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Primarily 1/35 AFV figure subjects. See Historicus Forma for others.
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zorrolobo
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Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019 - 03:17 PM UTC
I have been working on practicing on my figure painting. My first project was an Historex figure of Murat based on the following painting:



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Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019 - 03:23 PM UTC
The process:

I started with the tiger skin saddle, which I thought was the most challeging part.



Then followed with the horse.




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Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019 - 03:26 PM UTC
Mind you, this figure is probably over 40 years old. The detail is not the best, but I think it came out fair.
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Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019 - 03:36 PM UTC
Next set of figures is "the duelists" from Andrea miniatures:






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zorrolobo
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Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019 - 03:51 PM UTC
Next figure is this fellow from Paracel:








Since I don't particularly like the Barcelona soccer team, nor Messi, I went with Cristiano Ronaldo's jersey from The Real Madrid team.





I am planning on using this guy in a future diorama.
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Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019 - 04:04 PM UTC
Next figure is this scuba trooper from dragon:








This figure is also pretty old, so the detail level is not great.
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Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019 - 04:34 PM UTC
Very nice work, sir!!

I don't think I've ever seen a Football Jersey with the Name on the front as shown on the box art!!
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Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019 - 07:20 PM UTC

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Very nice work, sir!!

I don't think I've ever seen a Football Jersey with the Name on the front as shown on the box art!!



No doubt a "foreign-made" figure and painter- The person that did that work just needed to do a little bit more "homework"...

THIS is why research is essential... Or, it could be that the figure put his t-shirt on BACKWARDS!!!
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Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019 - 07:24 PM UTC

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Mind you, this figure is probably over 40 years old. The detail is not the best, but I think it came out fair.



Hi, Marcos!

Your figures came out a bit more than "fair", I would say. Pretty darned good! Keep it up and your figures will become better and better as time goes on...

Give me a HISTOREX Figurine ANY TIME!!! All they really need is a little bit of TLC and one can turn any one of them into REAL STUNNERS!!! You'd be surprised with what a little bit of "extra work" with an X-Acto Knife can accomplish to enhance details on your figurines! HISTOREX Horses can be improved by adding a shim or two between the halves of the horses' bodies- HISTOREX Horses have always had bodies that were a little bit "too skinny", especially Mares... Personally, I'd like to see more articles about figurines on ARMORAMA- Figurines can open up whole new dimensions in the display of Armor and Soft-skins. Many of the models that are displayed on this site are beautifully done- I see no reason why figures shouldn't become a greater part of the "whole". All it takes is a bit of practice in mastering the techniques of figure-painting...

Have you tried any of the NEMROD resin figurines yet? The detail is a bit finer than the HISTOREX plastic figurines, and there is a bit wider choice of eras...
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Posted: Saturday, February 02, 2019 - 02:37 AM UTC

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personally, I'd like to see more articles about figurines on ARMORAMA- Figurines can open up whole new dimensions in the display of Armor and Soft-skins. Many of the models that are displayed on this site are beautifully done- I see no reason why figures shouldn't become a greater part of the "whole". All it takes is a bit of practice in mastering the techniques of figure-painting...

Have you tried any of the NEMROD resin figurines yet? The detail is a bit finer than the HISTOREX plastic figurines, and there is a bit wider choice of eras...




I agree, most of the military hardware i have built is always accompanied by figures. Firstly I think it helps to give a reference to the size of the vehicles. And secondly it adds a whole new dimenssion to model building.
As to the Nemrod figures, I used 2 afghani civilians in one of my recent dioramas. They were great.
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Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2019 - 05:30 AM UTC
Dennis, do you know how old the Historex molds are?
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Posted: Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 12:14 PM UTC
Next figure is an Historex Napoleon Bonaparte:










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Posted: Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 12:33 PM UTC
This next figure is the first batch a friend of mine is starting to produce. I am planning on using it in a diorama, not shure of the layout yet. I just think it is so cool.














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Posted: Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 12:52 PM UTC
The Hippo is AWESOME!!
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Posted: Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 08:36 PM UTC
Something totally different from what we normally see here!
GREAT.
Keep on posting your beauties.
Thanks for sharing.
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Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 03:57 PM UTC
Thank you Paul.
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Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 06:16 PM UTC
I think all of them are awesome works of art.

One slight comment would be that a semi-gloss might work a bit better on the mouth interior of the hippo.

I am really impressed and thank you for sharing!
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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2019 - 04:24 PM UTC
Thank you Deathdork. I did use Vallejo satin varnish, but it didn't look shiny enough. So I added a coat of gloss varnish, and I think it is ok now. Will post pics soon. For Now it is going to the Master's competition in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico next weekend.
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2019 - 02:40 PM UTC
Marcos these are beautiful, thanks for sharing! A real variety of subjects, very well done Sir.
Curious how you use the hippo, and the scuba trooper as well.

Dennis I appreciate your post as I always enjoy seeing figures in dioramas. It's all a part of the process of the story being told.

Cheers
Dave