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Thirty Years War Vignette

Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by ghamilt1, May 8, 2021.

  1. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thank you kindly Scotty and Evgeny!
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  2. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I use Vallejo acrylics as an undercoat Tony. The drummer for example: I painted his trousers (after priming of course) with Vallejo Cavalry Brown 70892, and after letting it dry thoroughly, applied Windsor & Newton Artists oil - Scarlet and Lamp Black for the shadows, and Scarlet for the highlights with some tweaking here and there to achieve the desired effect. the oil paint goes on thin like a glaze, so the acrylic colour shows through. I can't speak to the quality of water based oils having never used them before, but if solvents and thinners associated with traditional oils are a concern, I have used some of the newer oderless thinners and brush cleaners to good effect. For fine detail work I use Liquin detail to thin the paint, works wonders. Hope that helps. Please ask me if you have other questions.
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  3. TonyL PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Cheers Glenn. Thanks for taking the time to respond to my queries. Yes your approach sounds very much like the way I used oils back in the day. That's really piqued my interest in using oils again. I've got a couple of figures arriving tomorrow and think I will go and seek out a few oil paints or get a small set and give it a go. Will tell you how I get on. Thanks again for your advice/help, cheers!
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  4. Steve Ski A Fixture

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    Ain't dat da truff!

    Quick question on the iron works, what was the oil process for the breat plate, if you please?

    Cheers, Ski.
  5. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Fantastic work Glenn! A beautiful vignette. :)(y)

    Cheers,
    Ken
  6. Cannonball A Fixture

    Super looking trio, really work well together and love the paintwork.

    Neal
  7. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Canada
    I actually didn't use oils on the metallics Steve. I used Vallejo Black as an undercoat. Then used Vallejo Grey Black and Silver, in a couple of coats gradually increasing the amount of silver in the mix until I achieved a more or less even coat with more silver on the highlight areas. The final step, once everything is very well dried, is to take an artist's blending stump and some 3B graphite powder from my drawing set (just use an hb pencil or softer, and rub it on some sandpaper to get the powder), and rub/buff the graphite all over the metallic areas. This takes away that "sparkly" look and tones down the silver to look like steel. After that I go back in with some oils (Payne's Grey or Lamp Black) and add some shadows here and there blending them into the lighter areas. I use pure Vallejo silver to pick out fine details like the rivet heads and edges. One last thing, this doesn't work so well with brass or gold, as the graphite powder really alters the colour, so best stick to steel for this method. Hope that explains it. Please ask if there's anything you would like clarified.
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  8. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thank you very much Neal and Ken, I appreciate your kind words.
  9. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Glen

    It's a fine piece of modelling for sure and really good responses to members questions

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  10. Steve Ski A Fixture

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    Thanks for the technique tip, that is very helpful and it certainly worked. Gonna have to put that in the kit bag for later.

    Cheers, Ski.
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  11. arj A Fixture

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    Wonderful grouping and presentation Glen.
    Topped off by superb painting.
    Very well done.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  12. Nordman Member

    Vignette you can be proud of (y)
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