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PostSubject: Faces practice.   Sun 08 Oct 2017, 7:52 pm

Earlier in the year I got to talking to the lady that runs the Co-op in the village and it turns out she is a Wargamer and paints her own figures and damned good they are too. That led on to my models an dioramas and that was that.

A couple of weeks ago, she introduced me to her brother we got chatting about figure painting and how I struggled with faces. Turns out that Bobby, is a professional figure painter and paints Wargaming characters for a living, so when he invited me to go along to his place for some tips, I jumped at the chance!!!!

Boy! what a master class that was. Check out his work HERE:

Been doing some practice following his tips and while I'm light years from his standard and I still have a long way to go, I feel I have made significant progress over my previous attempts:

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Just as Bobby predicted, the two larger faces were more difficult, as can be seen. LOL

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PostSubject: Re: Faces practice.   Sun 08 Oct 2017, 8:05 pm

That is nice work.....I like to have scale figures to add to a diorama or build...I still need more practice on that yet.
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PostSubject: Re: Faces practice.   Sun 08 Oct 2017, 10:13 pm

Good to see the pics Al.
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PostSubject: Re: Faces practice.   Mon 09 Oct 2017, 11:50 am

One of my grandsons is heavily into wargame stuff and paints those grotesque figurines. Even I marvel at his precision with those tiny brushes and how he can even get enough paint into them to flow out.
Those heads are looking pretty good !
I have avoided figures in my modeling (except for Igor) Because they just usually don't end up looking realistic enough. I like my photos of models to generate comments like " That looks real", or, " I can't believe that's a model".
Nothing kills those comments like an unrealistic figurine.
I have seen some good ones in my day, and looking forward to see what you come up with.
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PostSubject: Re: Faces practice.   Mon 09 Oct 2017, 5:37 pm

Thanks for the kind comments guys. It's early days yet so I'm hoping to improve as I go along.

Going to take them to let my mentor see them on Wednesday.

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PostSubject: Re: Faces practice.   Sat 14 Oct 2017, 7:19 pm

The heads look good, even the larger ones. I've always had issues with realistic small scale face painting so many many thanks for your link.
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PostSubject: Re: Faces practice.   Thu 30 Nov 2017, 12:36 pm

Wow what an oportunity. Looks like the tips have paid off already, good stuff Al. I have always wanted to learn how to plaint figures and faces.

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PostSubject: Re: Faces practice.   Thu 30 Nov 2017, 1:25 pm

Looking good.

Keep it up Al, they are worth the effort. As we have said previously they make a huge difference to a diorama/vignette.

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