-ups I'd like to call this done. I'm by no means a figure painter, but have enjoyed experimenting with some different acrylic colours, shadows, highlights, using a home-made wet palette. I still need to learn more to even get close to the amazing work I see posted on t'Internet now and then. Again - a grateful thanks to my friend "Mgunns" who sent me the bust. Now I'll have to build that triplane to display along side of it  :).
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Gary



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Re: MvR bust
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2020, 11:04:17 PM »
Absolutely Stunning painting! Gorgeous results!!
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Re: MvR bust
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2020, 11:24:35 PM »
Gary,
I think you actually are a "Figure Painter", let there be no doubt. That's fantastic.

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Re: MvR bust
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2020, 09:10:29 PM »
Man alive!
Superb work, Gary!!

Holy smoke!
I need to add a microscope to my ever growing list of gadgets.

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Re: MvR bust
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2020, 06:47:20 AM »
Rick, Kevin and Bob - thanks so much for your kind words! I hope to tackle those two Infantry busts from The Somme 1916 now I have a bit more experience with these acrylic paints.
Cheers,
Gary