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David Powell
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1/35 Scale Figure Collection

March 11, 2015 · in Figures · · 14 · 4.1K

Here are some of my most recent figure projects. The first one is my favorite, a 54mm ( scale) Knight of the Holy Sepulchre from Pegaso Models. I've been working on this project off and on since 2013. White and black are tough colors to work with, so this was definitely a challenging project. Because the knight's clothing has a lot of empty white space, I decided to paint in a border design on the cape and a subtle background pattern for the banner for a little more visual interest.

The second project is a 54mm Saxon from Latorre. It's a wonderful sculpt but unfortunately it is now out of production. I made a few minor conversions, I replaced the axe head with one that was a little more chipped and weathered. I also used some putty to create the tears in the covering on the shield. I wanted to tell a story with the base, so I created an interior scene, some home/building that he's broken into on a raid.

The final piece is King Arthur as a boy from Figone. The figure is 1/35 scale, but since he's a child it's only about 35mm tall. I made a few modifications to this figure as well. In addition to scratch building the base for the sword in the stone scene, I replaced his sword blade with a longer one. The original was a bit short, I really wanted it to look like a child holding an adult's sword. I also attached the shield on his back and strap around his shoulder. Because the figure is a little plain, I made his clothing a bit more interesting with a checkerboard pattern on his pants and heraldry on his shield, chest, and the banner.

The painting on all three was done with acrylics along with some pigments for weathering. All the design work on these figures was done freehand. No stencils or decals were used.

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14 responses

  1. Beautifully done, David...

  2. I like the Saxon colour palette, but all of course finished superbly.

  3. most impressive

  4. Magnificent skills sir.
    Figure painting an art form of dark and light.

  5. Excellent work as always, even better when seen close up as we did at last weekends LAMS meeting here in LA !

  6. Outstanding !

  7. Brilliant, David, many thanks for posting these.

  8. great job ! i love templar with horse !

  9. David,
    I am in awe of your skill. To me, painting figures is like playing softball In a hardball game. My sincere compliments

  10. Thank you, everyone! These were a bunch of fun projects. I've been working on them for a while so it's great to finally finish them all!

  11. I am speechless! I don't have enough adjectives to heap praise on these fine figures! Excellent!

  12. Master Modeler.
    We have museums for everything, but for these kind of jewels we need one also.

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