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DaveJL

'Desert Rendevous, Libya 1942.' Finished 26/3

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Nice going on the Chevy Dave.

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They have both turned out brilliantly, nice work!

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Thanks chaps.

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Not much of an update, but the 4 figures i've gone for are built up:

 

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The headdress on the 2 standing figures required some filler. Any tips for painting flesh? Figures have never been my strong point...

 

Dave

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Hi Dave, for the figures spray primer is a good start. Games Workshop do a good range of flesh tones. Thereafter try a sepia wash to accentuate the facial contours, then finally a dry brushing of a lighter tone to bring out the high spots.

 

Have fun!

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Thanks Clive, will give it a go!

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No worries Dave. I was editing my reply when you replied, so I will instead reply to your reply to my reply.... erm... I think!B)

 

I was going to say, another good reason for priming is that it highlights any mould lines and therefore gives you the opportunity to sand or file them down before you start to paint.

 

 

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49 minutes ago, clive_t said:

No worries Dave. I was editing my reply when you replied, so I will instead reply to your reply to my reply.... erm... I think!B)

 

I was going to say, another good reason for priming is that it highlights any mould lines and therefore gives you the opportunity to sand or file them down before you start to paint.

 

 

 

Cheers Clive. Just like a kit then  with regards to primer, to see any imperfections.

 

I'll paint one at a time and see how it goes!

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Nice work so far. Watching and following your thread as I have these kits too.

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Just now, Ian Suds said:

Nice work so far. Watching and following your thread as I have these kits too.

 

Thanks mate, hope the build is of some use to you.

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I'm sure it will be. It isn't my next project as I'm busy with a Renault Vivastella which is a Heller kit at the moment.

Without rushing you I'm looking forward to the completed project :) 

 

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Cheers Ian. Shouldn't be too much longer, have one or two things to arrive for the diorama base, so once they are here should be plain sailing. 

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More done. Took me a day and a half to do 2 figures (really not my strongpoint :lol: ) but the first 2 are done, and fitted to their vehicles:

 

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Due to the way this figure sat in the jeep, I fitted the MP-40 into his right hand as it was floating in mid air. I also added a small belt of .50 ammunition to the feed tray of the weapon.

 

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Both figures were primed, then painted with Tamiya acrylics, before a mixture of dry brushing, washes and powders were added. A sneak preview of the base:

 

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2 more figures to go!

 

Dave

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They look pretty good to me :)

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Thanks Clive. Will get better pictures once everything is completed.

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Finished today.

 

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More pictures in RFI here

 

Thanks to all who commented/followed. Really enjoyed this!

 

Dave

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