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Kharkov tripod carrier Life Miniatures

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by John van Pelt, Nov 16, 2020.

  1. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi John

    Like the wood effects works well .....how did you achieve that ?

    and a good start on the parka

    Thanks for sharing the WP as well always good to see

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  2. Scott Sheltz Active Member

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    United-States
    Excellent work! Really looks great. I have the counter part to this figure on the bench what paint colors did you use for the parka?
  3. John van Pelt Well-Known Member

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    Netherlands
    The rifle was airbrushed in a desert tone and the grain was hand painted with model color mahogany bronw. After that i painted with brown and orange tones to soften the grain. The metals were done in dark gray with a wash of pure black. I did the highlights with a normal school pencil.
    the parka is done with the andrea german green gray range a set of several colors wich works well for me.
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  4. John van Pelt Well-Known Member

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    Netherlands
    Doing some work on the front side of the parka. Slowly getting there. I think it is turning out quite well. 076BF40F-7B6C-4EF9-A2FE-40447817DABD.jpeg 1A2A3BE0-3092-4A95-8863-3E68571BDD7B.jpeg
  5. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

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    England
    Spot on, John. Excellent work.
  6. John van Pelt Well-Known Member

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  7. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

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    England
    Hi John
    Just picked up on this thread. It is very impressive so far. I love the '98 - the laminated stock is spot-on. The guy's face has that worn-out look too - very nice work.

    Phil
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  8. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi John

    Thanks for the updates on this , despite not being camo and therefore a single colour it's really looking good , like the highs on the parka and the seams your highlighting

    Now it's moving on more the scarf looks just right

    Thanks for sharing

    Look forward to more from this

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  9. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    John

    Can you show us what colours you used for the flesh if possible

    Thanks in advance

    Nap
  10. John van Pelt Well-Known Member

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    Netherlands
    I will later on nap. I promise.
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  11. John van Pelt Well-Known Member

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    Netherlands
    Did a couple of sessions on the parka and on the front leather straps. Next on is the tripod carrier. I will finish this in the characteristic yellow, with red primer underneath and with my airbrush. Tomorrow i will post some pics in daylight the colours you see on the photos are not 100% accurate. 2CE4EF37-D0B3-40C2-91B4-6D6DDEBAAE92.jpeg 953C2D26-84C0-441A-8AB7-DA08698E499F.jpeg
  12. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi John

    A good session at the bench for sure , you can almost hear the material , straos is look good as well

    Look forward to the pics and the tripod carrier

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  13. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

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    England
    Great idea for airbrushing the tripod, John - it'll add a nice colour contrast with the parka, which you've highlighted & shaded brilliantly, by the way!
  14. santi fernandez Well-Known Member

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    Spain
    It seems like a great paint job, I have followed the step by step and I like it even though I am missing some information on face painting.
    Santi.
  15. John van Pelt Well-Known Member

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    Netherlands
    Ok guys, as promised, this is how i make my face pallet.

    You see thee 3 sambal disposables.

    I mix a medium tone a dark tone and a light tone. About 50% thinned.

    On my wet pallet you easy get the 2 mid tones, that means you have 5 tones.

    With one very light tone on the left side of my pallet with light skin and some ochre yellow glazes you have color 6.
    On the right on the pallet you see some purple, deep red, track brown and english uniform.

    These colors only come with the very dilluted glazes.

    I dilute the glazes almost transparant. In some case to finish you need more than 20 glazes. Sometimes it is a stroke with your brush, if you want to highligt a line. If highlighted an area or a bigger spot it is better to stipple use your brush.

    my mix for a basic skin tone is brown sand, beige red and basic skintone

    Advantage of the sambal pots is that these 3 basic colors are consistent on a second or third pallet.
    In the pot the colors are ready to use for weeks or even months, because they are dilluted and air tight closed.

    if you have questions just ask.

    Extreme highlights can be achieved with pure light skin tones but always highly dilluted.

    Be aware in this case your brush is dry with just a tiny bit of paint on the tip. This is to prevent the paint from running on your model. Greetz John,

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  16. John van Pelt Well-Known Member

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    Netherlands
    Update, I mounted the Kar rifle and the tripod. Started painting the steel grenades. Still need to do the binoculars and the gunslingers. And of course his fur in the parka hoodie. 03C4D995-21C2-4A7B-8FA6-4A37F8363D99.jpeg 1C69870E-399E-48F5-B078-CF4866342E61.jpeg
  17. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

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    England
    This is looking stunning, John - the amount of chipping you've done on the MG tripod is just right.
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  18. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    Agree there Chris ...great colour on tripod


    John

    Thanks for sharing your flesh mixes ..( is it possible to have a pic of the number etc details on the paints ? ) .... .going to put it in my Reference thread as well

    Really coming together now with rifle in position ..look forward to that hood lining

    Thanks for sharing

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  19. John van Pelt Well-Known Member

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    Netherlands
    Hi nap, i will post the paint numbers later no problem. I painted the fur of the hood, this was made of rabbit fur wich sometimes had multiple tones. And the binoculars is finished and mounted. 90% there i guess...
    s. Gunslingers will follow later on. Tell me what you think! B33253D6-6860-4C90-ACE8-511F23BDE20C.jpeg 8879DE92-3D11-46DC-B764-8BA6F1802E6F.jpeg F9DBEA31-9E8C-434A-AEC4-91902B846A43.jpeg
  20. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi John

    A lesson in painting the fur for sure ...looks great

    Like the wear on the bino's and the lettering on the grenades

    Even without the final bits this is one if the very best versions I have seen

    Thank you for the colour details

    Happy finishing

    Nap

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