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mongo_mel
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Posted: Saturday, January 29, 2005 - 10:44 AM UTC
Hi,
Got this one done in time too .
It's another new 80mm resin figure from Think 180.
Jeff (holycow) says it should be released by the end of this month.





And there are more pictures on my site:
My site

I'd appreciate any comments or suggestions you may have for me.
Thanks,
Craig
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Posted: Saturday, January 29, 2005 - 10:52 AM UTC
He is very cool Craig,
I specially like the wood effect on his rifle how did you acheive this?
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Posted: Saturday, January 29, 2005 - 11:10 AM UTC
Yikes! I hope there is a second, third, fourth and fifth place now! If not, I am screwed! :-)

Looks really good Craig, but that is no surprise coming from you! Another masterpiece!


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HISTORICUS FORMA
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Posted: Saturday, January 29, 2005 - 11:29 AM UTC
hi Craig,
very good final i liked the overall paintwork so much but especially the face is very good. Your good paintwork made the good details of Jeff's sculpting more visible... really a nice figure and nice painting .i will be waiting for this one to buy as soon as Think 180 website is open.
congrats my friend
mongo_mel
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Posted: Saturday, January 29, 2005 - 01:49 PM UTC
Hi guys,
Thanks for the nice comments. Much appreciated.
Andy, I did the wood by painting a slightly thin coat of mars brown first and stippling it so that just a little of the white primer shows through. That's what gives it the grainy look I think. When it dried pinted the metal parts and let them dry too. Then I gave it a very thin wash of mars Black for the shadows.
Hope that helps.
Thanks again,
Craig
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Posted: Saturday, January 29, 2005 - 03:26 PM UTC
are you completely done? i think u forgot to paint the ammo pouches and the suspender straps. But overall the fleshtones are amazing especially the hands. Do you use acryl, oil or enamel? Great job!
Ian
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Posted: Saturday, January 29, 2005 - 03:50 PM UTC
Craig,

You have built and painted a nice figure. You are such a genius of painting figures and the technique is top notch.
By the way, you mentioned "mars brown" and "mars black" , did you mean the brown is pure brown and the black is pure black?
I will appreciate it if you would enlighten me.

violentg
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Posted: Saturday, January 29, 2005 - 07:05 PM UTC
Superb painting craig, wonderfull camo on the trousers.

Greetz,

Gino
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Posted: Saturday, January 29, 2005 - 07:20 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Craig,

You have built and painted a nice figure. You are such a genius of painting figures and the technique is top notch.
By the way, you mentioned "mars brown" and "mars black" , did you mean the brown is pure brown and the black is pure black?
I will appreciate it if you would enlighten me.




I will chime in here for Craig. He is refering to the color names standard in most lines of artists oil paints. The colors are actually called mars brown and black.


PanzerKarl
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Posted: Saturday, January 29, 2005 - 07:36 PM UTC
Craig you dont half knock out those figures mate.i like this the best.your skin tones are just perfect.if only i was half as good.
john17
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Posted: Saturday, January 29, 2005 - 08:09 PM UTC
Craig:

Either we've been missing each other, or I've had my back turned, but I haven't seen any of your work for a while. This looks absolutely great! As others have said, you really nailed the fleshtones. The tunic and camo are top notch as well!

The only crit I can think of is that the helmet seems a little monotone to me. It almost begs for a touch of weathering to give it that broken in look. Perhaps it's just the lighting?

Either way, you've created another awesome figure.

Thanks for showing it to us.

John
mongo_mel
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Posted: Sunday, January 30, 2005 - 07:57 AM UTC
Hi guys,
Ian...The ammo pouches and the suspenders are painted to look like black leather rather than the brown leather. I paint my figures with oil paints. It's what I learned on and I really like using them. Besides..I have too much money invested in oils to switch to acrylics now :-) .
Steve (octopus), Steve (bowjunkie) explained it just right. The Mars Brown and the Mars Black are 2 standard colors in oil paints. I like them because they are very opaque color and so have very good covering abilities. But I do use other colors with them to get the shadows and highlights.

John....hi buddy. It has been a long time. I keep missing you too on the site. How goes that Lancer bust (sorry but I just had to ask ).
Yeah, the helmet does look a little too clean. I tried doing some paint chipsand fading on it but I guess it's too subtle to show.

Thanks again to everyony one that has taken the time to comment on this figure. I really appreciate your doing so.
Craig
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Posted: Sunday, January 30, 2005 - 09:16 AM UTC
To sse these figs in person has been a delight. I am extremely pleased with the results.(I couldn't keep staring at them)

What I would really like to say is above and beyond the quality of the paint on the figs Craig is a top notch person. I believe that I have made a good friend in the hobby. Thanks Craig for you professionalism.

If anybody has a on opportunity to see Craigs work in the "real" you would be thoroughly impressed.

Jeff

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Posted: Sunday, January 30, 2005 - 09:38 AM UTC

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The ammo pouches and the suspenders are painted to look like black leather rather than the brown leather



Somewhere along the line I've read or picked up the fact this was the common equipment with front line units during most of the war, only in the very late stages did the dark yellow material start coming into production, and only in small amounts. IIRC some Luftwaffe units had brown leather load bearing gear.
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Posted: Sunday, January 30, 2005 - 09:58 PM UTC
Very Very nice work on that figure Craig. And also i like the figure . looks very well made .

Nice entry
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Posted: Monday, January 31, 2005 - 12:51 AM UTC

lovely job all round, really like the flesh and the rifle.
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Posted: Monday, January 31, 2005 - 12:56 AM UTC
Excellent figure, excellent paintjob. Love it