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    Falkar Wandering Sword

    Post  Samwel18 on Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:29 pm

    hello guys,

    it's been a while since i posted some work here so here it is.... Smile))

    still a long way to go in the face especially forehead, mouth area and shaved hair/beard Razz

    will arrange everything tomorrow so that it will be finished by wednesday =]

    any critiques and comments are always welcome Smile

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    Re: Falkar Wandering Sword

    Post  Ray on Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:41 am

    TanKRed remove this thread and put it in the Fantasy section where it belongs please since this untamed puppy is so NAIVE lol!

    Nice flesh tones and it is looking very good already Cool

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    Re: Falkar Wandering Sword

    Post  jojjemannen on Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:47 am

    Wow! Sam, it's .. it's super. Good work!

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    Post  Samwel18 on Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:56 pm

    thx dudes Smile much appreciate it Smile

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    Re: Falkar Wandering Sword

    Post  bcauchi on Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:03 am

    What a lovely figure. It is a beautiful sculptture. I wonder how it is going to look when your expert hands finish their job.

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    Post  iCocker on Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:49 am

    Good start buddy, are you giving a shaved look effect to the skull? It is the same effect as a 5 o'clock shaved beard coat ... isma do not follow up the box art exactly in the overall look, make something different not to have a 'copy' of it, remember it is fantasy so we are not restricted with some historical uniform here ... rememember also for the setting, does not necessary tobe set up in snow, though dressed up in heavy clothing and with wind blowing he can be set in a mountain setting, forset, maybe fording a river or a sand dune [sky is the limit in this venture mate ... but do not be stereo type, the Malta team needs to make an impact ...]

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    Post  Samwel18 on Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:43 pm

    my idea exactly mate....

    I think I will opt for the snow groundwork....but i'm open for more options Smile) will discuss this later tonight Wink

    as for the painting of the figure was hoping to use cold tones overall to give the effect of cold but as i said before will dicuss the options I have tonight with you guys Smile))

    as for the shaved hair yes but i have only basecoated with 1st shadow of the face and will do the shaved hair tomorrow cause don't have time to finish it before tnight but i have done the 5 o'clock beard effect Smile))

    thx a lot brian Smile much appreciated bro Wink

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    Post  iCocker on Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:49 pm

    Will miss tonight again mate [damn children's exam revisions!!!!!!!]

    As for the base if you are considering as usual, to get away with murder and do something simple, if I were you I would start building a bunker and shelter Twisted Evil

    Joking apart, Sammie I would rather not consider snow for this project, it would be the first idea that comes to all that would be in the WNT, I rather would go for something different, IMO I am against stereo type subjects, and if we are to see a number of Falkar's all set up in the snow I guess the judges will start shivering, just remind yourself that Spain might produce the original boxart on their display and personally, I would rather keep the cold effect but do something else besides snow ... remember we are a club and surely you'll find a buddy or two that can help out in groundwork!!!!!!

    Just my suggestion as I am not coming this evening ...

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    Post  Ray on Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:38 pm

    The way he is all wrapped up, even with gloves, IMHO calls for a bit of a "chilly effect" and if not covering the whole scene with snow, at least you must show small puddles of snow here and there, again IMHO.

    Ok, given that in Fantasy, the sky is the limit, but again if a piece is clad and wrapped in fur, leggings, gloves etc etc, then it all points to one direction.......>>>>>>> COLD, and what better way to represent COLD when one can't feel the COLD? You have to make the COLD visisble/portrayed IMHO and I stand to correction as always.

    It would be nice to step away from stereotypes, but one must remain in the boundaries of the piece that is provided and the subsequent scene setting.

    Snow per se is FEARED by most modellers as you can always ruin it just like you can ruin any other natural setting IMHO, so going for it where applicable, is a big challenge, as I said feared my many and accomplished by few!!!

    Sam, it depends where you want to stand!!! Either unrecognised in a huge crowd, or recognised in a small gathereing. The choice is yours laddie.

    As Ivan said, we are the greatest club in the World, and any help on whatever you need be sure that you'll find it.

    Let's see that face this eve Laughing

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    Post  iCocker on Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:59 am

    Prosit guys, this is called contructive critisism ... good debate!

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    Post  RayCaruana on Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:31 am

    Snow or not I would suggest a small shrub or tree being blown by the wind (or something similar, a pennant with its pole(?) bent by the wind for example) to accentuate the strong wind effect and add to the dramatic scene.

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    Post  alexbb on Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:14 pm

    great flesh tones so far
    im sure you will finish this one to the usual S.S.M. very high standards

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    Post  Ray on Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:01 pm

    RayCaruana wrote:Snow or not I would suggest a small shrub or tree being blown by the wind (or something similar, a pennant with its pole(?) bent by the wind for example) to accentuate the strong wind effect and add to the dramatic scene.

    To continue with my constructive critiscm/debate and to sustain Ivan's quote re this, here's another 2c worth of My Humble Opinion Laughing

    Any "fillers" on the base, other then the "essential portraying" IMHO would only serve to distract the viewer's eye off the main subject Twisted Evil

    The wind element is already visible by the flow of the cloack and tuft of hair Evil or Very Mad

    What should be portrayed more then any other element is the cold pale

    Vive le differance cheers

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    Re: Falkar Wandering Sword

    Post  Ray on Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:06 am

    Falkar is asleep or Shocked ? lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

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    Post  Samwel18 on Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:54 pm

    falkar just woke up Razz

    whole face + hair is ready....the ribbon i dont like it will add more CREASES/folds:P

    any comments and critique is more than welcome Smile

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    Post  alexbb on Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:35 pm

    the face is stunning, BUT i think that the demarcation between face and shaved head has too much contrast (this is simply my opinion) could you blend the demarcation area a little bit more ? i suggest you take some more qualified opinions and if im wrong ignore this blattering idiot.

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    Post  Samwel18 on Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:02 pm

    yes alex it could do a little wash to blend it with the face thx for the tip as i was drooling with myself on what to do Smile)

    thx mate Smile

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    Post  Ray on Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:03 pm

    I agree with Alex 101%

    Besides that, the shaved hair area looks too greyish/bluish (ok a freshly shaved head you might argue, but you still have to "blend in" the effect of what you're portraying in every circumstance)

    Also, the hairline going down both sides of the sideburns, looks a bit straight Shocked that is not extending a bit further out on the temple sides and going down straight to the sideburns.

    See how your hairline goes about in the mirror for reference and since you're not semi bald like most of us old gaffers, move/pull your hair away so you can see it properly Suspect

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    Very nice job

    Post  Luke on Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:29 pm

    Very nice job Sammy keep up the good work mate Very Happy

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    Re: Falkar Wandering Sword

    Post  Samwel18 on Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:21 pm

    thx to all mates who pointed out about the fault I had re sahved hair Smile

    tell me if it isn't better now please Smile =]





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    Re: Falkar Wandering Sword

    Post  alexbb on Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:24 pm

    it does look better
    hopefully i will see it tomorrow if nothing comes up
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    Re: Falkar Wandering Sword

    Post  RayCaruana on Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:17 am

    I think it's much more realistic now Wink

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    Re: Falkar Wandering Sword

    Post  bcauchi on Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:45 pm

    Just the opinion of an aviation modeler. It looks really cool, i love the face and i think you addressed all the problems you might have had successfully.

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    Re: Falkar Wandering Sword

    Post  William on Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:30 pm

    Just my opinion, I think it looks better:)

    Keep up the good work cheers


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    Re: Falkar Wandering Sword

    Post  Ray on Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:19 am

    Hey are you enjoying your SWEET Avatar's pic when you WERE cute like most babies so much that you slept on Falkar and stopped painting Laughing

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