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A question for you figure painters?

August 5 2010 at 10:06 PM
Carter Latham  (Login golance)
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If you use acrylics do you thin them down when painting faces? And, whats your fave primer?
I have the new Young miniatures W-SS MG42 Gunner bust inbound and just wondering what the conensus is?
I use Tamiya fine spray primer and both Vallejo and Reaper miniatures acrylics and Lifecolor too.
Thanks
Carter

 
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Scott Millican
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While I am no pro figure painter

August 5 2010, 11:26 PM 

Far, far from it, I use Vallejo to paint mine and tend to thin the colors I use for the face and hands a bit more than I would for uniforms and such. Don't know if that is much help or not.

Here are a couple of pics of the last figures I did about a year ago:

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Andy Fettes
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Hi Carter

August 6 2010, 1:31 PM 

Yes use the acrylics nicely thinned that way you can add to enhance the face

Saying that though Ive just mucked up a head that Im doing right now and hes sitting in a oven cleaner bath at the moment happy.gif

There are some very good tutorials on the web

This one is for colour mixes

http://www.coloradominiatures.com/infovallejopaints.aspx#fatigue

This one is by Calvin Tan

http://zyclyon-tutorials.blogspot.com/2009/03/1_28.html

Doug Cohen`s

http://www.timelinesforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7514

I hope this helps you a bit

Scott I love the figures happy.gif

Thanks
Andy


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