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Tsushima
Tarok
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Posted: Monday, July 10, 2006 - 05:12 PM UTC
JB André shares his Tsushima diorama.

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JB says: "Tsushima is a 1905 battle which saw the Russian fleet destroyed by the Japanese one. This ship is the Russian Revitzan which was seized by the japanese after the fall of Port Arthur, but out of artistic license I prefered imagining it destroyed by a big explosion and left to rust for years on the shore.
And then this Cossack comes and tries out of alcohol or lack of sleep to be either pulling the hulk out or making the bronze ornaments fall to get the metal back -your choice."


Thanks JB!

Vic
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Posted: Monday, July 10, 2006 - 08:23 PM UTC

This looks awesome. The whole thing is very well done indeed. I love the wreck and would love to know what technique was used for the rust.
The figure, horse and groundwork are also excellent.

All the best

Vic
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Posted: Monday, July 10, 2006 - 09:02 PM UTC

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would love to know what technique was used for the rust.
Vic



thanks for the comments! there's 4 kind of rust here
-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
hope i stayed understandable with the whole thing!

I remembered this old quote "in the marine you salute everything that moves and you paint the rest", i then used a lot a layering for the paint and some areas are more painted than others on a ship hull or so i suppose and this si why i painted it that way. I used a lot of pictures reference of rusty boats to paint it of course.
hope it helps!
jb
Vic
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Posted: Tuesday, July 11, 2006 - 01:18 AM UTC

Thanks for sharing your technique, it works very well.

Vic
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Posted: Tuesday, July 11, 2006 - 01:22 AM UTC
congratulations for your imagination, creativity and painting skills. and thanks for informative help on rust.
bestest regards
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Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 11:09 AM UTC
Truly a work of art. Everything in this dio looks great, Horse, figure, stones on the shore, the water, the ship, everything.
Thanks for sharing this amazing piece of work JB.
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Posted: Friday, July 14, 2006 - 04:39 AM UTC
First of all a great imagination, then very detailed and fine work on every corner of the piece. I like it alot. Congrats and thanks for sharing.
jba
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Posted: Friday, July 14, 2006 - 01:29 PM UTC
deep thanks for all the new comments, those are very motivating to start again something HUGE .
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Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2006 - 08:13 PM UTC
Hi JB. A very imaginative and original piece. Everythings well executed as well. Nice one.

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those are very motivating to start again something HUGE


YES please!