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US Navy SEAL "Duck feet" Vietnam, 1/35
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Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 08:29 AM UTC
That looks really good. You could add some fishes.
Mantis miniatures makes two different sets:
https://www.mantisminiatures.pl/PL/22,0,Zwierzeta.html
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Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 01:49 AM UTC
Thanks, Dave!

But I decided to make second attempt with this one
This time the SEAL will be in the water and I put the bulrush first, before pouring the water.

I think it will be more interesting that way and that was my first idea, but I was afraid not to damage the figure, because the resin produced much heat during cure.
But I tested a new resin from local brand, much cheaper than Pebeo and doesn't produce heat



Cheers!
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Posted: Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 02:16 AM UTC
Looks great Venko, all the planning and preparation has paid off!

Dave
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Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 06:16 AM UTC
Благодаря!

Thanks!
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Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 06:04 AM UTC
Another fine piece of Art,Venko!

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Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 05:28 PM UTC
Thanks, guys!


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I like how the sand at waters' edge is moist. Looking really good!🍺

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...I was considering putting the figure in the water, but I was afraid not to ruin something


Can be awesome when it works, but I've heard nightmare stories about models being submersed into water effects with disastrous results. I'm convinced you'll make this guy look badass no matter where he stands.

—mike



Mike, the moisture is because the resin creeps along the edges, it even got between some of the grass. It's nice effect though

Problem will occur, if the resin reacts with the material of the figure. And when it's curing the resin produces heat, I don't know if this is dangerous for the figure.
If someone tried putting resin figure in epoxy resin water, please share the experience.

Venelin
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Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 12:22 PM UTC
your work looks awesome Venelin, both the figure and groundwork are very impressive
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Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 06:16 AM UTC
I like how the sand at waters' edge is moist. Looking really good!🍺

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...I was considering putting the figure in the water, but I was afraid not to ruin something


Can be awesome when it works, but I've heard nightmare stories about models being submersed in water effects with disastrous results. I'm convinced you'll make this guy look badass no matter where he stands.

—mike
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Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 03:45 AM UTC

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I had envisioned not as much water and figure standing in the water. Double curious to see how it turns out now. You doing a video for this as well?



Water is not as much as it seems-only about 2cm at the deepest.
I was considering putting the figure in the water, but I was afraid not to ruin something
Yes, there will be video later

Cheers!
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Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 03:32 AM UTC
I had envisioned not as much water and figure standing in the water. Double curious to see how it turns out now. You doing a video for this as well?
Venko555
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Posted: Friday, July 26, 2019 - 07:54 PM UTC
I decided to glue the dam with superglue, just in case, and applied lquid mask at the edges.
First checking with water for any leaks and to measure the needed resin.



Th resin dried nicely, but...bubbles. It appeared that, because of the hot weather, the resin started to dry very fast and the bubbles had not have enough time to get to the surface and disappear. But it is looking very nice that way
Final putty and sanding is needed on the sides of the base, and I will continue with the water ripples and other vegetation:



Cheers!

Venko555
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Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 05:58 AM UTC
Proceeding with more vegetation, I sprayed the grass with Vallejo Olive green for more fresh look. Other plants are from JS Work.
There will be water lilies and bulrush, but after pouring the resin



Cheers!
Venko555
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Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 01:23 AM UTC
I sprinckled some tea for scatter and adding tufts of static grass:



Venko555
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Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 11:28 PM UTC
I made several thin washes with acrylic paints to break the uniformity of the base color and then drybrushing the pigment for variety. Rocks are painted with different colors also. I used thinned oil paint for the slime on the river bed.



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Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 05:11 AM UTC
Thanks!

I have some finishing sanding on the sides of the base and will continue with the terrain

Cheers!
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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 10:03 AM UTC
WoW...awesome Job Mate!...
maybe enlarge the parts in black to make them stand out a little more but still so beautiful!!....

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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 09:41 AM UTC
fabulous work on the ERDL camo mate, it looks amazing.
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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 10:10 PM UTC
Thank you!

When making water effects careful preparation is essential

Cheers!
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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 09:54 PM UTC
great stuff. I'll be following closely how you make the water part, as I always dreamt of doing it without daring to.

Excellent work
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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 06:14 PM UTC
Thanks Mike!

I made the dam for the resin and applied AK terrain neutral paste colored with Vietnam earth pigment. The paste cracked where it was a bit thicker, but I made corrections with а brush.
I decided to fix the dam first and the apply the paste, so there will be no leakage of the resin. The terrain can be fixed, but even smallest leak of the resin will ruin the base





Cheers!

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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 02:28 AM UTC
Your guy is looking great! Keep up the great work!

—mike
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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 01:16 AM UTC
After much sanding after several thin coats of acrylic putty, I glued the terrain to the base and painted it with black spray matt.
Next I will add the soil and the dam for the water.

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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 07:46 PM UTC
Sorry for the long delay, I'm continuing with this one

Starting the base-a small section of riverbank (maybe Mekong river).
The oval stand is from Greenstuffworld (17x11cm), I made the terrain from insulation foam, covered with DAS clay. I will smooth the sides and apply the soil next.



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Posted: Friday, October 05, 2018 - 01:03 AM UTC
Thank you, Engin!
Just what I thought, but wanted to be sure

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Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2018 - 11:53 PM UTC
Typha orientalis, commonly known as bulrush, bullrush, cumbungi in Australia, or raupō in New Zealand, is a perennial herbaceous plant in the genus Typha. It can be found in Australia (all 6 states plus Northern Territory and Norfolk Island), New Zealand including the Chatham Islands and the Kermadec Islands), Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, China and the Russian Far East (Sakhalin and Primorye).
Typha orientalis is a wetland plant that grows on the edges of ponds, lakes and slow flowing rivers and streams.

http://theworldwidevegetables.weebly.com/typha-orientalis---bullrush.html