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Venko555
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 05:47 AM GMT+7

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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
Paulinsibculo
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 05:27 AM GMT+7
Venelin,
That was a very helpfull instructionfilm!
Thanks so much.
But.....
You mix all colours with retarder and glaze?

Enjoy the weekend,

Paul
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 03:56 AM GMT+7
Thanks, glad you like it!

Tom, it's free hand
Neo
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 03:33 AM GMT+7
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 ?
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 01:23 AM GMT+7
Very well done for your first effort
Venko555
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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 10:52 PM GMT+7
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: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 03:01 AM GMT+7
I haven't seen the wire tree technique before. It turned out great! It's definitely something I want to experiment with myself now.
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 05:59 PM GMT+7
yes! indeed! Paul has captured my exact thougts!
Paulinsibculo
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 06:05 PM GMT+7
Venelin,
What a joy to look at your work.
I guess many of us would like to see in detail, phase by phase, how you come to such beautifully painted heads.
Thanks in advance and enjoy the weekend.

Paul
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 07:45 AM GMT+7
To echo the others , truly amazing work i like your way of painting faces . Excellent .
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 01:36 AM GMT+7

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I've been silently following. Your work is amazing! Would you be willing to do a "sbs" paint figures' faces?



Thank you, Mathhew!

I've made several videos painting heads and figure body, but I don't have time to edit them right now. As soon as possible I will upload them on my Youtube channel.

Regards



I look forward to viewing them. Keep up the good work.
Venko555
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 01:33 AM GMT+7

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I've been silently following. Your work is amazing! Would you be willing to do a "sbs" paint figures' faces?



Thank you, Mathhew!

I've made several videos painting heads and figure body, but I don't have time to edit them right now. As soon as possible I will upload them on my Youtube channel.

Regards
retiredyank
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 01:20 AM GMT+7
I've been silently following. Your work is amazing! Would you be willing to do a "sbs" paint figures' faces?
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 09:04 PM GMT+7
Outstanding job!
Hats off to your skills,Venko!
Venko555
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 08:54 PM GMT+7
I have only to find decals for the helmet insignia (I wish figure makers include such), because it will be extremely hard to paint it, I don't use magnifiers .

Uniform is ready, I used paler brown for the base this time, for variety







Cheers!
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 11:51 AM GMT+7
Venelin, Thanks for quick reply. I will try the retarder, and glaze. The brushes are on my list to order
Venko555
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 07:39 AM GMT+7
Thank you very much!

Ken, I use Raphael 8404 and W&N series 7, both size 1 but the Raphael bristles are larger. I prefer slightly Raphael.
Also Vallejo retarder and glaze are handy for layering.
And the most important tool-the soap, keeps the brushes in good shape



Regards

69mudbone
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 07:17 AM GMT+7
Venelin
Your figures are outstanding. What paint brushes are you using.
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 04:00 AM GMT+7
Truly awesome work!
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 03:39 AM GMT+7
I say it again...really nice work.

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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 02:19 AM GMT+7
Figures are lookin really good man ! Great colors and contrast !
J
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 12:58 AM GMT+7
Some additional layers on the face and close up photos. And the body is almost finished, pictures later





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Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 01:02 AM GMT+7
Happy New Year to everyone!

Continuing with the face-helmet is Fieldgrey, buffed slightly with steel pigment for slight metallic look.












Cheers!
Neo
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Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 02:33 AM GMT+7
Fabulous - really first rate...

The base is outstanding work. The Tiger is great.
But the quality of the figures just brings it together.

Camo is hard to get that "blob to blob" ratio correct at scale and these look spot on.

And happy new year too!
LoL

Venko555
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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 11:41 PM GMT+7
And last job for this year

With the second figure I will do the things differently, instead of grey Surfacer, it is primed with black and white. That way I will make shadows and highlights of the base color and some difference from the first figure. By the way those Surfacers 1500 are great, beautiful spray and coverage with Leveling thinner and doesn't obscure even the smallest details



Cheers!