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Big-John
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Posted: Sunday, November 20, 2011 - 03:10 PM UTC
Aaron, Nice work so far, that primer coat looks nice and smooth.

Nico, The new head looks much better!

Andrzej. Nice work on the Pawnee Warrior! The flesh tones look spot on.

Here is a small update of where I'm at. I haven't been able to put this this down.







611_sqd
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Monday, November 21, 2011 - 11:46 AM UTC
Damn Big J your a machine mate. Looking great. The wood effect on the stock looks great.

I am working through mine. Mine is still a little messy as that tends to be how I work. I get my base coats down and then start cleaning up and adding the shading, weathering etc. Probably not the best way to do it as I am sure I create extra work for myself. I have started on the tree and have just done his waist coat. I am experimenting. This is also something stupid I do. I seem to get a expensive mini and then go, hell i wonder if this would work. Why I don't do it on the cheap mini is...yeah. This experiment is with artist acrylics. I went to the art store and looked for different stuff. Found some cheap to try. These are not the dollar store kind for kids, its the stuff artists use who don't want to use oils. They are very highly pigmented and the Brown turned out not bad. I need to clean up around the edges, but they are cheaper than my Vallejo paints. Though I won't stop using the regular model paints.




@Andrzej I have done different skin tones before...with various degrees of success. This is a 54mm dark Elf I did where I experimented with the skin tone. I added blue into the dark shade to try and do something a little different.


http://scallywag-check6.blogspot.com/2011/06/elven-ranger-shae.html
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
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Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 11:35 AM UTC
Hi,
Andrzej: painting skin is a very hard thing, your pawnie seems to go well.
John: i like the way you're painting, very soft shades, look good. And the wood of the winchester is very realistic.
Aaron: so what is the mark you're using here ? It sounds like you finally enjoy it if i understand well ? I know what experiences involve, i do so with oils and often go close to nervous breakdown !

So here comes the hat :










I may smooth the edges

Cheers
nico
611_sqd
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Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 06:41 PM UTC
@Nico. I am getting there, but my problem is consistency. I won 3rd place for my 72mm Boba Fett, but others I struggle with. I also don't think I have a set style. Not from any choice on my part, more a issue of I keep trying stuff to see what works best for me. I consider myself a average painter. Not a beginner, but far from master. I like Reaper, P3 and Vallejo paints for their range of colours and how they go on. The Artist Acrylics are cool as they are highly pigmented, but I need to practice a lot more with them to get the results I really want. I used to go in a lot of competitions, but I noticed I started to paint for comps rather than for fun. I like these campaigns as I think everybody wins and they are fun. I am slowly improving, but I need to practice a lot more and also to pay more attention to how you guys do stuff.
Big-John
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Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 01:38 PM UTC
Well folks, it’s done!

I would like to thank those who have followed along and thanks for all your comments. This was a fun little project and feels good to finish something.

Overall, I am very pleased with how it turned out. I feel I still need more practice with painting faces. I would like to see a little more contrast than this one has.

I finished this off by mounting it to an Andrea base. I applied a layer of A & B putty, sprinkled on some “Floor Dry” and pressed it in to the putty, I then glued the floor dry down with Matt Medium. After this dried, I dusted the ground work with Mig Pigments.



611_sqd
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Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 01:51 PM UTC
That looks excellent to me mate. Sometimes subtle contrast is a good thing.

Thanks for taking part.
Big-John
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Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 02:55 PM UTC
Aaron,

Thanks for running this GB. I had a lot of fun with this. I have the "Pale Rider" and I may start that one and post here.
611_sqd
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Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 03:19 PM UTC
Not a problem at all.

If we have interest I don't mind running a second one of these. Westerns are cool and there are certainly a bunch of Andrea figs I want to do. I don't running the campaigns. But your certainly free to do Pale Rider in this one if you like. I have the ANdrea Undertaker here somewhere, bought it like 3 years ago.

Now if I can only learn how to shade for crap i'll be a happy man.
AJLaFleche
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Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 06:46 AM UTC
Progress report on my two figures:
Thunderbird








Elite











611_sqd
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Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 01:24 PM UTC
Very nice detail work on those mini's mate. I'm impressed.
Big-John
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Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 02:14 PM UTC
I agree, nice work on the indians. Lots of nice detail
611_sqd
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Posted: Friday, December 02, 2011 - 11:38 AM UTC
Did the base on the poncho and then some light shading. I mixed the base coat with a black ink (only a drop) to make it darker and to try and make the blending a little smoother. Most of the inner poncho is hidden which is why I didn't paint it. I added the first basecoat to the face. It might be a little brown so I might lighten that up some.



nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
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Posted: Tuesday, December 06, 2011 - 01:07 AM UTC
Hi all,

very nice details Al, the flesh is going well too.
Aaron, the man with no name is going to get is poncho, well done, i'll look forward.

Well, my gunman is completed, ready to be painted, althougth he is not perfect nor his winchester either.









And i began the girl friend (which still needs a lot of work)









That's all
Cheers
nico
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Posted: Tuesday, December 06, 2011 - 09:30 AM UTC
Your gunslinger looks great to me mate. Only nit pick and this is only a nit pick is maybe the Winchester is a little thin. But that could be the photo as well. Looks cool to me and the boots on the gal are awesome.

I'm getting close to doing the fine detail on the poncho. He's getting there.
611_sqd
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Posted: Monday, December 12, 2011 - 06:22 AM UTC
Done the skin and hair. Need to do a wash over them. Touch up the poncho and then do the fine detail still. Working on the base. Not happy with it yet.







nico37
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Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 11:34 PM UTC
Hi,

thanks Aaron for the coms.
Yours is going well, why aren't you happy with it ?
Here my gunman, with car primer (i ran off with the Tamiya) and i enlarged a little the winch butt (i agreed it was to thin).






Cheers
nico
611_sqd
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Posted: Friday, December 23, 2011 - 05:19 AM UTC
I just wish some of it was a little smoother. I tend to be inconsistent and don't always go in knowing what direction I am going to go. This can make it harder to get decent results sometimes.

Got the tree in, his head on, poncho on, one arm in and attached to the base. The poncho has stitching and can have crazy detail. I did some but I didn't do the 4hrs it would have taken to do all of the markings. Also while the detail is overall very good the markings are a little subdued in some places and would be difficult to do them properly.



dutchboyinohio
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Posted: Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 07:06 PM UTC
All,
Just joined this campaign. I'm planning on painting these 25mm Dixon figures (well, we'll see how many I'll get done). They've been cleaned, washed, and are getting a shot of primer as soon as they are dry:

611_sqd
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Posted: Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 10:20 PM UTC
Interesting, Welcome to the party They 28mm?
endrju007
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Wojewodztwo Podkarpackie, Poland
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Posted: Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 10:57 PM UTC
I see that a lot of sculpting/painting is going on here! Very very nice work guys!

I've managed to finish my entry - here it is: my Pawnee Warrior (75mm, Pegaso, painted with Vallejo acrylics).









I really hope you like this one! I'm quite happy with it, especially because it's my first shot with skintones other than caucassian.

Andrzej
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Posted: Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 11:12 PM UTC
That loin-cloth looks a very smooth finish. Good job there. Smooth finishes are still hit and miss with me.
nico37
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Posted: Friday, December 30, 2011 - 06:32 AM UTC
Hi,

congrats for your finished fig Andrzej, very nice and realistic work !

dutchboyinohio
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Posted: Friday, December 30, 2011 - 04:35 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Interesting, Welcome to the party They 28mm?



@Aaron: Thanks. They're more like 25mm. If I find a 28mm in the stash I'll post some comparison shots.

@Andrzej: Great looking figure!!
endrju007
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Posted: Sunday, January 01, 2012 - 09:24 PM UTC
Thanks guys!

@ Mark v - 25mm? Are you kidding? I've painted two 28mm figures and THEY were too small already
dutchboyinohio
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Posted: Friday, January 06, 2012 - 04:43 PM UTC
@andrzej: meh, I usually do 1:72, which is more like 20mm, so 25mm is actually pretty big for me. I've gotten some nice results painting 25mm in the past.