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1/16th scale NVA female irregular
Topic Started: Mar 3 2018, 04:28 PM (909 Views)
des byrne
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I started this figure last night it's my second attempt at a 1/16th scale figure
She is nicely molded with good detail but needed some tidy up which was the first thing I got done last night.
Here is some pics of where I'm at

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Her face will prove the biggest challenge for me
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After tidy-up on the seams and flash I gave her a bath in warm water and washing up liquid
And the got assembly started
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I then started on filling the gaps and sink marks with milliput rolled into small sausages and then tidied up using a wet cotton bud

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Finally i drilled out the gun barrel and sight just for a bit more detail
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Got her hat done last night
I primed with mr surfacer 1500 then sprayed some some patches of wooden deck brown on after i sprayed some deck tan mixed 30/70 paint to thinners and sprayed on light coats to blend it all together
When that was dry I then brushed on some Windsor and newton burnt sienna oil paint and left for around 45 minutes and cleaned off with a stiff brush and cotton buds with just a touch of thinners they should be almost dry here is some pics

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Wooden brown added in patches just to give some tonal variation
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Then deck tan been added in heavily thinned light coats
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All blended in the effect is subtle but it's better seen with naked eye
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Oil paint applied
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After oils are clean up I'm happy enough with the look of it
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Great figure Des. Looking forward to seeing how you get on with this
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Parkadge
Mar 4 2018, 10:02 PM

Great figure Des. Looking forward to seeing how you get on with this
Thanks pat I hope I do her some justice she's primed now and all just a bit more filling and sanding that showed up under the priming to be done then the hard part begins 😂
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Joseph M

A lot of nice work in just the hat. Like Pat I'll be watching .................
Cheers
Joe M
On the bench in order of nearest to completion;
A Model 1/72 Spad A.2 Finished 24/4/18
A Z Models 1/72 Morane "WR". (Schneider race entry from 1914).
K P Models 1/72 Avia BH-3
Mark 1 Models 1/144 Gloster Gladiator
SRAM Models 1/144 SIA 7-B (Resin)
Valom Models 1144 A pair of Sopwith Pups
MSD Models 1/72 Vickers Vimy 66 Commercial
Glencoe Models 1/81 Curtiss Condor
Revell 1/72 Fokker D.VII conversion to a two seater
Curtiss Condor (added 24/4/18) 1/81
Ansaldo S.V.A 9 (added 24/4/18)

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Joseph M
Mar 5 2018, 12:47 AM
A lot of nice work in just the hat. Like Pat I'll be watching .................
Cheers
Joe M
Thanks Joe
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Manxman
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Nice work Des
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Mar 5 2018, 09:43 AM
Nice work Des
Thanks Pete
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A bit of an update I've the face almost done I am painting it in acrylic paint so I'm using a wet pallet for the first time
I'm happy enough so far with the results
Here's some pics
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And finally a close up i really like this picture

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Looks great Des :clap:

I think most of us have seen that look at some stage!

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Gallery of my Completed Builds

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1/72 Monogram F-105G Wild Weasel Vietnam GB


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Dermot
Apr 4 2018, 04:06 PM
Looks great Des :clap:

I think most of us have seen that look at some stage!

Dermot


Haha yeah- "Not more kits!"


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Dermot
Apr 4 2018, 04:06 PM
Looks great Des :clap:

I think most of us have seen that look at some stage!

Dermot
Thanks Dermot I've been on the receiving end of that look a fair few times.
And as pat says it was about kits 😂
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Looks great , eyes not looking ridiculous which is most of the battle !My 1/16 Greek warrior had to have his full face helmet on not to look silly .
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Amazingly good painting on the face, looking very (dare I say it creepily) lifelike, particularly the eyes. You really should post a bit more of the detail steps of the face painting, as this is such a difficult thing to get right.
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On the Bench:-
Sopwith Pup scratchbuild 1:48
ARC-170 1/8something scale
Mk IV Heavy Tank 1:72

Finished Builds:
A7V Scratchbuild /Saint Chamond Scratchbuild
Airfix ME 109 /HE51 Floatplane/Mig 21/Scratchbuilt 1913 Depredussin racer
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Marklo
Apr 5 2018, 08:07 AM
Amazingly good painting on the face, looking very (dare I say it creepily) lifelike, particularly the eyes. You really should post a bit more of the detail steps of the face painting, as this is such a difficult thing to get right.
I'd agree, you seem to be getting the eyes and the tonal colours just right.
Cheers
Joe M
On the bench in order of nearest to completion;
A Model 1/72 Spad A.2 Finished 24/4/18
A Z Models 1/72 Morane "WR". (Schneider race entry from 1914).
K P Models 1/72 Avia BH-3
Mark 1 Models 1/144 Gloster Gladiator
SRAM Models 1/144 SIA 7-B (Resin)
Valom Models 1144 A pair of Sopwith Pups
MSD Models 1/72 Vickers Vimy 66 Commercial
Glencoe Models 1/81 Curtiss Condor
Revell 1/72 Fokker D.VII conversion to a two seater
Curtiss Condor (added 24/4/18) 1/81
Ansaldo S.V.A 9 (added 24/4/18)

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Marklo
Apr 5 2018, 08:07 AM
Amazingly good painting on the face, looking very (dare I say it creepily) lifelike, particularly the eyes. You really should post a bit more of the detail steps of the face painting, as this is such a difficult thing to get right.
Cheers marklo I'll try and post more details of what paint and process I used on her when I'm back at the bench as I don't want to give wrong paint colours I know the paint I used is mostly vallejo and games work shop colours also used a wet pallet for mixing them i just mixed until the colours looked right so real ratio involved just used eyeballs to for mixing
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Apr 5 2018, 11:39 PM
Marklo
Apr 5 2018, 08:07 AM
Amazingly good painting on the face, looking very (dare I say it creepily) lifelike, particularly the eyes. You really should post a bit more of the detail steps of the face painting, as this is such a difficult thing to get right.
I'd agree, you seem to be getting the eyes and the tonal colours just right.
Cheers
Joe M
Thanks Joe
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Great stuff Des. The eyes really look good.

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Thanks Graham
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Manxman
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That does look first rate Des.
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