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Completed Critique Andrea Miniatures, 1/10 French Hussar Officer

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Konrad, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. Ventress Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Great job, very inspirational.
  2. Showlen Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I agree, very inspirational! I've had this bust, but no yet opened/started. Fantastic work all around! Do you use acrylics for undercoating, or 100% oils?

    Thanks for sharing!

    -Ronnie
  3. Konrad Active Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Ventress, Ronnie, thanks for your comments!

    >Ronnie, I use white primer surfacer (car paint) for undercoat, then oils.
    I used to use acrylics for undercoat, but I thought acrylics paint layer was somewhat weak and easily come off.
  4. Paul Kernan A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Konrad
    Lovely work, mate. Very smooth finish. I've tried your method in the past but my attempt looked like white primer with streaky oils over it:rolleyes: Any suggestions?

    Cheers
    Paul
  5. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    I had the same result as you Paul so I went back to undercoating with enamels / acrylics over a coat of primer. Will be interested in your technique also Konrad.

    Keith
  6. Konrad Active Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Paul and Keith,thank you for your comments!

    I come up with two possibilities about the streaky oils problem.

    1. The condition of the surface. As you know matte surface is suitable for oils. I use white car primer surfacer from soft99 corporation. If you spray it only once or twice, you can get matte surface. If you spray it many times the surface tends to be somewhat glossy. It's not very suitable for oils.
    2. The characteristics of oils itself. Oils are transparent and viscous paint so you can easily leaves streaks. My painting style is applying thin layers of oils over and over, then those stresks will be gradually vanished.

    I hope these explanations makes sense.
  7. Paul Kernan A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Konrad

    Looks like I was assuming one oil layer as my base. So the process is much like acrylics then, multiple thin layers until you get the opaque finish.

    Cheers
    Paul

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