Friday, May 8, 2015

Hussar Bust Part 1

There's still time left to get in on the contest.  I will choose the winners tomorrow.

In the meantime, I've started a new figure.  This is a bust of a Prussian Hussar from Young Miniatures.  The last time I painted a bust was a little over 3 years ago and I've learned a lot since then, but there's still a lot of adjusting to work on this larger scale.  I've completed the initial work on the face, however there's still more I need to do.  I've got some shadows and highlights I want to tweak.  And, once I finish the hair, I will go back and apply a variety of glazes (reds, blues, and purples) to the skin to give it some more color variation.

I also got a surprise in the mail today, the Child Thief from Terrible Kids Stuff.  It's a great looking kit and one I hope to start soon.  They only made 200 of them, so if you want one get it now before they sell out.

EDIT: I just applied some glazes so I thought I'd tack on the updated photos.  Some red, blue, purple, and a touch of yellow glaze.  


  1. The eyes on the Hussar are incredible. Will you keep the skin this pale or are you looking to push it further ?

    1. Thanks! The exposure on the original photos made him look paler than he really was. I did take the top highlights all the way up to white, but planned to develop the look further with a variety of glazes. I did a little more work and just posted a few more pictures to the original post

  2. Hell yeah the EYES! love the contrast under the eyebrows.

  3. That is creepy realistic. You are hitting the jointed doll territory.