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Completed Phoenix Phollies Baby Doll 80mm - First Oil

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by redhorse, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. redhorse Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I've been a member here for quite a while it seems, but haven't really done much in figures for a few years. I tend to move from hobby to hobby every few years and have primarily been working with card models the last few years.

    I painted a lot of Ral Partha 25mm and Tamiya 1/35 Germans in acrylics back in the 70's and early 80's. Once I got back into it as an adult, I've mainly done girl figures in the 80-100mm size range with a few 54mm ones thrown in.

    I figure I'll start posting figures I've already painted as I'm working on 16 new ones at the moment and it will be a while before any are done. I took a break on those and took some photos tonight.

    I've been working in a vacuum until I really started looking into this site in earnest a couple weeks ago. I'm really stunned at the wonderful work here! I hope to come close to some of these masters one year, but until then I'm having a lot of fun.

    Baby Doll is my first oil, well actually alkyd but close enough. I painted her around eight to ten years ago. I pretty much only work in oils now, but I'm becoming very curious to try some of the Vallejo or Reaper acrylics. I'm amazed at what some of the members here are doing with those!

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  2. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    paintwork is good but to shiny. It seems that yo used to much paint.
    Also in oils you can paint a figure without shine.
  3. pinsel Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    hello
    well i see no reason why one should mourn about an shiny smooth surface on this body.is does suit the subject very well
    i am not fond in generell on pin up or phnatsy girls at all,neverlesys i would dare to call this from the smooth transition of paints an very well painted figure
    i like it
    cheers
  4. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Another girl! I like her and hope to see more of your work soon. I know what you mean about those acrylics and I encourage you to give them a try. They aren't as straight forward as you might think, there is a definite technique that must be used that I am still struggling with. keep em' coming!
  5. Christosjager A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    After so much testosterone in this forum it is nice to see a girl like this. Man's eye is always hungry. Nice work James.
  6. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Nice paintwork - very porcelein-like and suits the subjst. I too do not mind the shiny finish. I think it suits the subject well. And I think that painting a scantily clad female would take some technique to avoid over or under shading. Impressive.

    Colin
  7. theBaron A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Nice finish! And great choice, the Phoenix Follies kits are excellent, always great to see one finished.

    Regarding oils and gloss, have you found any techniques in the meantime to deal with it? I add a wax medium to my oils, for example, but I haven't tried anything like using a matte lacquer over them.

    Prost!
    Brad
  8. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    I dont wanted to read the book;)...Great work, the pink underpants are really hummmm...:D
  9. redhorse Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Wow! Thanks for all the comments, I do appreciate them!

    As far as the gloss goes, it seems the photos make her a bit shinier than in person. It's more of a satin finish at least to my eye, I've got to practice more on my lighting I think.

    Some of the first figures I did were in cheap acrylic from Michaels and they are dead flat. Once I tried oils I liked the satin look on the female kits much better so I've kept painting that way and haven't tried to take the sheen away. I haven't tried matte lacquer either, but I've got a couple knights I want to build and may try it there.
  10. Jeff Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I always found that if I baked my figures painted in oils even if it was just in a light bulb oven that the gloss went away.

    Your figure is lovely. I agree a satin finish works for the figure. A slight sheen to flesh is not a bad thing. A slight sheen to satin or silk fabric is also works for me. With acrylics being so dominate now, flat is the style nowadays. I still like to see things like polished leather and flesh tones with a little more life to them. Maybe not super shinny but sheen is not always a bad thing in my book. I look forward to seeing some of your new figures.
  11. theBaron A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    I've used those cheap acrylics from Michael's, and I'm starting to use them more. Can't beat them, for the price.

    Prost!
    Brad

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