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God wills it Inactive Member10 Aug 2017 8:01 a.m. PST

Really enjoyed painting these….AB Figures naps

The sgt markings are more yellow/gold than the cpl orange markings….just been lost in the pics.

God wills it Inactive Member10 Aug 2017 9:02 a.m. PST

All the hours spent painting them it took a look at the image to see ive not painted 2 of the gold eagle plates on the hats….

Col Blancard10 Aug 2017 9:16 a.m. PST

nice work to say the least! which white did you use to undercoat the white on the vest? a medium or dark grey by the look of it?

I varnish my minis with a brush. At that stage it is quite common to discover forgotten/unpainted details :)

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2017 9:28 a.m. PST

They are amazing and would be so in any scale, but in 18mm…incredible. Things like the rank markings and long service stripes, ornaments on the turnbacks or the straps on the backpack…….

Oh and yes. If you want to spot every error, just photograph it and post it for the entire world to see. Just as the hour has passed to allow you to edit it….AAAAAAAAAAAAARGH! It is barn door obvious.

My 71st are all done. Nothing missing obviously…and then, right in the middle, one idiot has no painted straps on his back pack. Groan….

Dr Jeckyll Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2017 10:35 a.m. PST

Ok, these are some of the best painted AB figs I have seen,, this is fantastic work!!!! I am thorougly impressed. Well done!!

torokchar Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2017 10:49 a.m. PST

VERY – VERY Nice work here.

God wills it Inactive Member10 Aug 2017 12:04 p.m. PST

Thx one and all.

Col Blancard, ak interactive white set, basically a couple of very light creams and off whites, I use the various colours on different bits of clothing to mix up the overall effect. I prime the figure black and so with each shade I just build it up gradually with a couple of coats, highlight it, wash it with a brown shade then high light it again. Once you get into the swing of things its quite quick.

I also used the ak interactive red and blue sets for the uniform.

cavalry47 Inactive Member10 Aug 2017 1:03 p.m. PST

Absolutely amazing, Dead Head again this proves that 18mm is the one true scale and we all just need to put a lot more effort into our work (Actually I cant paint for toffee) but these must be the best AB figures I have seen.

I hope Mr Barton gets to see how wonderful they are

jwebster10 Aug 2017 2:06 p.m. PST

I thought my stuff was looking good, but yours blows it away !

Do you black (grey) line separately or is the outlining simply black primer showing through ?

I've had a lot of difficulty getting white over black primer. How many layers did you need ? I don't have ak paints, are they really high density ?



God wills it Inactive Member10 Aug 2017 3:24 p.m. PST

Hi, I do rely on the black primer to help create the highlight effect to a certain extent, I don't black line if I don't have to, I try to be as careful as possible when I paint which is easier with ab figures as the detail is so clean and crisp.

I always add a few drops of water to my paint, can't say ak interactive are any better than vallejo but I do like the colour sets which are generally pretty good (especially the ww2 ss sets) even the slightly watered paint builds up and is vibrant after a couple of coats.

I think the key to painting like I do is time (lots of), steady hand, daylight light and slightly magnified glasses.

Markconz10 Aug 2017 10:08 p.m. PST

Lovely job!

von Winterfeldt11 Aug 2017 6:57 a.m. PST

excellent work, but after seeing your WW2 – 20 mm painted miniatures, this is no surprise

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