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Painting: Painting with Acrylic
Discuss Acrylic painting techniques.
VP 1649 Desert Rat Bust wip
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Posted: Monday, May 18, 2009 - 03:46 AM UTC
Phil... no prob

Chas.... What Paul said....

however a cheaper alternative.... Maskol is a latex/ammonia/pigment mix, so art masking fluid is the same and so ( basically ) is liquid latex for mould making, and the stuff for halloween makeup and at a stretch you can use "copydex" which is an old style latex glue, basically if its latex and ammonia it will work ( smells like cat pee )

to remove it i use a piece of "Blu-Tak" .. the stuff for sticking posters up... knead it up and gently rub it over the masking fluid. or a soft pencil eraser...


Paul! ... hello! ... i will bring this fellow to wednesdays meet, but he won't be finished

Mark
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Posted: Monday, May 18, 2009 - 12:40 AM UTC

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Chas Young..........One question, what is maskol?



G'Day Chas, if i may, with Mark's good grace?!

Maskol is an old brand name used by Humbrol for a brew something like P.V.A.
pink/purple in colour, just used as a barrier, being low tack.

Hope this helps.

Paul

P.S. Mark, hope we get to see the completed article first meeting in June? Maybe even this Wednesday?!!!
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2009 - 10:46 PM UTC

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( hope thats some help Chas )


What an understatement!

Mate, that is immensely helpful. Thanks for taking the time to post the step by step photos. Now to try the same thing in 1:35.

One question, what is maskol?

Chas
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2009 - 12:14 PM UTC
mate...
that helmet looks really good, thanks for posting those steps.....

..Phil..
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2009 - 11:52 AM UTC
done the helmet strap.... need to tone the texture on the middle bit but the basics are down... just all the webbing to texture now




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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2009 - 05:37 AM UTC
Phil! .... that is a great idea, but i'm too far on with this now and don't have the confidance to start hacking still gotta do a bit more work on the teeth so may tone down a bit more

Chris ... Thank you, i'm not sure what nationality he will be re turn-over of figures... i live on my own and have alot of time on my hands atm, so i get some quality time in

update.......

Have been working on the helmet ( it's too small and i think it might be the wrong shape !



however i'm gonna use it as this is really another painting exercise so ......



( hope thats some help Chas )

next stage on the helmet will be the strap and toneing down the chipped effect

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Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 11:17 AM UTC
Hey there mate,
He's looking good so far
love the face I wish I could master acrylics.
Hed look good with the New Zealand sholder flash etc(a little self promotion)

This was one I've wanted to do since he became avaible.
and How come you can churn these guys out so quickly,it takes me for ever.

Can't wait to see him finished.

Chris
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Posted: Friday, May 15, 2009 - 07:05 PM UTC
Hello mate,....
been reading on the sites and the remarks about the poor blokes dentle work, mate he has never fought in the ring,and this brings up a wee point, if you removed one of his teeth not one of his centre teeth this would draw your eye to the gap, making the remainding the less noticable, kill the black in between them and use a pinkish brown and cream colour the teeth......darker at the roots...out to a pale cream at the ends........

a bloke with teeth missing..Phil..
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Posted: Friday, May 15, 2009 - 11:38 AM UTC
Steve ... cheers mate and yeah i should have re-sculpted those teeth, but hey

Chas .... if it'll help at all i'll break the helmet work down into a few more steps

update.............

the arm is about finished, i may add a few really light hairs and some vein work on the ball of the thumb, but i might be lazy too and just leave as is

the watch was awfull to do but again i'm leaving it alone now.

beard, brows and chest next.

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Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 12:00 AM UTC
I'm looking forward to how you paint and weather the helmet. I'm working on a couple of 1:35 British helmets myself... and failing.

Chas
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Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 09:43 AM UTC
Looks like another nice looking bust by yourself mate, i like the idea of the underpainting which does add to the effect. thats some set of teeth he has, bet he has to floss with a tow rope .

look forward to seeing more of this one.

Steve
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Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 07:52 AM UTC
Progressssss........

started to add hair to his brows and chest....... will need to do the arm next

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Posted: Monday, May 11, 2009 - 07:55 AM UTC
Grant... Cheers! i am overpainting in acrylics, lots of very thin layers UHHH!

Chas... Thats who he reminds me of ( but with a tan obviously )

Update....

the mid laid down ( ish )



and a highlight added ( assembled for context, his gaze is not quite in line with the V .... a gesture i am fond of LOL )



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Posted: Monday, May 11, 2009 - 12:28 AM UTC
I see what you mean with the starved, wrinkled look. I can't help thinking he looks like Darth Sidious.

But, you have painted him very well with incredible realism.

Chas
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Posted: Sunday, May 10, 2009 - 08:46 PM UTC
Jeez you really brought this guy to life with those eyes..beautiful. Are you going to go over the underapinting with oils now?
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Posted: Sunday, May 10, 2009 - 12:43 PM UTC
My other project ATM is the old Verlinden "V for Victory British Desert Rat WWII" bust.

i was never a fan till i saw one painted on the kitmaker galleries. At South Shields model show earlier this year i picked it up at a super bargain price....

after looking over the kit i decided the face was way too lined and there was a bit too much of a starved look about him. also his eybrows looked like yhey had been plucked into pencil thin lines.... ?

so out with the knife and some putty



i also added the top of his collar bone as the two big sinews? went down to a point......

so after some umming and ahhing i decided to try and paint him as a middle aged man who's been in north africa for some tim... his skin will be quite tanned ........ i hope

i have used alot of underpainting to try and give some depth to his flesh, about 1/4 of the way to getting the head finished



any crits comments or help welcome