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Counterattack, Normandy-1/35
edoardo
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 10:59 AM UTC
yes! indeed! Paul has captured my exact thougts!
SandersCreative
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 08:01 PM UTC
I haven't seen the wire tree technique before. It turned out great! It's definitely something I want to experiment with myself now.
Venko555
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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 03:52 PM UTC
I was quite busy this week, but here is the video for my way of painting a head. This is the closest possible, I'm still getting use to painting and shooting simultaneously

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3ncqtCfkBw

Thanks for watching!
Venelin
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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 06:23 PM UTC
Very well done for your first effort
Neo
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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 08:33 PM UTC
Just watched the video.
Most impressive - you make it look easy.

You get very even smooth strokes on the brush. Cant tell from the angle - do you paint free hand or rest on table ?
Venko555
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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 08:56 PM UTC
Thanks, glad you like it!

Tom, it's free hand
Paulinsibculo
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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 10:27 PM UTC
Venelin,
That was a very helpfull instructionfilm!
Thanks so much.
But.....
You mix all colours with retarder and glaze?

Enjoy the weekend,

Paul
Venko555
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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 10:47 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Venelin,
That was a very helpfull instructionfilm!
Thanks so much.
But.....
You mix all colours with retarder and glaze?

Enjoy the weekend,

Paul



Hi, Paul!

I use glaze and retarder (if climate is dry) for the layering-highlights and the shadows, that way they become semi-transparent. Base colors you can apply thicker, because coverage is better.

Regards
Venko555
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Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 05:06 PM UTC
Figures are almost ready, I will add some pigments on the trousers and the boots, also I need to find decals for the helmet insignia











Cheers!
jrutman
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Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 10:10 PM UTC
Brilliantly painted. I would suggest moving the last guys' rifle more toward its' center of balance? It is too far back in his hand and that weight would be very difficult in that position.
J
Venko555
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Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 10:10 PM UTC
I was advised, that at this stage of the war, helmet decals were not applied, that will save me much trouble
Venko555
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Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 10:17 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Brilliantly painted. I would suggest moving the last guys' rifle more toward its' center of balance? It is too far back in his hand and that weight would be very difficult in that position.
J



Thanks, Jerry, for pointing that!

But I don't think at this stage, that I will do any alterations to the figures

Regards,
Venko555
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Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 10:49 PM UTC
Actually, when I'm looking at the second infantryman, appears that the head is not in the best position . Will be corrected

Cheers!
Venko555
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Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 12:11 PM UTC
I better positioned the body of the second soldier, now he is standing more naturally.



Cheers!
cheyenne
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Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 04:58 PM UTC
Venelin , beautiful figure work , your paint up is just brilliant !!!
ReconTL3-1
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Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 09:49 PM UTC
Those figures and their camouflage patterns look outstanding!


Cheers,
James
Venko555
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Posted: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 12:59 AM UTC
Thank you!
Third and final try with the apple tree, this time I used static grass for the smaller branches and sprinkled the Noch leaves. I think this is the best looking, only have to put the apples



Cheers!
Venko555
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Posted: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 03:51 PM UTC
I put the apples, greener and smaller, as recommended. I will add also poison ivy on the building and the fence, some tufts with blossoms etc. But this later













Venelin
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Posted: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 06:11 PM UTC
justsendit
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Posted: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 08:42 PM UTC
Hi Venelin,
Your creation is coming along very nicely. The figures and tree are outstanding. I especially like the third photo with the Tiger — nice perspective, balance, and dynamics. Keep up the great work!

Cheers!🍺
—mike
Venko555
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Posted: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 11:58 AM UTC
Thanks, Maarten and Mike!

Almost at the finish line

Regards
jrutman
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Posted: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 08:37 PM UTC
Yes,that is shaping up nicely ! The tree looks great,nice color.
J
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Posted: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 09:23 PM UTC
Incredible work. The groundwork is just busy enough to not be too overwhelming. The figures and Tiger fit perfectly. I'm not sure I would be able to resist liberating some apples, as I march along.
Paulinsibculo
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Posted: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:36 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Incredible work. The groundwork is just busy enough to not be too overwhelming. The figures and Tiger fit perfectly. I'm not sure I would be able to resist liberating some apples, as I march along.



😄😄😄

It’s june 1944! No apples, but an outstanding dio!
Venko555
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Posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 11:35 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Incredible work. The groundwork is just busy enough to not be too overwhelming. The figures and Tiger fit perfectly. I'm not sure I would be able to resist liberating some apples, as I march along.



Thanks!
Be careful with the apples though, too much and you will get in trouble