My first attempt at 1/35th modelling.
|Nick Turver||14/11/2017 15:35:10|
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I think you are absolutely right the figure does not go together well so much so that what is supposed to be a jacket is now a sleeveless jerkin. Will spend a bit more in future thanks for the tip.
Managed a bit more build and paint today but after taking photo's realised I missed some of his trousers and my edges certainly need to improve. The colours seem a lot brighter on photos too.
Kevin, thanks for the info will look in to the tracks as I will need some.
Enjoying myself a great deal just wish I got more time at the bench.
|Nick Turver||14/11/2017 15:45:52|
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|Jon Heptonstall 1||14/11/2017 15:57:27|
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These are coming on really nicely Nick though that's a particularly horrible green! Are they going to be Maquis? If so perhaps a bicycle for a quick getaway could be added.
Don't remember seeing this set before but ESCI were known for being a bit rough and ready.You've improved the figures nicely-love the leather jerkin.. And the face is very good for a first try.
I think this is going to be a great little scene.
|Stuart S||14/11/2017 16:46:16|
|86 forum posts|
Looking good Nick. You obviously have a very steady hand!
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Coming on a treat. It will make a great little scene which, being your first, will always be special. Sean is right about Hornet heads. *THIS* thread may be worth a read through over a cup of coffee.
|joe strenko||14/11/2017 17:20:44|
|521 forum posts|
very well done for the first ever attempt at 1/35 figures.. as others can attest, the scale is quite a challenge to obtain realism and detail. Keep up the good work and practice and study all information that you can on figure painting on the internet and here as well. There are some great figure painters here at MMod who can offer tips and advice.
|Nick Turver||15/11/2017 19:45:38|
|18 forum posts|
Hi Jon, I agree so the ghastly green has gone although not sure about the new colour either. Love the bicycle idea hope you don't mind if I use it. Still missed a bit of trousers again so I'll redo them in a different colour - can't wait for a decent magnifyer.
Thanks Stuart - get the shakes occasionaly though.
Jimbo - got the coffee ready thanks.
Thanks Joe, I just hope I can get somewhere near the quality shown on this site.
|John Race||15/11/2017 22:08:09|
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Good effort, keep it up￼.
|Richard Foenander||17/11/2017 01:10:31|
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Yes good effort. Better color than the green. I actually have this set of figures and they're not too bad if you can get past the fit issue.
At the time I thought they were one of the first I had come across that had more body and affordable as other Civvies came in expensive resin. However they can pass off as 1/32 scale. The downer is that eye lids are raised and the eye ball is sunken in which doesn't help with eye painting. They come out looking like Peter Ustinov playing Fu Manchu or Detective Charlie Chan.
As a starter kit it gives you all the challenges of filling gaps, scraping seam lines, lots of nice folds to practice painting shades. It seems a hard way to start but will keep you in good stead for challenges ahead and improving your skills.
From time to time...treat yourself to a good figure just for relaxation.
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