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1/48 head, thoughts.
England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: January 06, 2007
KitMaker: 3,661 posts
Historicus Forma: 80 posts
Posted: Monday, February 20, 2012 - 07:49 AM UTC
Hey guys i have been practising my small scale paining a lot lately, i use vallejo acrylics, no mgnification, ( i have a fold out thing, but can never seem to not get paint everywhere

So .. I started a thread on Armorama, With some figuires i recently built. Ill post those first.

I was told to add more shading, amongst other things.
here is the actual thread.

And after a little more practice, and looking at calvin tan's Awesome tutorial i ended up with this..

The pictures are awful, but you can see my shading at least.

where do you think i could improve without taking to oils?
( will take on the bannerman method soon for a bit of fun)
United States
Joined: September 22, 2010
KitMaker: 102 posts
Historicus Forma: 100 posts
Posted: Monday, February 20, 2012 - 10:18 AM UTC
The faces are good for 1/48th scale - they don't nevessarily translate in enlarged pictures, but the smaller the scale, the more you tend (need to) exaggerate the shading...Good work, bro - I long ago gave up on 54mm even though there's a much greater variety of figures available...no I stick with larger scale and busts...I was treally into 54mm when I nade the transition from 1/35th Armor (around the time I got out of the Army in '74) and gradually steppped up to 90mm and larger figs.
Texas, United States
Joined: September 02, 2006
KitMaker: 785 posts
Historicus Forma: 527 posts
Posted: Monday, February 20, 2012 - 02:26 PM UTC
Nice painting. Great detail