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WIP Trying to paint -Alpine 54mm Grenadier

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MrBMB, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. MrBMB A Fixture

    I have most of the base coat down, expect for the gloves and have started on highs and lows. Also he still has some gear to go on
    Sorry not the best pic it was taken at night inside

    SS Grenadier LAH Kharkov 170 x170.jpg
    SS Grenadier LAH Kharkov 1.jpg
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  2. tonydawe A Fixture

    Good start. I suggest you try to push the contrasts between highlights and shadows a bit more to enhance the 3D effect.
  3. T50 A Fixture

    Yes, I agree with Tony's comment on contrast.
    Make sure to post more pics! :)
  4. MrBMB A Fixture

    About 90% done on this 1/35 Grenadier ;D
    Need more contrast still???
    Any tips or other hints to make it better? Or for maybe my next figure :whistle:


    Thanks for looking
  5. Ferris A Fixture

    Nice work.

    What really helps to make your painting pop is to outline all major features in a very dark, almost black colour. And make sure to use SOME very dark shadows on the most dark spots. Less is more, be careful not too go too far.
    Some further, selective, strong highlights (on just a few spot catching a lot of light, be restrictive with this) enhances that 3D impression.
    It's not so difficult, really. It only (!) requires a sharp brush and a careful hand. Just give it a try on your next one.

    Good luck and have fun.

  6. MrBMB A Fixture

    Thanks Adrian
    I have been trying to do that but now when I think about it, my hightlights and lowlights I am using may not be as bright and dark as they should be. I will try and add this to the two grenadiers I am currently doing
  7. MrBMB A Fixture

    Back working on this figure ( Parka ) again after a long break and some tips from you guys

    More tips/ improvments and comments welcome :)

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  8. Babelfish A Fixture

    Much better!

    - Steve
  9. MrBMB A Fixture

    Thankyou Steve

    Any tips on painting trousers or gloves, I haven't finished them and am looking for ideas on colours or thoughts
    Was maybe thinking about changing them to oak leaf pattern
  10. Ferris A Fixture

    Nice progress.
    In this scale it can work well to highlight the edges of the collar, breast pockets and shoulder boards thinly but strongly. Be careful not to overdue it.
    You could also try for a bit more general highlights but only on the upper parts of the parka.

    I'd go for dirty white pants personally.

  11. MrBMB A Fixture

    Thanks Adrian
    Yes was thinking about dirty trousers or maybe oak leaf if I dare
    Really helps getting advice as you really get close minded doing your own figure
    You don't see it, in the same light as others looking at it

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