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Posted by Bessiere on 21 Jan 2023, 02:57

Hey KB, I really want to look closer but the image files are too small. Maybe getting compressed somewhere? Your cavaliers all look great and I know they do when you get in close, even more so. You got a deeper depth of field in those last pictures and I had the same experience using a digital camera. Your figures deserve some close ups, (so I can study them and learn how to paint better).
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Posted by k.b. on 21 Jan 2023, 16:39

Thank you for your comments and interest Bessiere.

I have upgraded my Photobucket account to unlimited storage this morning … (previously I was using their medium package which was actually all I needed in terms of the number of photos I could save, however, only on their premium package do they say that your saved images would not be compressed).

My photos can be blown up to 120 mm size and bigger and the details can be seen clearly on my pc so both my iphone and camera are taking large pixel sized photos and as such there shouldn’t have been a reduction in quality.

Nonetheless something is causing this deterioration in picture definition.
Let’s try to get to the bottom of this……. I am intrigued.
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Posted by k.b. on 22 Jan 2023, 00:07

Let's see what these piccies turn out like.......

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I think this sized piccie gives a better idea of the work that goes into my cavalry but it is a bit cruel to judge 1/72 figures as though they were 120mm
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Posted by Bessiere on 22 Jan 2023, 04:08

Yes! Thank you for giving us a nice close look. Fantastic painting KB. Nobody would judge them as if they were 120 mm. 1/72 is a difficult scale to work in but you seem to have it well in hand.
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Posted by MABO on 22 Jan 2023, 09:55

I agree!
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Posted by Rich W on 23 Jan 2023, 00:12

These hold up very well in the close up! Very nice!
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Posted by k.b. on 23 Jan 2023, 01:24

Thank you gents ……. but those buttons down the side of his overalls badly need a new paint job……. as well as a better trimming of his moustache.

Sadly, these are sad signs of fading eyesight with the passing of the years……my naked eye which was a 10/10 when I started painting seriously at around the age of 21 is no better than a 5/10 nowadays, and I strongly dislike using magnification. Oh well, I suppose I have no choice for I dislike sloppy brushwork on the finer details even more than I do artificial magnification.

So give me half an hour to find my optivisor…… aaaaah …. so there it is! Now where on earth can I find a new series 7 W&N paintbrush!
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Posted by Peter on 24 Jan 2023, 23:54

Mh,

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I can see that these are good painted, but that guy needs a new barber. That moustache is awfull! :mrgreen: ;-) :thumbup:
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Posted by MABO on 30 Jan 2023, 17:57

Painting Napi Cavalry always deserves respect!
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Posted by dykio on 30 Jan 2023, 20:40

one of the reasons i have never painted nappies is because of al the details of the uniforms. But you really nailed it :shock: perfect painting :yeah: :yeah: :yeah:
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