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I saw amazing French sculptor Gautier Giroud posting up WIP pics of this amazing bust and knew I just HAD to have him, picked him up from Cinemodeles-creations. He's jumped up in my queue today while I'm home from work on a personal day. 

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Here's the the cast in resin pieces, held together by some blue tack so I could take the pics of the resin - 

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I've used my airbrush for the first time today, primed up Deadpool and 4 giants (the giants first to get the hang of the airbrush).

Here's where he's at now -

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I drilled holes in his nose so that I can do the smoke sniffing scene as it's meant to be from the movie, which I'll probably use cotton or some other material to complete the effect.

 

Going to get started on some painting of him now.

 

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Nice!

 

Batting for stuffing quilts, pillows, and such makes superior smoke in my experience fro building markers for Flames of War...

 

How do you like the air brush vs brush on primer?????

 

Are you going to base coat him with the Airbrush as well????

 

 

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3 minutes ago, knarthex said:

Nice!

 

Batting for stuffing quilts, pillows, and such makes superior smoke in my experience fro building markers for Flames of War...

 

How do you like the air brush vs brush on primer?????

 

Are you going to base coat him with the Airbrush as well????

 

 

Thanks!

 

Oh good idea!

 

It's very nice, I'm obviously still trying to get the hang of it. For now I'm just going to use primer through the airbrush, it laid down a nice even coat as you can see, but it's going to take some getting used to for me. I'll do the rest of him by brush and practice on bones figures for other colors and laying down basecoats and whatnot.

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Here's where I'm at now, I started out with Reaper Gothic Crimson and then mixed it with some Liquitex Heavy Body Napthol Crimson which is a very bright red. The brightest red is straight up Napthol Crimson, I'll add some reaper clear over the reds that need to be even brighter. Next up are painting the blacks, which are always difficult to do just right.

 

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2 minutes ago, MissMelons said:

Pretty shade of red!!! Love this bust btw! Excited to see what you do with it.

Thanks!

 

I'm really liking these Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylics, they come in tubes, are very thick, but are verrrrry silky smooth and easy to move around on the figure. I saw Francesco Farabi using these types of paints and getting excellent results, so decided to use a couple coupons and pick some up at Michael's over a couple of weeks.

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This bust is awesome!

 

I almost bought this and the "Mini Jones" model from them, but there was a minimum of two for the Mini Jones model, which is a little odd.

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Seriously cool.  Will be watching this closely!

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I'm getting pretty close to done actually. This is a very basic color scheme not too much going on, not too many details to work out.

 

A few touch-ups with the reds, the white eyes, the metallics for the guns, and the smoke from the guns to the nostrils. 

 

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*** Wakes up***

 

Ah An Ub3r WIP!, I mean An Ub3r Show Off...!

 

That was quick!

 

Good job!

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What would have been fun with this one is to take the smoke generator from a model train and build into the base, then pipe the smoke up into the guns. 

But the way he holds his arms would make for a rather painful conversion job. Or possibly making recasts using Instamold and placing thinwalled tubing in the new casts.

Add a small suction pump to suck in air through his nostrils...

 

 

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5 hours ago, Xherman1964 said:

*** Wakes up***

 

Ah An Ub3r WIP!, I mean An Ub3r Show Off...!

 

That was quick!

 

Good job!

Hah! Thanks! 

4 hours ago, Gadgetman! said:

What would have been fun with this one is to take the smoke generator from a model train and build into the base, then pipe the smoke up into the guns. 

But the way he holds his arms would make for a rather painful conversion job. Or possibly making recasts using Instamold and placing thinwalled tubing in the new casts.

Add a small suction pump to suck in air through his nostrils...

 

 

Oh yeah that'd be cool too, I don't have the parts or know how for something like that tho. 

 

 

A quick bit about the guns- i used the "opaque black" that came with my Grex airbrush for all the black. The guns I highlighted with P3 Pig Iron to give the used look to. 

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