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Posted by Srpuln10 on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 1:04 AM

Vallejo paint kit are some of the best. AK has a few also. Sometimes you can find that they have a guide inside that'll help you out. I've still not been able to get the eyes right. I'm learning as I go myself. I've only been modeling for about a year now. The new kits are a lot easier to paint. You can see the detail more and that'll help you to know that shade needs to go where. Like someone said crash test dummy are always good to practice on. If I get a shade the way I want. I'll put a thinned down layer of clear coat. That way when start the next step and mess it up I can remove it without messing up what I've already done 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Sunday, December 15, 2019 5:51 PM

ajlafleche

Pick up any of the acrylic paint sets: Vallejo, Andrea, AK, Mig. They usually come with a tutorial. Invest is good brushes, any brand of Kolinsky sable; get a 0, 1 and 2.  Online look up https://www.dickblick.com/categories/brushes/natural/sable/ Go top you tube and look up Marion Ball. 

 

Thank you for the advice, aj! :)

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     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by ajlafleche on Sunday, December 15, 2019 9:38 AM

Pick up any of the acrylic paint sets: Vallejo, Andrea, AK, Mig. They usually come with a tutorial. Invest is good brushes, any brand of Kolinsky sable; get a 0, 1 and 2.  Online look up https://www.dickblick.com/categories/brushes/natural/sable/ Go top you tube and look up Marion Ball. 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Thursday, December 12, 2019 1:23 PM
Thanks, Mopar!

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 6:34 PM

I highly recommend this little set.

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 3:52 PM

Yeah, that probably wouldn’t be good....hehe. ;)

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 3:07 PM

We are here to help!  Practice makes perfect.  Don't get frustrated and become this guy:

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 10:44 AM

Thank you for the support and tips, guys. Big Smile 

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by the Baron on Monday, December 9, 2019 12:22 PM

Real G

No “fried egg” eyes - excellent!   I see this happen all the time and is to me the #1 obstacle to overcome.  So you are well on your way! 

I always remember that line from Shep Paine's "Tips on Building Dioramas", that men outdoors tend to squint, and so I usually just paint a thin line for the eye line, especially in 1/72 or 1/48 scale.

When I have to paint the whites of the eye, I've picked up a tip to use a very light grey, or a lightly pinkish white, instead of white.  I'll paint the white, without worrying about keeping it just in the eye, then paint a vertical for the iris/pupil, placed to indicate where the figure directs his gaze.  Then I come back and add my flesh tones for the upper and lower eyelids, cutting the eye down to size.

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, December 9, 2019 10:06 AM

Looks like you have a good solid base technique. They have a nice grimy look like soldiers in the field get. Now try the same technique on newer figures with better relief and detail to see what you can achieve.

But those older figures are great for starting as paint mules. Experiment first there so no matter what results you get, you’re not out a lot of money as you would be to try the same methods on a high end figure.

 

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, December 9, 2019 12:56 AM

Check out the Verlinden System.  Good start to figure painting. 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Monday, December 9, 2019 12:44 AM

Hey, guys; and thank you! :)

These are some of the 1/35 figures which came in my Monogram M48A2 Patton kit. Suggestions for improvement are welcome; and thanks for having a look! 

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, December 8, 2019 11:10 PM

What scale are these figures?

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Real G on Sunday, December 8, 2019 10:17 PM

No “fried egg” eyes - excellent!   I see this happen all the time and is to me the #1 obstacle to overcome.  So you are well on your way!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 8, 2019 8:29 PM

Those look cool.

And I've been painting faces for over a decade now and still can't get them to look the way I want them.

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Figure Face-Painting Practice
Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Sunday, December 8, 2019 8:09 PM

 

 

 

 

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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