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nigel56

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So, this mornings update, and I'm pleased to announce that I managed to bend the air hose (thanks to Pete).

You will also note that I pin everything, as this reduces the chance of things getting knocked off.



The detail is outstanding, with stitching on all belts, and even internal detail of the air mask.

Thanks for looking.
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Figures looks amazing Nigel, it really brings it together when you see the head attached to the body, really nice work mate.

I'm glad the hose went ok, and even detailed in the mouthpiece ! Seriously nice sculpting on these, I liked all of those busts you showed but in particular the Tom Hanks one as the likeness is really good.

Can't wait to see more updates

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Thanks Pete.

Only thing I did today was laying down a good primer, have to wait now for it to really cure for 24hrs. You can't rush a good primer, which is good as I had one of those days where I didn't want to do anything and my mind was in no-mans land. Did catch up on a few of PF's Vlogs.

Should be able to get a lot done tomorrow, and finish the decaling on the Scooter.

So, fun packed day tomorrow. [thumb]

edit : have you seen those dioramas on Ted's post...omg, well worth seeing...
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Softly softly catchy monkey Nigel !

Funnily enough I came across a PF video ont YouTube the other day and he was showing a Star Wars model that had fallen to bits after an oil based wash, I was really shocked as I haven't seen a reaction to plastic like that before

Looking forward to seeing more of the Scooter too mate, the display idea is a cracker

I have had a look for the post, but I can't find it, where is it mate ?


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Pete,

I know which video your talking about...it just crumbled in front of him..amazing.

The scooter, that's on table 1 (I have 2 work areas...Brad is on the other). Just putting the last decals on, it's taking quite a few thin layer of Sol to set them down into the panels, in particular the upper wings.

I'm happier with the lighter colour, just tarting up the tanks.

Should have an update soon. Have the house to myself this weekend, and the garden is done, so I can put more time into these models.

I have, just this moment, finally finished the face.

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Update...

The face is now done.

The following photographs are taken on the Macro Setting, and if they look good in these then will look even better with the naked eye.

Let me know what you think.


This is a collage. ..



...and these are larger photos. .







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This mornings update.

Put down a watered Catachan Green to define the coat and run into the recesses.
Progressive coats will be as thin, but concentrating on the folds and shadows.



Thanks for looking.

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Oops..update...





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Beautiful tones on the skin Nigel, very very lifelike ! And the eyes are so nice and again you have captured emotion in them.

This is top shelf work mate

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Beautiful tones on the skin Nigel, very very lifelike ! And the eyes are so nice and again you have captured emotion in them.

This is top shelf work mate

Pete


Thanks Pete, that means a lot to me.

I had no idea I would get to painting like this, no going back now.

Cheers [wink]
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Nope. Once you get into this kind of painting you only want to do more lol. Its addictive isn't it? lol
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Update...

now that I can devote some more time on this project, I am going to do a (photo) step by step showing how I am going to paint the leather bomber jacket.

The paints I'm using are in the photo that follows. They are fairly self explanatory, but you may find it strange that I'm using Lahmian Medium.



The Medium has many good uses. You can create your own shades or washes, any colour you want. It is also a fantastic gloss varnish that dries matt, great for covering decals (much like klear or future).

It is also great for thinning down paints.

For the first stage I've painted a coat of XV-88 with a little Lahmian. Three coats in differnt direction to level out brush strokes.

Thanks for looking.

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Update..

Stage 2.

Once the base coat has fully dried, use Agrax Earthshade to all the surface, but let it pool up in all the creases.
The easiest way to do this is to dap the shade onto the surface.

When using shades wherever you lift your brush off the model it will pool.

A good idea is to remove your brush near the top of the area.



Now let this dry fully.

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Okay, Stage 2 is fully dry..

...now Stage 3...highlight the area by drybrushing with the original base coat XV-88..



If you like this then you can stop and give it a coat of Satin varnish...

...me, I'm taking it further...

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I think it's important to say that I am virtually doing this live.

I am also doing this blind. I have never done this before.

Now I could stop now, but I'm taking the extra steps...
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