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Napoleonic Bust 10 Aug 2016 03:27 #1

Well as I have lost the use of my left hand for the next three months I have to find something to do that has a minimum of assembly and busts came to mind B) .
Never having done one before and only three 35th size figures to my credit I jumped on U-Tube and looked at some face painting stuff from Andy and from Last Cavalry while waiting for the goodies to turn up.



I was surprised that the flash that was on the model and you have no idea how hard it is to remove resin with one hand.There was a large amount on the chin but I had removed it then decided to take a pic.







I have grabbed some Mr Surfacer 1200 as a primer as I believe that its a favoured primer for figures.
The first task for me is to get the skin tone right as its a dark tone what would the best base colour to start with ?.
Any tips and words of wisdom will be greatly appreciated :bgrin

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Napoleonic Bust 10 Aug 2016 06:37 #2

What happened to your hand?

:popcorn
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Napoleonic Bust 10 Aug 2016 09:45 #3

:coolio ... :popcorn

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Napoleonic Bust 10 Aug 2016 18:15 #4

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What happened to your hand?

:popcorn

Two severed tendons on the top of my left hand ,ring and middle finger at the first knuckle as well as knuckle damage. A work accident an not my doing :vmad :vmad
Surgury has worked now its all physio to retrain the fingers in a medieval contraption every hour :bangs head

So anything that I chose to do has to be one handed.Funnily enough the doc said to start a hobby to get through this phase and to manage the mind. :frantic
Anyhoo I'am going to attack figures and such for a while so any tips,comments,laughter is greatly appreciated.

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Napoleonic Bust 10 Aug 2016 18:18 #5

Hand injuries suck.

Look forward to see what you make of this. :popcorn
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1/48 Trumpeter RA-5C Vigilante (USN RVAH-6 USS Kitty Hawk) - Hippy Ed Tribute
1/72 Hasegawa Space Wolf SW-190 (Yuki Kei Special) - Galaxy Far Far Away
1/72 Fujimi RF-4E Phantom II (Luftwaffe RG 51)

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Napoleonic Bust 10 Aug 2016 20:55 #6

Hot dang, take a hand and told to start a hobby. Dr excuse to build models. Well just think, when you're done with the midevil portion you'll be better, stronger, faster...ok I've heard that somewheres before. :popcorn
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Napoleonic Bust 10 Aug 2016 22:34 #7

Will be watching :salute
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Napoleonic Bust 10 Aug 2016 23:56 #8

First question, what medium are you using? I use mostly artist oil's for figure painting.

Good luck on the rehab. When my Dad was in the CF he had his thumb cut. The military horse doctor stitched him up and was surprised when he took the stitches out a couple of weeks later that my Dad had very little movement in the thumb. They sent him to a civilian specialist who found they had missed the severed tendon. Apparently there is a 'spare' tendon in the wrist the he was able to splice into the thumb. After rehab he only had about 80% use of the thumb.

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Napoleonic Bust 11 Aug 2016 00:20 #9

Bummer about the hand. Another place to look is Dave Lindquists you tune channel www.youtube.com/channel/UCTWXX8-eq3b1joSQ7CRgzuw
He has a number of very good tutorials on painting figures. He is also owner of LAst Cavalry and if you need stuff he's got it. He will also answer questions.
Also check out Joe Hudsons section here www.modelersalliance.com/forum/joe-hudson He also has had lessons in the last 5 or 6 Fine Scale Modelers.
And Check Giovanni's section here www.modelersalliance.com/forum/giovanni-azzara
He did some tutorials for me and there are links.
Looking forward to seeing how this goes.
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Napoleonic Bust 11 Aug 2016 19:41 #10

Thank you for the comments fellas :)

Rich I am going to be using Acrylics from the Vallejo stable as I like the quick drying time and the clean up is a bit easier at the mo.
jknaus thanks for the links :thumbsup Dave is very good and is easy to follow ,will check out Joe's stuff to.
Right I made a start on this but I felt the tone was to pink at the time.
I wanted a browner tone to his face but as I added darker shades the face ended up looking like a piece of toast.







These pics are before I made him look like a toast slice. I have since stripped the paint off and re-primed the face and will have another try.

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Napoleonic Bust 11 Aug 2016 20:06 #11

I think the shade was okay and as you add shadows and highlights it would have changed. Also something I was told is don't paint the iris plain white. A little touch of blue to it which will bring it more lifelike in scale. Not a lot mind you. Other wise experiment. There are a lot of ways to do things and borrowing fromo all to make your own style will make it more fun. Watching with interest.
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Napoleonic Bust 11 Aug 2016 20:27 #12

:popcorn
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