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The fall of my first house
slodder
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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2006 - 06:01 PM UTC
jba offers another one of his novel inspired works. This one is full of color, style, and composition.

Very nicely done.



My First House

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Globetrotter
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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2006 - 06:13 PM UTC
Very nice Job !!!


Le Globetrotter
BrianOakley
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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2006 - 06:34 PM UTC
OMG! Fantastic! JBA must tell how he did the rust on this. Just beautiful!
Brian
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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2006 - 05:37 AM UTC
Very cool scene! The colors are vivid and the dynamics convey a nice sense of motion. You did a marvelous job!
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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2006 - 12:40 PM UTC
Extremely cool scene, ... makes me want to go home and play Half Life 2 ....
Removed by original poster on 11/13/06 - 15:59:27 (GMT).
jba
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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2006 - 02:00 PM UTC
Half life 2? Oh jeezzzz. Gordon Freeman rules! I certainly pick a lot of inspiration at the same well as the guys who design HL2 did. They like Russia like I do! But hey, this dio I did in 1993-94-95 can't remember which year..
Anyway Merci pour les compliments Bruno Peter Brian n'Jan!

Brian, this way of doing the rust is a followed: you first paint your model the colour you want. Then you mix and apply some brown and black (more or less reddish according to your tastes) as some basic colour in the right parts. Then you apply a very diluted black wask and pick another brush with some dry burnt sienna pigments on it and you stroke the still wet part not so smoothly: some parts will "drink" the pigment and turn it darker, while some other parts there will be so much pigment that it will kinda stay afloat on the top and dry this way UNEVENLY!
Hope this helps

Here is a more complicated version of this technique that I gave once on HForma, this was for dio I did last year:


-the big completely rusty armour plates were done by mixing some burnt sienna paint pigments with very few thinner and apply them with an old brush, then once the paint is set i added a black acrylic wash at some particular places -you have to take care during the process as of course the pigments "drink" the paint.
-then there are the paint/ rust . As you know the rust can grow beneath the paint, so for this i used some mix between the white boat's colour and pigments
-then there are the run-off kind of rust whuich were applied at the right places with a small brush
-finally there's my prefered one which is the small rusty blotches: i coated the good parts with some water and white paint and i then i dumped some burnt sienna and black pigments from the tip of a blade


jba
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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2006 - 02:07 PM UTC
here is the half Life 2 one, I did it in 1992 straight after military service!
bring on the headcrabs..
MrMox
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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2006 - 05:14 PM UTC
Have you ever thought about recreating a HL2 scene with Gordan and all ?
jba
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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2006 - 05:27 PM UTC

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Have you ever thought about recreating a HL2 scene with Gordan and all ?


No, though i reckon that if somebody would do commercial figs of Gordon, headcrabs and all, those would sell pretty well.
In fact i used to work as the boss of an online games shop around 2000, and everyday I had HL1 in front of me. well, the dio I did at that moment had got the same pinks and yellows as HL1's desert scenes. 6 years later, it's still in a moving box, and i am unlikely to restore it one day :-) :-)
All that to say that when you play heavely with videogames, those are most likely to influence your vision of modelling!
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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2006 - 11:25 PM UTC
JB,
J'adore l'atmosphere de tes dioramas !
You did an excellent job which get closer modelling and art !
félicitations !

Julien
jba
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Posted: Monday, November 13, 2006 - 02:20 PM UTC
Merci Julien pour l'intérèt que tu portes à ces vieilles choses
Still wating to see your Ardennes dio!
Kinggeorges
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Posted: Monday, November 13, 2006 - 02:47 PM UTC
It's on my to do list.....

Best,
Julien
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Posted: Monday, November 13, 2006 - 04:57 PM UTC
JB, I have to say, I love your artistic talent, and excellent presentations, although once again I don't understand it. I'm afraid I don't do computer games, or Sci-fi books, but you certainly are talented, and creative.
jba
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Posted: Monday, November 13, 2006 - 11:17 PM UTC
Thanks Dave
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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - 01:16 AM UTC
Jean
Thanks for the quick tutorial! I gotta try this technique. I truly enjoy veiwing your works.
Brian
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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - 02:03 AM UTC
Looks great, even though I have no idea what the story is.
jba
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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - 12:56 PM UTC
hey Brian, only use this technique on reasonable sized areas, the pigments run quick -in fact the bigger the rusty area is the better it works!

Al, thanks for your comments! The idea.. I see your figs every now and then on Historicus Forma, and your passion for Native Americans as well as your country's history seems to be very bold indeed, and that is what pushes you forward to paint even better with each new subject I suppose. My own ideas come from my dreams, what i live from real life, and from some scenes that appear totally composed on 15x25cm canvas when i am listening to music. Only recently did I try to put a little bit of historic varnish on my dios.
Still there is a bit of Historic varnish on that one: I always fancied the guy being english or american (he carries a Lee Enfield baionet) and the scene is supposed to be located in one of those islands that were conquested by the japanese in early 1942 -the rifle lying on his feet is indeed a Japanese one. As for the boat it's one that is supposed to be scratching the sea's ground for sand -at least i found the idea of that boat from a picture of one of these boats.

Last night i dreamt of my yet to be born son (in a few months) diving in the sea from the Pamiat Azova's bow wreck alongside some of his friends. I suppose that's my idea of happiness
let me 10 years to create that one :-)

here is the Pamiat Azova, russian Ironclad sunk by British boats (?) in Kronstadt in 1919..