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WIP Probably not one for the purists..!

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by valiant, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. valiant A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi guys,

    Yes, Ive been busy today! Just some progress pics of my version of the 1/16 Tamiya Luftwaffe ace, purely used as an acrylics painting exercise.

    I know that the colours and the type of uniform may not be completely accurate, but I wanted a figure to practise white and yellow on and this was at hand! Not the best figure in terms of anatomy, but it was a gift, so I felt compelled to paint it! Im not happy with the hat and the face yet, so I might resort to drastic surgery and remove it for stripping, then again....!!

    thanks for looking,

    Steve

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  2. RonW Member

    I recognise this one. Did it a long time ago.
    I enjoyed painting it nevertheless.
  3. Babelfish A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    The sculpt lacks a bit of finesse (although I've seen far worse) but the paint-job looks fine to me.

    - Steve
  4. valiant A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Cheers Steve - yes, its a bit "wooden" by modern standards and a bit awry on the anatomy! Thanks for the comments on the paint!(y)
  5. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Hi Steve, looks like you have made the transition from Humbrols to Acrylics very successfully Steve, it's coming on well mate.

    Keith
  6. valiant A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Cheers Keith - Im getting there, slowly..!! (y)
  7. Monsoon Member

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    United-States
    I did this one years ago, too. Looks good!
  8. Fransab Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Nice work, excellent for this kind of figure.
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  9. Jeff T Well-Known Member

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    Australia
    Your work with acrylics is looking very good Steve!

    Especially the white, that is not easy.


    Cheer's,
    Jeff.
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  10. Jazz A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Steve. I remember first seeing this kit in military modelling magazine a long time ago. I thought it looked a good kit then and I still do.
    You have made a great start on this, nothing wrong with that lifejacket. Its a good piece of painting. I look forward to seeing it completed and maybe seeing the real thing next month at "The Show." ;)
    Cheers mate, John.
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  11. valiant A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Well chaps, I have bitten the bullet and have taken the head off - It is now soaking in Mr Muscle oven cleaner ready for re priming tomorrow! I think I have also found where the neck/hairline problem is. I have filed the cast-on hairline off as it goes too far down the neck for 1940! Also, when I reattach the head, I will sculpt the shirt collar and jacket collar a little higher as, I feel it looks a little odd in this area as it is.

    I am also going to attempt the face using gouache over an acrylic basecoat - I will let you know how that goes...!(y)

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