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Jay Martin (Redrum)
So this is my attempt at reproducing some heraldry for a knight bust. This belongs the family of Vallois. If anyone is interested I will post pictures of the finished piece once done!
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Editor said on May 24, 2018
Of course we're interested! Welcome onboard at iModeler. Your technique shown here is very impressive indeed. How's the "dirt" done?
Jay Martin (Redrum) said on May 25, 2018
Hey! Thanks for the kind words, once everything was painted, I stippled different shades of brown on the shield, lighter at the top, darker tones at the bottom, then using a slightly damp brush I dabbed at the paint until I had a random effect that I liked 😊
Editor said on May 25, 2018
Thanks for clarifying this. I've been looking for something like this for my airplanes...
Craig Abrahamson said on May 24, 2018
The best part about this 'reproduction' is that THEY did it "free hand" as well, so symmetry doesn't have to be perfect (but yours seems to be anyway) - lol. Welcome!
Yeah I was very aware I wanted it to look neat but also realistic and respect how it would have been done back in the day...
david leigh-smith said on May 24, 2018
Fantastic, Jay. Look forward to seeing the knight!
Many thanks, mine and my group of students versions will be appearing in a future issue of my digital magazine The Illustrated Historical Artist, but il be sure to post here too 😎
david leigh-smith said on May 25, 2018
Please do. I'm not the only one here who's thinking they need all the possible help out there with figures.
This is really exciting, Jay - look forward to lots of posts.
Sebastijan Videc said on May 25, 2018
please do post! the shield looks great!
Thanks a lot, really happy about the response and reaction I’m getting here 😊😊
Jeff Bailey said on May 25, 2018
I'm with the growing crowd - please post more! And welcome to iModeler, Jay!
Thanks Jeff, I was aware that it’s mainly scale modelling so never too sure how a figure painter would be received, but so far it’s been great!
Rob Pollock said on May 25, 2018
One of my mates is a great figure painter, though more the Fantasy mode, and has won prizes at several of the international competitions. He’s given me a number of practical tips over two or three years now which I sometimes manage to put into practice - your techniques also remind me of his work.
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