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Painting: Painting with Oils
Discuss Oil painting techniques.
Panzer Grenadier,finished,but need feedback
Arthur
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Posted: Saturday, October 26, 2002 - 11:10 PM UTC
Finished the figure,and am fairly happy with the result,but little niggles remain.Ineed your comments and knowledge on WW2,to see if i could have improved the overall effect,it will all help with the next figure.Other images have been posted at MSN.
Arthur
AndersHeintz
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Posted: Sunday, October 27, 2002 - 04:57 AM UTC
Hey Arthur!!

I really like the darkness about this figure, maybe its the picture, but it seems like the figure is painted dark. Also I couldnt find your album at MSN, probably my blindness, but where is it!!
Also, A pointer that I would make, is the ground work, would look nice with some grass or leaves and even perhaps some snow, just makes the figure look like he is somewhere.
Other then that, I want to see the rest of the pictures !!

Keep up the great work Arthur!!! and whats your next project?
Plasticbattle
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Posted: Sunday, October 27, 2002 - 06:06 AM UTC
Cool painting Arthur. I have this ready for painting as well. You great coat looks like it is made from material rather than painted plastic! What did you use for paints. I too would like to see more as this is the first 1/16 figure I have ever made as well and I dodnt have library of references. i/35 is more forgiving in detail and colours!
Arthur
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Posted: Sunday, October 27, 2002 - 07:26 AM UTC
Hi Anders,the painting is rather dark,but that is the way my work seems to come out,the reason there is no ground work is that the chap i painted the figure for wanted it that way,funny eh!.Try page five in the albums at MSN under Arthurs bits,the other images are there,the next project is the Tankman in 1/16 scale by Tamiya,just started it for the same client(no groundwork).Plasticbattle...my thanks for your comments,the medium is oils,with a matt enamel undercoat,igot most of the background on this figure from our good friends
on this site,if i can be of any help at all please ask.
Arthur
Am Alba Mannich
i just love this one
whisky12
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Posted: Sunday, October 27, 2002 - 11:25 PM UTC
Arthur,
Nice work!
I like the flesh tones and the dark feel to the figure. I can tell that you liked the way he came together, your painting shows that. I would offer two things that next time you look at trying. First, where you have two planes come together, like at the leather strap against the coat, take just a touch of raw umber and outline the strap. It will give the shadow and seperation that will make the figure jump to life. If you look real hard at a color photo, you can see where the planes come together that there is the tiniest of lines of dark seperation...a thined line of raw umber will help achieve that effect.
Second, when you highlight, even if you want a "dark, cold feel" try to be a bit bolder with the highlights. This will help bring out the drama of the poise and also give a contrast to the drak shadowing effect. Try to remember, as you paint, contrast, contrast, contrast (Bob Knee, Jr , my mentor, taught me that).
Other than that, Arthur, well done...
Thanks for sharing

Patrick
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Posted: Sunday, October 27, 2002 - 11:59 PM UTC
Great job Arthur. Looks like he has seen his hard days of fighting and is ready to get some much needed R&R.
mongo_mel
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Posted: Monday, October 28, 2002 - 12:01 AM UTC
Hi Arthur,
I really like the German figure. I think the darkness works because it is consistantly dark. No extreme light spots to distract the eye. Very nice job!
Arthur
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Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2002 - 08:26 AM UTC
cheers for all the comments,it all helps,sometimes you cant see the woods for the trees.
Arthur