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Painting: Painting with Acrylic
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VP 1649 Desert Rat Bust wip
gbyrnsie
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Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 04:24 PM UTC
Great work. I can't pick out one thing that is better than another - the whole thing is awesome.
Tarok
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Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 05:00 PM UTC
Wow Mark - Amazing! Nothing else to say.
marcel99
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Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 10:59 PM UTC
Mark,
Fantastic paintwork on helmet and figure!
The effect with the maskol looks very good, thanks for sharing.

Cheers,
Marcel.
gothicgeek
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Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 11:27 AM UTC
Simon.... Thanks

Gary..... Thank you!

Rudi..... Many thanks

Marcel... thanks and my pleasure, years of AFV modelling pays off lol!

Update.....

after a few sessions on the shirt i sorted out the sling for the rifle which i've done using a different base colour to imply it may not have been issued with the webbing ( and to add some variety )

have sorted the hair and done the stubble ( conte pastels ground down an in water, it lets you make repairs )

i have now glued the body, arm, head and helmet together....

i have replaced the twisted and bendy bayonet blade with a scratched item ( and while i was at it replaced the barrel and the bit of metal that forms the cross piece, it looks a bit tighter )

:)





A. bit of plastic card cut to size

B. gutters on both sides, steel rule and an s shaped file, liguid poly and some fine emmery paper

C. black permanent marker so i can see what i've removed and keep it all balanced

D. the thing assembled

E. in place ( note the blade is low by about 1/4 of a mm .... GRRRRR )


Fazer1006
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Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 07:23 PM UTC
Hi mark,
Great work on the bust, looking forward to seeing this at the next meet .

( note the blade is low by about 1/4 of a mm .... GRRRRR ). Take it off & start again........
& start chanting...'every day I get better & better'
See you soon,
Mark
PS Your going to have to show me how to stitch my photo's together?????
youngc
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Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 11:36 PM UTC
Looking better and better mate.

Quoted Text

PS Your going to have to show me how to stitch my photo's together?????


Ditto.
Loobes
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Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 06:16 AM UTC
This is one stunning piece of modelling!! It is brilliant, i cant wait to see it finished at this point!
Cheers

loobes
gothicgeek
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Posted: Friday, May 29, 2009 - 12:38 PM UTC
Cheers guys

swift updaye as i need to sleep



youngc
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Posted: Friday, May 29, 2009 - 02:55 PM UTC
Sweat patches look just right.

That beard is phenomenal! You are soooooo talented!

Chas
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Friday, May 29, 2009 - 06:07 PM UTC
Man, this is amazing... most people sweat like pigs in the desert, a fact often overlooked by modelers. The sweat stains look great, well done. And the beard growth is wonderful.

It is great to see how confident you are in painting the little details; those details bring your figures to the next level of perfection. I love seeing your work, it really is amazing!

Mario
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Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 06:29 AM UTC
What can i say mate... really nice work and all the little detail really shows, have to say i really like your way of painting facial hair it has avery real feel to it.
Sweat stains are looking very good also

Sleep ? i was beggining to think you didnt do that .

Steve
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Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 08:53 AM UTC
Hi Mark
Yet another fantastic build.
The beard and sweat are just brilliant,they really set him off.

I was waiting for some more photos but forgot to posta comment



Cheers

Chris
gothicgeek
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Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 08:59 AM UTC
Chas.... too kind mate

Mario..... many thanks, a ways to go yet

Steve..... sleep and booze, the things that always stop me working

Chris.... many thanks, not finished yet as i'm trying to find a good base for this so i can add the final touches when it's in place....

more pics will follow soon i hope


DaveCox
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Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 10:03 AM UTC
Absolutely bloomin' marvelous!
fanai
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Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 10:11 AM UTC
working on a bust at the moment and that 5 o'clock shadow stuble is a 'reality' to me great technique mate
Ian
chris1
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Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 03:02 PM UTC
Hi Mark,
Just had this fella delivered and have broken him of the box.
I hope to do him justice.
The only change I'm going to make is put the 2 NZ Divison tab on the upper arm.
I may borrow the way you did the helmet,(if you don't mind) but I'll be using enamels and oils rather than acrylics

Will post pictures.


Chris