Tonys 'Cosford under a fiver' build - man on 'oss

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I never realised how long these figures can take ! Theres loads of different colours and tiny details to paint. Anyway ive got the oss painted and had a bash at shading , i think it still needs a bit of a dark wash round the various straps etc. but im happy with it . The man is a very fiddly paint job and although headless hes looking a lot better , again he might benefit from a dark wash to accentuate the shadows. His head has been painted and stuck in his helmet , theres just the chin strap to glue together and paint. I didnt attempt any blending or shading on the face , it was hard enough painting his eyes, teeth and moustache !! Heres some pics F647A853-609B-4B75-9396-079698FF7662.jpeg E5CA1115-78A0-4137-8B6E-1FE91FE05A1D.jpeg 82412B4C-5293-4856-A494-19EC188E0881.jpeg B3326731-C880-4924-A353-AA0104AE3218.jpeg 766FCFD1-9971-4D12-AC44-955191DBDFEB.jpeg 7FAD9573-F29D-404C-97D3-52A0FBD8B0E0.jpeg 2A22C273-BDB0-4441-953C-73EDE3E0BEA5.jpeg
 

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Well the torso and the oss have both had a coat of acrylic varnish ( astonish tangerine and cinnamon floor polish -99p home bargains) for two reasons . 1 to seal everything ready for any washes i might do and 2 to stop the paint rubbing off while being handled. This floor polish is similar to the new formula johnsons pledge/klear , ie . milky white and fragrant! It doesnt give a glossy shine but is useful for sealing and protecting paintwork , giving a tough clear satin finish when dry. Heres a few pics , including the poor French blokes painting handle ( they dont like it up ‘em mr mainwaring!) CBFCAB17-DDD9-4007-A524-BCA7EDE3CC1B.jpeg E1888135-DC10-415B-9AE9-2357B4E2C1E8.jpeg BB7290A4-7B33-46A5-BDED-01EF6B9CFB3D.jpeg 7B843E3C-F051-4E12-A8A4-287D2A233D16.jpeg
 

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Cracking work on the horse Tony, and for a non figure painter the bloke's not looking bad at all.
 

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Cheers ian , the fiddly detail painting i can manage, its the flesh thats always given me problems , we'll have to see how this one turns out .Ive been doing a bit today to this , mainly giving the man a dark wash to highlight any shadows and matt coating the oss ,although I think this may need another coat to really matt it down. Ive also cut the various straps ,harness etc from wine foil and sprayed them either black or white. no pics today though cheers tony
 

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Tony this has turned out brilliant, i am so glad the oss man fun is yed now he can see where he's gooin.

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well im calling this finished , i finally got all the fiddly bits (sword , rifle , bayonet etc ) attached with various straps cut from wine foil. There was also the stirrups and reins to fit once he had been seated on the oss, again from thinly cut wine foil , his hand being drilled so i could thread the reins through. Ive really enjoyed this trip outside my comfort zone and although the result is nothing like the superb figure painters on here can achieve , its passable from a distance , at night , on a fast horse.I'll be putting the full set of pics on a completed thread but heres one to finish off this one , thanks to anyone whos been watching , cheers tony DSCN2898.JPG
 
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