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first steps in oils and enamel; white coat.

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by darkeye, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. darkeye Member

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    United-Kingdom
    hi folks,
    Having been to euro this year and talking at length to some members of this planet, i have started to practice on some odds and ends from the bits box.
    first up is a couple of variations of white in oils on an Inquisitor Eldar Ranger.He was going spare as some parts were missing. Might buy a whole one and try again.
    first attempt was probably too subtle, second one- went to town and stippled the paint on for texture and dirt and the last one; probably too subtle still but at least the shadows show up and the coat is slighty dirty.
    colours were white,umber and naples yellow over humbrol 119 white/greyish colour.Shadows were whatever i dipped my brush into! bit of an experiment this.
    still getting slight brush marks but early days yet, have got white spirit and liquin which i use and have now enough expenses saved at work to buy an air-brush; thinking about an Iwata h/c and compressor. Regards--tim.

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  2. paulyrichard New Member

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    United-Kingdom
    I think your achievin' some nice effects here. I really like the grey image, all thats needed is a slightly deeper effect in the shadows respectively, this'll make the whole thing 'pop'.
  3. KeithP Active Member

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    United-States
    I think you are on the right path. For me, the deep shadows and highest highs for white in oil is most difficult.

    Show more as you go forward. Thanks for sharing.

    Keith
  4. theseeker Member

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    United-States
  5. darkeye Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    many thanks for the replies guys!
    Seeker; thanks for the link, saved to my favourites.
    Pauly and Keith - thanks for the advice and encouragement! sure is difficult to decide how much contrast to put in.On my old 28mm figs, the shadowing was extremely prominent.
    I'll keep experimenting with the paints and posting any reasonable results.


    all the best---- tim.

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