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M.Brindos

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Nothing official. Pete and I are interested in knowing who would like to join us in a small group build to share ideas and techniques.

One figure per entry is all that is required. Any figure, any scale, brand new or partially completed.

This will be for the sole benefit of advancing our skills and trading ideas for mutual improvement of the skills already possessed.

There is no prize at the end of this GB except the chance to expand your skills and learn new ways of making professional looking figures. Whatever they be.

This will be about learning.

All we need are willing participants and an agreed upon start date. [smile]

Who's with us?
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Good idea Mike, I like it.

Were you thinking of a theme, like sci-fi; fantasy; wwI; wwII ?
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I wouldn't mind joining in. Though it would be my first time painting a figure, so I would be doing more learning than helping others. Good way to get me to stop avoiding figures though. Would have to decide on what kind of figure I would want to start with.

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One piece of advice Kenny, pick a figure that you would enjoy painting, then settle on the scale/size; plastic, resin or white metal; and then one that is comfortably in your price range.
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I know a lot of you are already working on, or dreading figures you already have. So Pete and I were not thinking of any theme. But that sounds like a good idea for a second GB with figures.

Kenny, this would be the perfect opportunity to learn the basics and get some advanced tips as well.

I'm thinking of the basic steps first for guys just like you, in fact. Nigel and I both have a good amount of experience painting GW Warhammer 40k figures. The same steps taken with them are the exact same steps you start with any figure.

So I'm sure there will be a lot covered between all of us. And Kenny, your input, no matter how small you may think it is, is still worth gold here.

As I stated above, for those of you who already have started a figure for a current build or those who have not been confident enough to even start a figure, this is especially for you.

I think perhaps Pete and I should just call it a workshop. That is starting to sound more appropriate than a group build.

Pick your subject and let's figure out where to begin.

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Mike, I like the idea of a workshop (excusing the pun) but as we have GW figures it might be an idea for each of us to do, maybe, a step-by-step guide to the figure, and anyone that wants to join are welcome, or if they wish, just sit back and ask questions along the way.

I take it you have an idea of a figure already in mind.

I have quite a few that can show differing techniques, with a very minimal colour palette.

Cards on the table.

I intend on doing a Finecast Necron Character called Anrakyr the Traveller, with Warscythe + Orb and the Tachyon Arrow, on a simple base that has to be seen to be believed.
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Hmm...
I have a couple of old plastic space marines, a few plastic orks, a lot of old metal figures that are chipped and could use an updated paint job, and a few metal figures that beg for me to start them. Some are primed.

But yes, I think I'd like to make a couple companions for the Blood Angels Sargent to go in the display case. They would be simple to start with.

I do have a space wolves Grey hunter marine and a great hunter terminator that could be good for showing how to blend Grey and blue or a Grey Knights terminator to show how to get a good metallic finish.

It all depends on what I think would be best to start with I suppose. Seeing as most of us will be needing to paint pilots and realistic flesh tones I think it necessary to go over that in peticular, but I have nothing to paint to show how.

Thank goodness the same principles apply no matter what the color.

So I think it should be open to any figure no matter the subject. You and I know how to get the job done. Let's show others that they can too.

That sounds amazing Nigel. What's your pallet choice?

It just occurred to me that there is a big difference between 28mm and much larger scale such as Pete's 1/32 scale figures. There will be some challenge to adapting the techniques to a larger scale. Not much, but I think it is a gap we can bridge.
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Realistic flesh tones [idea]

There is one figure that I have that everybody would love me to paint, I suppose I have to do it sooner or later.
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M.Brindos

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Oh? Does it have a mop?? Lol.
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It does indeed... but having just read your update I can do a larger version.

I think I will go for a 54mm figure (1/32 approx). A young US Marine.


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Good Idea !! Mike you should put up a poll on this thread, see how many will join ya!!
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I have a few different types of figures to choose from, but although it's mainly faces and skin tones I'm having the most difficulty with, I still need some pointers on getting the blending of colours on the rest of my figures like clothing Etc. I don't think it would be a problem to show a 28mm figure as an example, even if someone wants to paint a 1/32 or 1/35 figure as you say the techniques are the same. Plenty of flesh to do a tutorial on that figure Nigel ! I think a poll is a good idea

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M.Brindos

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I'm using my wife's droid so I don't have the option of making this into a poll thread. All you have to do is say you're interested. We don't need a large group to get started and people can join in any time.

Its all for the sharing of ideas and learning.
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I have a resin bust of a succubus figure that I could use if we do this. count me in



SIZE: 2.5 X 2.5 " or  just over 60 X 60 MM [pardon my non metric units, I was never totally indoctrinated into the metric sys and much of the US is still on the clunky old system]

EDIT: SUCCUBUS IS A FEMALE FIGURE, MY BAD!

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That looks like Tim Curry in Legend. That will be awesome!!

Edit:

I have a GW Dwarf from Warhammer (which I mentioned in another thread). He has flesh tones and lots of metalics and wood. Perfect.

I think we have enough interest to begin.
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