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Poilu 1918

Discussion in 'Painting Techniques' started by billyturnip, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    My new camera arrived today. So I've been having a play around and took these shots of my Jon Smith 54mm French infantryman.
    Any tips on painting ,or photography gratfully received.



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    His left eye looks a bit dodgy in the pics and has been rectified, I never noticed it until after I took these.

    Roger
  2. PJ Deluhery Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Looks good to me. Keep up the good work!
  3. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Thank you Pat. I'll do my best :)

    Roger.
  4. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Swwwweeeetttt! ;) Great photos and some fine painting, my friend! The same thing happens with me when I take photos of the figures I'm sculpting - good photos really help you identify mistakes!

    All the best,
    Dan
  5. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Cheers Dan, watch out for first pics of Ottoman, coming soon to a forum near you! :)

    Roger.
  6. MAB Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Italy
    HI Roger
    Good this painting
    it appeal to me the tones that you have given to the coat.
    Beautiful

    MAB
  7. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Thank you Maurizio. Believe me it took a long, long time for me to achieve that effect. :)

    Roger.
  8. Ulrich A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Hi Roger

    Good painting and I like the "dirty" look of the figure.

    I hope we can see soon more from you

    Ulrich
  9. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Thanks Ulrich. If I remember correctly you're painting this one too? How is yours coming along?

    Roger.
  10. Markus Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hi Roger,

    coooolll interpretation of this very nice figure !!! I like it !!!

    What`s your next?

    Cheers,
    Markus
  11. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Roger,

    Great painting on a great figure who is a representative for that ugly war.
    I like the whole setup. If you can fix his eye it would be a really great painted figure, no more a fabulous.

    Marc
  12. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Markus,
    Thanks, next project is the subject of the thread "Ottoman 1915".
    Marc, the eye has been corrected. thank you for your kind comments.

    Roger.
  13. GARD9 Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Great work Roger.
    I like the colors you've used. Once again, I really like your painting of the leather gear. How was this kit to build? I have seen it before and like the looks of it. I like the opened coat exposing the different layers of clothing.
    I haven't got a lot of reference mat'l. on Great War French so I haven't picked this one up yet. Come to think of it, I don't have much reference mat'l. on the Austro-Hungarians either and that didn't stop me from picking up the Fusilier Sturmer.
    :lol: Maybe I'll jump in head first on this one too.
    Keep up the Great (War) work.
    G9
  14. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi John,
    Glad you like it, you won't have any problems with this, did you see an earlier posting of mine ref. straps on the back of the figure?
    If you need any ref. material let me know. You won't go far wrong with this siteclick here

    Roger.
  15. DaveCox Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    That's better Roger - I can see him now!! Great painting mate.
  16. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Cheers Dave, those Z6's are the dogs wotsits aren't they?
    I bought mine mainly on the strength of what you said and the pics you have posted, cheers.

    Roger.
  17. jaime Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Muy buena. Me gusta mucho

    Jaime
  18. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Gracias Jaime, I'm glad you like it. I'm looking forward to seeing your Stormtrooper painted.

    Roger.
  19. Gauntlet New Member

    Country:
    United-States
    nice paint job on the figure,and nice pics too. That camera takes really nice close up shots. What brand of camera is it? I am considering bying a new digital.

    thanks
  20. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Thanks Steve. The camera is a Konica Minolta Dimage Z6. I'm very pleased with results I've got so far. It's simple to use but it will take me the rest of the year to read and fully understand the manual and get the best from it.

    Roger

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