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Just Saying hello

Discussion in 'General Figure Talk' started by Badvock, Dec 17, 2006.

  1. Badvock New Member

    Hello everybody

    Just thought I would introduce myself on the forum, after seeing Dan Mortons post about the lack of modellers I thought I would add myself to the fold. I am more of a pc whizz to be honest which you would normally think would be the very antithesis of this particular hobby, but I have been building scale models since my mum bought me an Airfix Henschel HS126 (cough cough) years ago ;) I have recently moved on to figure painting and started off with a bust of a US ranger at Normandy, which i have yet to finish, I was happy with it till I saw the galleries on here :(


    Anyway it still needs a lot of work but will show the finished result when I am able to get the eyes right and take better photographs.....
  2. Dan Morton A Fixture


    Your bust looks great! Keep at it! Recruit your neighbor! :lol:

    All the best,
  3. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    welcome to the Planet! Your bust looks right-comfy in his leather cahir there. I have to say, your 5'clock shadow on this chap is fantastic! Keep us posted.

    Jay H.
  4. gordy Well-Known Member

    welcome aboard and have fun!
  5. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Welcome aboard mate, from Swinton in exile........
  6. stev1eran Member

    Nice work so far Paul,
    I look forward to watching it progress
  7. megroot A Fixture

    Paul ,

    Welcome to the Planet and the Dark Side of modelling. Your bust looks great. I reallly like the look of the five o clock shade.

    - About the eyes i think you need some advice.... i 'm no masterpainter but this is what i have done: paint black lines around the blue iris, remember you see no circle, but just a half at each side (look into somebody else his eyes).
    - The black pupil, well i painted with the point off a needle.

    The khaki is well painted but need some more shadowing.

    But it is a really great start and i hope you forgive my neatpicking and i really hope that you stay on figure painting...

  8. Badvock New Member

    Hi All

    Thanks for the kind words of encouragement :)
    Meg thanks for the tip on the eyes, as it stands the face is the only part of the bust that is near completion all the rest is really just base coating before i get to the main course as it were. One question someone might be able to help with, how should I deal with the underside of the helmet, or specifically the parts that would normally be a cavity between the head and the inside of the helmet. You can see from the picture that this rea is solid resin, the angle of the picture would show this whereas on normal viewing this would most likely be obscured, any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Oh and for the record I am open to criticism just as much as praise, it's how we learn after all :)
  9. moore Active Member

    Hi Paul,

    I am pretty new also to painting... just been doing it a bit over
    a year. You have a great start on this one. Like everyone
    has said.. keep us posted with your progress. I learn a lot
    from the comments and this is a great place to learn... so


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