IFRIR, Hospitaller Crusading Knight

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    IFRIR, Hospitaller Crusading Knight

    Post  iCocker on Sat Jul 24, 2010 4:41 pm

    Been ready for some time but had some issues with the black before I could fotoshoot this fig ...

    Here is my version of Romeo's excellent 75mm crusader, I could not resist putting him in the Hospitaller's colours, I thought of giving him a different ambience then the usual. Have seen too many knights sweating in the sun, as if winter never came to the middle east ... in a good number of chronicles we read about heavy rain and bad weather ... so thought of having a go for different weathered 'Ifrir' - the name given by saracens to the knights; defender of a pilgrim route on their way to the Holy Land!

    Hope you like ...

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    Re: IFRIR, Hospitaller Crusading Knight

    Post  Ray on Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:15 pm

    Great IFRIR Ivan, your best to date IMHO (maybe coz he's a Hospitaller) Twisted Evil

    Great setting effects, with the drenched ground, wind blown vegetation (that leaf on the kappa is just genial Cool ) and the overall tonality of weather beaten attire, from metal, to cloth thru leather I love you

    Great pics as well, which pierce thru your efforts unscathed cheers

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    Echo Ray!

    Post  Dottore on Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:29 pm

    Great figgy paining as always Ivan but the wind blown effect is just sublime...with the grass blown by the wind and the leaves carrid away! Great job!

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    Post  iCocker on Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:30 pm

    Thank you mate, Ifrirs always have a place in our studio : ) ... finally managed to solve the Black issue, could not believe acrylics would get me so much trouble, but I guess the problem resulted from a bad tube of colour as well! Unfortunetly had to recall for varnish and retouch again the deep shadows ... regarding the fotos, me as well was quite surprised, just took them this morning in natural light and some reflectors, probably the little haze we had this morning helped to get rid of the glare ... will see hwen they pass the test in Photoshop now to calibrate colours better!

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    Very nice job ..

    Post  Luke on Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:13 pm

    Very nice job Ivan , Lovely work on the base and the weathering Very Happy

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    Re: IFRIR, Hospitaller Crusading Knight

    Post  alexbb on Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:18 pm

    AS ALWAYS IVAN IF EVER YOU ARE SHORT OF DISPLAY SPACE I WOULD MORE THAT GLADLY OBLIGE AND KEEP IT ETERNALY IN MY SHOWCASE

    ANOTHER FANTASTIC OFFERING FROM "TAL PUPI"


    P.S KEEP IT OUT OF MY SONS REACH, HES JUST SEEN IT.

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    Post  J.Fenech on Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:42 pm

    Great figure painting, and the wind effects are jaw dropping.Very well done.

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    Re: IFRIR, Hospitaller Crusading Knight

    Post  iCocker on Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:03 am

    Thanks guys, much appreciated!

    Something about the wind effect, tough not inspired by this weekend forecast ... the long grass is artificial fur already coloured but retouched with airbrush. This was the most hard work as it was worked strand by strand to get the exact 'wave' position. This has been inspired from a vintage figure of a Scottish officer by Latorre. The leaves which add more to the blast are oregano leaves, glued up with Gator glue ...

    Alex, I would really like Ian to tackle a medieval subject/army he'll surely make a great job!

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    Post  skyhigh on Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:29 am

    Prosit Ivan, it looks real ...and as the others told you, the wind effect is life like ..welldone... cheers

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    Re: IFRIR, Hospitaller Crusading Knight

    Post  bcauchi on Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:29 am

    Will check it out at home Ivan but i am really looking forward to seeing this. These comments are killing me!

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    Post  RayCaruana on Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:50 am

    Wow!!! Great job mate. Really love this one! cheers

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    Post  William on Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:13 pm

    Great job Ivan, the windblown grass was a nice idea Smile Smile

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    Post  bcauchi on Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:30 pm

    Awesome, a brilliant job, the figure, the painting the stance and the groundwork are all really great. WOW!!!

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    Re: IFRIR, Hospitaller Crusading Knight

    Post  iCocker on Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:38 pm

    Thanks guys much appreciated ...

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    Post  Samwel18 on Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:56 am

    Love it mate Wink

    Had the honour to take it to AMT and got a well deserved SILVER Wink

    PROSIT Smile

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    Re: IFRIR, Hospitaller Crusading Knight

    Post  in nannu pec on Mon Aug 02, 2010 6:22 pm

    Dan qabizli....prosit Ivan....I agree with Ray....I think best up to date....the wind effect is a gorgeous feature in your presentation...prosit man
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    Re: IFRIR, Hospitaller Crusading Knight

    Post  iCocker on Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:14 pm

    TKS guys sorry belated tks from me as well!

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    Post  smallia on Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:02 pm

    Just saw this and boy this looks just brilliant.I love everything about it but the worn shield just blew me away.A big well done

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