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Painting figures in 1/72 scale

Posted by Ochoin on 17 Sep 2014, 04:12

Kekso wrote:Hi Donald... thanks for the idea but I presented just one of many styles to paint figures. Plus, I've never used dip method.


Hi, Kekso. Dipping is probably just a refuge for painters like me!

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Posted by bnabna on 28 Dec 2014, 11:56

hello
it s a fantastic tuto
could you say me what sort of product are you using (name of firm and product exactly !)

- Skintone wash ?
- Black wash ?
- Sepia wash ?
- Coat of wash ?
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Posted by Kekso on 28 Dec 2014, 13:01

Hi bnabna... I will gladly answer you:
I prefer Vallejo products and I use them whenever I can. So washes are from Vallejo as well.
Black and skintone are Valleyo ready made product (Game Color) and sepia is mix of Sepia Ink and matte medium (and water of course). By coat of wash I didn't meant any product - when you apply all mentioned washes that is one coat (layer) in your painting process. Washes needs to dry before you move to next step.

Oh yes, now I remembered... I also make black wash with ordinary black ink + water + matte medium.
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Posted by Bramble15 on 28 Dec 2014, 14:40

Excellent post. Love the terrain tutorial as well. It would seem you and I use a very similar painting technique. The biggest difference is my choice of wash. I prefer Citadel over Vallejo for washes only. Plus I can buy them here individually vs. by the set.
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Posted by Kekso on 28 Dec 2014, 17:54

Hi Rich... I never tried Citadel's washes but I heard they are better than Vallejo... I should test some in future.
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Posted by bnabna on 29 Dec 2014, 12:07

thank you very much
i never try Vallejo product
now i search to buy them to try
because it seem a very intersting effect !!
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Posted by Ochoin on 07 Jan 2015, 01:42

Do you use enamels for metal colour? I don't like acrylics for these.

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Posted by Kekso on 07 Jan 2015, 09:08

Hi Donald... No, I don't use enamels... just acrylics (+ oils for larger scales)
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Posted by Ochoin on 08 Jan 2015, 01:19

@ Kekso.

What acrylics do you use for metals? I've only found satisfaction with enamels for brass, steel, gold etc.

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Posted by Kekso on 08 Jan 2015, 09:00

Vallejo and Citadel... maybe enamels are better but I never tried them 8)
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Posted by Peter on 08 Jan 2015, 13:17

Kekso wrote:Vallejo and Citadel... maybe enamels are better but I never tried them 8)

And for me you can count Revell to! Vallejo is the best for gold. The rest, silver, boltgun metal, chainmail and so on, most of the time citadel. Sometimes Revell. ;-)
PS: I have trown all my enamels away! To much smell! ;-)
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Posted by Ochoin on 08 Jan 2015, 20:29

Peter wrote:


Paint with your window open!

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Posted by Peter on 08 Jan 2015, 22:46

Ochoin wrote:
Paint with your window open!

donald

So I get sick and have to stay at home. And then I have to paint more figures, and then.... wait a minute you're giving me an idea! Window is open! :mrgreen:
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Posted by Mário on 12 Jan 2015, 21:36

Good evening
What I use:
Gold - Vallejo (excellent)
Gunmetal - Vallejo (reasonable) or even better mix Vallejo silver with Vallejo black
Silver - Humbrol ENAMEL
Aliminum - Humbrol ENAMEL
Cooper - Humbrol ENAMEL
These are the only enamel paints that I still use, but none of the acrilics that I have used are acceptable.
Just open the window...
Paint well and for long

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Posted by Ochoin on 14 Jan 2015, 01:23

I haven't tried the Vallejo metal colours. The GW paints (generally very good) don't make good metal colours.

It's summer here & mid 30s C so the windows are usually open.

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Posted by Valion on 27 Sep 2015, 09:26

Thank you, Kekso.
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Posted by Ochoin on 29 Nov 2015, 21:12

I've given the Vallejo gold a try.

It is very good (& doesn't smell like enamels!).

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