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Mongol warrior. 75mm

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  • Member since
    September, 2006
  • From: Central Texas
Mongol warrior. 75mm
Posted by NucMedTech on Sunday, May 13, 2018 2:03 PM

Hi everyone, I don’t get over here to often, but I wanted to post this figure I did while on lunch breaks at work. (Sort of a stress relief mid-day). This is a resin model, painted with Vallejo acrylics over multiple lunch breaks. Also this is my second historical figure that I have done. I think I am getting better with flesh tones but I am eager to hear critiques from you all.

Thanks for taking a look.

-Stephen

Most barriers to your successes are man made. And most often you are the man who made them. -Frank Tyger

  • Member since
    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Sunday, May 13, 2018 4:29 PM

 That looks pretty good. Who makes that figure? I can give you a tip. You should try a dry brush technique to bring out the highlights. Use a lighter shade of the base color, especially on the brown fur and clothing, and use a dry brush technique. You can use it on every part. There are many videos and articles online. It'll really make it pop and its not too difficult to accomplish. I use a shade much lighter than you would think you need. Try it out. Also a dark red could work better for the lowlights or creases in his face. Better than black or brown. The skin tones look good and I love the shield. 

 

Griffin

  • Member since
    September, 2006
  • From: Central Texas
Posted by NucMedTech on Sunday, May 13, 2018 5:09 PM

Thanks Griffin, the kit is from sk miniature from the UK. I got it at a model show and it did not have the original box, but this is what I have found out through a internet search.

I am familiar with dry brush and I did use it. Perhaps I need to, like you suggested, try a much lighter color.

I have two other kits that I bought at the same show, so I can try the dark red on the face and hands for a deeper shadow effect.

thank you for the critique and advice, hopefully I will improve on the next kit.

-Stephen

Most barriers to your successes are man made. And most often you are the man who made them. -Frank Tyger

  • Member since
    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Sunday, May 13, 2018 5:19 PM

Hello!

Nice work! But where is his horse? They all had those little horses! Those boys looted Poland about 800 years ago.

I also think he could use some more shading, some more contrast.

Thanks for sharing and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Sunday, May 13, 2018 6:33 PM

NucMedTech

Thanks Griffin, the kit is from sk miniature from the UK. I got it at a model show and it did not have the original box, but this is what I have found out through a internet search.

I am familiar with dry brush and I did use it. Perhaps I need to, like you suggested, try a much lighter color.

I have two other kits that I bought at the same show, so I can try the dark red on the face and hands for a deeper shadow effect.

thank you for the critique and advice, hopefully I will improve on the next kit.

-Stephen

 

Sounds like you're on the right track. Yes, use a much lighter color and really do it dry. Like you think there isn't even any paint left on the brush. With a flat shading brush, not pointy. I use Vallejo acrylics also. I think they have face painting articles or videos out there that talk about the dark red thing check them out. They have a face painting set with an instruction pamphlet also. The red in the face set is "black red".

 

Griffin

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, May 13, 2018 8:47 PM

Nice work! As the guys said you might try a little more highlighting but you've got the basics down pat and it's just a matter of adding more detail from this point. Yes

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    September, 2006
  • From: Central Texas
Posted by NucMedTech on Sunday, May 13, 2018 9:36 PM

Thanks guys, really appreciate it!

-Stephen

Most barriers to your successes are man made. And most often you are the man who made them. -Frank Tyger

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