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US Navy SEAL "Duck feet" Vietnam, 1/35
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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 09:41 AM UTC
fabulous work on the ERDL camo mate, it looks amazing.
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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 10:03 AM UTC
WoW...awesome Job Mate!...
maybe enlarge the parts in black to make them stand out a little more but still so beautiful!!....

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Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 05:11 AM UTC
Thanks!

I have some finishing sanding on the sides of the base and will continue with the terrain

Cheers!
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Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 11:28 PM UTC
I made several thin washes with acrylic paints to break the uniformity of the base color and then drybrushing the pigment for variety. Rocks are painted with different colors also. I used thinned oil paint for the slime on the river bed.



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Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 01:23 AM UTC
I sprinckled some tea for scatter and adding tufts of static grass:



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Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 05:58 AM UTC
Proceeding with more vegetation, I sprayed the grass with Vallejo Olive green for more fresh look. Other plants are from JS Work.
There will be water lilies and bulrush, but after pouring the resin



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Posted: Friday, July 26, 2019 - 07:54 PM UTC
I decided to glue the dam with superglue, just in case, and applied lquid mask at the edges.
First checking with water for any leaks and to measure the needed resin.



Th resin dried nicely, but...bubbles. It appeared that, because of the hot weather, the resin started to dry very fast and the bubbles had not have enough time to get to the surface and disappear. But it is looking very nice that way
Final putty and sanding is needed on the sides of the base, and I will continue with the water ripples and other vegetation:



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Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 03:32 AM UTC
I had envisioned not as much water and figure standing in the water. Double curious to see how it turns out now. You doing a video for this as well?
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Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 03:45 AM UTC

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I had envisioned not as much water and figure standing in the water. Double curious to see how it turns out now. You doing a video for this as well?



Water is not as much as it seems-only about 2cm at the deepest.
I was considering putting the figure in the water, but I was afraid not to ruin something
Yes, there will be video later

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Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 06:16 AM UTC
I like how the sand at waters' edge is moist. Looking really good!🍺

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...I was considering putting the figure in the water, but I was afraid not to ruin something


Can be awesome when it works, but I've heard nightmare stories about models being submersed in water effects with disastrous results. I'm convinced you'll make this guy look badass no matter where he stands.

—mike
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Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 12:22 PM UTC
your work looks awesome Venelin, both the figure and groundwork are very impressive
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Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 05:28 PM UTC
Thanks, guys!


Quoted Text

I like how the sand at waters' edge is moist. Looking really good!🍺

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...I was considering putting the figure in the water, but I was afraid not to ruin something


Can be awesome when it works, but I've heard nightmare stories about models being submersed into water effects with disastrous results. I'm convinced you'll make this guy look badass no matter where he stands.

—mike



Mike, the moisture is because the resin creeps along the edges, it even got between some of the grass. It's nice effect though

Problem will occur, if the resin reacts with the material of the figure. And when it's curing the resin produces heat, I don't know if this is dangerous for the figure.
If someone tried putting resin figure in epoxy resin water, please share the experience.

Venelin
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Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 06:04 AM UTC
Another fine piece of Art,Venko!

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Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 06:16 AM UTC
Благодаря!

Thanks!
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Posted: Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 02:16 AM UTC
Looks great Venko, all the planning and preparation has paid off!

Dave
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Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 01:49 AM UTC
Thanks, Dave!

But I decided to make second attempt with this one
This time the SEAL will be in the water and I put the bulrush first, before pouring the water.

I think it will be more interesting that way and that was my first idea, but I was afraid not to damage the figure, because the resin produced much heat during cure.
But I tested a new resin from local brand, much cheaper than Pebeo and doesn't produce heat



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Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 08:29 AM UTC
That looks really good. You could add some fishes.
Mantis miniatures makes two different sets:
https://www.mantisminiatures.pl/PL/22,0,Zwierzeta.html