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Tim Marlow

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Excellent work Paul. Highlights for me are the eyes, the tattoo, the skin tones and the general metal tones. The whole thing is a great homogeneous piece though. Looks like you had a great time painting him.
 

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Hi Paul
I'm not into the genre but I can recognise real quality when I see it.
Jim
 

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Excellent. So detailed. Fantastic painting skills.
Thanks buddy, that's very kind.
Superb mate he looks fantastic.
Thanks Mark.
Wow Paul that looks amazing
Mick, you're too kind!
Excellent work Paul. Highlights for me are the eyes, the tattoo, the skin tones and the general metal tones. The whole thing is a great homogeneous piece though. Looks like you had a great time painting him.
Thanks Tim. I did really enjoy this one. I learned a fair bit, too.

The eyes are slightly wonky. Although he appears to be looking straight ahead, his right eye is rolled a bit higher up in the socket. Not noticeable in the plastic, but you can see it in close-ups - the camera as unforgiving as ever. On reflection it would've been a straightforward fix, but I didn't notice until the face was completed, and I wasn't going to fix it then! And I'm happy with it as is.

The tattoo was surprisingly simple. I drew the design in pencil and then painted straight over it. Rather than erase the pencil in the gaps I quickly realised I could paint the design without the over/under gaps, and then paint those gaps in with flesh tone after. This made it relatively easy. If I'd known at the very outset I'd've attempted a significantly more complex design.

Metalwork - a first attempt at TMM on a grand scale, and I'm reasonably pleased with it. I don't have a really shiny silver, so I used my Molotow liquid chrome pen. Not sure how to blend that in to regular metallic paints, but it looks pretty good. Doesn't really show to advantage in photos - in places in the pictures it looks darker than the surrounding paint - this poor showing in photos is clearly one reason NMM is so popular! (After my go at OSL I've decided I should paint to please myself, not the camera).

I could have done a lot of work smoothing out the brown body of the shield - it's a bit uneven because I painted the whole thing silver first, then changed tack on the colour scheme and should have reprimed it black. But the unevenness doesn't matter because it's meant to look like leather - and I think it does!

With this model I do feel like I'm starting to get the hang of wet-blending and glazing, although there's plenty of room to improve the smoothness of my finishing. Which I'll need to do, as my next bust is of a black woman - I need to be on my mettle for that!
Hi Paul
I'm not into the genre but I can recognise real quality when I see it.
Jim
That's very kind, Jim.
 

adt70hk

I know its a bit sad but I like quickbuild kits!!!
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Now that's really rather good indeed!!

Very well done.

Andrew
 
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