Hi guys, I see that there has not been a lot of activity in this figures section for a while. However, in the hope that figure modellers/painters may have a look, I would like some advice on this aspect of modelling.
What I have posted below is my first serious attempt at figure painting. The model is a Verlinden 120mm Winter Warrior figure.
To get the embarrassing bits out of the way, I do realise it is not very good. It is not my aim to pull down some kindly compliments but to genuinely seek advice on how to improve. Please give an honest opinion even if it is for me to take up cross stitch lol.
Thanks for looking.
The face painting is something I find quite difficult and it does not look great on this figure, it is patchy. The eyes, well, I could not really get at them under the front lip of the helmet but that is just making excuses I suppose.
The groundwork is Treemendus North Africa and their grass matt pulled into tufts. The snow is Baking powder sprinkled on while the sealing layer of glue was still wet.
Hi Paddy if you're interested in painting figures The Basement are holding their second Show dedicated to figure modelling, Saturday July 23rd and will be held in the Great Hall at Oundle School, Oundle near Peterborough.
Last years show was inspirational for figure modelling and all visitors will be made welcome.
IPMS 10705 historex the true god. napoleonics the true age before those flying things. if at first you dont succeed then sky diving is not for you. everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.
Your figure is excellent. Well done. In terms of hints or suggestions, last year at SMW my son, jamie who is an avid (and accomplished) figure painter was talking to a chap on the next stand to us (Newbury branch) about his figures and he advised that he has three guiding principles for figure painting: Any skin tones, do in oils Any textiles (uniforms etc) do in acrylics Any manufactured items (metal or wood items such as belts, weapons, buttones etc) do in enamels. His figures were certainly impressive so it must work. If you are uncertain about using oils, we bought Jamie some water based oil paints as a kind of transition from painting purely in acrylics. They are very good and available in all the same colours as pure oils. Keep up the good work!
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