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painting figures SBS
DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, June 13, 2016 - 02:51 AM UTC
lower parts of the figure are now pre shaded like the upper parts in preparation for the final painting of highlights.
DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, June 13, 2016 - 02:52 AM UTC
the bright highlights are continued on the lower part of the figure just like on the top but keeping in mind that the upper part of the figure will shade the lower part a little so I am careful to not make the highlights quite as bright as the shoulders and arms.

DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, June 13, 2016 - 02:55 AM UTC
the smaller the figure the more the contrast, here is the beginning of a Mig 15 pilot in 1/48th scale from the monogram kit.


the contrasts are stark but they give depth.
DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, June 13, 2016 - 04:00 AM UTC
I filled the googles with clear five minute epoxy

DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, June 13, 2016 - 04:00 AM UTC
progress on the Mig pilot
DougCohen
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Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 06:31 AM UTC
mig pilot done, note the deep shadows and bright highlights.



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Posted: Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 12:40 AM UTC
Super stuff Doug

I sincerely hope EVERYONE checks out your work.

It is so good seeing you contribute this SBS.
It has to be a major help to everyone on the Network.

Thanks for sharing.

Paul.
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Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2016 - 01:15 PM UTC
Superb work, Doug! And also VERY helpful! It certainly takes away some of the mental block I have towards figures

One question, tough.. the blending/highlighting is done applying paints wet-in-wet?

Thanks!
DougCohen
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Posted: Friday, July 08, 2016 - 05:25 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Superb work, Doug! And also VERY helpful! It certainly takes away some of the mental block I have towards figures

One question, tough.. the blending/highlighting is done applying paints wet-in-wet?

Thanks!



I do a wet on dry blend, but I paint pretty fast so it is probably more like wet on kinda wet, the trick is to work in small areas like one leg or sleeve at a time and keep your mixes simple so you can replicate them, I try not to use more than three colors at a time.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - 05:19 PM UTC
Lovely work, thankyou.
DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, August 08, 2016 - 03:23 AM UTC
wanted to post a picture of the complete figure on the base simulating a carrier deck



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Posted: Monday, August 08, 2016 - 03:24 AM UTC
a black and white shot

johnnyD
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Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 10:28 PM UTC
Doug, thanks so much for sharing how you paint figures. This is an area that most of us have difficulty with. I grew up drooling over Shep Paine's dio's and the figures that populated his work. But, mine never really looked even a third as good. After getting back into the swing of modeling I've been experimenting with several processes and I will definitely give yours a go. Thanks again and keep up the great work it's work like yours that make a person like me want to improve to your level.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 03:26 AM UTC
WoW...that's a very Good SBS thanks!!
Steven000
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Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 03:34 AM UTC
Very helpful! Thank you for sharing your skills Doug!
Kind regards,
Steven
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Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 07:17 AM UTC
Excellent tutorial!

Will definitely use in the future.