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About Bigmick

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  1. Scarf wasnt a problem really, just no coffee involved or anything to give me the jitters, took my time and used thin coats of paint, problem was overdoing the highlights and having to repaint it
  2. That's superb, it's a rough cast so you have to overcome that to start with. Love the stock on the PPSh, the appearance of being well used without going ott, very well done
  3. Allegedly they're around 1/10 scale, I agree with you, out of the 3 The Hound is the best, although I'd still buy Jamie to make the set. Andrea Miniatures also make a "Warrior of the North" which bears no resemblance to Ned Stark
  4. They cant all be historic busts. I bought this one a while ago, from Blacksun Miniatures titled "Abdel Rashid ", but I titled him " Desert Nomad", I was going to have a clever name like " Felis Tuareg" but kept it simple. I really didnt know how to paint him, what colour the cloth should be etc, I had an idea that the cloth should look the indigo dyed fabric worn by the Tuareg. Then Scale 75 released the Elven colours paint set, just the shades of blue I needed. So started painting, copied reference pics of lions, got to the point where I was happy with the face and couldnt suss why the paint was so thin and glossy on the cloth. so sat scratching my head shaking the bottle for a few minutes And there was the answer, boy do they take some mixing, but wow do they dry matt. I painted a simple check pattern on the cloak then left the paint a few days to settle and used the small amount of pigment in the thinner as a glaze over the top, kinda works. And again he did me proud with a silver at Telford in sci fi/fantasy busts. And a bronze at Bugle Call I've no idea how I'm going to top this year, very happy camper. Regards Mick
  5. That's really nice, I've got one at the top of the to do pile The holes just under the ears in the grey resin shots are for the headdress side tassles
  6. Excellent work. You know Mitches Military Models have released 3 GoT busts, Tyrion, Jaime Lannister and The Hound
  7. The goggles are clear resin, I'm not that good lol
  8. Yes, another one, yes its planar painting using the LM free pdf, https://e3a83318-d450-4630-b85d-f878b028bce8.filesusr.com/ugd/3a901f_c97852d393b941838fc186a28ac02525.pdf No I'm not doing another one, honest. More blending of edges. Then painting the shirt, it was at this point I'd remembered I'd forgotten to paint the hand using the face paint mixes so had to remix them just for the hand, then cigar and watch. I'll probably muck around blending the shirt highlight a bit more, possibly revisit the skin tones as well. Regards. Mick
  9. And as soon as the female Russian tank crew was finished I started Rommel, not wanting to try planar again blah blah. So hes painted with Vallejo acrylics following the Life Miniatures free pdf. https://e3a83318-d450-4630-b85d-f878b028bce8.filesusr.com/ugd/3a901f_98370232f04f45979f5ac57c978b70ea.pdf I painted the torso first, that's the easier bit, had to repaint the scarf as I mucked up the highlights, then the cap, then finally tackled the face, a lot harder this time with 6 colours. Again I had a great result at Telford. Then silver at Bugle call Regards. Mick
  10. After several months in the wilderness I'm back, after helping to restart the Churchill tank SIG and building several kits for Telford. So, after the tank commander I swore I'd never try planar painting again, but guess what, I'm a glutton for punishment. So I bought a few busts from Steve Kirtley at SK Miniatures, 3 of them being from Life Miniatures, the tank girl, Rommel and Che Guevara. So, I didnt manage to do a SBS yet yet yet again, just a few pick of the WIP. As ever all paints are Vallejo and I followed the free painting pdf from Life Miniatures. https://e3a83318-d450-4630-b85d-f878b028bce8.filesusr.com/ugd/3a901f_38612196af014e29ac5f68dcbca93b64.pdf The face took two days in total, following the pdf, ensuring paint layers were dry before adding more. Blending the blocks of colour then reworking the face before starting on the helmet and goggles. So once I was happy with the face and helmet it was time to start the tunic. The difference between the above and below, blocks of colour, base for the tunic then darker for shadows, then blur the edges with a mix of the two using tiny dots of thinned paint. And before you know it she was done lol. I think she's the best work I've done and as she looks like Milla Jovovich I'm well happy. Even happier after scale model world this year. And a couple of weeks later at Bugle Call. She also got best in show. Rommel and the desert nomad are mine as well, incredible end to the year. It's good to be back. Regards. Mick
  11. Well it's been a while but out of the wilderness of tanks and aircraft and back to some figure painting. As usual everything's been painted with Vallejo Acrylics, it all happened so fast I didn't have time to do a WIP. The face was painted last Saturday at South West Model Show at Bovington tank museum then the body was painted Tuesday. I adhered to the free pdf from Life Miniatures as closely as possible, thank you to Sang-Eon Lee for his amazing step by step paint guide Firstly the face Smoothed out the skin and shadows Then the torso Then start blending using a thin mix of the two colours added in small dots Aaaaand before I knew it half a day had gone and she was done. I'm very happy with the results and hope you like. Regards Mick
  12. How many views?, bloody hell, absolutely honoured, just a shame about Photobucket, I'll have to reload them from imgur. Regards. Mick.
  13. Thank you all very much for your comments, very much appreciated. Nigel, you're right, I'm going to redo the hatch interiors. Andrew, I cut the Zimmerit outside the red guide lines and everything fitted, only the machine gun surround caused problems, I also used a paper blending stump to press down around bolt heads as it wouldn't mark the vinyl, a new Swan Moreton No.11 helped as well. Regards. Mick
  14. It is Sean Bean, as Ned Stark in Game of Thrones, (or maybe Boromir, he does do the sword wielding fantasy Lord quite well) from the first episode where he beheads the deserter from the Nights Watch as he's wearing the Dire Wolf fur cloak, due to copywrite he like many others can't be called by his real name so he's Warrior of the North lol
  15. Well when I said I didn't build armour normally I seem to have been bitten by the armour bug, the Elefant was the 5th tank I've built and now the stash contains an M1A Breacher, Takom King Tiger and RFM Tiger with interior. So here it is, the BMR-3M mine roller I managed to get the tracks done while on nights, yes, I'm lucky I can do my model making at work, fiddly but a couple of hours had them done. I had a solid few hours modelling at our Sunday club day and within no time had gotten to this stage. Supplied jig to ensure alignment of torsion bars,this is all new to me so I don't know if track building and alignment jigs are the norm. I then started sub assemblies, I think the rollers on their own contain around 90 parts, in a 1300 part kit. Everything got primed with Games Workshop Chaos Black from a rattle can I started spraying everything with the Meng acrylics as recommended in the instructions and painting guide, they're very thin and take a fair few coats to get a good layer of paint, by this time my compressor was wheezing to a standstill as I'd spent an hour trying to lay paint down, I've since resurrected my Badger 155 which sprays a treat and I recovered all parts in a custom mix of Tamiya paints, buff, deck tan and white which approximates the sand base of the arms fair desert splinter type camo, but since going through reference photos I think the colour is wrong, I've found that humbrol enamel 71 satin oak looks a better colour so I'll do some test paints. More to follow. Regards. Mick.
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