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WIP Minuteman 75mm

Discussion in 'Brutal Honesty - Critique Center' started by BULL, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. maco61 A Fixture

    Good paintwork Enrico!
    I like it.
    Ciao by Maco
  2. BULL A Fixture

    Grazie Mauro!
  3. BULL A Fixture

    After a little hopping for several days, for the breaking of the rifle during the photograph of the completed piece, are able to replace the piece with a spare one.
    I will not tell the nervous to see the gun irretrievably broken, after completing the piece and after it had already been modified since they were broken terminals of the rod and the rod in the box.
    However, I was able to replace it and restore it.





    Now I have to complete the setting and insert the piece.
    I wanted to give even a slight dirtying to appear, just to give the idea of ​​clothing a little dusty, especially on the sleeves, knees and the lower edge of the jacket.
    I was wondering how to achieve these finishes with acrylic, because they had never done I always have a little fear of damaging the painting, as with the acrylic then I can not remove the color.
    I thought the veils of earthy tones, just to control them more, and once placed on the base appear to intervene with chalk.
    Think will go?
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  4. housecarl A Fixture

    That does look very nice Enrico.
    I know what you mean about weathering, I've never had much success with it.:unsure:
    I'm sure someone will come up with some good tips.
    Thanks for posting,
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  5. debrito A Fixture

    SUPER, looks great...(y)
  6. Good Work Enrico!!!!!
  7. Helm A Fixture

    dust is quite hard to do as opposed to mud, I've heard that ground pastel stick can be used on a patch of matt varnish but I haven't personally done it , If you have an air brush could you possibly use that on a carefully masked bit of the figure ?
  8. BULL A Fixture

    Here you photos of the piece finally finished and placed on its base with the setting complete.

    Now picture a little closer to see better the piece.




    Now think about the next project!
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  9. Tarracus A Fixture

    Great work there!(y)(y)
  10. Einion Well-Known Member

    I think this is a confidence issue more than anything. When you're happy with a clean, neat paintjob it is hard to then 'mess it up'! But the more often you do it the easier it becomes.

    Another way to try to avoid the nervousness is to incorporate the dirty effect into the paintwork from the outset, which is what Bill Horan advised. I've tried both methods but normally I still paint most weathering at the end because I find it easier to do and the results can be just as good. When painting dirty effects on top like this a good tip for getting the colour right is to mix the dirt colours on the palette and then blend it with the surface colour you'll be applying it to - this makes the colour much less stark when you apply it to the model.

    You can always strengthen the effect later with more coats of paint if it's too subtle when dry, but often that subtler mixed colour works better than the colour you mixed at first.

    Another important thing to do weathering well is having plenty of references to real-world weathering to work from, so you know better what you're trying to replicate; for example when dirtying the knees of trousers it helps to get the location right, if done from memory it's often too high on the leg. I think this is the case here on the elbows - if you try to picture in your mind how the sleeves would get dirty during use you should be able to visualise why the forearm area is much more likely to be heavily dirtied while the back of the upper arm stays clean.


    On the completed figure, overall I think it looks really nice and it sits well with the groundwork.

    The groundwork looks great, the fence in particular looks just about perfect to my eyes. I'd vary the colour of the grass a bit myself but it's fine as it is. The one thing I would definitely do differently is the cut-off ends of the fence rails, I'd paint these a flat colour (grey or black) so that it's more obvious they represent an imaginary surface and not a cut end of the piece of wood.

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  11. BULL A Fixture

    Thanks Einion valuable advice.
    So you think the dirt on his elbows made ​​you think too much compared to where it should be positioned correctly?
    For the fence I was undecided if I paint the ends with a solid color, maybe dark gray, to give more the idea of ​​the section.
    What do you think?
  12. megroot A Fixture

    Great work Enrico.
    I like what you have done with the figure.
    And I also find that you can dirty him up a little bit.

  13. mao A Fixture

    very good paintjob!!:)
  14. Aveleira A Fixture

    Excellent!!! I did justice to this figure.

    Best Regards
  15. Einion Well-Known Member

    Welcome, glad to try to help. I don't see the dust on the elbows as being too heavily done, just a little high up the sleeve.

    As I say, that's what I'd do. If they're painted similarly to the weathered surfaces it makes them look like actual ends of each piece of wood, rather than an imaginary cutoff point.

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  16. itsonlyakit Member

    Thank you for the step by step painting, great job. I would like to suggest that next time you need to do some fine line work (vest), to try pencil crayons. Cheers Eh!
  17. pmfs A Fixture

    This is brutal honesty section right? What we see here is most of the feedback´s were nice and flattering words about it, and I think the artist goal is achieve positive criticism to increase his paint skills even more... I dont want to be rude, but this is my humble opinion about what happens in this section lately.;)

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  18. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Hi Enrico, I think this is a lovely figure and you have made a wonderful job of painting it. Both figure and ground work are in harmony.
    Can I ask what you used to paint the Gun Barrel, I'm painting a piece at the moment and struggling to get the gun barrel looking right.
  19. BULL A Fixture

    Hello Pedro, what you say is true, in the sense that I have chosen to write in this section in order to have objective and honest opinion to understand the errors and improvements to be made to my painting, because I have not since the beginning much to learn.
    But do you think, then, that criticism I have received from or what's wrong with the piece painting?
    I find it useful to learn from my mistakes, because knowing in the future I will avoid repeating them.
    Thank you!
  20. BULL A Fixture

    Hello Keith, to paint the barrel of a gun I had a mixture of oily steel + black and Prussian blue (all colors Vallejio); obviously black and blue you have to put a bit.
    In this way we obtain a burnished metallic color, then make a veil of the same color very diluted that add a bit of black and brown.
    Then I realized the lights with the oily steel only and the maximum spans with the Lifecolor gloss silver.

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