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Practice heads

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Evan August, Jul 16, 2005.

  1. Evan August New Member

    I picked up some of Warriors' 1/9 scale heads, thought they would be good to practice on. I started this one the other day:

  2. frank h Well-Known Member

    Practising on a spare head is a great idea for basic
    highlighting and shading

    But for expression ...you need the rest of the figure to relate to
    I like figures to have separate heads ....but i constantly check the look
    of the face ...by putting it on the body

    To try and develope the figures character

  3. godfather Member

    that is a nice flesh tone what did you use? Good Eyes!
  4. Uruk-Hai PlanetFigure Supporter

    It sure is a good idea to practise. Far to many neglect that fact nowdays.
    Thats what I did when I got back to the hobby a few years ago and was struck by how it had changed.

    Sometimes I think Im still practising. Ive put some kits away that I will do when Ive gotten really good. ;)

    However if you think its going to be easier to learn on a 1/9 head than a 54mm I think youll be disapointed. Its easier and another style to painte 54mm than the technique used for 120mm and larger.

  5. Evan August New Member

    Thanks for the comment on the eyes. The flesh tone is from Anders' SBS on painting large scale busts, which is being used as somewhat of a guide. Vallejo flat flesh, light sand, light brown, and 814 (cadmium umber red?). I realise that the techniques for painting 54mms and 200mm figures are different, I just wanted to get some practice in the specifics of painting these big guys, as I have several on the bench waiting to be painted.

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