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SimonD

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Coming in late, but yeah the pilot for sure and the other guy is looking great Nigel. Nice scarf!
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Cheers Simon, just waiting on the flesh set from lifecolour.

Have you not started your bomber yet, don't forget to show pics of the model still on the sprues/plastic bags before you do. Got me nearly into trouble on the Phantom GB, a definate newcomer. [wink]
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Lol yeah I haven't done anything yet. I'm waiting for the build thread forum to open. And I might wait until all the extra goodies turn up anyway, Wednesday, Thursday maybe. We'll see. .... [smile]


I've already opened the bags for a look-see, but all pieces are still attached to sprues .... honest! [angel]

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I understand that. Can't really start mine until I get the PE from Eduard. [thumb]
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Just got my Flesh Set from lifecolour.



6 pots of paint, 2 shadow (1+2), 2 base (1+2), & 2 light (1+2). It's very cleverly done as you get any flesh colour you require European to African.
They are made of Acrylic and are already thinned down, although extra thinning would be advised if using them in an AB.

So what are they like. Using them straight from the pot is a no no, as they dry very fast. I diluted some in a mixing tray and hand brushed them withsoft brush. You will need to give the area of flesh with a wash of at least 4 layers. Once dry the colour is strong and looks natural, with a slight sheen (which I like).

I decided to try this on the model and this is the result from 3 layers.



Wow what a great base that turned out. I'm going to use these from now on.

I will let you know how I get on with the shadow.

That's a thumbs up for me ....



Thanks for looking in.
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Very nice set of paints mate, and the base tone looks fantastic, it's amazing how much life just that one colour has added already

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A very light sheen is realistic.  [smile]  I left it on my TC as well, while his clothing was made flat and the brim on his hat glossy while the upper rim was done in semi gloss. I'm surprised at how many really good figure painters out in the world don't use the basics of sheen, shine, gloss, semi-gloss, or flat in combination, as things in real life are. Mostly I just see flat figures.

Its my opinion that this is where the line between good and great is established. I don't know, Nigel. Would you agree?

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Mike, I agree it's an oversight that a lot of painters seem to ignore. Eyes, for example, should be high gloss, wet looking. If you do this then there is no need to paint the white dot.

I've just based the vest and it's a good match to start from. Still have to highlight the jacket.



Sorry for rushing on that answer, I have steak that needs destroying. Yum!
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Looking good Nigel, and thanks for the quick review on the paint set, might look into those as I'm not that happy with the fleshtones I got in the

"Panzer Aces" set I got from Vallego. Would like a second option, well third/fourth really. And I've read really good reviews on the lifecolor (why can't companies spell right?? [wink]) paints.

Great tip on the high gloss for eyes too. Hadn't picked that one up yet. [smile]


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That's a great looking bust. last week finally got delivered my young miniatures USMC Fallujah iraq 2004 Had to wait about month and a half for it but god its worth the wait. The detail is unbelievable. Enjoying watching yours come to life. 
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That's a great looking bust. last week finally got delivered my young miniatures USMC Fallujah iraq 2004 Had to wait about month and a half for it but god its worth the wait. The detail is unbelievable. Enjoying watching yours come to life. 


Just had a look at that figure, it looks great. You will find it great to paint, and with no seams, flash etc easy to prepare.

Definately getting another one. My goal is to do a 1/3 bust with an AB, but that's a little way off.

Enjoy the model and keep us up to date on how you do. Remember to only do it when you are ready to do it. There is no hurry, and plenty of good teachers to help you, should you need any. Mike is an excellent painter and I, myself take on board his advice.

Good Luck.
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I Know i am not ready for that one yet. I have a build almost at an end (not a figure.) I feel a little guilty about not showing a build thread but personally i found it a bit much trying to balance building. Looking at all the great work going on and taking pictures of my builds and posting along with work commitments. I may miss a post or two and don't want builders thinking i'm not bothered in there work. Everyone here are great guys and do amazing work. I felt i was spreading myself a bit thin.
 Sorry if anyone thinks i had lost interest in the threads. That is never going to happen with the stunning builds going on.
Apology' s for the hijack. 

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Coming together with the base colours down Nigel, how did you highlight the textures on the fabric collars ? Did you dry brush them or use a wash ? The effect is excellent it really looks like knitted fabric

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I Know i am not ready for that one yet. I have a build almost at an end (not a figure.) I feel a little guilty about not showing a build thread but personally i found it a bit much trying to balance building. Looking at all the great work going on and taking pictures of my builds and posting along with work commitments. I may miss a post or two and don't want builders thinking i'm not bothered in there work. Everyone here are great guys and do amazing work. I felt i was spreading myself a bit thin.
 Sorry if anyone thinks i had lost interest in the threads. That is never going to happen with the stunning builds going on.
Apology' s for the hijack. 


Simon, we all understand that, but we cannot be everywhere at once, sometimes we have to be selective.
I tried, once, to see every topic and thread and it took me all day.

You can only do what you can do. No one can ask for more.
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Coming together with the base colours down Nigel, how did you highlight the textures on the fabric collars ? Did you dry brush them or use a wash ? The effect is excellent it really looks like knitted fabric

Pete


The simplest answer, Pete, would be to say yes.

I painted it scaled black (dark blue + black), once dried drybrushed with medium grey I put 2 coats of Klear on it. Then I used the exact method that everyone uses for pin washing panel lines, only I used black/green + turps. Tidied it up with cotton bud then dry brushed with light grey (acrylic). Matt varnish to seal.

It's a very posh drybrush, with the added bonus of being able to smell turps, oh yeah baby [wink]
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