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Counterattack, Normandy-1/35
maartenboersma
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 06:11 PM UTC
Venko555
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Posted: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 03:51 PM UTC
I put the apples, greener and smaller, as recommended. I will add also poison ivy on the building and the fence, some tufts with blossoms etc. But this later













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Posted: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 12:59 AM UTC
Thank you!
Third and final try with the apple tree, this time I used static grass for the smaller branches and sprinkled the Noch leaves. I think this is the best looking, only have to put the apples



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ReconTL3-1
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 09:49 PM UTC
Those figures and their camouflage patterns look outstanding!


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James
cheyenne
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 04:58 PM UTC
Venelin , beautiful figure work , your paint up is just brilliant !!!
Venko555
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Bulgaria
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Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 12:11 PM UTC
I better positioned the body of the second soldier, now he is standing more naturally.



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Venko555
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Bulgaria
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Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 10:49 PM UTC
Actually, when I'm looking at the second infantryman, appears that the head is not in the best position . Will be corrected

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Venko555
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Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 10:17 PM UTC

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Brilliantly painted. I would suggest moving the last guys' rifle more toward its' center of balance? It is too far back in his hand and that weight would be very difficult in that position.
J



Thanks, Jerry, for pointing that!

But I don't think at this stage, that I will do any alterations to the figures

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Venko555
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Bulgaria
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Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 10:10 PM UTC
I was advised, that at this stage of the war, helmet decals were not applied, that will save me much trouble
jrutman
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Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 10:10 PM UTC
Brilliantly painted. I would suggest moving the last guys' rifle more toward its' center of balance? It is too far back in his hand and that weight would be very difficult in that position.
J
Venko555
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Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 05:06 PM UTC
Figures are almost ready, I will add some pigments on the trousers and the boots, also I need to find decals for the helmet insignia











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Venko555
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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 10:47 PM UTC

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Venelin,
That was a very helpfull instructionfilm!
Thanks so much.
But.....
You mix all colours with retarder and glaze?

Enjoy the weekend,

Paul



Hi, Paul!

I use glaze and retarder (if climate is dry) for the layering-highlights and the shadows, that way they become semi-transparent. Base colors you can apply thicker, because coverage is better.

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Paulinsibculo
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Overijssel, Netherlands
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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 10:27 PM UTC
Venelin,
That was a very helpfull instructionfilm!
Thanks so much.
But.....
You mix all colours with retarder and glaze?

Enjoy the weekend,

Paul
Venko555
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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 08:56 PM UTC
Thanks, glad you like it!

Tom, it's free hand
Neo
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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 08:33 PM UTC
Just watched the video.
Most impressive - you make it look easy.

You get very even smooth strokes on the brush. Cant tell from the angle - do you paint free hand or rest on table ?
69mudbone
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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 06:23 PM UTC
Very well done for your first effort
Venko555
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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 03:52 PM UTC
I was quite busy this week, but here is the video for my way of painting a head. This is the closest possible, I'm still getting use to painting and shooting simultaneously

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3ncqtCfkBw

Thanks for watching!
Venelin
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 08:01 PM UTC
I haven't seen the wire tree technique before. It turned out great! It's definitely something I want to experiment with myself now.
edoardo
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Milano, Italy
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 10:59 AM UTC
yes! indeed! Paul has captured my exact thougts!
Paulinsibculo
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Overijssel, Netherlands
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 11:05 AM UTC
Venelin,
What a joy to look at your work.
I guess many of us would like to see in detail, phase by phase, how you come to such beautifully painted heads.
Thanks in advance and enjoy the weekend.

Paul
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 12:45 AM UTC
To echo the others , truly amazing work i like your way of painting faces . Excellent .
retiredyank
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 06:36 PM UTC

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I've been silently following. Your work is amazing! Would you be willing to do a "sbs" paint figures' faces?



Thank you, Mathhew!

I've made several videos painting heads and figure body, but I don't have time to edit them right now. As soon as possible I will upload them on my Youtube channel.

Regards



I look forward to viewing them. Keep up the good work.
Venko555
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 06:33 PM UTC

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I've been silently following. Your work is amazing! Would you be willing to do a "sbs" paint figures' faces?



Thank you, Mathhew!

I've made several videos painting heads and figure body, but I don't have time to edit them right now. As soon as possible I will upload them on my Youtube channel.

Regards
retiredyank
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 06:20 PM UTC
I've been silently following. Your work is amazing! Would you be willing to do a "sbs" paint figures' faces?
ayovtshev
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 02:04 PM UTC
Outstanding job!
Hats off to your skills,Venko!