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Jason Gaspard

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This thread will document the painting of the figures for my WIP Panzer III dio. This will be my first real try at "proper" figure technique (highlights/shadows/blending etc) instead of just applying a wash and drybrushing. I am really looking forward to learning this skill and be able to produce reasonably consistent passable figures for dioramas and the occasional dedicated figure build. Be patient with me [smile]

All 1/35 resin kits from Verlinden

[20150128_220317_zpsmrme4nyt]  [20150128_220335_zps8lfp53u6]  [20150128_220340_zpss8scbahx]

I've assembled them and finally got brave enough to wet a brush and get to work. This first guy is my first crack, really just an experiment to figure out shades and technique...from this close the highs and lows pop a bit too much but from a distance they look the part...I'm going to take another figure and try using less contrast-y shades, even if I keep this shading I still need to clean up with base color, otherwise any comments?

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[20150402_234305_zps4f2zbnek]  [20150402_234328_zps7clvcgl6]  [20150402_234341_zpsjjihrqpt] 
Like I said, need to correct some slop...off to buy a 000 brush.

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That is great actually. Your contrast is just about right. Highlights are good, shadows not too dark. But yeah, push the envelope.

You never know how far you can take it till you try. [smile]

So far, so very good!
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Hi Jason,

It looks to me that you know exactly where you are wanting to go with the high and low lights and I think you are just needing a mid tone between those colours on the jacket.
after the base coat try mixing the lighter colour 50/50 with the base colour as your mid tone and then add more of the lighter colour as you work toward the high points on the folds. The pants look spot on as the tones are closer together and I think that's all the jacket needs.

I'm sure Nigel or Mike will be able to explain what I'm trying to say far better than I can.

Pete

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SimonD

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Yeah what the other guys have said, the good thing is, you have the right idea.
The trick now is to blend seamlessly (I'm telling myself this too. [smile]).

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Tamiya 1:32 F-4J Phantom "Marines"
Tamiya 1:32 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVIe

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Jason Gaspard

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Now that the ambulance for this project is done I have time to focus on the figures. Here is the progress so far:

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I still need practice blending and of course, faces are the hardest thing....
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Debating whether or not to redo...as a diorama piece I think I would be happy to leave it, plus 1/35 is probably not the easiest thing to learn on...
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2 down 5 to go!!


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SimonD

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Wow the Ambulance guys looks really good Jason! You've managed to blend the highs and lows brilliantly!
I'd be stoked with that! (that means very happy here) [smile]

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On the bench:
Tamiya 1:32 F-4J Phantom "Marines"
Tamiya 1:32 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVIe

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