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This is what happens when you use a microscope to paint a 1/35th scale face.

Discussion in 'General Figure Talk' started by Chazman, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. Chazman Active Member

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    Microscope and talent!


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  2. Chazman Active Member

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  3. Chazman Active Member

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    The artist is Makoto Takaishi.

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    MCPWilk, OldTaff, fogie and 1 other person like this.
  4. fogie A Fixture

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    Crikey !! That's astonishing :wideyed: !

    Mike
  5. Jeff T Well-Known Member

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    Amazing!

    Jeez it looks good in front of that coin.

    Cheer's,
    Jeff.
  6. MrBMB A Fixture

    Amazing!!!
    The problem for me is that even though I could see that small my brush/paint doesn't behave the way I want it to. You also need the microscope when you display this as well to show how good it is.
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  7. OldTaff PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Totally natural skin tones and masterful application of detail. Miniatuarism par excellence:wideyed:

    Alan
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  8. fogie A Fixture

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    I thought at first that the microscope might be an amusing exaggeration, but I've just had a look
    at Mr Takaishi's FB page and sure enough he does use one - a stereo thing with 4x magnification.
    I won't be at all surprised if starts a a trend............

    Mike
  9. Babelfish A Fixture

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    Outstanding results. Assuming of course that it hasn't been "electronically enhanced" in any way.

    - Steve
  10. Chazman Active Member

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    Very true!
  11. Ferris A Fixture

    I understand the microscope part of the story. What mesmerizes me with these (often Asian) super-detail painters is how they miniaturize their brush and paint behaviour. Let alone fine motor control of hand muscles.... Magic.

    Problem I have with such micro-detail painting is the paint loses its flow before I am near the surface. I am puzzled how these guys can make such fine lines and sharp points....

    Just wow.
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  12. Steve Ski A Fixture

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    Wow, but the younger I get the more I prefer large scale figures, HA! Incredible work, love it.
  13. Chazman Active Member

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    Exactly! It's one thing to see that, it's another to get your brushes and paint to do that.
  14. Ferris A Fixture

    Or it is just a very large 100¥ coin... :-D
    Except the finger print on it confirms its small size... it really is 1:35th scale. Wow.

    Question to all: how do we recruit these people to PF? There is a lot to learn.
  15. fogie A Fixture

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    Apparently Mr Takaishi has issued some painting guides - they'll probably be available from Amazon or somewhere.
    It seems he specialises in German Tanks, but as far as I can tell the books may be in Japanese......
  16. Chazman Active Member

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    I asked him what he uses for brushes and paint. He said Vallejo and WN Series #7, triple 0.
  17. Ferris A Fixture

    This is about as informative as Michaelangelo explaining he used marble and a chisel.. :-P
    I don’t know who it was but one of the greats supposedly said it’s easy to sculpt a horse; you take a block of marble and chisel away everything that doesn’t look like a horse! Right.

    Joking aside, it would be great to have some form of SBS about this kind of work. I’d be happy to pay for a book (not for a Japanese course though).
  18. yellowcat A Fixture

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    Canada

    Please check this out. Sculpting/carving figure from a block of wood.
  19. Mirofsoft A Fixture

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    Belgium
    Superb, want to be be in Guinness Recrd Book or what ?
    Other guy :
    http://pushkin-cci.narod.ru/microcosm/indexeng.htm


    Remember; basicaly we paint figures and overdoo shadows and highlights enough to give the illusion when seing a 54mm at 30cm that is the same as seing a real person at 3m
    Here it's paintinga 54mm to see it with a magnifying glasss compare to looking a real man under the nose

    Now with the magic of the computer this is what you realy see without magnifying glass

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    I admire very much the painting just as I admire the astonishing hyperrealist works and the miniaturist painters fot their skills and talents

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