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nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
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Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 11:58 AM UTC
Hi all,

nice fig Sven, good choice.

Here is an update of mine, still in progress:







Cheers,
nico
611_sqd
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 12:04 PM UTC
I have never tried Pegaso, but they have a lot I like. I am curious to know how good a fit it is. I had one of Andrea's big Third Riech ones and it was a pig to build. So bad I don't think it should have been released.
Big-John
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Ohio, United States
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Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 12:18 PM UTC
Very nice work nico, looking forward to seeing the completed project.

Mine showed up in the mail today, I’ll post some pics here in a bit.
Big-John
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Ohio, United States
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Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 12:58 PM UTC
Here are the pictures of the kit. Overall, A nice looking kit. The casting looks good, and the fit seams good. Now I have to work my way through the boring part of cleaning up the mold seams which don’t look to bad on this one.



These are the parts in the kit that I will be using.



These item I will not be using, I will place the figure on a smaller, more simple base.

Big-John
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Ohio, United States
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Posted: Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 12:49 PM UTC
Just a small update. This week ends progress. All primed and ready to start laying down some color.


SHarjacek
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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Monday, October 31, 2011 - 11:11 AM UTC
Here are some random shots,it's my first time trying to make wood,i hope its realistic,what do you think guys?























Kind regards,Sven.
611_sqd
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Tuesday, November 01, 2011 - 07:46 PM UTC
I think the wood looks really good. If I had to find something to criticize I might say it was a little dark. But that is nitpicking. Looks good to me.
Big-John
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Ohio, United States
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Posted: Sunday, November 06, 2011 - 02:28 PM UTC
Here's a small update for this week end.

The Scarf (I think its called a Cravat) and the vest is done. Base coated the blue shirt, and working on the eyes and hair.


611_sqd
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, November 06, 2011 - 02:42 PM UTC
Very nice work. I prefer to work on the pieces separately as well, though sometimes Andrea has such bad fit that its impossible to do.

The 13th can't come soon enough as I sit waiting for my figure.
Big-John
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Ohio, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2011 - 12:40 PM UTC
Here’s some detailed photos of where I’m at with the figure.

Its kind of hard to get my camera to cooperate with the lighting.

Pants have been base coated Humbrol Matt 94. This color will also serve as the under coat for the leather gun belt. I will paint the gun belt with oils.







Just a shot of the paints and brushes.


611_sqd
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2011 - 12:52 PM UTC
Nice shading on the shirt. I tend to do mine a bit too heavy. Humrol? wow I have only ever seen them used in airbrushes. Your getting a very nice look out of them.
611_sqd
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2011 - 12:53 PM UTC
Am I the only campaign lead who not only hasn't started, but hasn't yet got his project in the mail
Big-John
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Ohio, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2011 - 01:02 PM UTC
Thanks for the complement Aaron, I tend to think I am a bit timid in my shading.

Yes, Humbrol paints are great for brush painting. I wouldn’t use anything else.
611_sqd
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2011 - 01:21 PM UTC
Highlighting is not yet my friend. To harsh when I do it. So I need to experiment there.

I have some in the cupboard left over from planes. Trying to remember...oil based right? I often use rubbing alcohol as the thinner and its worked well enough. Oh wait maybe I have some of Humbrols thinner left over. trying to remember if Humbrol is one of those paints that should only be used with their own thinner. too many paints. too small a brain to remember everything.
Big-John
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Ohio, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2011 - 01:23 PM UTC
Aaron,

I know its problaby killing you that you havn't been able to start yet. But just think, the 13th is getting very close.

Big-John
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Ohio, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2011 - 01:27 PM UTC
Yes, Humbrol is oil based, Use their thinner, or white spirits to thin with.
611_sqd
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 06:02 PM UTC
It has finally arrived. This is a 54mm Man with no name and yes I did say I was sorry to his donkey, unlike those other guys.

For $46.00 Canadian there is a ton of stuff really in this box. I have my work cut out for me now.



So far just primed.
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 07:09 PM UTC
Hi all,

@John: your painting is looking very good, nice work. I also use Humbrol in paint brush, much better than acrylics.
@Aaron: i guess you're relieved to have received finally your piece. It looks like the man with no name can be place in this shot "in the world there's two kind of people, those with a loaded gun and those who dig........You dig", am i wrong ?
I will see forward ...
Cheers
nico
611_sqd
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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 07:23 PM UTC
Its like finally I can start.

Still thinking about colours as I don't quite like the choice Andrea went with for the box.
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 08:25 PM UTC
The head of my fig was to small and there wa a lack of neck, so i warmed it to cut it off gently and replace.
So i did without problem....old french habit



And began a knew one, i'm working on it




cheers
nico
611_sqd
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 05:43 AM UTC
Its looking good Nico mate

Started painting today. I had a japanese pale Humbrol green which looked in the same zone as the box art, They did cream, but the waistcoat is a really light brown and not much separated from the cream. So I thought why not.

This is coming from a uneducated oil painted. I found the paint to go on fine. I didn't have any problems there to speak of. Its a nice colour and it didn't lose any of its brightness when going on the mini, something some of the acrylics seem to do with me. The only thing I didn't like is clean up and brush care is a little more than I have to do with my acrylics. I used Humbrols own thinner. Only a couple of drops as I was only painting the shirt and didn't need a lot of paint. I used a old brush and it did the trick, but I would have to invest in some new brushes if I go the oil route. My wife has a box of oils here somewhere and I may experiment with them as well. Oils seem to have very bright colours, which is cool for western, sci-fi and fantasy. I do a lot of fantasy so this might be something I have to learn.



nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
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Posted: Friday, November 18, 2011 - 11:02 AM UTC
Hi all,

here is the new head of my gunman:











I'm now looking for what sort of hat he will bear...
Cheers
nico
611_sqd
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Friday, November 18, 2011 - 11:30 AM UTC
That is looking very cool.

I am going to do a update over the weekend. Just listing where we are with things. My Reaper paints arrived today. While I have heard mixed things they are cheap and I thought I'd give them a go.
endrju007
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Wojewodztwo Podkarpackie, Poland
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Posted: Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 11:04 PM UTC
Here is some small progress from my side: I've managed to paint the skin of my Pawnee warrior (first time I've painted skin other than Caucassian - big learning experience).






Hope you like it - if you have any remarks I'd really appreciate them!
A.
611_sqd
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, November 20, 2011 - 10:33 AM UTC
611 doing Clint Eastwood. Painting no construction yet
AJLaFletche doing 2 x Sioux Braves
Big-John is doing Big John Wayne
Endrju007 75mm Pawnee Brave
HARV MB U.S. Cavalry with Native American tracker
Nico Scratch Building his whole gunfighter figure
Exer
Neill
Scarfer
Warlord
Wolfsangel

If I missed anyone or have the wrong info let me know.