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German sniper WWII from ANDREA

Discussion in 'Painting Techniques' started by sirhogr, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. sirhogr Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Hello everybody! This is my 3rd post (if i remember well), at this forum, and it's Andrea's German sniper WWII. I finished about two months ago and I used Acrylics, oils, enamels, pigments, and anything i thought it could be used to give a better result.
    I'm waiting for your comments and advices!

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  2. Gary D PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    Beautiful work George! I currently have a thread going asking how to paint white cloth. This is exactly what I am trying to achieve as I am just starting this figure. Could you please share how you what colour you base coated with and how you shaded and highlighted the white uniform?
    If you don't mind, i will print your pictures so I can use it as my example.

    Thanks,

    Gary :D
  3. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi George,

    That's a beautifully painted figure. I especially like the weathering on the uniform, very realistic dirt and mud effects. The weathered white colour is superb.

    I know it's not your fault George, but I wish Andrea had done their homework. A sniper is trained to shoot from cover and never expose the rifle out a window like this. It's a small gripe about what is otherwise a beautiful figure.
  4. sirhogr Member

    Country:
    Greece
    First of all thanks for your comments guys!

    Gary your post was the one that remind me the certain figure, and all i can say for the "whites" is that first i airbrush with Andreas white set, but i wasn't satisfied with the results, so i use the good old mix:

    (base) white + sky gray + english uniform
    (1st light) base + white
    (2nd light) 1st light + more white
    (final light) white
    (1st shadow) Base + english uniform
    (2nd shadow) 1st shadow + more english uniform and
    (final shadow) 2nd shadow + little black
    I hoped that helps! The weathering is Migs and Andreas pigments!

    Tony
    I wish that the exposed rifle was the only thing that Andrea hadn't done their homework, but as we say here in Greece "end good, everything good"
  5. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    George,
    Excellent figure and great weathering.
    Cheers
    John
  6. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Lovely job, he could be just taking a quick opportunist shot. Otherwise bad sniping drills.
    Nice work,
    Carl.
  7. Hardy Guest

    I have this one to do in the future and yours is an inspiration. Hardy
  8. Gary D PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanks for the mix George. It looks like a perfect recipe. With Eionion's advise on my own thread, I should be good to go.

    Thanks again,

    Gary :D
  9. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hello George,

    Very well done.
    The snipers have an observer, this one is a werhmacht guy with a K98 with sight:cool:

    Regards from Portugal
    Pedro
  10. sirhogr Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Hi John! Thank you for your comments!

    Hi Carl! I "agree" with you about the opportunist shot:D and thank you!

    Thank you Hardy and i look forward for your version since i'm a big fan of your work!

    I'm glad you found my way helpful Gary!

    Hi Pedro, and thank you for your comments too!
  11. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Very cool.
    Soldier's painting and ground work are amazing.
    I liked painting of pollution.

    Mitsutaka
  12. sirhogr Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Thank you Mitsutaka!
    (btw i admire your painting very much)
  13. T50 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent work! Love the way you handled white color.
  14. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    George,
    Excellent looking figure!

    Marcel.
  15. sirhogr Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Thank you for your comment Marcel!

    T50 (sorry i don't know your name but), thank you and a piece of advice on your pm
  16. Tommi A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Dont know how I missed this one :eek:. Very nice result, I like your approach on the whites and your weathering technique, although not my area of interest its still a pleasure to see such good work.

    Cheers
    Tommi
  17. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Excellent painting George great handling of the white and weathering techniques.

    Cheers David
  18. frank h Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Hi
    World War 2 subjects are not really my thing
    But like the way you handled this painting

    White is a difficult thing to get right and I like what you have
    achieved with it

    Frank
  19. Saginaw79 New Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I wish I could weather like that, i susally just use a dirty white color, looks good just not happy w/ the kit and the barrel sticking out the window but it looks awesome dude!
  20. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Beautiful work my friend and definately one of your best up to date!!!!

    Hope to see more !!

    Best Regards

    Costas

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