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Official Sniper Build Campaign
Pave-Hawk
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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:33 AM UTC
Made an attempt at painting multicam, didn't quite get it right. But at least it's a change from the usual 3 colour desert cam most of my other large scale stuff is.


Pave-Hawk
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Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 12:20 PM UTC
Painting is under way on my sniper bust. Head is pretty much complete, though I have slightly changed the skin tone since these photos.




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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 04:54 PM UTC
I'm calling this done




Pave-Hawk
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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 05:44 PM UTC
Made a start on mine. Since I have to figures with the same arms and torso, and I am a bit sick of all my large US figures being in the same uniform and camo style, I have made a small modification to the bust figure, as that means I don't have to try and mess with trouser pockets.



Carved filed and sanded the sleeve pockets off, fixed the seams as best I could, and replaced with ACU style pockets using epoxy putty. The velcro texture was replicated using a wire brush, just need to clean up the shape and size a bit. Will probably attempt the OCP pattern camouflage.

Though looking at it again I think I got the pockets angled the worng way.
Trisaw
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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 04:32 AM UTC
After some thought, I decided to do something simple and convert Love Love Garden's 1/20 Incien-Keeper into a sniper by the simple removal of the kit's existing weapon and adding some sort of sniper rifle.

Here's the figure kit's parts and I hope to start construction soon (with some sort of scenery base, not included). Click on the image for larger photo.

zontar
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2019 - 12:20 PM UTC
Super Impressive Venelin! Congratulations on finishing.

Happy Modeling,
Zon
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Posted: Saturday, January 05, 2019 - 05:34 AM UTC
Thanks, I'm glad you like it!

The scarf I painted with sable brush "0" size, but with pen is possible also if you are not comfortable with the brush

Regards!
Trisaw
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Posted: Saturday, January 05, 2019 - 05:15 AM UTC

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Wow! I cant believe you paint those lovely details in 1/35. I love the whole, especially the scarf, how you paint its checkered design....love it!



Using a felt pen is the best method to draw in the lines on the scarf.

Excellent work on that Evolutions Miniature sniper---it looks superb!
aralviar
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2019 - 06:35 PM UTC
Wow! I cant believe you paint those lovely details in 1/35. I love the whole, especially the scarf, how you paint its checkered design....love it!
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paulie100
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2019 - 01:04 AM UTC
very impressive... :-)
Venko555
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2019 - 10:34 PM UTC
I'm considering this finished







Cheers!
Venko555
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2019 - 12:37 AM UTC

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Looks nice Andras!


Regards!



And you say nice work... I honestly almost did not post mine thinking why bother putting it next to yours. The painting is just incredible. I really can't express how good the flesh tones and the clothes look.

I would like to ask for a tutorial, should you have the time...



There's always room to improve for all of us, better to show your work and discuss constructively, rather than nothing
Tutorial will be with the next SF figure on my channel
I decided to add some tattoos, as suggested by several guys on the forum, with grey paint:





Cheers!



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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2019 - 12:22 AM UTC

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Looks nice Andras!


Regards!



And you say nice work... I honestly almost did not post mine thinking why bother putting it next to yours. The painting is just incredible. I really can't express how good the flesh tones and the clothes look.

I would like to ask for a tutorial, should you have the time...
paulie100
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 06:12 PM UTC
Thanks David,
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 05:42 AM UTC

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Unfortunately I'm too late to the game on this one... but I've just sculpted 2 x modern day snipers.....
Paul at Red Zebra Models



you're not to late at all, there is still time to sign up and participate as the campaign doesn't end until September.
paulie100
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 04:37 AM UTC
Unfortunately I'm too late to the game on this one... but I've just sculpted 2 x modern day snipers.....
Paul at Red Zebra Models
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 12:29 AM UTC
wow you guys are really knocking this campaign out of the park, well done to all those who have finished their figures already. Below is a link to the gallery i have created so you can post your finished figures there.

Sniper Campaign
Venko555
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Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 07:45 PM UTC
Looks nice Andras!

Weapons painted, I have to add the slings and it's almost ready







Regards!
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Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 03:57 AM UTC
I can't find the official album, but I finished a 1/35 sniper figure that has been in my stash since, well, forever.

The base is the top of a liquor bottle - unfortunately the Tamiya base material cracked it as it dried.

The plants are assorted laser-cut paper plants (and a long brush), stained with oils as they were a bit too green.






So I guess I'm done (I'm not very happy with the results, but for my figure painting skills, it is not bad...)
Venko555
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 01:34 AM UTC
I painted the camo and equipment, remains the boots and the weaponry:







Happy Hollydays!
Chhers!
Venko555
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Posted: Monday, December 10, 2018 - 02:58 AM UTC
Small progress:







Regards
Venko555
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Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 07:28 AM UTC

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Venko555, your's is my first tip, excellent idea to first prime in black and the go over the figure lightly in white. You have located where your shadows and your highlights will be. Thank you !!!



I wanted to try this technique here, because it's easy to miss a difficult spot with the brush when painting. With black base such missed spots will appear as shadows

Venelin
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Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 06:37 AM UTC
Looks to be an interesting campaign. Glad you got this one rolling David. I hope to learn a few things about figure painting from this.
Venko555, your's is my first tip, excellent idea to first prime in black and the go over the figure lightly in white. You have located where your shadows and your highlights will be. Thank you !!!
Venko555
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Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 03:56 AM UTC
Hi,
Starting with arms glued to the body and priming with Finishing Surfacer 1500. This time I used black instead of grey and then with light coats of white Surfacer:







Cheers!