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New version of FeR Queen's Ranger

Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by ghamilt1, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. tiberius57 A Fixture

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    I new that you are cooking something outstanding, my friend! :LOL:(y)
    Awesome piece. Very, very well done. Painting, composition, all work very well together.
    I totally agree with you about the FeR line of 75's. Each piece has the "paint me" itch into it.
    I have this piece on my bench too. I'll use yours and Colin's version as inspiration. I'm still in a very early stage.
    Cheers and looking forward to see your next project.
    Zeno :)
  2. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I agree totally Zeno. It's kind of amazing that the FeR line, which is only a few years old, is able to offer such consistently excellent painters figures. I'd love to be able to paint my way through the whole catalogue!
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  3. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Cheers Paul, glad you like it.
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  4. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Thanx Glenn that's sage advise
  5. stoffy01 A Fixture

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    That's a beautiful figure and base, it's a lovely piece all round it seems to tell a story. If I have one little thing to say as a little bit of a constructive criticism it would be I feel the wood on the rifle could be slightly more on the shinny side. Maybe using something like a vallejo smoke? Other than this it's an outstanding piece, congrats.
    Chris.
  6. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I like this one a lot, great painting and groundwork.
    Regards
  7. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Chris. I know what you mean, all the photos of muskets seem to show them with a healthy amount of varnish. My method of painting wood grain is to under coat with an acrylic yellow ochre, and cover that with a thinned coat of burnt umber oil paint. That usually leaves just the right amount of sheen, but sometimes, and this appears to be one of those, the oil paint dries to a matte finish. I could try to overcoat with a semi gloss or satin clear coat, but that tends to go too much the other way and I get a very high gloss looking weapon. So I will have to carefully about your advice and how to achieve the right balance. Thanks for the suggestion.
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  8. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Cheers Bob, thanks for having a look.
  9. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I know Muskets of the American civil war period were given a coat or two of boiled linseed oil. Even today, hard core re-enactors of this period use it.
    It is not shiny, but a dull sheen.
    Repro muskets come with a varnished stock.
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  10. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    sounds like a semi gloss might work then, keeping in mind scale of course. I'll try it out on a spare part and see what kind of results I can get.
  11. Paul Kernan A Fixture

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    Sounds gross but what about rubbing your finger over the stock. A little natural skin oil may do the trick
  12. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Vallejo smoke is great for this... Ochre base, paint the grain with thinned smoke and overcoat with really thinned smoke. Keep applying layers until you get the depth you want.
    It is both semitransparent and semi gloss.

    Worth a try

    Colin
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  13. clrsgt A Fixture

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    I like your rendition. Very well painted and presented. I'm going to put this one on the wish list.
  14. bucsfan21 Well-Known Member

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    Glenn, Thanks for your time and sharing how you did the birch trees! Really appreciate it. And I also appreciate your input on the FER kits. That is the kind of information that is first hand and influences modelers to buy products.

    Best of Everything, Terry Martin-Member of the Atlanta Miniature Figure Society of Atlanta, GA, USA:cool:
  15. Joe55 A Fixture

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    Beautiful brushwork and basing (y)! Now I've got the hots to get one of these!

    Joe
  16. Mike Stevens A Fixture

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    Nicely done sir.
  17. Ray Welshman Active Member

    Great job as always, looking forward to our next coffee to see it close up. Colin, Zeno you guys have access to Ian Pearson who has an extensive library and one of the best sources of research around. He sent me this figure plus an excellent writeup of this regiment.

    cheers

    Ray
  18. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Thanks Ray. We should look into it.
    Cheers

    Colin
  19. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    That would make sense Paul, but I'd be afraid of rubbing the paint right off, as that oil coat is pretty sensitive to the touch.
  20. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Vallejo smoke is on my shopping list for the next time I make a stop at the hobby shop.
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