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Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by brian, Aug 2, 2017.

  1. arj A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Excellent start on that very expressive face; and that metalwork looks superb.
    I'd be interested in your thoughts on acrylics over oils as I've read that there can be adhesion problems.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  2. Cannonball A Fixture

    A great start. The face is super, so full of character and expression.
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  3. brian A Fixture

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    Scotland
    I usually apply oils over enamels,but i use acrylics for armour.I know quite a few people who paint oils over acrylics and i've not heard of any issues.I use acrylics over oils for the highlights on armour and have never had a problem.Just make sure the oil has dried.This could take a few days.
    Brian
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  4. anstontyke A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    great start brian and thanks for the informative tips,very useful.

    tony
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  5. peedee A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    One of my favourite models Brian.

    Paul.
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  6. clrsgt A Fixture

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    United-States
    Off to a good start. Love the armour and thanks for sharing your method.
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  7. TERRYSOMME1916 A Fixture

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    Brian this boy is looking good already and your method for painting the Helmet is a great help so I will grab some of the Darkstar metals, I have been watching these paints recently and they seem to be becoming very popular and giving good results. I am a fan of your work and love the smooth shaded finish matt finish that you get on you figures so I am wondering do you use a varnish on top of your paintwork to achieve this, I started a thread this morning about varnishes and I will be following your progress on this bust with great interest.
    TERRY
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  8. davidmitchell A Fixture

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    Scotland
    Looking good so far mate ,like Del I think I will be getting one of these.


    Cheers Davie
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  9. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    As i paint in oils,you've always got that,i hope this goes matt syndrome,in you're mind.I put my oils on a bit of cardboard to soak some of the oils out.I usually put the figure under a lamp,or even stick it in the oven.This will matt most things down,but you'll lose some of the contrast,so i paint wet on dry on most thing.There is one varnish that i know will matt anything down,which i use rarely,but it works.It's AK Interactive Ultra Matt varnish,and it comes in a plastic bottle,and has the consistency of watery milk.It does the job if all else fails.
    Brian
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