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611_sqd
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Monday, March 19, 2012 - 01:53 PM UTC
Here is the start of mine. Working on the coat for now.

endrju007
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Wojewodztwo Podkarpackie, Poland
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Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 07:19 PM UTC
Aaron, great start - wooden floor looks very real.

I'll create a gallery for us during the weekend - now I'm running from my home to hospital and back again all the time and I simply have no time to organize anything. See you soon.
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
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Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 02:40 AM UTC
Hi all,

yes Andrzej, i use thermosetting clay for this fig. I'm not an expert, just a young padawan, so i need to warm it before it is finished because i'm always afraid to destroy my work.
I try to work the fresh clay as long as possible, here i warmed it after i finished the head (before the helmet).
You can add more clay after the heat treatment, althought it is more difficult then to stick it than on fresh clay. Some times i have to use cyano.
It is also more difficult to correct mistakes when the clay is dry...
The experts don't put there figures in the oven before it is completed.

nico
captnenglish
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California, United States
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Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 05:38 AM UTC
I just enlisted in this campaign. I am not sure which figures I will be painting, but pretty sure one will be the Horse Archer of Rum Seljuk (OOP Seil figure) 13th C.(?) that a friend just gave me.
lespauljames
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England - South West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 07:22 AM UTC
Hey all, Anderzej Sent me here, with my figure i just started today!

THe methos i will be using for the mail is the oil on bare metal technique as outlined here..
http://massivevoodoo.blogspot.co.uk/2010/07/painting-metal-with-oils.html

so far i have masked off the non metal parts, and as of now he is primed, and mostly ready to assemble.

lespauljames
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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 03:21 AM UTC
a little more!

611_sqd
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 10:31 AM UTC
Still in the early stages. I have decided to go with a green coat (RAF 2 Green) and a grey pants (German grey) The box art had him Black on Black. As I have a 32mm Darth Vader to do I thought I would get away from a mini where you base it in black, highlight in black and shadow in black. Vader is so Black its almost tempting to basecoat him black red dot the chest buttons and be done I won't do that. So I thought even though this dude is a Undertaker he likes a little subtle colour. Maybe a dark brown for the Waistcoat.



endrju007
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Wojewodztwo Podkarpackie, Poland
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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 10:11 PM UTC
Matthew, James, great to see you with us! BTW, I've already added you to our chart.
I do like your choice of figures.

Aaron, I like your choice of colors. Figure is not going to look like undertaker so much, but it sure fits the taste of his age.
Vader is not 100% black (especially the helmet and chestplate) - this is very common mistake. Helmet, mask and chestplate are painted in gunmetal grey and black pattern; also the mask is not symetrical. If you need exact painting information let me know - I have 1:1 scale model in my room (still in production).
lespauljames
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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 10:24 PM UTC
nice work Aaron!

Some more from me.



endrju007
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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 10:40 PM UTC
Great progress James! Figure turns out great!
lespauljames
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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 11:09 PM UTC
thanks mate, feel free to let me know if anything looks a little bad!!!

J
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
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Posted: Friday, March 30, 2012 - 01:19 AM UTC
Hi,

James: your paint is going very well with your Huscarle;
Aaron: good color choice with the grey coat.*

Here is my shield after several tries which made me sweated a lot ! The first problem was to obtain a typical round and curve shield from last Xth century, and then to choice the good way to make the metallic linings...







Here, i used the metallic piece which sets on the bottles top






Some green stuff for rivets and humbo




And finally after Primer




That's all, i hope this post is not to long, but i thought that it would de useful for anybody who wanted to do the same sort of shield.

nico
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
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Posted: Friday, March 30, 2012 - 07:57 AM UTC
And here is my first finished fig (for the sculpying work !), ready for primer and waiting for a base....
So it's finally a dismonted heavy cavalry man:





I tried to soft the face wrinkles



cheers
nico
nico37
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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 08:17 AM UTC
Hi,

and now the base is ready for paint too, the fig has received primer, so the weapons which will be painted aside.






cheers
nico
611_sqd
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 09:02 AM UTC
Not the best pic as it was taken in the dark as my boy was sleeping. Base brown is one the coat, base green, one wash has gone over the grey pants.



lespauljames
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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2012 - 03:38 AM UTC
Nicolas, great stuff, nice sculpting, wish i could do that well!

Aaron, he's coming along nicely, looking forward to more.
endrju007
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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2012 - 08:38 PM UTC
Nico, your figure looks great - I really like the shield.

Aaron, are you still planning some vignette to highlight that your figure is the undertaker?
611_sqd
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Posted: Monday, April 02, 2012 - 12:02 PM UTC
More work done.



lespauljames
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Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2012 - 04:54 AM UTC
A little more work, I'm really taking my time on this, one thing I'm not to happy with is the colour palette used. seems too pasty.



611_sqd
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Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2012 - 08:11 PM UTC
All going well yes. I have a couple of little ideas. Just have to see how I go. he's 99% finished now. Then its The Red Baron which I have done some base work on. I am hoping to do something cool with the base for The pirate in the All at Sea. I may add the 150mm Geisha to this Build if that Sengoku slot is open as I will have to paint one anyway.


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Aaron, are you still planning some vignette to highlight that your figure is the undertaker?

nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
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Posted: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 12:45 AM UTC
Hi,

thanks a lot James and Andrzej.
Aaron, paint looks well for funerals, good work, i'm waiting for the vignette !
James, your viking is going very well, it doesn't seem that pasty.

Here are the first colors on my medieval subject; the base is from humbrol and only the green tunic and legs strips (is that the good english word ? I'm not sure...) are in oil yet:





Cheers
nico

endrju007
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Wojewodztwo Podkarpackie, Poland
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Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 11:38 PM UTC
It's time to add my 0,05 to this campaign. I started painging my Templar Bannerholder.
I assembled and primed the parts leaving the head, hand with banner, shield and sword separated for easier painting.




First step was to paint the face. I used Vallejo acrylics for both, face and the beard.

Chain mail was painted using grey gunmetal as a base and silver for highlights. Few washes of 501st Batallion brown wash were made to bring the texture up.

I applied identical treatment to the hood. Leather lining was painted with red leather.


More comming soon.
611_sqd
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Posted: Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 11:50 AM UTC
Still going to work on stuff around the base, but the figure is itself finished.



611_sqd
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2012 - 12:54 PM UTC
Updated pic



endrju007
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Wojewodztwo Podkarpackie, Poland
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2012 - 07:50 PM UTC
Aaron, finally a picture giving justice to your figure! It looks very, very nice!