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"Paintathon" with WW2 German from Stormtroopers V12 range

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. pmfs A Fixture

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    Portugal
    I would love to see here more figure painters because this iniciative (of our mate Nap) is very interesting and must continue in near future because is a easy way of sharing methods and references.

    Pedro
  2. Borek A Fixture

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    Czech-Republic

    (y)(y)(y):):happy:
  3. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Guys ,

    Totally agree with Pedro's words ...this seems like a good idea no matter how many take part .

    Off to work now but here are a few pics of the "conversion" ....eyes look a lot better than in the pictures (taken quickly!!!) , neckcloth all done , all eagles now done ribbon added , parachute badge is there !!!....hopefully it will be even better when I get those brushes out to bring out the details .

    ...waiting for todays work to totally dry then its the peak( rather larger than the normal ..then its priming and base coating ...and then the flesh

    Hope you can get the idea from the quick pics ( the first shows the old peak and the putty rolled!!) 12th 001.jpg 12th 002.jpg 12th 005.jpg 12th 006.jpg

    Happy days

    Nap
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  4. Sturm Grenadier Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Hello Everyone, Nap, your additions look great, nice work on the shoulder boards, and details on the cap. I didnt know you were going to add the shade flap to the back of the cap, nice touch. Good luck with the beak on the cap, it is a large one to model. Here is the other photo's of the tropical motorcycle coat, and of the your Meyer cap. hope they help. Regards, SG hmeyercap1.jpg HG-63a-c.jpg HG-63a-a.jpg HG-63a-d.jpg HG-63a-b.jpg HG-63a-e.jpg H0579-L39307183.jpg Afrikakorps+DAK+coat.jpg Afrikakorps+DAK+coat+%282%29.jpg Afrikakorps+DAK+coat+%281%29.jpg tropmotorcyclecoat.jpg This color of the coat, will contrast nicely with the cap your doing(y)
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  5. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hi Nap!

    Loved your conversion.(y) The badge, shoulder boards and everything else seems from the original figure, but allow me a criticism; I think you have to correct the right eye, it seems diferent in shape and left out when compared with the other imho or maybe the photo is tricking me???
    Waiting to see some inks on it!

    SG, thanks for the good references mate!!!

    Pedro.
  6. Goetz Member

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    Germany
    Hey guys, I'm still in!!!
    It's marvellous to see your progress overhere and the references are still coming...
    I changed the eyes too as it seemed to be very difficult to get them right just from the box.
    WIP20140204 016.jpg
    WIP20140204 018.jpg
    WIP20140204 020.jpg
    The cast eyes were closed with Magic Sculp and the eyelids were sculpted in different sessions, the last picture shows the template i used for the lower eyelid (it can be used for both sides if turned over).

    WIP20140204 019.jpg
    The shoulder straps were closed, too: thanks Pedro ;-)
    As I will paint in oils over a Humbrol base, it takes some coats of enamel to get an even surface. I have no final decision concerning the pattern, but the first step will be the face and the rest will hopefully develop...

    Cheers
    Goetz
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  7. pmfs A Fixture

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    Portugal
    Goetz, looking good my friend.(y)

    Pedro.
  8. Sturm Grenadier Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Hello Goetz, Nice start. The eyes seem to have given you the same problems. I'm still working on them, almost there. Glad to have you here, now we need to find Mark. Best of luck the rest of the way Goetz. Regards, SG:)(y)
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  9. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Guys ,

    Thanks for the great posts ,

    Pedro , I will revisit the eyes ....picture not that good but cheers for the comment ..always appreciated ..they were done after a very busy late shift at work !!!!!

    Badges etc have been redone ..they are different ( as per SG pics) ...hopefully paint will bring them alive !!!!

    SG ...Brilliant pics ..the cap is the ones I am working from

    Goetz ..good to have you posting ...nice start

    Later today it will be the peak ...ghopefull , revist the eyes and then ...work !!!!

    Is it me or am I the only one who hasn't touched a kolinsky yet !!!!!!

    Happy modelling

    Nap
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  10. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Guys ,
    Oh Kolinsky wherre art thou.......or

    My horse my horse fro a kolinsky .,........still looking at them !!!

    I had a nightmare yesterday the dremel slipped ...new eyes and neck cloth needed ...lots of profanities flying around!!!!.

    ..still this is what modelling is all about!!!

    Having a think about the badge I have sculpted on the cap band mine looks a bit thick as the reference I am using (a la SG) is a printed version ...might thin it down and then away we go on the peak

    Oh happy days

    Hope everything is going ok for you all

    Nap
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  11. Borek A Fixture

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    Ou ou, this I know, this is fu****g nightmare. But it can handle;) . Come on, I'm curious about your Paint. Cheers Borek
  12. pmfs A Fixture

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    Portugal
    Hi!

    I started the jacket yesterday only the lights has on it - shadows will decrease the harsh effects.
    As previously mention the base coat of the waterproof jacket was painted with Field grey + Grey Green, this last color gave a faded look like I wanted when to base is added sunny skin tone to brighten.
    Sorry for the quality of pics, taken without natural light because the weather is not the best in these days.

    Cheers

    Attached Files:

  13. Sturm Grenadier Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Hello Everyone, I have been working on the eyes, and have them, hopefully, carved out correctly. I want to paint the eyes in a position that shows him glancing to the left. After I add the NCO strap to the cap, I'll prime the cap, and the face, and see if I need to make any adjustments. Pedro suggested using lead strip for the strap, which is a great idea, but I can't find it. It's probably buried in my armor model stash, so I need to unpack it and see if its there. I do have have some photo-etch belts that might work though, same for the small buckles on the cap. Hopefully the dimensions will be correct. So, this is about where I'm at, haven't had the time I thought I would for this project, and it has definitely turned into one, but I am having fun. Nap, sorry to here about your dremel accident, that's why I didn't use mine, thought the same would happen to me. Pedro, like the colors on the motorcycle coat, looking great. Goetz, are you planning to camouflage the overalls? Anyone heard from Mark? He was getting ready to paint the overalls in an Italian pattern from his last post. Hope you are doing fine Mark. One for you Pedro, this might help with your shadows, and highlights, or washes, of the Pea Dot camo. More to come. Regards, SG camo-waffenss-rottenfuehrer.jpg
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  14. housecarl A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Looking good Pedro.
    Interesting thread folks.
    Carl.(y)
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  15. Mark Dollery Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Howdy Lads, been laid low with 'man flu' & really knocked me off my feet. I had to break into my 15 year Malt whiskey to ease the burden...:inpain:
    So, I will be easing myself back to the bench & throw some paint at the bust... now, where's my bottle gone?..:love:
    Mark D
  16. Sturm Grenadier Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Hello Mark, Glad to here your ok. I stopped drinking a few years ago, but at times with this bust, a few belts would have helped. Let me know if you need any references, glad to help. Regards, SG
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  17. pmfs A Fixture

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    Portugal
    SG, if you want I have here foil, if you want some send me your adress by pm.
    Cheers and thank you all.

    Pedro.
  18. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Guys ,

    Back from work ..tired but well happy about this thread

    Mark ,
    Man flu ...not good ...hope all is ok ....looking forward to seeing your update

    Pedro,
    Love the camo painting ...infact I love this thread all over and the input everyone is doing !!!

    STOP PRESS :

    A busy time for me before work ..using a dremel:eek: to shape the peak ......, finished the cap :) ...looking good ..I will post pics tommorow ...then its a final check over and prime ( in black) base coats and then the flesh ....

    Nighty Night folks :sleep::sleep:

    Nap
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  19. Sturm Grenadier Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Hello Pedro, Thanks for the offer of the foil, but after looking in my old model stash, I found an old Verlinden sheet. It looks about the right thickness for the straps, so I'll use that and give it a go. Thanks again Pedro, appreciate it. Regards, SG
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  20. Jazz A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Just noticed this thread after a prompt from Nap. Looks interesting. Can't wait to see the different interpretations of this excellent bust.
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