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Hello from Washington State, USA

Discussion in 'Welcome aboard' started by AlbertD, Sep 21, 2021.

  1. AlbertD Member

    Hi everyone,

    I’ve been modeling for years. Mostly airplanes and cars but have always wanted to paint figures. Years ago I bought a few Verlinden busts and a couple of other 120mm full figures but things happened in my life and they sat in a drawer all this time. I retired a while back and now have the time to pick it up and put time into it.

    I started my first 200mm bust yesterday and did the eyes first. What a disaster. I am looking forward to doing until it gets better. I have already gotten a couple of great suggestions from forum members. Seeing the work done here is an inspiration. I know even the best painters started at the beginning.

    I don’t know if I’ll settle on a particular era to work in but I love history from ancient times to modern. The colorful uniforms from the 18th century are sure attractive and there are some beautiful figures available.

    I tend to stick with things and learn how to do them as well as I can. I really appreciate having this community to share it all with and learn from.
  2. Mirofsoft A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
  3. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Albert

    A BIG ŴELCOME to PF

    Great to have you with us ....share the PF word , all are very welcome to join ..no matter what's modelled with figures

    Do ask any questions someone will know

    Lots of different sections to look at including traditional and 3 D sculpting , competitions , WIP's , References , Painting techniques and so much more

    There are threads in Welcome Aboard about how to do things including posting pics on PF but feel free to message me always happy to help

    We have V Bench for WIP's and also a Completed part ,reference section

    There's also Painting techniques where you will find much about Acrylics and Oils

    ALL figures are welcome and of course Vignettes & Diorama ( we run friendly competitions if you wish as well , one called FOTM where there are 3 classes to choose in which to enter )

    Look forward to seeing your modelling no matter what you paint ..its all about having fun

    Happy bench-time

    Nap ( Moderator/Admin )
  4. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Welcome Albert.
    Steve
  5. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Welcome to the group Albert - modelling is a great retirement hobby (well, anytime hobby)!
  6. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Pleased to meet you Albert.(y)
  7. theBaron A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Welcome to the Planet, Albert! I look forward to seeing your finished pieces.

    Prost!
    Brad

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