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Posted by Rich W on 26 Jul 2020, 22:23

I thought I'd have another go at the very lovely Italeri Native American's as I feel my painting has progressed enough that my old attempts maybe don't do this set much justice. Still got a long way to go with my painting technique, but I look back at attempts three years ago and further attempts one year ago and feel pleased with my progress-for which I must credit all the very generous members on this forum who have given me advice, constructive feedback and most importantly encouragement!

Top photos represent Native Americans fighting with the French in the French and Indian war. The last two photos are of the efforts from one and three years ago.

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Posted by Bluefalchion on 26 Jul 2020, 22:35

Fantastic work and very cool to see the contrast from your work from the beginning to now.

To say it is a dramatic improvement would be an understatement. Keep painting and keep showing us your stuff, please.
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Posted by Bessiere on 26 Jul 2020, 23:55

Great looking Hurons and Shawnee. I especially love the variation in war paint schemes. They were very individualistic and you portray this aspect well.
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Posted by MABO on 27 Jul 2020, 07:18

Hello Rich, very good idea to post the pictures of the figures in comparison. You really improved your skills. Keep up the good work.
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Posted by C M Dodson on 27 Jul 2020, 07:42

What a difference.

Well done indeed.

The gloss is gone and the results are lovely.

Very nice figure work.

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 27 Jul 2020, 13:54

I totally agree with what everyone has said. The improvement is remarkable and your current painting top notch. As Bessiere says, the war paint is very effective.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 27 Jul 2020, 22:49

Very cool presentation Rich W. :thumbup:
Congratulations on your painting. :thumbup:
You have certainly raised the bar on your hobby style ability.

Sure side by side one can define and evaluate the progress,but i still like both figures
:coffee: because of the great effort and dedication involved in painting them. Well Done. BB
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Posted by Peter on 11 Aug 2020, 12:53

What I really like are the comparison pictures! The figures on the right, the shiny ones look like they are made from lead, like in the old days! :-D

Keep them coming Rich! :thumbup:
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Posted by Rich W on 12 Aug 2020, 23:55

Thanks all for your kind words. The comparison photos are actually not showing this latest batch-they are comparing my first efforts (3 ish years ago) to my second efforts (maybe 18 months ago?). With hindsight I should have re-done the photos with all three in the photo to show a better representation of my continued attempts to get closer to the incredible standards displayed by others on this forum!
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Posted by OwenChpw on 13 Aug 2020, 02:53

The warpaint on these are fearsome. Great stuff.
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