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Completed German Infantry - 4th Bav - Spring 1915

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Anzac1915, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Anzac1915 Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi All,

    This is my second completed figure. It is a JSM 120mm figure of German Infantryman, 4th Bavarian Inf Reg't, Western Front, Spring 1915. It is painted in Vallejo acrylics with some citadel washes and Tamiya chalks for depth/highlights.

    The only thing I had real issues with was trying to get the sheen from the Vallejo paints toned down. I tried a number of different matt varnishes but this was the best I could do.

    Many thanks to Andrew Judson (Specmod) for his help and advice regarding the face (many hours and lots of emails/home visits)

    My avatar pic was my first (for comparison) and is due for a re-working.

    All comments/critiques are welcome.

    Regards
    Greg

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  2. Babelfish A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Sheen issues aside, if that's only your second figure it's excellent work.

    - Steve
  3. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Greg, you're not the only one who finds Vallejo acrylics prone to shininess. Most users have the same trouble.

    May I suggest you try spraying Dullcote or Testors Lusterless Clear on your figures when the paint is dry. You might also consider buying Vallejo's Matt Clear Finish which you can mix into the paint before you apply it. I'm using it now and it seems to do the job.

    Another thing you can try is pastel chalk, however it needs to be sealed with a spray to stop it blowing away.
  4. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hello Greg, for your second figure it isn't a second rate job. Get yourself some Tamiya X21 Flat base, put a touch in the your water on the palette. It's a bit of trial and error, as too much it will go chalky. Too little it won't kill the shine.
    Carl.(y)
  5. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Very good work for your second figure.

    Marc
  6. Mike Stevens A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Well done. Keep up the good work.
  7. specmod Active Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Nice work, you are a good student LOL
    o_O(y);)
  8. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Country:
    Japan
    WW1 is one of my favorite subject so I enjoy this. Very nice work!
  9. Anzac1915 Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Thank you all for your words of encouragement.

    Tony and Carl - I will have a play around with the various products you suggested and see which one works the best - I have a few figures in the stash so i will use one of them as a guinea pig.

    Learning all the time

    Cheers
    Greg(y)

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