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Discussion in 'Welcome aboard' started by John Dunn, May 21, 2022.

  1. John Dunn New Member

    Hi Guys my Name is John. I am currently new to the figure painting side of the hobby. I do the hobby on a daily basis due to being on the long term sick with mental health and autism. I was recommended the site from a great chap on Facebook. I have had a small look around on the site and see there is some outstanding work from people. I am willing to learn and hopefully get flesh tones right with shadows and highlights. I currently have citadels flesh tones and ak 3rd gen human flesh tones to do faces and skin hoping to improve over the coming months and years
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  2. Nap A Fixture

    Hi there John


    PF is for all figures with or without additions like planes/AFV etc

    Great to have you with us , ( I only do busts ! )....share the PF word , all are very welcome to join ..no matter what's modelled with figures

    Do ask anything someone will know...feel free to message me with questions

    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 do contact me always happy to help

    We have a Marketplace where after members have contributed 50+ posts can use to sell , request if anyone has a model to sell etc...You might also pick up some rather good bargains !

    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 )
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  3. 1969 A Fixture

    Welcome John.
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  4. Larsen E. Whipsnade PlanetFigure Supporter

    Welcome to Planet Figure, John, the best military miniature site on the web. We're happy to have you with us and look forward to seeing your work.
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  5. John Dunn New Member

    Thanks guys nice to meet u all
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  6. Mirofsoft A Fixture

    Welcome among us ... There is plenty place here ...
    Feel free to ask, there is always somebody to answer
    For applying flesh colours, it's similar to what women does when doing it on their sweet face ... applying a small amount of colour and blushing with a dry round tipped brush ...( look at them when they does ) In 28mm, now, so apply a tiny small miniature amount of colour ( a light touch with the point of a toothpick ) then use a rounded tipped brush and lightly blush the color with many quick passes ... and then .... same process again and again ....
    My best
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  7. John Dunn New Member

    Thanks for this only one downside my partner doesn’t where make up so can’t watch her do it lol. I am sure with the right posts and answers I will eventually get used to doing flesh tones
  8. Banjer Well-Known Member

  9. Mirofsoft A Fixture

    I assure you, it's working well ( Verlinden, I painted almost 40 years ago, the picture on the screen is 25x actual size )
    I was not joking

    DSCN0015 02.jpg
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  10. John Dunn New Member

    That looks incredible great work on it. Bet u have done better since then

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