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WIP WW1 german fighter pilot, Josef Mai, Stormtroopers BoxArt

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Arsies, May 30, 2012.

  1. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Country:
    Japan
    Very interesting rendering it looks like "3D airbrush art". Splendid! I love it.
  2. bagelman1952 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Nothing wrong with that at all. I just want to be able to do the same. I can't even get close at the moment
  3. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    I had a course maybe 12 years ago for airbrushing. But I never, I say never get the level of your skills with a airbrush.
    You are handling it like a pro.
    Outstanding work.

    Marc
  4. ldom77 Member

    Country:
    France
    fantastic work Arsies !

    Can you tell me what do you think of new Andrea XNAC color ? is there good for aero ? better or less than Vallejo Air Model or Lifecolor ?
    Can you tell us a little comparative beetwenn Acrylic paints for aero ?

    Best Regards

    Dominique
  5. Arsies Active Member

    Country:
    Spain

    Well this is a little personal ok?. Some people could have a different oppinion from mine.

    For my taste Xnac colours are best colours for normal brush, I like them a lot, even more than vallejo or citadel, but I do not like them for airbrush.
    Even if they were created thinking in a mix use (airbrush/ normal brush), they doesn't work fine in the airbrush. They are too fat for me, even if you mix them with thinner or water the pigment is very big for airbrush. They could work if you use only Xnac, but they do not mix with vallejo or citadel, that almost alwais finish in an airbrush stok. As I paint a lot with airbrush in fact I use not so much those colours.

    For my taste best airbrush colour are citadel (old range), they work fine with acohol, tamiya or even mrcolor (not as good as with tamiya i have to say). Vallejo model air works really great with airbrush but they have a satin finish I do not like at all. Vallejo model color works great with pure water + mrcolor, and with my thinner works fine even mixing citadel + model color.
    vallejo game color are crap, do not use them for anything.

    Citadel new range works almost as old range, but layers aree much more trsnparent so at the same % of thinner they will cover less, so it's a litle harder to use. Bases works as foundation range, so fine for me.

    I never tried lifecolor so i can not tell you about tem.

    hope this could be usefull for someone.
  6. ldom77 Member

    Country:
    France
    thanks a lot Arsies for all these precious renseignements !
    they will be very usefull for me for sure
    Dominique
  7. Arsies Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Let me share the last steps. I'm ill with fever those days so please allow me to skip some intermediate pictures.

    In this picture i painted the leather on the glasses and belts. Darker than the hat, but painted in the same way, just using only normal brush with a little more care that in the hat.

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    The inner hat painted here. Same way as in the jacket but with greys and dark browns. Making it dark helps me to enclose and focus the face.

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    metallic details done.

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    I'll satrt the pedestal. I'll paint it as one of his planes, so i started with a yellow base

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    Then i used airbrush to paint lights and shadows. A little texture added.

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    A green base painted. Smooth lights and shadows. and a small inline

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    another different green for the plane's tail, a red line and some inlines.

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    some concepts for the insignias

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    and pedestal finished.

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  8. Arsies Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    And please let me share with you final pictures. Hope you like it. please if someone has some question, feel free to ask.

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    Manfred and kaz6120 like this.
  9. bagelman1952 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    That is so awesome. I just cannot believe that so much of this was done with an airbrush. Thank you for sharing. I hope you get your health back soon and dare I ask that one day you will do an airbrush tutorial for us novices.
  10. Stephen Ward Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Incredible stuff dude!
  11. Arsies Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Well I had some videos on megavideo with an entire sbs of an airbrush no metallic painting on a 30mm miniature's armor, unfortunately everyone knows wht happend with megavideo. I think i must have them on a dvd somewhere, i have to search them, and maybe upload to youtube.
  12. bagelman1952 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    That would be brilliant Javier.
    hall-moye@msn.com likes this.
  13. Arsies Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
  14. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Perfect paintwork all around.

    Marc
  15. stu A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Lovely painting Javier.

    You've made a great sculpt look even better. I know I'm biased but I've had the sculpt from Igor a while and had the idea for the bust for even longer and this has finally brought it not only to life but given the original black and white photo , colour,,,,, Superb

    Stu
  16. Arsies Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    than you so much for your words, it was a pleasure for me to paint this bust.
  17. Arsies Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Oh, I forgot to tell that if someone is interested in this beautiful bust, it is for sale, please write me.
  18. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Stunning work and pretty much all with an airbrush!!!! Love your work
    Ben

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