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From the waist up-Bust Painting Campaign
MBD
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Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 10:33 PM UTC
Marcin, excellent work. Like particularly he subtlety of the 5 o'clock shadow, very nice!!!!

Perhaps the transition at the cheek could be worked a bit but is coming nice.....

Andrzej the texture worked reallyreally well

Paul, what is the main bust?
Plasticbattle
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Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 10:51 PM UTC
Great to see some in-progress shots starting to roll in, for this thread. Time to get my finger out and get started as well.
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Posted: Monday, May 27, 2013 - 06:57 PM UTC
Marcin, great color transition! 5 o'clock shadow looks very good. (painting support Kubuś? )

Mario, I'm very happy you like the texture!

I was planning to paint the belts yesterday... but you know... Wookiees on Kashyyyk needed support of me and my Delta squad
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Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 04:54 AM UTC
I know I should blend cheek transition but to be honest I'm afraid I'm going to ruin the face again (yes, I have already repainted face three times ). Annoying is that it looks OK in normal light and only under strong light transition is so visible.
I think I should also correct left eye a bit.

Andrzej, you did great work with embroidery. Kubuś caps have perfect size for bigger parts and luckly my son helps me a lot providing them
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Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 11:39 PM UTC
Thanks Marcin.

He're my guy with painted leather on both belts:

MBD
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Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 08:11 AM UTC
May I suggest some light orange or sand colour on the edges to give the leather a bit of a worm look....

Is coming nicely..
MBD
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Posted: Sunday, June 02, 2013 - 05:47 AM UTC
Here is the final product.
Managed to place it on a plinth, although needed a bit of pedestal reconstruction....And finished the cloak..

Gad I join the campaign and hope to see the others soon....Cheers



panzerman1
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Posted: Sunday, June 02, 2013 - 03:47 PM UTC
@Andrzej, terrific painting on the figure. I really like the filigree work on his vest....the gold chords, buttons, and gold accents on the red field cloth.
@Mario, wonderful finish to your fantasy bust. I like the choice of colors....mostly earth tones, but the splash of blue is a nice accent.
I'm getting a lot of inspiration from you talented guys.
Bill.
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Posted: Monday, June 03, 2013 - 07:03 PM UTC
My entry for this campaign,going to need a bit of clean up and maybe some fuller

I won this bust as a prize in a local contest,AC models gave away some nice gear as prizes
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Posted: Wednesday, June 05, 2013 - 10:23 PM UTC
@Mario - awesome work, great project. I really like the skintones and leather. Blues also turned out great making really nice contrast to the rest of the figure.

@William - thank you very much for your comments - I'm really happy you like my painting.

@Glenn - I can't wait to see some progress on your project. It looks interesting.

As for my Georgios: Mario, thanks for your sugestions - I've added some orange brown to the belts. I've also started painting red chord across the chest and the hat:
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Posted: Thursday, June 06, 2013 - 03:47 AM UTC
Hello all,

Just joined this forum and wish to participate in this bust campaign. It's a bust of CHE GUEVARA from Historia Miniatures and my second attempt with oils. The pictures were taken while the oils were still wet in the jacket thus the shine. Hope you like it.

Thank you all for any comments.

(Edit: Until I find how to insert links of photos, please check the album CHE GUEVARA for larger versions of the photos...




















MBD
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Posted: Thursday, June 06, 2013 - 07:15 AM UTC
Cheers guys,and hope to see something yours soon Willam, glad you like it

Glenn congrats on the winning, that is a nice bust of a modern subject and hope to see a "nice" cammo on it!!

Andrzej that is progressing nicely

Arxo lovely work on "CHE", like the idea of a monochromatic face with color on the clothing....Would like to see it once the oils are dry Do you use a heated box to help dry them?
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Posted: Thursday, June 06, 2013 - 07:27 AM UTC
Thank you Mario. Yes I built a wooden box with a 60kw lamp on the top and used it to dry the oils. Since it was my first try out with a dry box and with a resin figure I let it in the box for several small periods of time, let's say up to half an hour top. The jacket due to the fact tha I used Liquin stayed glossy after the oils dried. In the end I used a matte spray that did the job. I will try and post some new pics.
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Posted: Thursday, June 06, 2013 - 08:17 AM UTC
Arxo, Che looks very interesting - it's quite bold idea to mix monochromatic painting with standard color but your experiment is turning well!
(btw, I've corrected the pictures' links so we can see them without smashing our noses on screens )

Mario, again, thanks for comments.

and now: HELP! I'm getting closer and closer to pistols and gun painting on my bust and I'd appreciate if someone could direct me to wood painting tutorial. I've painted many stocks in my past but never in such a big scale and honestly speaking I don't even know where to start...
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Posted: Thursday, June 06, 2013 - 10:06 AM UTC


and now: HELP! I'm getting closer and closer to pistols and gun painting on my bust and I'd appreciate if someone could direct me to wood painting tutorial. I've painted many stocks in my past but never in such a big scale and honestly speaking I don't even know where to start...[/quote]
Wood painting,have a look on the wing nuts model site,the have some wood painting tutorials
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Posted: Thursday, June 06, 2013 - 09:29 PM UTC
Glenn,
Is this the one you have in mind?

Looks awesome for small scales! I'll use it for sure next time I paint something 1/32 or smaller.
... but these pistols are huge...
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Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 06:15 AM UTC
Belts finished, chord across the chest is done too. Arms are attached, hat is painted (not the tassel). Gun and pistols are still missing:

MBD
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Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 07:44 PM UTC


Amazing and how good looks with the sleeves now!
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Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 07:58 PM UTC
Great looking so far...I have it too in my grey army and awaits its turn...It's one of the best busts in the market for this era...
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Posted: Friday, June 14, 2013 - 09:13 AM UTC
Looking really good Andrzej,How are you getting on with painting the guns?
panzerman1
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Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 04:43 PM UTC
Arxo, great job on the Che Guevara bust. I like the color palette you used.
Andrzej, you really brought out the details of that splendid vest your guy is wearing. Bravo!
Keep up the good work guys.
Bill.
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Posted: Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 07:45 AM UTC
Thank you very much guys!
I had quite busy weekend (I've been at Dead Can Dance concert last friday (hurray ! it was awesome) and my kids were ill (definately not hurray, it was extremely far from awesome...) and I managed to paint a bit just today - guns are drying now and I did not take any pictures yet.
I've tried your method Glenn. I did not manage to get any proper result - I think it works well with bigger and flatter surfaces - no such things on my guns
I painted stocks with "Old wood" from Vallejo and than I manually painted the wood grain pattern with "Leather brown" I believe... All this was heavily washed with oil brown wash from 502 Abteilung and now it dries. We'll see the results tomorrow...
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Posted: Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 08:21 PM UTC
Hands and basic painting of uniform done:


endrju007
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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 07:58 AM UTC
Marcin, very nice hands. Great color transition. All painted with acrylics? Are you using the "retarder" as Vallejo named it while painting with brush?

I've just finished guns so I'm sharing the pictures (what do you think about the wood grain?):

arxo_gr
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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 10:10 AM UTC
Wood grain looks real, I really like what you have achieved.

My only comment is that the wood and the gold are too similar in hue (maybe it is the photos). You said you used oil to wash and add more depth to the wood.Perhaps the opposite could be done also. You could do some washes to the gold in order to darken and not look like an extension of the wood, especially the handles...

Just an idea...