1⁄35Building a 1:16 Figure
In this workshop I want to explain how I built this
figure. It is not a good figure for beginners, but a figure for the more
advanced modellers (due mainly to the amount of parts). First the price for
this particular figure is not too expensive. About 20 euro's, so that's
reasonable . What do you need to build this model? Glue (of course), paint,
brushes, and patience. First I check if all the parts are in the bags in the
box. Then wash the sprues in warm water with some soap en lat them dry. When
you have done this you can read the manual and figure out which colors of
paint you need.
Painting the Head
I started building with the head. But before I started
painting I wanted to know for sure that the helmet properly fit over the
head. I concluded that the head was too big for the helmet so this was the
first alteration I had to make. When I had finished this I started to add
the base color ( Hum # 61 ) to the face and hands. I let it dry overnight so
that I'd get the best results. When it was dry I added the eyes. Using (Hum
# 5 and Rembrand 533 indigo). To prevent the eyes getting dirty while
painting the face, I added some acrylic varnish over the eyes. Then if any
oils get over the eyes I can easily remove it with a small brush ( 000 )
tipped in turpentine. I painted the face in the "Gino Poppe" way . For me it
is the simplest way to use oils on facial elements.
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