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To think that was a pretty poor figure to start with look at him now, loads of detail . :thumb2: :nerd:
 

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Hi Simon
Thought I'd stumbled onto the wrong forum for a while. "Windows R Us" or something but no, just going off at a tangent for a while :tongue-out3: :smiling2:
Anyway your man looks good as does the base. As John says it was pretty poor to begin with but definitely much improved with your skill and gloop.
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Thanks all

with apologies to all the proper figure painters, the paint has started to fly

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base essentially done except for adding a dusting of pigments at the end

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blocked in some main colours on the figure - looks horrible and I doubt it will get any better as it progresses......
 

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Its Hellboy! Excuse the ignorance Simon as im not a figure painter by any stretch of the imagination , but i presume the red is to give a bit of depth and shading to the flesh colour ? The few figures ive done I just slapped on some flesh colour and then tried to add highlights , shade etc after , always good to see different techniques , cheers tony
 

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Morning Tony - I’m no figure painter either!
That is VJ shadows flesh - I will then paint lighter shades over the top and it leaves the shadow in the crooks and nannies
 

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I like'm the way you paint'em, we pow wow smoke'm peacepipe paleface :tears-of-joy: I'm only joking Simon, you're doing the reverse painting of shadow base hue to lighter shade process. With VJ you need to use Glaze to blend the darker and lighter shades. The glaze actually slows down the drying but the down side is it leaves the finish glossy so matt varnish is needed after.

Doesn't look too bad...always looks like this at the base and beginning process. It will come to life at the end stages.

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Exactly that Richard - used this method a few times now, doesn’t mean I’m any good at it though so don‘t count on it looking any better in the end :smiling2:
 

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I have no idea what Richards talking about, but its sounds very technical :confused:.
Have you any idea Simon ?
 

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Paint em :tongue-out3: Richard
 

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Ah yes ok...it's a little like dry brushing your tank with layers of a shade lighter then the previous. The glaze acts as a retardent for acrylics so there is a possibility to blend before it dries. I don't know if I've made it worse or what. :smiling6:

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Nice to see a bit of colour on his cheeks. Good luck painting the ammo belt!
 

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morning all,

spent three and a half hours shoving paint around on this last night

unfortunately it is never going to be a masterpiece as my figure painting is not the best and the figure is a bit ropey as well to start with

so, bar a bit of final tweaking, a coat of ultra matt and some pigment dusting to tie it to the base this is about as good as it gets

the large scale of the photos doesn't help of course - it does look marginally better at normal viewing size, honest
 

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Looks pretty good to me!! I would be over the moon with that finish!
 

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Looks pretty good to me!! I would be over the moon with that finish!
Totally agree!

Well done Simon

Looking good all the more when you know his hertitage!

Nice one

Steve H
 

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Looks great Simon , glad to see the poor guys blood pressures gone down a bit ! Cheers tony
 

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Passes muster alright, nice job oh Lord of Darkness.:nerd:
 
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