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54mm barbarian WIP
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Posted: Sunday, February 04, 2007 - 08:05 PM UTC
Ok
as every on else is having a go at painting figures i thought i would give it a try

my first post of my first 54mm figure, a barbarian from Andreas "The Barbarians are coming" scene.

This is my first ever 54mm figure (although i have painted 1/35 figures before, and will form part of a diorama i am constructing at the moment.)







Painted in oils , i still have a little blending to do, but wanted others opions and thoughts.

I will post more pictures as they progress

Thanks for looking

cheers

keith Forsyth
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Posted: Sunday, February 04, 2007 - 11:53 PM UTC
Well he certainly looks as if he means business

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Painted in oils , i still have a little blending to do, but wanted others opions and thoughts.


I assume that the areas you are talking about requiring more blending are the shadow areas, I agree, not that I feel qualified to have an opinion The shadow areas also seem to be a little too red, but that may be the lighting. Again I wouldn't know what would be a better colour One thing that I do know Kieth, if you are putting this into a diorama I, for one, can't wait to see the finished article. Please keep us informed
Mal
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Posted: Monday, February 05, 2007 - 02:59 AM UTC
thanks guys

all the comments are welcome, it dosent look quite as red in real life so it may be the lighting.

the shadow is done with burnt sennia then high lighted with cadmium yellow followed by cadmium white.

due to the opaque nature i think ill have to leave the figure to dry off a little before finishing blending the shadows and high lights.

Derek the light colour is due to me wiping the oil off with my fingers when handling the figure. One of the reasons i think i have to let it dry out a little before any more blending.

i may have to invest in some form of figure holding device as i have around 20 odd figures to do for this diorama. ( so i should be a expert when im finished :-) )

will post as i go

cheers

keith
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Posted: Monday, February 05, 2007 - 04:23 AM UTC
I favour a cocktail stick, held in with CA glue

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Posted: Monday, February 05, 2007 - 09:20 PM UTC
Keith

This is interesting and looking good. I echo what Mal says about the skin colour but it may not be that it is too red, it may actual be that your highlight is too yellow, thus giving an odd look. Skin ranges, obviously, from yellow to dark red on caucasian skin. Try to stick to one side even with your highlights and shadows. What mix did you use for your tones?

As for a holder for figures while painting the best thing is an old plinth base. Just drill and insert pins into the feet and then mount it into the base. This means you do not have to hold the figure and it does not swing around either.

Ross