WIP SS-Unterscharführer /upcoming Mantis Miniatures (update 19 Nov 2010)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by ArturM, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. ArturM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Hello,
    I've just started boxart of first figure from upcoming Mantis Miniatures release. The SS-Unterscharführer (Ardennes 1944) figure is in 1/35 scale, sculpted by my friend Laurent Borget. It is first of a pair. I will post more progress pics asap. Any comments are welcome, as always :)

    The head is redy.
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    Best regards
    Artur

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  2. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Great start Artur! Your primer is it aerosol or airbrush ?
  3. ArturM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Thanks Gordy!
    It's just white Tamiya's Fine Surface Primer in aerosol. Light grey is better for photography, but was out of stock in local shop :)

    best regards
    Artur
  4. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Artur,

    I was always curious about aerosols versus airbrush and how the heavier aerosol droplets could obscure fine detail, but from your pictures it clearly does not seem to be the case :)
  5. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Great work Arthur . Bravo !!!

    Costas
  6. ArturM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Poland
    You know Gordy, I had the same problem :) But you should try. I don't know about other, but Tamiya's aerosol is very fine and all details are clear when dry. Suggests a small dose, gradually.

    Thanks a lot, Costas!

    cheers
  7. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I'll give it a go - much less hassle than rigging up an airbrush session!
  8. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Excellent start!
    The CAMO pattern of the helmet is wonderful.
    The facial expression is also beautiful.
    I'm looking forward to progress of your work.

    Mitsutaka
  9. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Lovely start Artur,i love your camo painting on the helmet and your flesh tones,good luck with the rest of the painting,looking forward to seeing the finished piece.
  10. Ernest A Fixture

    Country:
    Venezuela
    another coolest from Mantis, thanks for sharing :)
  11. Christosjager A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Great start Arthur on a great figure,
    Laurent is a favorite sculptor and a friend,
    my congrats.
  12. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Artur,
    Great start and very good skin tones.
    Cheers
    John
  13. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hi!

    Yesterday bought my first figure of Mantis Miniatures here in Lisbon, the quality are superb and the price is fair.:)

    Another fantastic addition to the range.
    Great start!
  14. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Just a fantastic start. I just can't understand the detail that you and others can paint on to a 1/35th. Very impressive stuff sir.
  15. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Country:
    Japan
    Wow, what a painting and sculpting! It has a well-balanced frame even it is small in size like 1/35th, no "Over-scaled-too-big-hands" problem which small scale figures usually have. This is amazing.

    I also liked the painting you've done on the face and helmet. The camouflage patterns are beautifully done and not only its pattern but also I can see the highlighting and shading on the wrinkles of the camouflage are nicely done too, I think thats a nice spice to it.
  16. YongA01 Active Member

    Country:
    Malaysia
    Hi Artur

    You are on the move again....really great.
    Wait to see this finish piece

    Allan
  17. caramba Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Looks superb! Keep going.
    M.
  18. ArturM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Thanks a lot for comments, guys.

    This figure is inspired on a beautiful Johnny Shumate's art. Also it is a great reference materials. I really recommend his works.

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    best regards
    Artur
  19. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Looking good so far, can't wait to see it finished.The above pic is superb!!!
    chris
  20. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    No Gord's doesn't make any difference at all as a heavy coat would have to be sprayed on to make detail illegibile, I do it with my aircraft and it never changes the surfaces at all.(y)

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