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need to get some figures painted for some kits;

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L-R Valkyrie German tank crew, Stalingrad Afghan commander (modified head), Paracel FSA commander, Paracel vietnamese Commander. May get one, all or none of them painted on holiday next week.
 

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great work on the camo,Steve,real well done,never,never easy to do,looks great :D
 

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That is a very nice camo job it almost looks like its printed on
 
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Was less than happy with the face, so removed all the paint using Revell Painta Clean - that stuff is lethal, took the paint off in seconds, be warned though the fumes are horrendous, even working in the utility with the back door open, still got a headache after 5 minutes use, soaked the heads in 'fairy' liquid then plain water and ready to start again.
 
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'Happier' with this effort, still don't think he is right though, so maybe another chemical peel tonight !!

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he is looking good to me,Steve,do real understand were your coming from,with
the look of him,your seeing,;)
 
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Cheers moni, Chemical peel last night. Will try again on Saturday as busy next couple of nights, so no modelling time. I know i can do better, so until i can say 'yes' instead of 'that would do' i will keep going.:mad::D
 

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will look forward to seeing them Steve,
the best of luck,;)
 
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Well, finally plucked up the courage to give the face another go, and boy am I glad I did, with a new set of colours I managed to get a face I am very,very happy with. Need to draw in the pupils, paint his hair and his tankers helmet but so far I am a happy chappy, until the next one lol.

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I also made a ‘wet’ palette, after reading how Mike Butler made his for his article in Mr Black Figure Modelling magazine issue 18, and it costs less than a £1, it also works just as well as well as the big palette I had previously purchased for £16.
 

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nice work,he is looking good,so far Steve,;)
 
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Pupils added, hair touched in and helmet painted, now need to add German national insignia to the arms, paint internal of jacket, add boom for microphone and he is done. Taken way too much time on this head, but new techniques and process learned so next one of the pair should be a lot quicker to do. Will get some proper camera photos sorted at weekend.

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