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    Sapo progress pics. Not sure if I will include the steampunk rifle I built from the bits box yet but I do like it. The cigar will definitely stay though I think it suits him. IPHONEFULLPIX 3895.jpgIPHONEFULLPIX 3212.jpgIPHONEFULLPIX 3211.jpg
    "Keep your brush wet and our humour dry." :cheeky:

  • #2
    I like the rifle but don't think the bust needs it. I like that the cigar brings in another dimension to the mini, making him possibly look more business like and used car salesman like. I don't think the rifle (though it is really cool) adds much more. My thoughts anyway.
    "Who needs weights? Animals don't lift weights, and animals are STRONG!"
    -Chuck "the Truck" Wallace

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    • #3
      Yeah that's pretty much how I feel. I made it when still toying for ideas but to add it would be overkill.
      "Keep your brush wet and our humour dry." :cheeky:

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      • #4
        Concur with Scott. Love the cigar!
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        • #5
          nice to see ya back at it Phatty mate!! i think the cigar is also enough!! your little bit of genius there is well cool!!

          now push on mate and lets see you finish it
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          • #6
            Great start Phatty, and loving that sigar :D

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            • #7
              I haven't updated Sapo for a while so here is progress. I have done the eyes, they need a little smoothing out and a coat of vanish but I am fairly happy with them. I painted a church landscape and sky into them since they are big enough and I'm not unhappy with how they turned out.

              Also did the shoulder pad. My original idea was to paint a star. Then I saw how fantastic John did his and very quickly decided that was a horrible idea for me lol
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              • #8
                Only mobile phone pics, hopefully my camera ones will be better at the end but no guarantee of that as you know :/
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                • #9
                  Nice work Terry mate!! can I just nit pick the eye ball!! I think the light spots need to be touching the which of the eye rather than just white spots in the black!! IMO
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                  • #10
                    Nit pick away with my blessing. I actually copied the eyes from a mixture of two source photographs of frog eyes, one picture for the eye colour and the other for the design and light placement etc so I'm very interested as to what the 'which' of the eye is.

                    The eyes that I copied have one intense light placement which is the moon and some less intense light, it may be that I have no got the intensity of the less obvious light spots right :(
                    "Keep your brush wet and our humour dry." :cheeky:

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                    • #11
                      Morning Terry, I really like how you're getting on with this, the various greens are nice and interesting. Regarding the eye, my feeling is that they're slightly at the wrong angle and lacking life. The angle isn't such a problem but the life is. Try to get the black really black ( hard with some paints) and then gloss them to add moisture. The position if the white spot isn't that important but make sure it's white without the base showing through otherwise it spoils the effect.

                      Just the black and gloss should have a big effect!

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                      • #12
                        thanks John. The effect I was going for was to show the reflection of a Victorian church where the main point of light would also represent the moon, the blue was intended as part of the night sky - clearly I haven't pulled that off because no one else noticed my intentions haha. I think I will follow your advice and adding the gloss should make a big difference. I actually really enjoy painting eyes on this scale because you have to think much more about how they actually look as opposed to creating a perception on a 32mm.

                        Thanks for the advice both, I will get on it when I get home from work later.
                        "Keep your brush wet and our humour dry." :cheeky:

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                        • #13
                          Just a quick update, after playing around with scale 75 and vallejo blacks there wasn't enough difference so I dug out an old chaos black from GW and hopefully it hits the ticket. I think it's made a nice difference and I haven't even added gloss yet! I will update with pics in a few days when I have added some more work to it. Cheers for the advice ;)
                          "Keep your brush wet and our humour dry." :cheeky:

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                          • #14
                            I think Johns suggestion hits on what I may have been missing when looking at the eye! will be cool to see the update
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                            http://pnp.li/uTvk

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                            • #15
                              As promised an update on the eyes, I removed the whites in favour of improved accuracy on the eye shape and placement. I made the black areas much blacker using successive thinned layers of GW chaos black and also began working on the leather areas.
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