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Painting: Painting with Acrylic
Discuss Acrylic painting techniques.
Good articles on acrylic fig painting?
thewrongguy
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Posted: Friday, October 18, 2002 - 06:58 AM UTC
Hi, I was wondering if anyone knew of a good website that was involved with the process of painting figures with acrylics. I've changed over to acrylics for vehicles and have had good results, but hand painting tamiya seems daunting.

Thanks

Jeff
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Posted: Friday, October 18, 2002 - 07:12 AM UTC
Hola!

Vince just uploaded an article about how he painted his newest creation.
Look here: http://www.alphaimagemodelworkshop.com/AlphaImage.php?pageId=61

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Posted: Friday, October 18, 2002 - 10:35 AM UTC

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Hi, I was wondering if anyone knew of a good website that was involved with the process of painting figures with acrylics.



There is a book by Lynn Kessler about figure painting with acrylics; you can look it up here: book... I have it and can recomend it for everyone who wants to do stuff with acrylics.

The other thing is an article by Calvin Tan in the latest issue of Military Modelling magazine. Calvin does great job with acrylics...

Hope this helped a bit, it is not on-line stuff, but if you plan to do serious figure painting with acrylics it is a way to go.

Mario M.
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Posted: Friday, October 18, 2002 - 12:04 PM UTC
By latest, which month is it? Locally there's only one shop I know of that carries Military Modelling Magazine. The last I saw has an el alemein (sic) desert sherman on the cover I think.

Thanks

Jeff
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Posted: Friday, October 18, 2002 - 01:58 PM UTC

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There is a book by Lynn Kessler about figure painting with acrylics; you can look it up here: book... I have it and can recomend it for everyone who wants to do stuff with acrylics.

Mario M.



If you are a fan of Lynn Kessler and his wonderful book, go on over to
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Lynn has a very nice article that cover's using acrylics for painting flesh with acrylics.
Later,
Tim
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Posted: Friday, October 18, 2002 - 06:55 PM UTC

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By latest, which month is it?



It is Vol.32 No.11 (27 Sep - 17 Oct 2002).. it has Calvin's figure on the cover.

Mario M.
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Posted: Saturday, October 19, 2002 - 11:22 AM UTC
Why are all the good modeling mags from europe, I'm always a month behind


Thanks for the heads up I look forward to it


Jeff
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Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2002 - 08:11 AM UTC
Jeff:

While, not traditional modelling, there are a number of good websites that deal with wargame miniature painting, most of which use acrylics. One that I can think of off the top of my head, although it only goes through some basics, is http://www.paintingclinic.com.

If interested, I could dig up a couple others as well, including one I have at home that teaches one how to do an amazing job with the Non-Metallic Metal (NMM) process. (i.e. creating realistic weapon barrels, without using a metallic paint).

You can go back to ignoring me now.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2002 - 10:25 AM UTC

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It is Vol.32 No.11 (27 Sep - 17 Oct 2002).. it has Calvin's figure on the cover.



Have to agree. Brilliant article, step by step, great reference pictures and easy to follow. This article actually makes painting figures look easy! Wonder if it is really that easy?
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Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2002 - 11:26 AM UTC

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Have to agree. Brilliant article, step by step, great reference pictures and easy to follow. This article actually makes painting figures look easy! Wonder if it is really that easy?



Perhaps it is easy... if you are Calvin Tan!!!
I paint figures in a simmilar manner with enamels using filters, but I'll have to try this technique, too.. or better yet, develop a new hybrid technique form...

Mario M.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2002 - 12:09 PM UTC

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Jeff:

While, not traditional modelling, there are a number of good websites that deal with wargame miniature painting, most of which use acrylics. One that I can think of off the top of my head, although it only goes through some basics, is http://www.paintingclinic.com.




Wow, the subject matter isn't my taste, but the techniques are great. Anyone else interested should take a look
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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2002 - 03:53 AM UTC
Another site with decent articles on acrylic painting: http://www.ellsweb.com/faq/showfaq.asp?fldAuto=5

Again, wargaming minis (not historic), but the principles apply.