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DougCohen
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Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 02:25 PM GMT+7
I saw the Masterbox 1/35th scale pinup girls and bought the kit, they are nice and I do plan on building and painting them some day but when they came out with the 75mm or 1/24th scale versions I started right in on some of them, so here is the Army girl with the M1 carbine so far.

I changed the shoes because she is in combat boots on the box but the figure has high heels on in the kit and i did not like that as much so had some short boots in the scrap box and on they went. the fit of the parts is really good.
DougCohen
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Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 02:34 PM GMT+7


not a great picture but anyway it is a start at the painting, I am going with blue eyes and looking to one side.
BUTA46
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Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 11:53 PM GMT+7
HI Doug, I will be following with interest as I am doing the 1/35 version for a vignette to take to AMPS Nationals in April. Big difference between the two, no? The little version has been spending quite a bit of desperately needed time at Dr. Maxwell Bahkadablade's Auto Body and Plastic Surgery Studio in preparation for makeup. Good luck!
DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, February 27, 2017 - 07:45 AM GMT+7
progress on the paint on the upper part of the M1 girl

DougCohen
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Posted: Wednesday, March 01, 2017 - 10:15 AM GMT+7
progress on the figure, helmet and most of her equipment.
Steven000
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Posted: Wednesday, March 01, 2017 - 10:21 AM GMT+7
Nice paint work Doug, lovely contrast and highlight technique
Steven
DougCohen
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Posted: Thursday, March 02, 2017 - 02:53 PM GMT+7
progress on the M1 Carbine girl
DougCohen
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Posted: Thursday, March 02, 2017 - 02:54 PM GMT+7
started the lady Marshal
DougCohen
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Posted: Friday, March 03, 2017 - 02:27 PM GMT+7
put some paint on the Marshal, and some hair, she will look a lot better with her hat on.
DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, March 06, 2017 - 03:21 AM GMT+7
M1 carbine girl done now
DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, March 06, 2017 - 03:30 AM GMT+7
more work on the Marshal now
Steven000
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Posted: Monday, March 06, 2017 - 10:57 AM GMT+7
Real talent you got there!

I have a small question about lighting; Do you use a specific light source when painting figures? For example a fluorescent tube or light bulb or maybe some sort of special setup?

I'm just wondering as my desk lamp is casting quite a 'hard' shadow and sometimes it looks a bit different when I pose it with a different light source.

Thanks for sharing! & kind regards
Steven
DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, March 06, 2017 - 01:52 PM GMT+7

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Real talent you got there!

I have a small question about lighting; Do you use a specific light source when painting figures? For example a fluorescent tube or light bulb or maybe some sort of special setup?

I'm just wondering as my desk lamp is casting quite a 'hard' shadow and sometimes it looks a bit different when I pose it with a different light source.



Thanks for sharing! & kind regards

Steven



Hey Steven
light is vital I like a lot of light, I have a 4 foot double florescent tube light fixture just above my desk hanging about 4 feet above. The light is large enough to get some side light and above light. The bulbs are bright light and it really helps. Ya gotta see it to paint it.
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Monday, March 06, 2017 - 06:45 PM GMT+7
Very nice work there Doug.
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Posted: Monday, March 06, 2017 - 07:46 PM GMT+7
Nice work! I like you painting technique.
Steven000
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Posted: Monday, March 06, 2017 - 09:01 PM GMT+7

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Hey Steven
light is vital I like a lot of light, I have a 4 foot double florescent tube light fixture just above my desk hanging about 4 feet above. The light is large enough to get some side light and above light. The bulbs are bright light and it really helps. Ya gotta see it to paint it.



Ok thanks for the information Doug!
keep em coming & Kind regards
Steven
DougCohen
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Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 11:22 AM GMT+7
work on the Marshal, did some flowers on the chaps to give them some detail
DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, March 13, 2017 - 07:58 AM GMT+7
got her back side painted
DougCohen
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Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 02:34 PM GMT+7
marshal is now done.
DougCohen
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Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 02:37 PM GMT+7
some other views

Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 11:14 PM GMT+7
Excellent work Doug.
DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 09:49 AM GMT+7
Thank you Jesper
Bravo1102
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 10:21 AM GMT+7
The paint jobs here are spectacular. And very inspiring. I just bought another Masterbox female after reading this thread.
DougCohen
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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 02:25 PM GMT+7

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The paint jobs here are spectacular. And very inspiring. I just bought another Masterbox female after reading this thread.



thanks they are cool, I just ordered the new giant with the girl standing up to him.

Doug