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Completed Critique Alpine Miniatures, 1/16th "Panzer Officer".

Discussion in 'Painting Techniques' started by Jeff T, May 1, 2014.

  1. Jeff T Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi all,

    Just completed this figure from Alpine Miniatures....I have still been trying to get the hang of painting with acrylics and wanted a nice crisp figure that was not too complex and had minimal clean up, and this one fit the bill nicely.

    It is painted in Vallejo acrylics except for enamels for the metal bits, and the shoes and gun holster were done using a method Ron Tamburrini described in his Fighter Pilot thread, of a basecoat of acrylic overpainted with oil paints.

    Thanks for looking, and all comments, good or bad are welcome.

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    Cheer's,
    Jeff.
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  2. YDGIN Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Russian-Federation
    Great painting!
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  3. Mark S Guest

    Great work Jeff,...nice piece.
  4. badger Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    well done.would like to know how to paint boots and holster?/badger
  5. swralph A Fixture

    Very nicely painted
  6. Nicolaos Well-Known Member

    Looks excellent, very good camo!
  7. faust18 Active Member

    Hey nice job, couple of snags I see, the piping around the collar was only seen very early, although the LAH disobeyed this in some instances and the red piping would be artillary , it needs to be rose pink instead of red, nice piece like the boots and stubble =)
  8. Jeff T Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks a lot, YDGIN, Mark, Badger,Ralph, Nicolaos and Faust18, very much appreciated fella's!



    Thanks a lot for the info faust18!....yes, the piping is actually pink, but in the pics, looks more towards red, I may have to lighten it a bit.

    Cheer's,
    Jeff.
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  9. Jeff T Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Badger, I got the technique from Ron Tamburrini, thanks Ron!..of just painting a base coat of Tamiya Deck Tan, then over painting them with oil paint, Burnt Umber for the shoes, and black for the holster, then wiping it off with a clean soft brush, until the right amount of base coat shows through.

    Hope this helps,
    Jeff.
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  10. faust18 Active Member

    Its a simular tequnique to shown in the osprey painting ww2 tankers , he primed white then applied burnt unmber , set it aside a couple of hours and flick off in downwards motion with clean brush, let thoughly dry few days to week then do the same all over again with burnt sienna
  11. Jeff T Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Yep, I know the technique has been around for quite a while, and remember reading it somewhere a long time ago, but Ron's recent post about it triggered it back into my memory again, as I had forgotten about it actually.


    Cheer's,
    Jeff.
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  12. faust18 Active Member

    gives a nice rich colour dosent it , and very straight forward, I should use more multi media in my aproach, I like smoke vallejo and chesnut inks another winner, a really dirty water wash with dessert yellow or buff on the knees and arse would tie it in id do one all over just coloued water, and repeat on the knees ,and re emphase the shadows with german cam blk brwn in the deep shadows and maybee some black too could do with a bit of dirt kicked up lower legs , stab it with dry brush loaded amounts of browns onto a slighty damp surface works well
  13. T50 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Nicely done!!!
  14. Jeff T Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks a lot Taesung!


    Cheer's,
    Jeff.
  15. pinsel Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    hello
    if you want depict an iron cross second calss stripe on the lapel you have done wrong pattern.inside is red framed white and the outer stripes are black.not to stirr emotions just did see
  16. faust18 Active Member

    thats a russian front medal now so its ok , just widen the red a tadd thats all,Mick
  17. YongA01 Active Member

    Country:
    Malaysia
    Great job , black nicely done... Rain drop a bit too thick in my view
  18. Jeff T Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia

    Thanks for the info pinsel and faust, but it is mounted on a base and everything now, so I don't feel like correcting anything, but I will remember for next time.

    Cheer's guy's,
    Jeff.
  19. Jeff T Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia

    Thanks YongA01, yes I agree, I should have done the drops thinner, they are a bit thick.

    Cheer's,
    Jeff.

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