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Michael Whittman Bust May 18, 2017

Posted by Jason Bergunder in Bust, Historical, Painting, StaticGrass Creations, Streaming.
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This guy was fun to paint. I have finally had a chance to push myself a bit, to see what I can really do. Super happy with him. I managed to give different texture to the clothing, give his face life (sort of), and do some NMM.

I am most happy with the hat. It’s almost like denim or something. The face, I tried to paint the shadows on so I don’t need to rely ambient lighting to cast the shadows I want. The first image below has very few shadows from my lighting setup, for example.

The NMM bits include the buttons and the shoulder lapels. Feels good to do it again.

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Michael Whittmann Bust Update #1 May 14, 2017

Posted by Jason Bergunder in Bust, Historical, Painting, StaticGrass Creations, Streaming.
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Started this guy tonight. The Tiger Ace Michael Whittmann 1/9th scale miniature bust. It took me the better part of the stream just to do the hat, around 2 hours. And I love the hat. I cannot get over how happy I am with the hat.

The texture is exactly what I wanted. Worn, sort of wool texture. A dark hat turned grey in the sun. I spent the better part of 10 minutes just appreciating my work.

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Hospitaller Sergeant-at-Arms Acre, 1191 April 11, 2017

Posted by Jason Bergunder in Historical, Other, Painting.
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Had this model for a year now and finally finished it. My first 72mm scale historical miniature. I tried to go for a malnourished, tired look about him. The rest of his clothing worn, but not dirty. His base is done like old dusty cobblestone. Some beaten texture to the metals as well. It was a lot of fun to paint.

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