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Re: arboretum valley

Postby luckymucklebackit » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:26 pm

This Signature Left Intentionally Blank, but since I have written this and I intended to do it, this Signature is intentionally not blank. Paradox or What?
My layout - Gateside and Northbridge
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Re: arboretum valley

Postby Jaz » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:08 pm

mothman prophecies, interesting subject, I often get flying insects stuck in the loft I could a mothman figure...although most people would thin i was adding an angel. I love playing with figures, and updating them
0482 something normal
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0268 one painted to match a friend at work
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8491 with pets
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4931 some work
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5069 some rest, oooh ice cream :)
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Re: arboretum valley

Postby Mountain » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:34 pm

Those are impressive.

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Re: arboretum valley

Postby TimberSurf » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:43 pm

They are some cracking figures, Jaz :P
Having just painted 500 cheap Chinese ones (all sitting down for my coaching stock), that's it for me, modifying them is beyond my patience!
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Re: arboretum valley

Postby luckymucklebackit » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:29 am

Really superb little cameos, that is what brings a layout to life :)

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Re: arboretum valley

Postby Ex-Pat » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:10 am

Will you ever cease to amaze I wonder?!

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Re: arboretum valley

Postby Jaz » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:09 pm

Thank you again for the nice comments, they do encourage me to repost :)

Painting figures is not as difficult as people believe, neither do i use expensive brushes, i use cheapie ones or part worn ones, and often paint, dry, repaint the excess blobs :D. I would suspect few figure painters get their paints correct first time every time. The art I have found is to have patience and allow it to dry before the next coat. I often use the lids to mix my paints, so colours are consistent and stay wet until retouches having popped the lid back on carefully.
A for the cheap chinese figures I love them, because with them being cheap you are willing to have a go and not be upset if it fails,
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this one appears to be a 1800/1900s pre painted
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I took a knife to the hat, angling down slightly in to directions looking for a western hat
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the hat the coat reminded me of Castle, who works at Didcot, and was recently on TV railway modelling, I forget his real name I only know him as Castle, with his loco fixation :D
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I darkened the clothes, added a thinned black for even more depth
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made him a dog from scratch (i made a few dogs, his was one of the more successful although slightly large)
I have a picture of him near a hoist (similar to at Didcot) but I like this picture better :)
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Re: arboretum valley

Postby Jaz » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:11 pm

You notice I made NO attempt to sort a face just human skin coloured face and hands, set the figure at a n angle to make the best of the face, and distance so ones brain accept that there would not be any features visible at that distance. Makes for far less effort :D

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Re: arboretum valley

Postby Jaz » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:22 pm

more chinese figures, as with many models we buy the mould has far more detail than is painted, often wasting decent detail, yes some of the faces are very poor, but do not et this put you off, with a little guile you can improve them no end.
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as bought, the girl has a n animal or a teddy bear in her hands, perfect for funfairs etc, or a gift from her loving boyfriend

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now i added darker blue jeans and black thinned paint for shadows and less shine
cut the wire mould on the girls hair off and painted, and set up a small pattern on the boys jacket, it is not straight but jackets do not hang straight you just need an impression
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with a fine brush i added laces and a white stripe to the lads shoes giving him sneakers, it too attempts to get the second foot right,
and if the faces are really horrible? have them walking away not towards you, I always 'highlight' good faces and good profiles and hide the really awful ones

0595 here you can even see the white is far from perfect but our brains need little to think...ooooh!
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and used with a fun fair the girls carrying similar stuffed toys makes perfect sense :D
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Re: arboretum valley

Postby Jaz » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:23 pm

looking at those couples they have big feet but give someone something else to concentrate on, and they just fade away and get ignores, smoke and mirrors :D

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Re: arboretum valley

Postby Mountain » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:41 pm

All those people. :) I have quite a few 7mm scale people I could do with painting... Done a few but plenty to do... Getting in the people painting mood...
I once had a funny experience at a job centre where I was asked about hobbies and the conversation continued where the lady thought I was talking about my work experience. She had me down for building, wiring, painting etc. It was when she asked me if I do anything with people and I said "I paint them" when she looked puzzled that had me puzzled... It was only later where I realised where the cross purposes came from. I must have ended up one of the worlds most experienced people when I was just 19 years old!

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Re: arboretum valley

Postby Jaz » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:45 pm

LOL people so often do not listen, i suppose that is one advantage of the net you can read and re read and offend no-one :) if you missed what they said the first time....

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Re: arboretum valley

Postby Jaz » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:12 pm

8979 a regular Hornby figure
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8980 bottom left repaint foe his favourite football club
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8992 repaint for fancy dress
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8998 and his brother
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Re: arboretum valley

Postby Jaz » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:15 pm

9342
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Re: arboretum valley

Postby End2end » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:18 pm

Definatly a first for me seeing a super hero on a layout. :mrgreen:
That youngun is a brave chap wearing shorts in the snow. :shock:
Very entertaining Jaz. :D

9342 - Those buildings in the background are excellent. No two look the same. What are they made from? Outstanding modelling.
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