A question for you figure painters?

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A question for you figure painters?

Joined: May 13th, 2005, 2:24 pm

August 6th, 2010, 2:06 am #1

If you use acrylics do you thin them down when painting faces? And, whats your fave primer?
I have the new Young miniatures W-SS MG42 Gunner bust inbound and just wondering what the conensus is?
I use Tamiya fine spray primer and both Vallejo and Reaper miniatures acrylics and Lifecolor too.
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Carter
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Joined: April 21st, 2005, 2:36 am

August 6th, 2010, 3:26 am #2

Far, far from it, I use Vallejo to paint mine and tend to thin the colors I use for the face and hands a bit more than I would for uniforms and such. Don't know if that is much help or not.

Here are a couple of pics of the last figures I did about a year ago:











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Joined: June 28th, 2004, 10:25 pm

August 6th, 2010, 5:31 pm #3

If you use acrylics do you thin them down when painting faces? And, whats your fave primer?
I have the new Young miniatures W-SS MG42 Gunner bust inbound and just wondering what the conensus is?
I use Tamiya fine spray primer and both Vallejo and Reaper miniatures acrylics and Lifecolor too.
Thanks
Carter
Yes use the acrylics nicely thinned that way you can add to enhance the face

Saying that though Ive just mucked up a head that Im doing right now and hes sitting in a oven cleaner bath at the moment

There are some very good tutorials on the web

This one is for colour mixes

http://www.coloradominiatures.com/infov ... px#fatigue

This one is by Calvin Tan

http://zyclyon-tutorials.blogspot.com/2009/03/1_28.html

Doug Cohen`s

http://www.timelinesforum.com/forums/sh ... php?t=7514

I hope this helps you a bit

Scott I love the figures

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Andy


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