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Painting: Painting with Acrylic
Discuss Acrylic painting techniques.
Beau Geste figure is now finished
Marty
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2002 - 02:07 AM UTC
Well it took me only about a month to finish this one but it is finally done. Be so kind and let me know what you think. This is first ever figure not related to WWII or Vietnam that I painted. You can take a look at it here. The picture is a bit out of focus so I shall fix that this weekend.

Thanks
RayW
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2002 - 03:06 AM UTC
Looks Good Marty, thats a nice pose too.

Ray
whisky12
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2002 - 03:06 AM UTC
Looks like a great piece! Well done, thanks for sharing!

Patrick
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2002 - 11:09 AM UTC
Hi Marty..good work,next time,make the background,ie, the wall darker or creamier,so that the white Kepi is not lost in the image.
Arthur.
AndersHeintz
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2002 - 11:51 AM UTC
Hola!!

Man, he really turned out good!

Also would like to second the point made by Arthur, about the white building, maybe even a wash of a brown or black would help this a little to get some more contrast between base and figure.

Again, very nice work!
penpen
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2002 - 12:02 PM UTC
very nice !
Perhaps in some many years my figures can come out that nice...
Marty
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2002 - 01:48 PM UTC

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Hi Marty..good work, next time, make the background, ie, the wall darker or creamier, so that the white Kepi is not lost in the image.
Arthur.



Arthur and Anders, the background (the wall) actually is darker than the white kepi. I gave it a black wash. I think that the camera flash caused it all to blend in like that. I took this picture indoors with poor lighting. I just couldn’t wait. I will retake the pictures in daylight (hopefully this weekend) and they should show the difference.

Thank you all for your comments. This was my very first metal figure and it was a lot of fun. It was also challenging as I have never primed a figure before.

Thanks
KFMagee
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2002 - 07:17 PM UTC
Very nice... would love to see some close-ups. The flesh tones seem VERY nicely done. Also, tell us how you finished the paint and the methods you used for shadowing and highlighting.

The Blue seems a bit bright, but as with your wall, I imagine that the flash photography has more to do with this than the actual color. Then again, I don't know much about the FFL other than the movies and a few B/W photos I have seen - I guess in my mind's eye, I imagined the blue blouse would be very dark -almost Navy or Midnight blue.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002 - 12:34 AM UTC
Marty,

He looks just great.

I hope you managed to find the missing uniform detail. I am really sorry that it took me so long to dig out the information that you finished the figure before I got back to you. I moved house and it took weeks to get myself sorted. I'm really sorry.

You probably do not want to know now, but here's the gen anyway. The blue coat is plain blue, unadorned in any way, save for the regimental number. This is in the collar, about 2.5 cm (in real life!) from the fastening. The number is in a very dark red, which barely shows up against teh dark blue background: if you use Andrea, try Napoleonic Red, perhaps darkened with a touch of any dark green. I think Beau Geste was supposedly in 2RE (2 Regiment Etranger), so a simple red 2 is the order of the day. Buttoms are brass, as you have shown.

Again, please accept my apologies....

Falstaff
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002 - 12:37 AM UTC
Marty,

He looks just great.

I hope you managed to find the missing uniform detail. I am really sorry that it took me so long to dig out the information that you finished the figure before I got back to you. I moved house and it took weeks to get myself sorted. I'm really sorry.

You probably do not want to know now, but here's the gen anyway. The blue coat is plain blue, unadorned in any way, save for the regimental number. This is in the collar, about 2.5 cm (in real life!) from the fastening. The number is in a very dark red, which barely shows up against teh dark blue background: if you use Andrea, try Napoleonic Red, perhaps darkened with a touch of any dark green. I think Beau Geste was supposedly in 2RE (2 Regiment Etranger), so a simple red 2 is the order of the day. Buttoms are brass, as you have shown.

Again, please accept my apologies....

Marty
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002 - 01:15 AM UTC
Hey Jack, don't worry about a thing. I was able to wing it without any additional references. I do like your info though so if I ever paint another Legionnaire figure it will definitely come in handy.

BTW, here are a few more pictures Linkie