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    Starting a thread to keep me motivated as I've recently just gotten back into the swing of things with painting after a break of several years.


    I'm currently going through my painting kit and my model making tools and sorting stuff out on the go so it might be a bit stop and start for a while.


    I recently picked up a few nice busts and 1/10 scale heads to get started again with but I've got a backlog of older minis and unfinished projects to do as well.


    If anyone has any questions about paint colours, tools etc. Just give me a shout!


    First up is the Andrea miniatures1/10 U-Boat commander. The casting was really nice with very few air bubbles and mould lines to be corrected. The only issues I had were with the white metal cast iron cross where one of the sides of the cross wasn't filled with metal in the mould. A quick email to Andrea and a replacement is on its way.
    In the meantime I started work on the bust. Also the seam on the cap was full of air bubbles and debris with a mould line running right through the lot. It was a lot easier to remove and redo than to correct it with putty. I just removed and filled the damage with AK grey filler and rebuilt the piping with a length of fine wire. (Not pictured yet)


    Apologies for the low quality photos at the moment, my camera rig is still needing sorted out.




    As it was clearly based on the "Das Boot" character I wanted to give him a more pallid, tired look than the rosy cheeked example on the box art.





    I went for a base of VMC Cork brown mixed with old GW Dark flesh. I worked this up through VMC flat skintone to VMC pale skintone to around a 90-10 mix with white.
    For some tone in the skin I went in with some glazes of very thinned purple ink, blue ink and a little crimson around the eyes and lips.

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    Not been working on this for a while but i picked it back up to add a bit here and there.
    The coat was done with an old glass bottle of navy blue (only the second time in 20 years I've had call to use it.) Working up from a black base coat with thin layers and a highlight of vmc andrea blue.
    The shirt was an ivory shaded down with army painter soft tone then the stripes added and softened down.



    At this point I hit the whole bust with a coat of AK ultra matte varnish which really picked up some small points that need attention soon. I just tacked the other parts and the base on for a quick photo but I reckon im about 90% complete at the moment.

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    Your bust is looking great. I really like the way you have painted the shirt and the weathering on the binoculars.

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    The blue jacket and the pattern on the shirt look really good. But what bothers me a bit is the face :/

    In my opinion the purple around the eyes is way too much. It's too intense. The shadows in the wrinkles are pretty harsh as well. Maybe using pure ink was a bit too bold^^ Il'd have tried glazes of skincolor with a bit of purple/blue mixed in. Maybe something worth trying on the next project ^^

    Keep it up

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    Very nice work to this point. The work on the shirt is great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyAniDe View Post
    In my opinion the purple around the eyes is way too much. It's too intense. The shadows in the wrinkles are pretty harsh as well. Maybe using pure ink was a bit too bold^^ Il'd have tried glazes of skincolor with a bit of purple/blue mixed in. Maybe something worth trying on the next project ^^

    Keep it up
    Thanks, it's not as intense in real life, I think the camera is making it a bit brighter, as for the wrinkles they are sculpted really ​deep so I've actually tried to lessen them a bit. I can always go in and lightlighten them a bit but if I see another bust with the same depth of lines on the face I'll resculpt those bits!

    Thanks for the advice though, I think it'll be a while before I'm back into the swing of things.
    Last edited by Baz; 12-11-2018 at 03:51 PM.

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    Bit of an update on some recent work. A JFK bust by I think Life miniatures? It was a gift a few years back and has been sitting in a box for too long.
    Working up the skin tones for that tanned look he had -


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    Absolutely incredibly amazing skills. Great work!!.

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    That JFK but is looking really nice!

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