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Pilipili Hawkeye Indian

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by lock-n-load, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. lock-n-load Active Member

    This is Pilipili's 120mm resin native American Indian kit "Hawkeye", from their First Americans series. painted in enamels and acrylics. A very nicely detailed and engineered kit, I hope I did it justice. As always, comments and constructive criticism welcome. Regards!

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  2. megroot A Fixture

    You are bussy. Maybe you should correct the eyes. Looks a bit Popeyed.

  3. phc35 Active Member

    Don't use straight white in the eyes.White is to strak and gives you that staring look.Use a
    light pink or light grey for the eyes.

  4. darkeye Member

    no stopping you is there?!!(careful Lads, he might work for Ol' Santa!) lovely figure this and i think you did well. we are all of us trying to find the next level so hang in there mate. you got some nice colours going on there and some areas i guess you are aware of that you want to improve on. nice over all i feel and worthy of a thumbs up!

    best regards --- tim :)
  5. lock-n-load Active Member

    Thank you all for the comments, tips and observations. i take no offense to any of this, in fact, I am pleased to have such accomplished Planeteers take an interest in my personal improvement. I have a hard time with eyes, I usually paint them last as they intimidate me (this from a guy who parachuted 36 times!!!). My hands shake, like nowhere else when I am painting the figures. But, no excuses,keep the feedback coming and I will keep posting and hopefully keep improving. thanks again for this forum to share my love for this hobby!!!

  6. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Nice effort

    Recently watched 'Last of the Mohicans' (the one with Madeline Stowe and Daniel Day Lewis) and have added this figure to my grey army wish list......

    It has come together well, and overall, the scheme is nicely balanced.

    I agree with the others; cut the eye white with either a grey or a pink.

    If you want reference materials, grab a friend, take portrait photos of them as a head and shoulders, torso, about 6 feet away, 9 feet away, 15 feet away. (mae sure the shots are in colour, avoid flash if possible).

    Over the range of photos, you'll see what details and colour shades change as the figure appears to 'shrink' with distance.

    Faces and eyes I am learning to do too. What holds for a 54mm face is slightly different for a 120mm....

    to practice (and practice again, and then once more).....I purchased some spare head sets, about 6 heads, and am practicing painting those....gets the focal point for a figure closer to what I want (although some efforts, I am happy to move away from not so good) without the $$$$ invested in a full blown figure.

    Excellent start.

    Remember; Jumping out of an airplane is Gravity and faith in the chute packer. Painting fine details require practice and faith!!

    Keep up the effort!!
  7. ryall Active Member

    Your painting is really good on your figures.
    I would just practice doing the eyes on a number of test figures. Just find a really good article in a mag about painting eyes and get a really good pic/photo of and eye really close up.
    Once you have done that and worked it out your figures will look 100%

    Well done

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