Work in Progress

1812 Campaign of Russia

Posted by ADM on 15 Jul 2017, 21:01

The uniform by itself is done but there's still plenty of details to paint ! (bags, weapons and so on). When working on hundreds of figures I have to find the good balance between speed and quality to get the best possible result in the shortest time. it's clearly not realistic to compete for the best figure ever paint with thousands to do but all the details must be visible at some distance with naked eyes and without extra lights, otherwise it could be a waste of time to paint them, and the black underlining help a lot. It explain my way of painting like this.

I've added a white line around the cuffs (by brush), and a red line on the queue of the coat (V shape) by a red ink pen (Pilot Frixion point 0,3mm). 0,3 is still big (compared to a 5/0 brush) but it was the smallest tip available, I've discovered a range of pen able to be used, from 0,3mm to 0,7mm (Mitsubichi pens with valuable metals colors, it's acrylic paints !!! I've painted the drums with it). Sometime the brush is better and sometime it's the pen who give the best and fastest job.

Collars and shoulder pads (by brush only) :

Voltigeurs :
- Yellow collar (Vallejo 70953) with a red line (Vellejo70909)
- Green shoulder pads (Vallejo 70968) with a yellow line (Vallejo 70953)

Grenadiers and Fusiliers :
- Red collar (Vallejo 70909) with a white line
- Blue shoulder straps with a red line (Fusiliers only)
- Red shoulder straps (Grenadiers only)

Some officers have a Voltigeur collar and some others a Grenadiers/Fusiliers collar, while some collars are left with the blue uniform, everything is accurate.

The chevrons of the drummers are yellow (Vallejo 70953)
The metal color of the drum is the mitsubishi pen UM 153 bronze (Pigment ink), the rope is Vallejo 70984 flat brown with a white part, the blue around the drum is Vallejo 70809 Royal Blue and black underlining is an ink pen (G-TEC-C - 0,4mm Pilot).

Drum sticks are Vallejo 70984 flat brown with a laiton part (Vallejo 70801).
Every updates take months but it's the price to pay for this huge project. I've also improved my way of cutting and enlarging photos to better see the smallest details.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image
User avatar
ADM  
 
Posts: 602
Member since:
11 Jul 2012, 12:42


Posted by Wiking on 16 Jul 2017, 01:16

Nice work with these pen. Bring details to your still "frozen" soldiers.
User avatar
Wiking  Germany
 
Posts: 1197
Member since:
14 Sep 2015, 10:03

Posted by ADM on 25 Aug 2017, 00:19

Thank you Viking ! :-D

No updates yet to show but I'm doing serious work on those figures ;-)

On August 24, 2017 was the celebration of the liberation of Cannes in France (1944) where I live, so I made photos and videos, I'm sure it will be useful for plenty of modelers ! :D

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

The videos on youtube :

part 1 :
https://youtu.be/0qhtZpgeXxw

part 2 :
https://youtu.be/rvSV1FooUv0

part 3 :
https://youtu.be/Bl5MHWNL4uI

part 4 :
https://youtu.be/spXkJTRls-c

part 5 :
https://youtu.be/yRD9smr8YjI

part 6 :
https://youtu.be/rX0JsCJA1kM

part 7 :
https://youtu.be/7mbqyL9P9r4
User avatar
ADM  
 
Posts: 602
Member since:
11 Jul 2012, 12:42

Posted by Susofrick on 25 Aug 2017, 07:33

Great work with those pens! And the brushes! And, as usual with your threads, we'll get a little more! Very nice touch!
User avatar
Susofrick  Sweden
Supporting Member (Gold) Supporting Member (Gold)
 
Posts: 5252
Member since:
19 Feb 2008, 12:10

Posted by Xantippos on 26 Aug 2017, 06:39

They look very nice, very detailed job. It seems you had a very good parade! some vehicles were quite unusual and rare to see.

I am most intrigued by your use of ink pens to paint fine details, so they are water resistant? you have to paint white first, or you can apply it over any colour? do they rub off with wear or they last like normal acrylic paint?
User avatar
Xantippos  
 
Posts: 322
Member since:
21 May 2013, 12:00

Posted by sansovino on 27 Aug 2017, 08:48

Thanks a lot for all photos and videos - they are really very useful for us. I would appreciate only to put the material in a own new topic that they are more obvious for the forum-participants. Some won´t find them because they are positioned in your topic Russia 1812.
sansovino  Germany
 
Posts: 354
Member since:
27 Mar 2014, 21:42

Help keep the forum online!
or become a supporting member

Posted by stenfalk on 31 Aug 2017, 19:55

You are so photogenic! :camera: :camera: :camera: :wink:
User avatar
stenfalk  Germany

Supporting Member (Bronze) Supporting Member (Bronze)
 
Posts: 467
Member since:
28 Apr 2016, 15:08

Previous page

Return to Work in Progress