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Love the crowed! And don't you dare stop.....Harv

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Chavdar,Jim,Brian,Shawn and of course the Harv.

  Thanks guys for the support.  I seriously never know when people are getting bored so I just assume it is time to stop. Here are number 32 and 33. I like this little scene. The Luftwaffe mechanic is Tamiya,just re-posed a bit. The Mom is from MB and the kid is also from MB and seriously re-posed. I have been having a problem with Vallejo paint in that it is very fragile and getting rubbed off or nicked very easily. You see the little white dots. That is what that is and it is ticking me off seriously. No paint should be this fragile. But here goes. 

 

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  I also am having a hard time blending this paint. I used to be much better. Or maybe the extreme magnification is just bursting my bubble.  It took me a while to get the anxious look on Mom and the crying look on the kid. Not perfect but I think you get the intent ? Hope so.

J

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   Ok some guys anted to learn about figure re-posing so here is a simple conversion. I need this new pose for the scene. This lady is from the older Preiser set.

 

 

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  I needed her to have her right hand resting on the trucks' side,looking up at the family on the back of the truck and also holding a hanky to her eye. So the hands had to go and also the left arm. Here you see the kid that will donate the hands and also the figure with undercutting finished.

 

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Hands are added and the left arm has an armature bent to shape from brass wire.

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First app of putty added on the arm and also the hanky. Also the missing apron strings.

 

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  So you see a simple conversion isn't too hard. Just remove what isn't needed and add what is.

J

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Chavdar,Jim,Brian,Shawn and of course the Harv.

  Thanks guys for the support.  I seriously never know when people are getting bored so I just assume it is time to stop. Here are number 32 and 33. I like this little scene. The Luftwaffe mechanic is Tamiya,just re-posed a bit. The Mom is from MB and the kid is also from MB and seriously re-posed. I have been having a problem with Vallejo paint in that it is very fragile and getting rubbed off or nicked very easily. You see the little white dots. That is what that is and it is ticking me off seriously. No paint should be this fragile. But here goes. 

 

IMG_1382_zps4md46avr.jpg

 

IMG_1381_zpshxuemhsq.jpg

 

IMG_1383_zpsips4nswr.jpg

 

  I also am having a hard time blending this paint. I used to be much better. Or maybe the extreme magnification is just bursting my bubble.  It took me a while to get the anxious look on Mom and the crying look on the kid. Not perfect but I think you get the intent ? Hope so.

J

Jerry your blending difficulties are a matter of consistency Vallejo is very think. You have to have the consistency of paint to almost dirty water several light coats will always be better than two thick coats. This is very true when working smaller scale figures. where the consistency being to thick can be amplified.

 

Cheers Murph...   

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Wow. I took a week off from this great post and ten awesome figures show up out of nowhere. Amazing.

Great effort here ,Jerry. I feel the Red Army being near. Those T-34-85 with the welded bedsprings on the turrets and hull rumbling in the distant.

 

This is looking great. Keep it up as Harv already mentioned.

 

Troy.

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Murph,

 Yes,they are thick paints but I am thinning them down a lot. And I mean a lot. They are nor adhering to the figure very well. That is the problem I am facing. I am almost ready to go back to oil paint for the faces. WAY easier to work with.

Troy,

Thanks man,I appreciate the nice comments. I will try.

J

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Hello Jerry,

 

Nothing boring here all I see is your astonishing work!

 

Man you are like the Alien queen you just keep them coming :frantic: :frantic: :thumbsup:

 

and like Mark said the storytelling I just love it.

 

Cheers

Boris

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I have nothing constructive to add, I just look and watch in awe... when I saw you cut the arm off the woman and made such a perfect replacement, all I said... out loud......"You're kidding..................... right??" it is excellent, I am learning a ton here..always want to do one or two lads, and have the thought of stepping into the side of oils, as I really have never had any luck what so ever with acrylics, in any shape or form..... maybe I need a tutorial on how to use them properly from you guys who know.... I sure don't...enjoying this a lot Jerry....

 

cheers

 

Jeff

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Thanks Boris and Jeff,

  It always makes for a good day when I hear nice comments like these. Thanks !  Jeff,give it a try. Every trip begins with that first step. Unless you are dropping acid maybe.   What ?

J

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I hear you, a journey of 1000 miles begins with the first step.. right??  I will try and give it a go..................................... acid?? Holy haven't heard that term in a very long time.. LOL!!!! :blink:   the oil paints intrigue me though , I will say......

 

Jeff

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There is an easy fix to the paint erosion but I am usually just too impatient to remember it. You can drill a hole in the bottom of one foot in the figure and stick a wood or brass rod in. Then only handle the fig with that. But like I said I am usually in too much of a rush. I do have more patience than most. But there is a limit to it.

J

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There is an easy fix to the paint erosion but I am usually just too impatient to remember it. You can drill a hole in the bottom of one foot in the figure and stick a wood or brass rod in. Then only handle the fig with that. But like I said I am usually in too much of a rush. I do have more patience than most. But there is a limit to it.

J

Jerry I always mount my figures on a painting base, the less I handle them the better. Also may I ask if you are sealing the layers of paint I find this is the way to go when after I finish painting the layers of the figure. Adding to this I can't stress enough how important it is to use a quality Acrylic Primer that is allow to cure 24 hours before the start of painting. 

 

Cheers Murph... 

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