Painting: Painting with Oils
Discuss Oil painting techniques.
Oil painting video on line
Ontario, Canada
Joined: January 03, 2007
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Posted: Monday, September 07, 2009 - 06:10 AM UTC
Sir,I would like to thank you very much for taking time to make that tutorial video. I find it INVALUABLE as a tool to be able to watch first hand how to do such things.
I have been doing armour,aircraft,ships,etc for most of my life now(Im 44)..and figure painting....PROPER figure painting is very new to me, so my learning curve is high.
I have 2 questions for you:
1- would it be too much to ask if you are considering doing a similar video on face/fleshtone/eye painting?
2- what type of clamp are you using to hold your work in your video,and where are they sold?
Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: June 04, 2002
KitMaker: 1,580 posts
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Posted: Monday, September 07, 2009 - 06:56 AM UTC
Hi guys,
Thanks very much for all of your kind comments about the video. I'm really happy that folks are finding it useful.
Like here, when I first made it, I was asked about the possibility of doing one on faces. As you all know, faces are probably the toughest part to paint on a figure. I'd love to oblige but I can't seem to be able to get it to work out well enough to publish in video form.
But I'll keep trying....promise

About the clamp...I have a collection of them because they're one of the best tools I've found for holding figures while painting. You have to be aware that the quality can vary quite a bit between manufacturers. Some that I have were from an on line jewelery tool supplier and I thought thay would be top quality. Turned out that they were the prroest quality ones I have and are now used only to hold pieces for spray painting and priming. Just need to clean up the threads once in a while to keep them operational.
I've come up with a couple of modifications that really help me out. First, I've made a couple of cheap and easy bases for them that allow me to stand them up without fear of them tipping over. The other was to drill a small diameter hole on top between the two clamp halves meet. I use this to hold the brass rod that I use to mount the busts. The small diameter hole give a very positive grip on the brass rod without having to risk crushing the rod. Here's a picture...

Here are a couple of links to sites that sell the clamps....



Hope this helps and thanks again,
United States
Joined: March 07, 2010
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Posted: Friday, September 16, 2011 - 09:58 AM UTC
I think this is a dead link.
Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: June 04, 2002
KitMaker: 1,580 posts
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Posted: Saturday, September 17, 2011 - 06:54 AM UTC
I checked the link and it's still working for me.
As far as I know, you don't need to have an account with them.
If it still doens't work for you, you can try this..

DSCF0001 by CraigW58

It's the same video uploaded by me to Dailymotion.
Let me know if you need anything else.

PS: Just saw that this embedded the video...hope that's okay with the site administrators.
My apologies if not. Feel free to delete if necessary.