I finished this one up at the beginning of this week and now have some halfway decent photos. I built this for the “I’m a Movie Star” Campaign here. It is a vignette by Scale Model Accessories in 1/35 resin from the movie The Longest Day of the Sword Beach Royal Navy Beachmaster, Capt. Colin Maud, played by actor Kenneth More… and his bulldog Winston.
I tried a technique using highly thinned layers on Vallejo acrylics to paint him, that was for more time consuming than I thought that it would be. It worked well on the uniform, but not as well on the flesh areas. I still have a long ways to go with my figure painting techniques…
“the sooner that you get off of this beach, the sooner that they’ll stop the blasted shelling! It’s very bad for the dog!”
Looks really fantastic Carlos. Excellent shading and highlights. Better than I could do!
Yes,that black and white method worked nicely
Looks very good …part of a great film …
@Tojo72, Tony, the method does work great for a single color type uniform. It was just more time consuming in my experience than a simple base color, followed by a wash & dry brushing. I sure didn’t get the look rapidly like Nightshade did in his YouTube video.
@Johnnych01, yes the figure is indeed a memorable one from a classic film. Now if I can ever find that mounted Verlinden one that looks like Gert Froebe as he brings breakfast to the beach gunners daily…
@SSGToms, I feel that I fell short in the facial work on such a fine figure. I need to find a technique that works for me in that respect. But otherwise I’m content with my end result here.
Great figure. Great subject… you’re running a great streak
Thank you Robert. You are far too kind.
I should have been a little more thorough - there’s another one in Florida apparently:
VERLINDEN 1:35 WWII GERMAN MOUNTED FOOD CARRIER ON HORSE 2 FIGURES 1291 NIB | eBay
Brian, that’s the one…
Let’s just say I’m looking for a more frugal price…
Go on get it; you only live once!
A friend of mine with professional skills & software, cleaned up one of my photos better…
Looks spot on, a really nice little scene.
Hope he’s got a poo bag in his pocket, that dog looks high maintenance…
Fine work, Stik, this looks great. Yes, I agree, constant layering is a royal bugger, which is exactly why I’m an oiler. Blending is so much more fun than layering, any day of the week.
Ruck On, Bby!