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Mexican Gunfighter
Posted by Griffin25 on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 9:08 PM

I decided to try something different so I picked up Pegaso's Mexican Gunfighter. I didn't have the skill or patience to paint it as detailed as the box art. How do you paint those pinstripes on the vest or the decorations on the sombrero, man! It came out pretty good but the Vallejo acrylics made painting the face difficult. I might switch to artist oils for faces from now on. Anywho thanks for looking. 

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 9:14 PM

He looks quite the dandy in that red jacket, blue sash, and the bright sombrero. Nice job Yes

 

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Posted by Griffin25 on Thursday, June 22, 2017 9:25 AM

 Thanks Stik. He is quite lavishly dressed. He's got to be a fast draw and a good shot to back up that outfit! Big Smile

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, June 22, 2017 9:36 AM

Yeah, he looks great! Love the different colours! 

 

BTW: Did you go the blending route or the layering route in painting the face? Layering works great with acrylic paints like Vallejo while blending works much better with oils. I gave up oils years ago and do all my figures by the layering style. 

You can find piles of videos on YouTube to both techinques. 

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Posted by Griffin25 on Thursday, June 22, 2017 10:25 AM

 Thanks Gamera. Your figures are great BTW. I used the layering technique for the most part. I think my problem is to do a proper layering job you have to have a few shades of the same tone for the different highlights and lowlights, 3 shades of 3 colors lets say, and that requires precision mixing and formulas that also needs to include retarder usually. I might not be patient enough and the Vallejo's dry too fast unless you use retarder. I'm not saying I did a bad job, I have done many figure faces with Vallejo & it's sufficient, but I think I would like to try the blending technique with wetter longer drying oils for a face next time. I saw these new Wilder oils specifically for faces and I might try that or maybe I just need to be more patient! LOL. I'm going to study up on both teqniques a bit more via YouTube. Thanks for your input.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, June 22, 2017 11:07 AM

Ah, my apologies, I was thinking you were blending with the Vallejo. 

What you've got looks really good to me, it's just a matter of doing it over and over like anything else till you get the hang of it. 

A tip I found years ago is to fill a small dropper type bottle with a mix of 50% water and 50% Future (which is basically just gloss clear acrylic) and a few drops of retarder. Put a little acrylic paint on your palette and paint from that. When it starts to thicken add a drop from the bottle and mix it up with a toothpick. You can keep it fluid and fresh for some time that way. 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by Griffin25 on Thursday, June 22, 2017 11:50 AM

That's a darn good idea. Makes it easy. I'm going to try it out. Much appreciated. 

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  • From: Michigan
Posted by tonka on Thursday, June 22, 2017 9:48 PM

Thats a sharp figure!! Looks really nice.

Try Vallejo face set and grab a bottle of their glaze medium.

But you hav it looking really good as is!

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  • From: California
Posted by SprueOne on Thursday, June 22, 2017 10:11 PM

That looks good to me. Great tech advice in here, BTW. Figure painting is what I need to work on.

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Posted by Griffin25 on Thursday, June 22, 2017 10:47 PM

Hey thanks guys. I did use the Vallejo face set actually. Its pretty good. I fixed the cord around the top of the sombrero. It didn't look very good. I used a piece of thread instead. Now my bench is clean and get to start something new! 

 

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Posted by B-36Andy on Saturday, June 24, 2017 12:23 PM

Oh man! Shades of Barbarrosa! (or Three Amigos!! Big Smile)

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Posted by Wood on Sunday, August 20, 2017 9:35 PM

I like the subtle shading on the clothing. Sometimes it gets over done. I've been guilty of that myself.

 

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Monday, August 21, 2017 12:06 PM

OOh Boy !

 That guy looks like my neighbor - Alexandro . Except he wouldn't dare dress that way . He's an explosives truck driver ! By the way his name is pronounced - Alley - Han - Dro and he is touchy about that . Other than than that he's an okay guy .

   I showed these pictures to him and he says there's a Marimba Band called the Outlaws that have costumes like that ! He swears that it's true !

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Monday, August 21, 2017 12:11 PM

Another Thought ;

    I got to thinking about the double brace of Pistols . Can you try to imagine walking around with that much weight at your hips ? A Remington Or Colt pistol from that time was about four and a half pounds loaded ! Now imagine carrying around two , and all the rounds in the cartridge belts !

  Now , they had to ride horses to get around . Imagine , if you will , the lower back pain those guys had . All Day ! No wonders most were bad tempered !

 

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  • From: Boston
Posted by Wilbur Wright on Monday, August 21, 2017 7:41 PM

Nice job on the painting. I recently did two Enzo Ferrari figures in 1/18 scale and it was not easy so I understand the work to get a good result.

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  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Thursday, August 24, 2017 2:25 PM

Nice job on that gunslinger. Pegaso Models always puts out some exquisite and extravagant figures. He looks like 'one badass hombre'.

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Posted by Griffin25 on Thursday, August 24, 2017 10:26 PM

Thanks guys! Yes I agree. Pegaso has a lot of interesting, high quality and eclectic stuff. Whoever paints the figures they use on their box art is one hell of a talent. There's no way I could match that. I wonder if they do a little photoshoping? Hmmm. I want to believe they do so I can feel better about my work Confused

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  • From: Outside The Box
Posted by Hunter on Sunday, August 27, 2017 10:23 AM

Griffin,

Absolutely a wonderful job sir! Great job on the paint and details.

Hunter 

      

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