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montythefirst
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Posted: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 02:48 PM UTC
here is my restarted stormtrooper









cheers
Simon
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Posted: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 08:41 PM UTC
Simon, I think you should pay more attention to cleaning your figures. I think I'm seeing a seam line on the back of left leg and it seems you have covered a lot of details with excess primer. There is a fingerprint on the back of right shoulder. Small bumps and lumps are present on the entire figure, is it the cast or just too much primer airbrushed under high pressure making those lumps? Why is the bag hanging from his hand attached to the left leg? It doesn't look very natural.

Hope you don't take this criticisms the wrong way. I noticed you are building a lot of figures, but with most of them I saw some problems with cleaning them properly. Cleaning up well makes it much easier for painting later.

Hope it helps,
Mario
montythefirst
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Posted: Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 04:48 AM UTC
yeah don't always notice thanks for point that out
montythefirst
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Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 08:26 AM UTC
following an incident with my dog chewing my figure which was left on my work bench i have had to rethink my entry and have got hold of young miniatures stormtrooper



cheers

Simon
montythefirst
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Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 09:19 PM UTC
had to buy a new figure as the dog got to this one and chewed it up

here is my efforts so far

i have now finished painting the face and the helmet just need to do the helmet strap






the dirt on the helmet is mud, the dirt on the face is from smoke and gun powder and is therefore black i took my inspiration from this very famous picture below



show the evidence of being in an intense firefight