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Posted by PhilC on 24 Nov 2019, 20:56

Hi gentlemen. It's been a while since last topic... I am regularly painting these days, but regarding the quality of this forum, I don't post everything, only the figures I'm really happy with.

Today, I'm back to Ancients, and I wanted to share pictures of my latest painted figures.
First, the hoplites: Zvezda figures, mixed with some old (and previously painted) Atlantic ones. Surprisingly, they fit well together:
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The same hoplites with a screen of psiloi - Zvezda and Hät figures:
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A close-up on the officer - he really looks like a Spartan hoplite after a famous Angus McBride illustration:
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And a musician playing the aulos, an ancient double-reeded instrument.
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Hope you like them :)

More pictures and explanations here: https://philotepsfigures.blogspot.com/2019/11/back-to-ancients-ancient-greeks.html
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Posted by MABO on 24 Nov 2019, 22:48

I like the musician most!
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 24 Nov 2019, 22:58

Wonderful work!! :yeah: :-D
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Posted by Ben90 on 24 Nov 2019, 23:11

always a pleasure to see these figures! You did a wonderful job!
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Posted by Bessiere on 25 Nov 2019, 06:29

These look really sharp. I'm surprised at how well HaT an Zveza figures go together. Excellent work!
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 25 Nov 2019, 06:46

I have painted quite a few of those. Yours look absolutely top-notch!

How did you create that golden bronze look? I must know...
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Posted by sberry on 25 Nov 2019, 10:38

Bluefalchion wrote:I have painted quite a few of those. Yours look absolutely top-notch!


You can never have too many ancients! And these look particularly good - both the paintjob and the photography are really top-notch!
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 25 Nov 2019, 13:07

Yes, these look fantastic. I can’t imagine any of your figures not worth posting...
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Posted by PhilC on 25 Nov 2019, 23:21

Thank you very much for your nice comments, I really appreciate them :oops:

Bluefalchion wrote:I have painted quite a few of those. Yours look absolutely top-notch!

How did you create that golden bronze look? I must know...


The golden metal is the only material for which I still use an old Revell enamel paint (I don't like white spirit which is a dangerous product, but...), I use acrylic paints for everything else.

So the recipe:
1. a layer of enamel gold (Revell)
2. a layer of sepia wash (GW)
3. a layer of brown wash (GW)
4. some lightening on some parts with enamel gold

Sometimes (rarely), I add a step between 1 and 2:
1a. some lightening with acrylic silver (GW) - it will turn gold after the sepia wash.

Remark: I use a similar method to paint copper - just start with a silver layer, then add a layer of red wash (maybe 2 or 3, depending on the exact color you need).

Bill Slavin wrote:Yes, these look fantastic. I can’t imagine any of your figures not worth posting...


Oh there are, believe me, particularly when trying to remove the mod lines turned into a nightmare - there are some plastics that I really hate :mrgreen:
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 01 Dec 2019, 22:46

Great paintwork on these lovely Zvezda figures, PhilC. :notworthy:

Congratulations. :thumbup:

Santi.
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Posted by Graeme on 02 Dec 2019, 02:43

The figures you post always look great. I do enjoy seeing hoplites, there's something very appealing about them. And these ones are very nice indeed.
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Posted by Hellboy on 02 Dec 2019, 20:22

Fantastic! Great characters! A masterful painting. :notworthy: And I love the impressive shields. Just wow !!!! :shock:
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