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first 54mm project

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by carpo, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. carpo Active Member

    Hi all,
    I normally paint 90 and 120 mm models but I have decided to delve into a 54mm project and MAN are 54mm faces hard after the big stuff!
    I have posted a few pics here and appreciate any feedback and tips for working in 54mm.
    Has anyone else painted these figures? I would love to see the results.
  2. Kisifer Well-Known Member

    Hello Paul
    Welcome to the world of pain (54mm). I have to admit though that your flesh tones are top rate. I really like them a lot. Are you painting in oils??

  3. Roc Active Member

    Not bad for your first 54mm., I would suggest you try to blend the facial colors a bit more and maybe add some more highlights.

    Roc :)
  4. carpo Active Member

    Thanks for the feedback.
    I paint in oils over a base enamel coat.
    I normally don't like the high contrast style of painting, I think many figures look a little flat or over painted. A bit like an actor wearing too much makeup. You can look at my gallery (link below) to see what my style is.
    I have retouched this face since and have smoothed out some of the rough edges.
    I agree with the 'world of pain' comment though. I hope to do a dozen or so figures on a single base. Hope it all goes to plan.
    I'll post some more interesting pics soon
  5. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Paul, It gets easier after the first. :) ~Gary
  6. carpo Active Member

    Hi again,
    I have made some subtle changes to the face and done a lot to the rest of the figure.
    Given the magnification of these photo's, I am pretty happy with the result so far.
    This is just the first in a series of 12 or 18 figures I wish to put together in a diorama.
  7. megroot A Fixture

  8. carpo Active Member

    Here is another 54mm face from my Agincourt project.
    Again any criticism welcome and I would love to see how other people have tackled these subjects too!
    I am really trying to increase the contrast in my colours-it is very hard to do in this scale I find.

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