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Warcolours Painting Studio Fezian27 Dec 2010 4:41 p.m. PST

More 28mm WWII stuff. I am amazed by the quality of Bolt Action Plastic kits I must admit; unfortunately my photographic skills fail to do them any justice. Next instalment will be british paratroopers: check this space in the next days.


combatpainter Fezian Inactive Member27 Dec 2010 5:06 p.m. PST

I really like how those are painted. On the down side, I must admit that I see paint chipping off here and there which is a disappointment since you just got those.

Personal logo Dale Hurtt Supporting Member of TMP27 Dec 2010 6:09 p.m. PST

They are nice. I see the chipping to, mostly on the edges. Did you varnish the figures in some way? The paratroopers especially are a nice matte and seem less affected.


combatpainter Fezian Inactive Member27 Dec 2010 6:40 p.m. PST

Warcolours I am sure know enough to protect the paint. Plastics are very delicate though. You should immediately find out what happened. I am sure you paid a pretty penny for this work.

combatpainter Fezian Inactive Member27 Dec 2010 6:43 p.m. PST

So you are the guy who painted those. Ok Good! Easy then. Just touch up and then seal, seal, seal…

Buzzkill Inactive Member27 Dec 2010 7:03 p.m. PST

Did I really see a German officer with his pistol held sideways like he was an doing a drive by shooting in downtown L.A.? Are you kidding me?

Warcolours Painting Studio Fezian27 Dec 2010 7:22 p.m. PST

Apparently the paint in some minor areas (notably on the feet of the models mainly)got somehow chipped before I sealed it. I can see it now in the pictures, in reality they are really tiny and I missed those. Other chipping on the helmets and metal webbing is actually intentional and reproduced with a pencil to simulate weathering.
As for the pistol: well, yes, I did not bother to cut the hand and rotate it so he could hold it straight

Buzzkill Inactive Member27 Dec 2010 7:30 p.m. PST

No worries, the paint job is great, I was just surprised by the pose.

If I wasn't so invested in 1/72 I would definitely go for the Bolt Action 28mm stuff, especially the plastics, I really like them.

combatpainter Fezian Inactive Member27 Dec 2010 7:44 p.m. PST

Other chipping on the helmets and metal webbing is actually intentional and reproduced with a pencil to simulate weathering.

Gotcha! They are very clean and smooth well done so when you performed the chipping it threw it off for me I like your choice of colors as well. Also, you put yourself on the spot with the close-ups. Very courageous.

Warcolours Painting Studio Fezian28 Dec 2010 1:00 a.m. PST

Well, more like photographically challenged I dare say =)

Evil Bobs Miniature Painting28 Dec 2010 7:44 p.m. PST

Don't feel bad. Today's cameras are not kind to painted figures.

Nice work!

a real pro painter Inactive Member06 Jan 2011 11:58 a.m. PST

also the eagles on the tunics are on the wrong side

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