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Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by Ronaldo, Nov 1, 2019.

  1. Ronaldo A Fixture

    Decided to go over some old previous painted busts which had been painted about ten years ago when I first came back to the hobby after about twenty year break.

    This was a lot of fun to redo .

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  2. Ronaldo A Fixture

    Noticed a little blemish on the right should which I need to sort
  3. Nap A Fixture

    Hi Ron

    Great to see this revamped ...love the metals ...what you using ?

    Like the cloak red as well

    Why not enter this months FOTM as well as voting for the previous months entries

    Thanks for sharing

    Happy benchtime

  4. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

    Like the overall dark shading on the bust, makes it look extremely realistic.
  5. Ronaldo A Fixture

    Hi Kev
    The metals have been done with a little technique I stumbled on .

    First the metal parts are base coated in Tamiya Nato Black applied with the AB Then painted over with Vasari's raw umber which is very different from
    Old Holland and WN being ; leaning heavily to the black side of the spectrum I also mix in a little Old Holland Green umber .
    This is all applied in a fairly light mix with some pure Distilled Turpintine which will cause the oil in the paint to evaporate and start to surface dry
    very quickly .

    I now go over everything with PM Dino's gold powder on a dry brush ,very lightly and sparingly generally increasing the amount of powder in the higher spots.
    This takes a little practice not to overdo it , with the underpainting still being slightly wet it all develops a lovely sheen .

    All sounds a bit difficult but it's simple and fun to do.
  6. Ronaldo A Fixture

    thank for looking Chris.
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  7. Nap A Fixture

    Hi Ron

    Thanks for sharing the metallics ...useful

    Happy benchtime

  8. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Beautiful paintwork

  9. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

    Great description of your method for painting metals Ron, thanks for that.
    I use Tamiya NATO Black a lot as a basecoat in my AFV modelling (yes, heresy, I know) but I never realised it could be used as a base for metallic finishes.
  10. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    That's very nice Ron, excellent painting.
    I will have to try the metal work technique.
  11. Ronaldo A Fixture

    I suppose any matt black could be used , but as you probably know nato black is not quite black ; that's what makes it so useful and it goes on like a dream via the AB
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  12. Ronaldo A Fixture

    Its quite simple Bob its about getting the right evaporation of the umber oils via the pure turpentine and a very light touch on the first application of the gold powder to create an overall hallo then bring up the high spots with more applications while all is still wet .

    Suggest you try it on something with high relief to begin with ,IE sword hilt, braiding etc
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  15. John Bowery A Fixture

    Well done,

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