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Brundledonk

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Nice one Kenny ! I have a 1/6 Hot Toys figure of Dutch, I'll take a couple of pics in a bit

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Last little bit for today

Modelair silver for the endo skeleton and a basic flesh colour for the wound, I will slap some gore over it at the end


A dark grey base colour for the T-shirt

The camera doesn't pic it up, but I have gone over the high spots of the folds in the base colour mixed with a dot of white

Then the same again over the extreme high spots with a lighter mix of grey and white
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Now I need to think about how I'm going to highlight the leather, I'm leaning toward a really thin dark grey mix sprayed at an angle from above with the airbrush
But I will see how I feel tomorrow

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Pete, for someone who keeps saying they don't know what they are doing you are doing it correctly. It's lovely paintwork.
You have, what some people would give their left arm for, and that's a natural ability to use the correct pallet. Using just a dot of white to a colour can make a huge difference to a model.

If you find that the figure looks better than the photo then you are on the right track. The camera balances all the colours.
It's like the red shading I put on the black staff on the Medusa figure. When you look at it with your eyes it looks very subtle, but the camera has made it so very bright and it looks stupid. It's as if our eyes make the blend.

The reason I suggested the Terminator, when you asked me which one to do, was that a lot of people think black is just black, but you've taken it two steps further with grey highlights and done a great job of it.

It's a wonderful figure.
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Pete, you are off to a fantastic start!! You have done an excellent job on his facial tones already. You do have a natural gift for this type of painting. I must agree with Nigel. 

Black is a hard one to get, and black leather is even harder to capture correctly. You'll need to be real subtle with the highlights and to top it off you may have difficulties getting the natural semi-gloss black of a leather jacket and pants. You must be really inspired to tackle this one. I think you can do this, in spades!

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Thanks Nigel ! It does look better to the eyes, the macro is brutal lol ! In reality the face is smaller than my little finger nail
I know what you mean about the camera and colours, mine tends to pick up red a lot more than the other colours, also it's very grey here weather wise and even the daylight lamp changes the colours a little bit

As to the black, I'm a little unsure where to go with the shading and high lights, I don't want the leathers to look too grey, I'm sure I will figure it out though

I have noticed your builds are on hold, is everything ok at your end mate ?

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It's looking really good there pete. If you dont want it to look too gray, then maybe put some dark brown in there too? Not sure how that would work, but for some reason when talking about leather I seem to think of brown (even though it's black). Looking forward to seeing what you figure out.

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Hmm... you may want to experiment with a dark brown-black wash. I'm curious to see how you go about achieving the results you are looking for. If it starts looking too grey, no worries. Just paint it black again and start over. That's another advantage of thinning down your paints. Or roll a black wash over and attempt to blend it in. So many ideas are rolling around in my tiny man brain right now. lol


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Pete, you are off to a fantastic start!! You have done an excellent job on his facial tones already. You do have a natural gift for this type of painting. I must agree with Nigel. 

Black is a hard one to get, and black leather is even harder to capture correctly. You'll need to be real subtle with the highlights and to top it off you may have difficulties getting the natural semi-gloss black of a leather jacket and pants. You must be really inspired to tackle this one. I think you can do this, in spades!

We're behind you.


Thanks Mike, I'm a little apprehensive about how to tackle the leather, I will see how the shading and highlighting turns out tomorrow. I was thinking of spraying the leather with a satin coat, and then some pigments as in the movie he was looking pretty beaten up at this point
I wish the inspiration was there, I'm painting this one by instinct at the moment lol !

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It's looking really good there pete. If you dont want it to look too gray, then maybe put some dark brown in there too? Not sure how that would work, but for some reason when talking about leather I seem to think of brown (even though it's black). Looking forward to seeing what you figure out.

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I was thinking of a really dark blue in there somewhere, but I can't visualise how it will look, I will probably have a test paint on some scrap plastic to try and figure out what will work

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Hmm... you may want to experiment with a dark brown-black wash. I'm curious to see how you go about achieving the results you are looking for. If it starts looking too grey, no worries. Just paint it black again and start over. That's another advantage of thinning down your paints. Or roll a black wash over and attempt to blend it in. So many ideas are rolling around in my tiny man brain right now. lol




I am trying to avoid washes as much as possible on this one, as the vallejo ones that I have seem to dry with a dusty and powdery look (maybe I need to gloss the figure before adding the wash ?) On the face I only used the tiniest drop of wash in the eye sockets, the shading was just done with paint
Black is a hard colour to shade and highlight for sure, I'm thinking now that I should have started with a white primer.
I will see how it goes tomorrow and if it turns out bad I can always strip the figure and try from a white base coat


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Great choice of figure, cant beat Terminator. (well almost can't).
Great skills, looking forward for more.
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Pete, you are once again taking me to school with the work you are doing. hang in there! funny thing about the "get to da choppa" iconic movie line---in the "Alien Vs Predator: Requiem" Movie there is a line where a character is telling the other people to get to the roof of a hospital to use a med evac helo. he mutters the line, "get to the Chopper". I am POSITIVE it is an HOMAGE to the first Predator Movie with Arnold.
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I remember that line in AvP too, I think you are right about it being a nod to the original movie, they also slipped in the line " one ugly melon farmer " I think I remember hearing this line in Predators as well

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I had a bit of a think about how to go about highlighting the leathers, but couldn't really come up with much
I used valkejo khaki painted on the edges to suggest wear and tear, I drybrushed this on the toe caps of the boots too
I also started to highlight the high spots on the leather with black and a drop of grey, at this point you can barely see it in the pic

I added more wear on the jacket with khaki, and added a tiny drop of blue to my dark grey mix and highlighted the shoulders and collar
The lighting makes the blue much starker than it is in reality

Base coat of brass on the grenades and more highlights on the pants

Same thing on the back of the figure, the high lights are still very subtle at this point as I don't want to overdo it

I think the weathering on the jacket is enough
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