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Painting: Painting with Oils
Discuss Oil painting techniques.
update on Panzer Grenadier
Arthur
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Posted: Saturday, October 19, 2002 - 09:32 PM UTC
nearly there,any info out there on greatcoat buttons.
Arthur.
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Posted: Saturday, October 19, 2002 - 09:45 PM UTC
Good job, Arthur.. Is he all in oils? I like his face; the blue eyes and unshaven look... How did you do the helmet texturing?

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Posted: Sunday, October 20, 2002 - 02:42 AM UTC
Hi Maki,the helmet was done as the rest of the figure in oils,i used a blend of Windsor and Newton sap green, burnt sienna,and a blend of dark grey,before the paint cured,i used Windsor and Newton silver and stippled it on so that it was just visible,when the paint cured i buffed it up and that was the result.
Arthur
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Posted: Sunday, October 20, 2002 - 04:43 AM UTC
Great Job Arthur! I really love the face! What mix did you use and in what proportions? Also, what figure is that? A DML or Verlinden?

About the great coat buttons, They look like a flat gray, and some pictures shows them about the same color as the great coat. Here is a picture, the picture is pretty bad, but should give you an idea what color they should be, its an original great coat.
Arthur
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Posted: Monday, October 21, 2002 - 05:32 AM UTC
thank's for the comments and the pic Anders,the fig is Tamiya.1/16 scale.the face started off dark brown, then a very dark flesh colour was put on then the stubble was blended into the mix,under the cheek bones and the creases by the nose,red was added and blended into the stubble,the face was then left to cure,the eyes,and highlights to the cheeks nose and lips were added when dry,the final touch was a very slight dry brushing with white.Icant be more specific about the mixes,as i tend to make it up as i go along.
Arthur
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Posted: Monday, October 21, 2002 - 05:36 AM UTC
Arthur,

Nice painting! Is this one of the WWII group of figures project that you are working on?

vince
Arthur
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Posted: Monday, October 21, 2002 - 05:47 AM UTC
Hi Vince..yes this is one of them,still looking for a British Tommy in the same scale,there are lots of Para figs out there,but the customer wants a standard British infantryman,any info from you other guys would be a great help.
Arthur
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Posted: Monday, October 21, 2002 - 10:32 AM UTC
Hi Arthur....I have a great WWII British soldier in 120mm....comes from a company called Fort Royal Review......it's an action pose.....running up a slope...possibly Dieppe or Normandy beach....spike bayonette on the rifle......goes together quiet well....haven't painted it yet.
I'm watching your progress on the German figure with great interest.....I also have him built but not painted yet....keep up the good work.
The buttons I've seen on real greatcoats have been a dull aluminum colour or painted to match the coat itself.......most being very chipped to see the dull aluminum underneath.
Arthur
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Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2002 - 05:00 AM UTC
Hi Grant...thankyou for the tip,will check it out, should be able to post the finished fig at the weekend as it it is dark by rhe time i get home in the evening,and i prefer to paint in daylight.
Arthur