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New girl at the bench

Discussion in 'Just starting...' started by Hobbychick, May 7, 2022.

  1. Hobbychick PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I just washed and rinsed the model of Ch’n-Han 75mm one of the Five Cyclones from
    Modeland .it As I’m new to working with miniature figures I wanted to confirm my thoughts on the building before priming. I was thinking of doing sub-assembly on the figure as I see from the pictures the arms will be close to the body which will make painting a completed figure difficult. Look forward to your feedback
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  2. theBaron A Fixture

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    Pictures! Pictures! :D

    Yes, you've got the right idea. I'll do as much assembly as I can, without interfering with painting details

    Prost!
    Brad
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  3. Hobbychick PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Brad. I had trouble uploading a photo because it was too big. Trying to figure out how to minimize it from my iPhone photo library. I think I might have figured it out 85089743-2B5A-414A-896D-32700C3E6CEE.jpeg
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  4. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Anne

    Being a bust only painter ...of sorts ! ......I make up bust fully after washing , drying and priming in a Matt black spray and then mounting on the actual base

    Nice picture of the resin , looks detailed

    Look forward to more on the WIP ....why not start a thread in VBench

    Always happy to help ref pics or anything else

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  5. Hobbychick PlanetFigure Supporter

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    This piece didn’t come with a base. Will hopefully be getting one soon. Thanks for your tip I’ll post on VBench sometime this week
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  6. theBaron A Fixture

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    Hi, Anne, no sweat!
    From a look at the kit, it looks like it's been engineered to allow for painting some bits separately and then attach them relatively simply. The arms, for example-the right one can be attached once that sleeve is finished, and the left one looks like the seam was placed with care to put it along a natural horizontal detail. You're on the right path with your idea.
    Prost!
    Brad
  7. Hobbychick PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I’m coming into the homestretch on the figure I’m working on and I’m curious if anyone uses a matte spray to seal the deal so to speak to keep the figure looking good
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  8. sd0324 PlanetFigure Supporter

    I do. I use Testors dull cote on a slightly warm figure. Completely matte when dry.

    Steve
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  9. Hobbychick PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Steve, what do you do to get the figure slightly warm? I haven’t heard of this before
  10. sd0324 PlanetFigure Supporter

    I warm it up slightly in an open crock pot that "disappeared" from the kitchen to my work bench at a low setting while the can is warming in a bowl of warm water. I know this sounds crazy but it dries really matte.


    Steve
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  11. captnenglish Well-Known Member

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    This figure looks like it would be terribly fun to paint.
  12. Nap A Fixture

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    England
  13. Hobbychick PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Steve, I’ll make a note of that
  14. Hobbychick PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Capt’n it’s been not too bad although the straps around the legs were a bit challenging
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