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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. stu A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi

    This is great !!!! and glad you are all enjoying or not doing this little gem.

    This has been a great idea from Nap and it is something that I will be encouraging,,,,but not just yet as I need to speak to Nap.

    Following

    Stu
  2. DEL A Fixture

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    Scotland
    Great idea Kev. An ideal way to share and learn techniques in near enough 'real time' ..... well real time for us painters that is.
    Pity the subject is 400 to 500 years ahead of my main area of interest.
    Certainly a concept worth developing (y)
    Cheers
    Derek
  3. Sturm Grenadier Well-Known Member

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    Hello Everyone, I had to borrow my sister's camera, as mine is not working. These photos show the work on the eyes so far. Sorry for the quality of the pics, just wanted to see if I could post with her camera, no photo setup yet. DSC02188.JPG DSC02189.JPG DSC02190.JPG DSC02192.JPG Just took these pictures quick, with no tripod. I'll have a better setup when I start to paint. More on the way. Regards, SG:)
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  4. pmfs A Fixture

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    Portugal
    Seems to me very well done SG!(y)
    Send you a pm yesterday about a doubt in a future figure, did you received it?:cool:


    Pedro.
  5. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Guys ,

    Well I have finished my reworking of Stu's bust so here we go some pics , working from the top:

    The Meyer cap is all done , including neck curtain , peak, badges etc ....the peak was actually the easiest of the jobs ,...I formed the shape over my wifes miniature rolling lin then when totally dry cut"carefully to basic shape and then using a dremel and holding my breath I shaped and fitted , the cords are made from twisted wire..several attempts!!!!.
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    I have added a ribbon to his button hole , and the parachute qualification badge as well as reworking the epaulettes to a NCO rank of Feldwebel.............

    Finally the pedastal base was taken down to the lower edge (its great but I thought why not ..after consultation with my mate Jimbo!!!)

    It is now primed in black and mounted using a brass rod and on what will be the final base ....next its out with the kolinsky (y) for the base colours (variations of the uniform colour as in the Meyer cap .

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap

    PS : The base I am using is one I got from a PF member (KISFER)via e bay ...and very nice it is .[IMG]...This style mine is all wrapped up!!!!..should set the bust off really nicely with a nice nameplate from Name it (on order!!!)
  6. Sturm Grenadier Well-Known Member

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    Hello Pedro, Yes, I did, and sent a reply. Don't know why it didn't show up. I sent you a new message, let me know if you received it. Regards, SG
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  7. Sturm Grenadier Well-Known Member

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    Hello Del, This has been a great idea that Nap has started. I'm really enjoying it. I would hope that, if something is done like this Paintathon again, with any type of subject matter, more members would join in. I believe its a great way to share tips, and techniques, in painting and researching figures/busts. It also provides a great reason to try something new, outside your main interest. Regards, SG:)
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  8. DEL A Fixture

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    Scotland

    Certainly would be up for it and on pieces up to and including WWI, just don't have any interest in WWII figures although I am impressed by a good sculpt regardless.
    What did surprise me was how few members came forward given the high standard of many of the painters who specialise in this era.
    Stu's V Busts are the perfect vehicles for this type of project, manageable in size, cost and a guaranteed attention to detailed casting and quality of service.
    It'd be great if Stu and Kev can work out a process that pulls more participants in
    Cheers
    Derek
  9. stu A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    I have something in mind and will get hold of nap soon...just working out how and costs etc

    Stu

    Ps i have talked to mark as well so there may be a couple coming in the near future
  10. pmfs A Fixture

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    Portugal
    Nap, WOW!!! Fantastic conversion.(y)

    Pedro.
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  11. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Guys ,

    Thanks for all the support I am enjoying my journey

    Pedro ,
    Appreciate this , still not sure about the cap band insignia ..tempted to take it off and paint it on as like I said it is a printed version ..........its painting day at last !!!

    Del ,
    There will be more I am sure , as for the numbers taking part ..as far as it is enjoyed there is no minimum or max so lets all get participating if you wish ............

    How about suggestion for subjects..like you say Stu's V12 are perfect .....I reckon any "small scale" model is ideal 120mm even

    Stu ,
    I look forward to hearing from you and delighted that you have idea's and excited about this format and that Mark has also been approached .

    Happy modelling folks ..whatever you do

    Nap
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  12. Mark Dollery Well-Known Member

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    Hi Guys, feeling a bit better now so back into the cold garage.. I mean Studio..:facepalm:
    Loving the conversion work Nap & glad to see Stu along for the ride...
    It seems we are picking up steam now with the rest of the planeteers alongside,
    A small update from me with the base colours going in ready for the Italian cammo scheme...
    [IMG]
    Regards Mark D
  13. Sturm Grenadier Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Hello Mark, That's some great painting on the face(y) Good luck with the Italian camo. Regards, SG:)(y)(y)
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  14. Dr Bison Active Member

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    Germany
    Hi Nap,

    I really love your conversion to a Ramcke para, BUT as you gave him NCO's shoulder straps he shouldn't have the twisted cap cords of an officer, but rather the leather strap of EM/NCO's (as shown in SturmGrenadiers's post #44). Just thought I'd mention this before you start splashing paint on the fellow...

    Cheers
    Karl
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  15. pmfs A Fixture

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    Portugal
    Mark, coming along nicely my friend. Which color you used to paint the cap? Nice Field Grey!!!!

    Pedro.
  16. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys ,

    Great posts again ....

    Mark....... love the colour of the cap , face coming along as well .

    Karl ,
    Thanks for the comments ..you are of course right as per regulations but I either change the epaulettes to an officer or this NCO has aquired cords and replaced the NCO strap that should be there ..well you know what soldiers are like!!!!!...I am sure I have seen an NCO with the cords when I ws looking in my mass of references will try and find it ...

    Update from me ...inbetween making sure we have sandbags at the door ready for the river to overflow ...again!!!!!...

    I have had my base painting brushes out (I use MIG brushes generally for base colours saving my best for the main painting) and got my version all base coated .

    I took off the sculpted band badges on the cap after much thought (smoke coming from my ears!!!) and just put the backing materail on , I will paint the design on , I think this will look better as this was normally a printed version..using a tiny amout of oils for the highs to add a tiny bit of surface.
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    Heres my pictures ..all comments welcome

    a 001.jpg a 002.jpg a 003.jpg a 004.jpg ......hey Mark you have gone for the same colour for the scarf ...spooky eh ...not sure if I will change mine to a camo version using Pedro's mixes


    Like I said these are purely base colours , I will lighten etc and shade so hopefully the difference will be very noticable .

    Here are my mixes:

    Cap/Neck Cloth : Reaper Tanned Leather (09031) + Army Painter Leather Brown + Army Painter Oak Brown

    Flesh: Games Workshop Dwarf Flesh + Life Colur Sand Yellow (RLM 79)

    Jacket: Army Painter Oak Brown + Reaper Sandy Brown (09249)

    Overcoat: Army Painter Oak Brown + Vallejo Middlestone (882)

    Scarf: Army Painter Wolf Grey

    Insignia Backing: Vallejo Panzer Aces British Tank Brown (707)

    Belt: Vallejo Flat Brown (984) + Life Colour Matt Black (LC 02)

    Buckle: Life Colour Matt Black (LC 02)


    Looking forward to seeing more updates

    Nap
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  17. BarrieHynd Well-Known Member

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    Scotland
    Nap,this is a great idea. All participants are doing a great job. It's good to see different versions of the one bust on one thread and the different techniques people use. The base as you say is perfect for the V busts, got mine with Stu's 93rd in mind.Had better get it ordered I suppose lol

    Barrie
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  18. pmfs A Fixture

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    Portugal
    Keep the good work Nap!!!(y)
    Today I made some progress. I creat depth in the uniform and faded a little the camo with oils.
    Still missing the shadows in the rubber coat and finish the hat to get this guy finished for good.
    I apologise for my lousy photos. Promise to improve when finish this gem.

    Pedro.

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  19. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Guys ,

    Thanks for posting again

    Pedro ...looking really good you are working faster than me but hopefully enjoying it as much ....how did you go about painting the coat ...looking good my friend

    Barrie ,

    Thanks for the comments ...the 93rd is also a lovely bust from Stu ..one I have in the "to do " stash!!!!...so get it ordered youg man (y)

    STOP PRESS ...can't find that blooming picture yet of an NCO with cords so it might be out with the sharp (Ooops..mind those fingers!!:eek::facepalm: ) and away they go to be replaced by a strap.....in the morning though!!!!!

    Nap
  20. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Nap, the rubber coat will stay in fieldgrey only missing the shadows and the weathering.
    I enjoy this gem and this paintathon very much.(y)

    Pedro.
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