Retreat from Moscow 1812 ...120mm viginette

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Chris S
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Retreat from Moscow 1812 ...120mm viginette

Postby Chris S » Sun May 06, 2012 5:46 pm

Here's another piece Im working on . @o)

It depicts two French Grenadiers or the Old Guard on their long walk back from Russia during the 1812 campaign .
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All cast in Verlindens usual cream resin ,nicely cast too .

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To start everything is cleaned and given a good primer coat ....
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I then decided to start with the fallen Grenadier ,so I can do the groundwork while painting the other figure . I start with the face before working my way down the figure . All painting is down with an Acrylic basecoat followed by oil paints.

Face ....
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Then moving on to the greatcoat (Redingote) Also the belts and Epaulettes pick out ...

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And moving on to the equipment .....
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Still got some tidying up and finishing to do on that lot ,but thats where I am at the minute .

Thanks for looking , Questions & comments welcome .

Chris.

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Re: Retreat from Moscow 1812 ...120mm viginette

Postby Vinny » Sun May 06, 2012 7:04 pm

I really admire figure modellers. It takes a lot of skill to make a model look life-like. It's definitely an artform in itself and the way you build up light layers of oil paint is a very traditional and very classical technique. Glazing I believe it's called. You've certainly got the hang of it anyway Chris. I really like how the shading of the clothes is turning out. Beautiful work!

I'll be watching this one with interest [smilie=pdt_popc1.gif]

Vinny

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Re: Retreat from Moscow 1812 ...120mm viginette

Postby Chris S » Sun May 06, 2012 8:20 pm

Thanks Vinny. I love working in oils ,they're so easy to use and blend . As the site gets moving I'll do some SBS's on using them ;)

Chris.

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Re: Retreat from Moscow 1812 ...120mm viginette

Postby Spud » Sun May 06, 2012 8:30 pm

he is turning out great Chrism ive not seen teh update till now and teh bag looks class
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Re: Retreat from Moscow 1812 ...120mm viginette

Postby Tony lee » Sun May 06, 2012 8:58 pm

Nice work so far Chris [smilie=thumb.gif]

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Re: Retreat from Moscow 1812 ...120mm viginette

Postby Vinny » Sun May 06, 2012 9:06 pm

Chris S wrote:Thanks Vinny. I love working in oils ,they're so easy to use and blend . As the site gets moving I'll do some SBS's on using them ;)

Chris.


Excellent! I'd love to see that.

Cheers!

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Re: Retreat from Moscow 1812 ...120mm viginette

Postby Chris S » Sun May 06, 2012 9:09 pm

Thanks Spud & Tony :)

Vinny ...no problem ;)

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Re: Retreat from Moscow 1812 ...120mm viginette

Postby chris 67 » Mon May 07, 2012 8:10 pm

This is the type of work Chris always puts out.....TOPSHELF!...sit back and watch a gem in progress.

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Re: Retreat from Moscow 1812 ...120mm viginette

Postby longlance » Sun May 20, 2012 1:12 am

Smashing work Chris !

your figure painting is top notch mate :D


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