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Makhno191816 Oct 2020 4:30 a.m. PST

Hi all, I've been working in 1/72 for a few years, but I'm about to try a 1/32 figure for the first time. I was wondering if there's a different way I should approach it or different techniques than I'm used to in 1/72 (I've done 28mm too). I prime in brown spray primer and use oil paints after that. This figure in question is a plastic horse-mounted figure. Thanks!

T Corret Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2020 8:51 a.m. PST

There are posts on this site about using oils on the horses and wiping off most to speed painting and shading. The biggest change is more detail that can be painted, and shading being larger, but more subtle. The chance to work magic on the face is undeniable, but use light flesh for the eyes, and make them smaller than you usually do to avoid the pop-eye. There is a great chance to paint large groups of figures at a time due to the long drying time of oils. Post some pics, I would love to see your work.

dampfpanzerwagon Fezian16 Oct 2020 9:33 a.m. PST

Check out Bivlecrafts 1/32nd – some of the best plastic 1/32nd scale minis on the web.



AICUSV17 Oct 2020 11:06 p.m. PST

I just completed a 54mm project. I was surprised at how easy the figures were to paint compared to smaller scales, took about 4 times the amount of paint. Biggest issue I had was that straight lines (belt edges and such) had to be straight. A lot of fun to do.Samplecan be seen here TMP link . I used mainly craft shop acrylics, I did use some retarder to allow some of the paints to blend a little.

Makhno191819 Oct 2020 3:31 a.m. PST

Thanks everyone! I'm a little nervous about the face, as I'm colorblind and skin tones give me fits, but I can annoy my family with my usual painting questions "what color is This?"…They love that. T corret the eyes tip is great, much appreciated. I imagine the dark lines above the eyes (and other facial features of skip in smaller scale) will be important too.

I'll definitely share this piece once it's done, thanks to others who've shared their work or helpful examples. If you'd like to see some of what I've done in 1/72, here's the main piece I've finished: link
There's some other stuff on that site too but the rest is mostly for games and less polished. Thanks Again!

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