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Counterattack, Normandy-1/35
Venko555
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 01:54 PM UTC
I have only to find decals for the helmet insignia (I wish figure makers include such), because it will be extremely hard to paint it, I don't use magnifiers .

Uniform is ready, I used paler brown for the base this time, for variety







Cheers!
69mudbone
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 04:51 AM UTC
Venelin, Thanks for quick reply. I will try the retarder, and glaze. The brushes are on my list to order
Venko555
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 12:39 AM UTC
Thank you very much!

Ken, I use Raphael 8404 and W&N series 7, both size 1 but the Raphael bristles are larger. I prefer slightly Raphael.
Also Vallejo retarder and glaze are handy for layering.
And the most important tool-the soap, keeps the brushes in good shape



Regards

69mudbone
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 12:17 AM UTC
Venelin
Your figures are outstanding. What paint brushes are you using.
americanpanzer
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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 09:00 PM UTC
Truly awesome work!
timcc2008
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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 08:39 PM UTC
I say it again...really nice work.

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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 07:19 PM UTC
Figures are lookin really good man ! Great colors and contrast !
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Venko555
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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 05:58 PM UTC
Some additional layers on the face and close up photos. And the body is almost finished, pictures later





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Posted: Monday, January 01, 2018 - 06:02 PM UTC
Happy New Year to everyone!

Continuing with the face-helmet is Fieldgrey, buffed slightly with steel pigment for slight metallic look.












Cheers!
Neo
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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 07:33 PM UTC
Fabulous - really first rate...

The base is outstanding work. The Tiger is great.
But the quality of the figures just brings it together.

Camo is hard to get that "blob to blob" ratio correct at scale and these look spot on.

And happy new year too!
LoL

Venko555
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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 04:41 PM UTC
And last job for this year

With the second figure I will do the things differently, instead of grey Surfacer, it is primed with black and white. That way I will make shadows and highlights of the base color and some difference from the first figure. By the way those Surfacers 1500 are great, beautiful spray and coverage with Leveling thinner and doesn't obscure even the smallest details



Cheers!
strongarden
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Posted: Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 05:11 AM UTC
Venelin, the enlarged pic really helps. Super painting and detail.
Like has previously been stated, waiting to see how this turns out. Overall greatly rendered pieces.

Regards Dave
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Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 07:00 PM UTC
The figure painting is really well done. I keep going back and looking at the tree and studying how you made it. Simply amazing work.

vr

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Venko555
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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 10:45 PM UTC
Thank you for the kind words, Mike!

I've found that the best way to paint the camo is to start with less blotches, then proceed to more and not trying to do it at once.

Cheers!
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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 09:23 PM UTC
This is some of the best figure painting I’ve seen. I could look at that camo pattern all day long!

Cheers!🍺
—mike
Venko555
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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 07:54 PM UTC
Grazie, Edo!

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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 12:26 PM UTC
wow! it is perfect! every aspect of it: the mokup, the granade, the gun, the canteen... but what strikes me more are those throusers! really super!
ciao
edo
Venko555
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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 11:12 AM UTC
Larger shots. I've tried to imitate the characteristic cover pattern of the canteen with sponge, although considering the scale its recognizable at close distance








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Venko555
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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 06:38 PM UTC
Almost ready-canteen and gas mask container painted. I will do some weathering when the both figures are finished.









Thanks for watching!
cheyenne
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Posted: Saturday, November 04, 2017 - 03:09 PM UTC
Envious of your work here , very well done !!!
Venko555
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Posted: Saturday, November 04, 2017 - 11:56 AM UTC
Bill, glad you like it!

Other details painted, I've made the rifle strap from foil with metal buckle from PE set (needs some different browns for leather). The bread bag I will paint lighter color, I'm waiting for some more paints. Rifle is 977 desert yellow for base, then various oils, metal parts with Gunze Metal color 214 Dark iron and 213 Stainless steel for highlights.













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Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017 - 03:09 AM UTC
Lovely work, just excellent.
Venko555
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Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017 - 09:43 PM UTC
Thanks, Dave!

I really hope that will finish the dio soon, took a long time to build it

Cheers!
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Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017 - 03:31 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Overall looks good to me

What!?
Well, to me, this guy looks GREAT overall.
Looking to see how this scene comes together Venelin!

Dave
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Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 06:27 PM UTC
Oak leaf pattern, I have to touch up here and there, but overall looks good to me:







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