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  1. Well, I just finished season 1 last night and am going to binge-watch season 2 over this weekend. I can't remember the last time I watched a TV series with such an enormous grin plastered all over my face. It's pretty bizarre at times, but in a brilliant way and is definitely the best TV series I've seen since S01 to S04 of GoT, before the inept scriptwriters ran out of book material. Queen Elizabeth in the show is at least 10 years younger than she was in the 1960's...and she's a drop-dead gorgeous hottie. The Prime Minister is a dead ringer for a devious Harold MacMillan. Ther
  2. How about fixing the Sea Harrier just above the bust, with an acrylic rod exiting the back of the aircraft then forming a right-angle to end in a base situated behind the bottom of the plinth? That way the eye will follow naturally down from the SH, to the bust and then the nameplate -- and this would provide the option to use/not use the SH as the inclination takes you.
  3. I look forward to the photos illustrating the end result. You can always add a WIP thread as well, although I appreciate these do tend to take up a lot of time. PS. Your cutting mat looks as "abused" as mine does...
  4. Same here. I'm using a Nikkor 18mm-140mm lens on my D5600 and I struggle to get sharp images with it. Using an LED lamp in the hot-shoe socket does tend to help though.
  5. Here's some examples that I hope will help you and they were painted using the techniques I've previously explained. This one is an extreme close-up of a 75mm Demoness figure I painted back in April-2019. Notice that the contrasts are fairly strong and the color transitions are pretty obvious. However, as you move away from the figure to a more normal viewing distance those contrasts begin to blend together a bit more. I left it alone for a few days, then went back in and refined a few of the details, paying particular attention to her eyes.
  6. Both are on my Kindle and are next in line to be read once I've finished the present book. Holland is one of my favorite popular historians, so these two ought to be a treat. I just double checked. The books I have are:- "Sicily '43" and "Italy’s Sorrow: A Year of War 1944–45"
  7. I really like this scene. Especially as I've recently began to take much more interest in the Algerian/Tunisia and the Sicily campaigns. The Tamiya Stug III was the first 1:35 scale model I ever built, way back in the mists of time. Naturally it looked nothing like as slick as your Dragon model Stix, but I still have a soft spot for that particular AFV.
  8. Hi Rodders, I'm not familiar with the Ammo flesh tones set you have, but will assume it's acrylic paints and similar to the Vallejo, Andrea and Scale75 sets I use. Some model painters come up with absolutely stunning miniature painted faces, but you have to bear in mind that these are the results of long experience and practice, and I think a beginner is only going to end up being disappointed by comparing their own results to these kind of masterpieces. While the SBS article from Planetfigure is an excellent guide; with all due respect it's aimed at painting heads for 12
  9. Yeah, building small dioramas and vignettes is an absorbing part of the overall hobby. Trouble is -- for me anyway -- the fact that they're never really finished. I have an awful habit of going back in and changing this/changing that. Keeps me busy and out of trouble with wifie though, (most of the time). Cheers
  10. Thanks Stix. I had a look at your "Painting Acrylics with Flat Brushes" video last night and it's very well done. My next build is going to be a 1:35 Italeri US Staff Car and I'll be trying the technique on it. Cheers H
  11. This is an absolutely excellent post. Full of good advice that provides a reference for anyone painting figure faces, no matter whether you're a newbie or have a bit more experience. The Sherman is very well done as well...
  12. If I'm in the mood, then... ...7 can last me 1 hour...
  13. Thanks guys. We found that intricately carved wooden building sitting in the storeroom at one of the local junk shops several years back. It was in pretty poor nick; pillars bust, railings hanging off, etc. But a bit of TLC fixed most of the damage. You might be interested in having a gander at this...and hope you enjoy it. If you hit my avatar at the top left, you should gain access to all the rest of the slideshows on my channel. Cheers
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