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Young Miniatures German Waffen SS Ardennes 44

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  • From: Bournemouth UK
Young Miniatures German Waffen SS Ardennes 44
Posted by Bodge on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 3:59 PM

First of may i say Hi to all you guys, its been a while. Sorry for my absence but been busy with other things. I will try  to look in and comment on all your work soon as .Good to come home lads.

[My mate Ian (Big E) said to me the other day he was selling some of his stash as he will never get round to some of it. One thing he offered me before it went to Ebay was this 1/10 bust from Young miniatures. The last bust i did i sold and it went to the US so i thought this was one i would have a go at.

The detail is second to none on this and should make for an interesting paint job. Loads to get stuck into.

First up i cleaned up the mould marks and then primed it

Next up i sprayed on flesh tone from Vallejo Air as a base coat.

This was followed byputting down some shadows with dark red mixed with flesh.

 

I then mixed up very thin acrylic flesh colour and started the blending proses . This takes a lot of patients and time to blend , dry,blend,dry and so on.

Highlights were put in next

This was followed by the adding of the eye colour

Then the rest of the eye and eyebrows.

More blending and paint in the lips with red mixed with flesh, More blending.

When this was dry i mixed up a thin oil wash and then carefully added oil washes to the skin tone, drying inbetween coats

That,s where i,m at at the moment. sorry it goes on a bit.

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 4:47 PM

Veeeeery nice, Bodge....very nice toot as well.  This is the figure painting toot everyone has been waiting for.  For all you guys wanting to learn how to paint figs---here you go.  Of course you will have to adjust somewhat for 35th...YesYes 

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Posted by bondoman on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 4:58 PM

Absolutely outstanding! Gives you shivers because he looks right at you from the screen. I'm blown away by the subtle quality of your work.

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Posted by Bodge on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 5:02 PM

Well hi to you Manny ,long time no speak. And i thank you for your kind words on this. I have got a lot of catching up on posts to look through thats for sure, I will be looking in to what youve been up to.Thanks Mate.

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Posted by Bodge on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 5:04 PM

Thank you Bondoman, too kind.Yes

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Posted by bondoman on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 5:30 PM

We have a friend in common- drives a bus.

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Posted by Bodge on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 6:13 PM

Are you refering to Guy by any chance.

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Posted by rjkplasticmod on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 6:22 PM

Excellent work Bodge & a useful tutorial.

Regards,  Rick

RICK At My Age, I've Seen It All, Done It All, But I Don't Remember It All...
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  • From: Ventura (at the beach) in California
Posted by *INDY on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 10:27 PM

What an increadible sculpture & casting !! Not only that it just keeps getting better and better with your fine paintwork Andy----Top shelf goods!

brilliant post--please keep us updated on progress

"Well...you gunna pull them pistols, or just whistle Dixie?"

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Posted by deafpanzer on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 7:42 AM

Andy, thanks for another great toot! Yes Amazing work as usual...

Andy

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Posted by bondoman on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 10:29 AM

Bodge

Are you refering to Guy by any chance.

Yes. He is a fine fellow.

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Posted by p38jl on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 10:50 AM

Wow.. very good...! excellant... workToast

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Posted by Schnobs on Thursday, June 17, 2010 12:59 AM

 Bravo! Fantastic Bodge!  Glad your back and doing what you love!

 

 







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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, June 17, 2010 1:54 PM

Great work! Looking forward to how you're painting his uniform.

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

 

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Posted by jetmodeler on Friday, June 18, 2010 7:35 AM

His face looks so real.Bow DownBow Down Its almost like he's staring at you through the computer screen.Indifferent

 

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Posted by total american patriot on Friday, June 18, 2010 10:10 PM

you got there a pretty handsome soldier fit for duty!Yes

 

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Posted by Boomerang on Monday, June 28, 2010 5:36 AM

  Bodge....  have you done the face all with acrylics? I have been trying to get a good face with Vallejo paints and i am just not happy with the outcome so far. I have tried different a different viscosity every time with the paint to blend with and i am just getting more frustrated. I shall try again and follow your steps closely. I just can't replicate what you have done....

    You make it look so easy!! Sad

   Fantastic work so far by the way. I love those eyes!

 

    Justin...

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Posted by Bodge on Monday, June 28, 2010 11:15 AM

Hi Justin , I am sorry to hear you are struggling with the acrylics on the faces. Yes this one is pretty much all acrylics apart from a very thin wash with oils at the end. Its a case of a lot of patients and a lot of very diluted shade and blend coats. I have tried to explain how on this paint job. Andy.

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Posted by *INDY on Monday, July 5, 2010 8:14 AM

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii215/andyargent/013-9.jpg

Such a great job of this Andy---Had any time for the camo's ? Time                  Cheers

"Well...you gunna pull them pistols, or just whistle Dixie?"

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Posted by jetmodeler on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 7:21 AM

Do you by anychance know the website for Young Minatures?

Cause I want to build one too.Big Smile

 

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Posted by wing_nut on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 9:34 AM

One of the most natural looking faces I've seen.

Marc  

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Posted by wing_nut on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 9:53 AM

One of the most natural looking faces I've seen.

Marc  

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Posted by Bodge on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 2:44 PM

Sorry mate no time as yet to work on this again yet.  Sorry i dont know there website but i am sure if you put in thier name on Google you will be able to find them. 

Wing nut, cheers for your support.

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Posted by Buddho on Saturday, July 24, 2010 7:36 AM

Excellent work with exceptional skills Bodge! Don't you just love the crisp details on YM busts? Big Smile

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Posted by Bodge on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 8:10 AM

Thanks mate, yer the detail is superb.

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Posted by Bodge on Saturday, November 20, 2010 12:04 PM

Hi Guys, yep a long time coming but got there eventually  I finished it in acrylics and a couple of light filter coats in oils. Painted leather straps and where i liked them so much i have decided to leave the MG rounds off. Hope you like it more than the judges at Telfod, Only jokingBig Smile

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Posted by deafpanzer on Saturday, November 20, 2010 12:32 PM

Are you kidding me?  This figure didn't place for anything at the show last week.  Everything was spot on especially the camo, worn leather straps, & flesh especially the eyes. Yes

Andy

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Posted by Bodge on Saturday, November 20, 2010 12:44 PM

They seem to like the exaggerated highlight and shadows type of painting. There were ones that got awards that i personally thought were not as good as mine but then am i being by-est. I personally think if things look real they are better than things that look painted.

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Posted by deafpanzer on Saturday, November 20, 2010 12:47 PM

Oh boy, it is a good thing the Americans won the Revolution War or we will be under British control at all model shows.  Your figure is the winner to my eyes. Yes  I have to say this... I miss your WIPs!  What happened to the diomara with many Germans?  Last time they were primed I recall. 

Always good to have you around... take care Beer

Andy

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, November 20, 2010 1:31 PM

Incredible work---hard to believe it didn't place...top notch painting, Bodge...you are maybe the best figgie painter in here (besides me, of course---just kiddingWink)...SS camo pattern is spot-on...

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