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Ildfus Mahler's finished 1/72mm projects

Posted by ildfus mahler on 13 Jul 2017, 20:31

Dear friends,

in this thread, I will collect and present my finished 1/72 projects.

Thanks for watching and all the best,

D.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 13 Jul 2017, 20:32

Can't wait!
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Posted by ildfus mahler on 13 Jul 2017, 20:34

"Through the Paddy"

US Marine, Vietnam 1960er, Revell, Scale: 1/72

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If you want, please leave a vote at http://www.puttyandpaint.com/projects/14043.

Thanks and see you soon!

D.
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Posted by Ben90 on 13 Jul 2017, 20:57

Wonderful work. I like the shading very much...
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 13 Jul 2017, 21:30

Superb shading and simulation of light effects. I also like how the water turned out. Keep 'em coming...
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Posted by Mr. Andrea on 14 Jul 2017, 14:58

who said that in 1/72 scale you cannot reach the same quality of painting as in higher scales?
This is a masterpiece, D! Bring the others on!!
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 14 Jul 2017, 23:28

Excellent work! :thumbup: :-D
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Posted by ildfus mahler on 17 Jul 2017, 11:05

Thank you, my friends. Very glad you like him :-) Was a joy to paint - even despite the watery mishap!
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Posted by Hellboy on 18 Jul 2017, 08:06

Speechless!!! :shock: It is hard to believe that the figure is of scale 1/72.

The painting is masterful !!! :yeah: The painting of the skin and the clothing looks very very realistic. Great the game of light and shadow !!! I love it ... :-D

Congratulations !!!!
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Posted by ildfus mahler on 15 Nov 2017, 12:21

"Wading Ashore"

US Marine, Tarawa Atoll, November 1943, Revell, Scale 1/72

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Feel free to visit this project's Putty & Paint site: http://www.puttyandpaint.com/projects/15495
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Posted by Graeme on 15 Nov 2017, 15:12

Brilliantly painted figure and the refraction in the water is a very clever idea.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 15 Nov 2017, 17:08

Your work with water effects is improving. Top notch paint work, as usual.
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 16 Nov 2017, 00:03

Wow!! :shock: Wonderful!! :yeah: :-D
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Posted by Michel on 16 Nov 2017, 07:54

Again a wonderful painted figure...! ...and the scenery is very special, but amazing and extraordinary!!!
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Posted by ildfus mahler on 19 Nov 2017, 09:21

Thanks so much, my friends. It, really, was a pain to do the resin water. I originally aimed at making the whole water part visible such that you could see the ocean floor. I actually modeled and painted the ocean floor with flotsam, stones and such:

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However, when I attempted to do three pours with increasingly lighter tints of the turquoise, somehow I managed to put too little hardener into the second pour, so when I tried to remove the barriers, it hadn't really hardened - after more than 50 hours. Consequently, it couldn't be sanded and there were a number of cuts and rips in the resin that were really ugly.

So, I decided to put plastic sheet up to the third layer, which now gives the impression that the water is really deep :-) Not what I was aiming for in the beginning, but I like it, nonetheless.

Thanks for watching and best,

D.
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Posted by Wiking on 19 Nov 2017, 10:15

Sometimes things do not work out as expected.
Sometimes a disappointment.
Sometimes the spark for a new idea.

Wonderful done.

With your (old) Esci and the (newer) Revell figure you brush clearly out the quality of each mold.
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Posted by PhilC on 19 Nov 2017, 14:37

Definitely not my period, but I admire your excellent work, congratulations.
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