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Peter Day 112/10/2017 17:08:42
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Thanks Greg - a very useful picture.


Steve Jones 1212/10/2017 17:38:43
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No idea if these are any good. Knowing your painting speed you have probably done them alreadylaugh


Durk12/10/2017 18:02:18
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Hi Peter, interesting choice of plane tree pattern for the smock. Will follow closely, only did a plane tree scheme myself once and should do a couple more in near future. Always felt that plane tree is more elusive than oak leaf. Love the work you did on the horse, the gear and the figure's head.


Peter Day 112/10/2017 18:22:02
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Cheers Steve - Not started yet (new fridge/freezer delivery tomorrow which will interrupt things, dammit). I'm beginning to see spots before my eyes. Many thanks for the pics.

Dirk - Hi. I have attempted plane tree a couple of times in the past with mixed results. The problem is trying to control the pattern, so I'm going to use the above reference picture more or less as a template.


Edited By Peter Day 1 on 12/10/2017 18:22:22

Richard Foenander13/10/2017 11:11:03
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Hi Peter,

I remember Calvin saying painting this scheme is like painting little continents I think. Looks like you got some useful references from the guys.



John Race13/10/2017 11:17:11
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Good morning Peter.

Will have to sit at the back , unless you ask the younger guys to move up. laugh

Looking up to your standard of work I see, the horse looks super,thumbs up seems to me that animals are as hard as the face.


Peter Day 113/10/2017 14:11:29
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Richard - 'Little continents'' is a good analogy, My problem is keeping the colours muted and controlling the pattern.

John - Glad you like Neddy.. I think hoses are had to make look lifelike - they can easily end up looking like something on a carousel.


Peter Day 113/10/2017 15:05:15
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It should read - ''I think horses are hard to make look lifelike...''embarrassed


Peter Day 113/10/2017 15:48:07
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The upper body is done I think:


Well, this is my version of plane tree camo.

I first covered the whole smock in Russian Uniform, then painted on the pattern with German Camo Pale Brown and German Camo Black Brown lightened with Off White. The shadows were then washed in with the black brown, with some black added where they needed to be darker. I then went over the the pattern highlighting individual patches were necessary, lightening the colours with white.

I've tried to keep the smock fairly dark so that the pattern doesn't dominate - it's meant to be camouflage after all and a bit dirty at that. I found it quite hard not to start splashing brighter colour on to make the pattern sing - I've been doing too many Napoleonics recently!

Anyway, that's the slog done.


John Race13/10/2017 18:31:24
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Mmmm I did think that was a bit unlike you, at first I thought you had written hoessurprisesurprise hoses are properly hard to paint as welllaugh


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