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Verlinden Golani Captain 120mm first timer
janwillem
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Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 08:00 AM UTC
Hi guys,

I am new to the large scale figure painting and thought I would post some photos of my figure and see what you guys think and hoop you can give me any hints and tips on how I can improve on my figures.

I usually do 1/35 armour and occasionally do figures in that scale, but have to say that I did enjoy doing this model.












Any suggestions that can help me improve would be appreciated.

Cheers,

Jan-Willem
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Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 03:33 PM UTC
Welcome to figures, I like the way yours came out, lots of details ect... I'd try to get more contrast in your colours. Understand I sculpt figures but don't like painting so I may be wrong about the color contrast. Never mind just to another look and it looks fantastic. Keep it up you have real tallent.
Maki
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Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 07:52 PM UTC
This is still the only large scale IDF figure and it was released about 15 years ago... isn't this a shame. I have one of those, picked it up on eBay for a ridiculous price only because of the AK in 120mm, but I was surprised with clean casting and good details. Never actually understod the right hand gesture though.

Enough with the rant. The figure looks really good, Jan-Willem. I actually like the contrast you did on the uniform and equipment... I prefer subtle shading to high contrast techniques and your work is what I would strive to myself.

Good work,
Mario
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Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 12:11 AM UTC
Nice painting on this large scale.congrats Jan
janwillem
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Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 10:57 PM UTC
Thank you for the compliments and encouragement.
I think I might be tempted to do another one if I can find one going cheap in the future.

Cheers,

Jan-Willem
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Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 11:15 PM UTC
Excellent piece of work Jan-Willem.
Looks like the wooden parts of the gun, could do with more pronounced wood grain effect. Could just be the picture though.
Maki
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Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 11:24 PM UTC

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I think I might be tempted to do another one if I can find one going cheap in the future.



I found them going very cheap on eBay, even from 3Deli Verlinden eBay store. I got one for about $10 couple of months ago...

Mario
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Posted: Friday, March 18, 2011 - 02:17 AM UTC
The wood grain is, indeed on the "subtle" side to say the least. I used the same technique as I do on 1/35 scale. But that did not translate to this scale. I'll be reading up on how to do that for future projects.

JW