Neil's 1/32 WWI Nurse

Neil Merryweather

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Working from the top down I have stopped at the waist, and in order to pad out what could be a very short thread, here are some WIP pics.
Here's the comparison shot showing the finished whites but first pass on the blue.

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For those who are interested in these things, I underpainted the highlights with white and the shade with Vallejo Field Blue70.964. The blue itself is Vallejo Model Air UK Azure, which is an RAF desert sky colour , and a bit thinner out of the bottle which allowed the underpainting to show through.
I thought that was good enough until I saw the pic ,when I decided there was too much contrast so I had another go with the blue. Unfortunately that destroyed the contrast completely, so then I had to go back in with the shade and highlight!
For the whites I underpainted the highlights with white and used Off White for the Apron and Grey White for the sleeves, with a bit of Deck Tan mixed into each for the shading.
Anyway here she is.

Top half 2.JPGTop half 3.JPGTop half 4.JPGTop half 5.JPG
It really is a lovely sculpt by Nino Pizzichemi, with totally convincing creases and drapery.
I think I'm going to use a decal for the red cross, though...
Thanks for looking in
Neil
 

Allen Dewire

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Extremely excellent work Mr. Merryweather. I'm taking notes of your steps for when I paint my next figures. TW does/did have some greatly sculpted figures. I have one of John Race that I bought from Darren back in 2017 in Veldhoven. One day........................

Prost
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Great painting Neil, and thanks for the tips on the white with using Off White for the Apron and Grey White for the sleeves, with a bit of Deck Tan mixed into each for the shading. :thumb2::thumb2::thumb2:
 

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Marvellous work Neil. Very inspiring but it will be a long time before I attempt such work.
 

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That's looking great, Neil. No need for decals for the Red Cross - you've done a great job on it freehand.

If you're dissatisfied with it (you shouldn't be), you could go back and forth correcting it with red and white to your heart's content - but it looks excellent as-is, IMO. Maybe just the curse of checking our work via the unflinching, unforgiving gaze of the camera?
 
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