login   |    register
Painting
Discuss all areas of historical miniature painting and painting preparation.
U.S. 101st Airborne 1944 (Scale 75)
Kuno-Von-Dodenburg
_VISITCOMMUNITY
England - North, United Kingdom
Joined: February 20, 2007
KitMaker: 1,453 posts
Historicus Forma: 19 posts
Posted: Sunday, March 08, 2015 - 09:53 PM UTC
Recently finished this one. Painted in oils over acrylics. Lovely kit. Fits great, with minimal clean-up required.

- Steve

JPTRR
Staff MemberManaging Editor
RAILROAD MODELING
#051
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Tennessee, United States
Joined: December 21, 2002
KitMaker: 7,772 posts
Historicus Forma: 172 posts
Posted: Sunday, March 08, 2015 - 10:44 PM UTC
Steve,

An impressive figure!

That is an intense expression on his face, very impressed with the eyes. Is the Screaming Eagle painted or a decal?

Kuno-Von-Dodenburg
_VISITCOMMUNITY
England - North, United Kingdom
Joined: February 20, 2007
KitMaker: 1,453 posts
Historicus Forma: 19 posts
Posted: Sunday, March 08, 2015 - 10:50 PM UTC
Cheers! The face is very nicely sculpted and cast, as is the rest of the figure. The head is also cast as a separate piece from the torso. All of that helped in the face-painting process.

The screaming eagle is a decal (my freehand art skills are in no way up to painting something that small that well). It's off an old Verlinden sheet. It may be a tad over-scale, although I did trim it down a bit. I decided better a slightly overscale decal than no patch at all, or an indeterminate splodge of paint! I don't think it looks too bad on him.
Hwa-Rang
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: June 29, 2004
KitMaker: 6,760 posts
Historicus Forma: 2,032 posts
Posted: Monday, March 09, 2015 - 12:20 PM UTC
Outstanding piece of work Steve.
captfue
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Texas, United States
Joined: September 02, 2006
KitMaker: 785 posts
Historicus Forma: 527 posts
Posted: Monday, March 09, 2015 - 12:50 PM UTC
fantastic work
Cantstopbuyingkits
_VISITCOMMUNITY
European Union
Joined: January 28, 2015
KitMaker: 2,099 posts
Historicus Forma: 28 posts
Posted: Monday, March 09, 2015 - 03:45 PM UTC
I'm so jealous of the eye painting ability.
WARLORD
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
HISTORICUS FORMA
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Warszawa, Poland
Joined: April 23, 2003
KitMaker: 1,923 posts
Historicus Forma: 628 posts
Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 02:24 PM UTC
Outstanding work!