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Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Martin Rohmann, Sep 21, 2018.

  1. grasshopper PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    Orange works well now, the whiter edges to the pattern bits still pops more than I’d like..might have tried to desaturate a bit
  2. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Martin

    What to say except

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    You should be very happy ...a long time of dedication in detail painting

    Nap
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  3. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    74. Day, February 11, 2019


    Just painted the "invisible side" of "Aksinja" ...

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    ... and now the two stand ready in front of me ...:

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    Thank you for those beautiful figures Offo - I hope, I have done justice to them with my painting!

    Tomorrow I will start with the socle...


    Cheers
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  4. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Excellent work. It whas worth for waiting the final results.
    I followed in silence :)

    Marc
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  5. Wayneb A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    I reserve my critique for the final presentation, after all, isn't that what it's all about?..Or is that all there is?.....

    Wayne
  6. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Martin

    After such a long and at times difficult road you gave reached the end of the the 2 busts

    They look good together , be interesting to see what will happen on the base

    Nap
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  7. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    75. Day, February 12, 2019

    Let us now turn to the socle plate!

    "Grigory" and "Aksinja" are two movie characters - so the base plate should somehow pick up the theme of "film".

    But to print any film poster in miniature and to put it on the pedestal is too simple for me!

    Films are usually stored in tin cans, like this one ...:

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    Like this , I want to do my socle plate!

    But since this is an old movie from 1957, that should also be reflected in the "tin can".

    Fortunately, these old tin cans are in all stages of decay ...:

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    That's what I want to do!

    Since I only need the lid, I slaughtered an empty spice jar today (modelers really save EVERYTHING!).
    This box is much smaller in diameter than the originally provided cream box - so it fits better ...:

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    For starters, I made a suitable holder and screwed it to the front of the socle...:

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    Like thisthe "film box" will be attached after completion ...:

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    Then I painstakingly washed the adhesive film of the removed spice label (chili - hmmm, yum!).
    But...: When do they finally come up with labels that can be peeled off in one piece without leaving this lubricant behind ...?

    :mad:

    From a cork and two-sided tape, I quickly made a handle ...

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    ... and the thing then dark gray ("Army Painter"!) primed ...:

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    After drying, a possibly thinner coating with "rust" primer ...:

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    So much for today.


    Cheers
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  8. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Martin

    That's different to my idea what you might have done ( film sitting on 2 film containers ) ......but very clever use of the spice lid , as always you are going that extra mile with all aspects of the current piece

    Look forward to seeing more

    Nap

    You will soon be rolling the end film credits on this SBS !
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  9. Osebor PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Spain
    Outstanding (as usual...)
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  10. grasshopper PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    Nice one Martin...I detect a subtle note of relief it’s all finished..well, nearly
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  11. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    76. Day, February 13, 2019


    As a vintage car owner, rust is my natural enemy - and I'll attack it whenever I meet it!

    From the painterly point of view, I do not have to admit that hardly any other material has a more beautiful play of colors like oxidized iron - everything from yellow-orange to dark-brown ...:

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    Today I've "rusted" my "film can" - as a basis for the next steps!

    In my "rust" are the following colors ...:

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    And this is how the "film can" looks like now - almost a pity that you will hardly see anything at the end of it ...:

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    Cheers
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  12. Osebor PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Spain
    Justice? More than that!!!
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  13. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Martin

    Cracking bit of rusting ....going to be very effective all completed

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  14. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    77. Day, February 14, 2019

    It continues with the aging of my "film can"!

    I looted the salt stock a bit ...

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    ... and the salt then - drop by drop! - added water.

    You must take just so much water that a thick "porridge" is formed, the grains of salt so bake, but in no case too much, because then dissolve the salt grains!

    With brush and toothpick I have small lumps of this porridge irregularly distributed on the "film can" ...:

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    Water pools do not stay behind, because the salt naturally absorbs the remains of water!


    Then I have the whole thing caaaaarefully and from a greater distance than usual with silver sprayed.

    "From far away" means first: With little pressure, otherwise everything flies away again! Also it is a - very desirable! - side effect that the surface assumes a silver color, but does not shine too much metallic!

    In the still damp silver paint I sprayed then - from still further distance and "cloudy" - black lacquer. This makes the surface a little bit darker and leaves behind small and smallest black splashes of paint, which also contributes to the "used" look of my "film can" ...:

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    Now everything is allowed to dry ....:


    Cheers
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  15. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Martin

    So that's what to do with the salt then !...nice to see it in this SBS , looking forward to seeing the end result

    Thanks for sharing ......now go and put the salt back nto the kitchen !

    Nap
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  16. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Sir, yes Sir!

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  17. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    78. Day, February 15, 2019


    Earlier then came the last step:

    With a moistened toothbrush, I scrubbed down the very slightly adhering salt - and as expected, the "rust layer" under the lacquer layer came to light again!

    The illusion of a tin can that has lasted a year-long shadowy existence in some moist dark archive basement is perfect ...:

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    What is still missing is a "sticker" for the box - after all, it is indeed a socle plaque.

    Three possible variants are possible ...:

    Option A:

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    Option B:

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    Option C:

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    Which one would you advise me?

    Have a nice weekend!


    Cheers
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  18. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Martin

    Now that's impressive rusting ....looks great

    As regards the poster ...for me it's got to be #3 ....... Why ?......because in my mind it relates better to the busts

    Have a well deserved and enjoyable weekend

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  19. Dolf Active Member

    Country:
    Portugal
    "Which one would you advise me?"

    Option B, or option C, IMHO would fit better. With a slight advantage for option C maybe.


    Amazing work you've been doing here! (y)


    Cheers!

    Dolf
  20. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Thank you for your opinions!

    It will be the variant "C" (No. 3) - but in Russian ...:

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    Cheers
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