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nigel56

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Laurent, you've blown me right out of the water, I was not expecting that!

What an amazing figure, wow. My Gran would climb out of her grave to get a figure like that.

I have to ask, who makes this figure?
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Lol !

Industria Mechanika does ! [wink]

Check it out, loads of fantastic resin kits.
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OMG, this is a Mike Jenson figure. It's the latest 3D figure.

How good is the detail Laurent, it must be amazing. Is it in kit form? If so, just how good is the fit?

C'est fantastique!
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Yes OMG...

It's a "classic" resin kit, 15ish pieces, fitting is very cool. Details are fantastic but can be improved. 24cm high.

Definitely a must have...
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Oh!! Okay that's a definite YES! Bring it on Laurent! This is really going to be fun!!! [biggrin]
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Yes, this I have to follow.

Just out of curiosity Laurent, what is the 120mm figure you going to do if the Drone wasn't allowed ?
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Good question Nigel. What did you plan as a backup?
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Great looking figure Laurent, seeing that reminded me I have an Iron man kit that I need to get built

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I have never painted any figures well before but if you guys will give me some pointers I will dig some of my 1/48 scale figures out and give it a go.

1st question though- what kind of paint should I use?

Oil, Acrylic, or enamel

I would really like to learn how to make them life like.

are there any good youtube videos I should watch?

do I have to clear coat as much as I do with a normal model?

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Those are interesting questions.
I will answer your last question first. No you don't need to varnish as much. If you feel, at some stage of the painting, you think you might do something that is likely to go wrong, you can always seal it (in much the same way you would save a game before your character turns the corner in a maze) that way you don't have to start all over again.

Paint types, this is really left up to the individual painter. Each have their merits and downfalls, and a lot of painters would stick to their type and not venture any further. I tend to use the best type for the job in hand. I use inks, oils, acrylic, and metalics, but not enamels.

I would say the most common type is acrylic, you probably own quite a few already (Tamiya for instance). They are generally water based but dry waterproof. They can be thinned, mixed, blended, shaded, drybrushed.

Acrylics tend to dry fast, sometimes too fast, but this can be controlled by using a retarder that controls the drying time.

For hand painting the best all round acrylics have to be made by Citadel (part of Games Workshop).

More to follow...just received visitors.
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...Just out of curiosity Laurent, what is the 120mm figure you going to do if the Drone wasn't allowed ?


Hello guys,

I have a nice Verlinden "CBR Dress - Desert Shield" :

For the moment i'm not sure to be in guys, but if i do the CBR dress would be my choice. I'm not a figure painter, that's why i'm interested in improving all the concerned techniques. Need a bit more time to think about it... [wink]

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Lauent I can understand your hesitation in this matter.
The CBR Dress is a great model.

It maybe a better idea to start off with a smaller scale figure and use it to gain experience in the differing techniques.

Mike, Peter and myself can certainly help you during the painting. If ever you see us painting a figure and you want to ask how we did something you can ask, and we will explain. There are thousands of videos, and books on the subject but they tend to assume that you know more than you know, and you cannot ask them a question. That's where we are different.

The last figure I did was Nagash the Undead Lord and on each stage I explained what I was doing and how best to do it, it was as close to painting live as I could get.

We all constantly learn new things, myself included. Even my next figure is going to test my abilities.
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Yep. We will explain how and why we do things and when you get stuck we will have a solution.

The first step is understanding that figures are no different then anything else you paint. Once you start learning new techniques you will find yourself using them on your other builds.

You will developed and enhance your current skill sets and have ideas that let you be more free to experiment in different ways.

Figure painting opened up my world to new concepts and ideas about how I paint everything.

Citadel paints are the best for figure painting. I have one precious pot of Codex Grey and it is wonderful.
I block with enamels over a dark primer, but Nigel uses acrylics over a light primer. You will see different styles and that's only the beginning.

There are nearly unlimited ways to get an effect. You will only have to open your mind to experimentation.

So once you start, the sky is the limit. I've even considered a GB based on the color pink. Sure that sounds strange, but its not the color that would be the challenge. It would be how you use it.

Metallics can be tricky, but the hardest to get right is an all black paint scheme. Such as German Tank crews in early or late WWII. Or Pete's terminator figure. Pulling off all black is hard.

What we haven't gone over yet here is camouflage and how to shade it properly like you would a solid color. I'm still thinking of how I would present a tutorial on how to do that.

Anyways, you will need acrylics, but oils or enamels are dependent on how you want to approach your subject.

Oh, and tiny brushes are a must. SimonD can swear to that lol. So get your mind set on painting a tank, or a plane that is human shaped and prepare to open your concepts of how things can be done.

This is going to be interesting mates. All you have to do is think that you CAN do this. That's where we start. [smile]
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GUYS ! Thank you for all that passion, explanations and all the sharing ! I really appreciate your enthusiasm.

Count me in ! [thumb] I have a third figure........more a bust that i'd really like to start.

Will show you what and who very soon. [wink]
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GUYS ! Thank you for all that passion, explanations and all the sharing ! I really appreciate your enthusiasm.

Count me in ! [thumb] I have a third figure........more a bust that i'd really like to start.

Will show you what and who very soon. [wink]


Would it be by Young Miniatures by any chance.

We are always glad to help.
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