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 Posted: Fri Jan 25th, 2008 09:10 am
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Having completed the figures using technique 1, ie painting over a black base coat, I will now attempt the second method to see how the results differ. Here I intend to paint directly onto the light grey plastic, using the same acrylic paints used in part 1. I have chosen 8 figures from the Dapol range. At first I washed them with detergent and cleaned off any flash and mould marks. Next, I painted all the flesh parts using acrylic flesh colour. As can be seen from the picture below I have started to block in the base colours. Where there is white clothing I have painted the areas with a light grey:





I will continue to block in base colours. Then I plan to mix darker shades to create shadow and lighter colours for highlights. We will see how it works out. To be continued...

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 Posted: Fri Jan 25th, 2008 11:39 am
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Bob I've always thought the black undercoat approach was a bit simplistic. I've never been able to work out why black should be chosen as a base colour for a pale blue shirt, or someone's bare arm, for example. Your results are excellent :!: I hasten to add.
I'm going to enjoy following this one too.

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Can't wait for the next installment and will certainly have a go when you finish your thread :!:
Two questions ... are these figures still available :?: I couldn't find any on the Dapol shelf of the local shop.
And ... what colour are you using for flesh i.e. make and correct name.
I checked out the "Games Workshop" acrylic Flesh, but without opening it, I'm not convinced.

Cheers :!: :!:

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If you just fancy your hand at the half a dozen or so that Bob has in his Photos I can probably let you have some spares I think I have knocking about here.

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Novice as always great thread, certainly following this one, all be it a while befoe i get to this stage.
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Dapol still produce these figures at :

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Gwent Rail wrote:Can't wait for the next installment and will certainly have a go when you finish your thread :!:
Two questions ... are these figures still available :?: I couldn't find any on the Dapol shelf of the local shop.
And ... what colour are you using for flesh i.e. make and correct name.
I checked out the "Games Workshop" acrylic Flesh, but without opening it, I'm not convinced.

Cheers :!: :!:


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i think Bob (FC) answered the first question and as far as I am aware they are still freely available in many model shops. With regards to the flesh colour I am using Games Workshop "Dwarf Flesh". It is far too red to be used as a final colour but as a base coat it is fine. I will later add brown, yellow and white to the colour to give light and shade.

You can make flesh yourself by mixing a small amount of yellow, a tiny amount of red to white, with a little bit of mid brown - depending upon desired skin tone. But I just use the commercial stuff and add colours as needed.

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 Posted: Fri Jan 25th, 2008 08:31 pm
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Bob (K)- really good painting you do :D Are these figures 00 :?:

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If you just fancy your hand at the half a dozen or so that Bob has in his Photos I can probably let you have some spares I think I have knocking about here.

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Excellent offer mate, I'll PM you if I can't find any locally and give them a try.
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Excellent Bob, I'll follow this one as well and await the results so that I can get cracking. :D :D

People are very important in a layout but they have to be right for the period. Have you come across any where they depict firemen leaning out of the cab as they often did as the loco trundles along, or the ubiquitous trainspotters of old who used to frequent every platform end, notebook in hand? :?

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Hopefully, and I'm not pushing anyone here, :roll: we may have a topic where the chopping up and putting back together in a different form of these figures will be started.



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Work has continued to block in the main colours on the figures. Apart from painting the hair the figures are now very similar to those available ready painted from firms like Hornby and Peco. Although painted, the effect is crude and in my opinion unrealistic.



So the task now is to make them look more realistic. I should add that I have deliberately used some brighter colours than I would normally use, for the purpose of demonstrating shading and highlights. Also, following the question from Bob(FC) concerning the cheapo paints from bookshops, apart from flesh and a bit of silver all of the colours I used came from a 4.99 pound box of acrylics. I was very pleased with the coverage and ease of application of these paints. I kept a record of the colours and colour mixes used so that when I applied shading and light I was able to use the original colour, with either dark or light tones added. The next task then is to apply shading. I added a darker shade to the base colour, using dark brown, blue, green and black and applied this to creases, folds and areas in the shade, eg under arms, between legs etc:



Once this was dry I tried to add lighter highlights to the raised areas. This is a technique I have used with enamels; however, as the acrylics dry so fast it is difficult to get the colours to blend. I ended up with a load of stripes on the figure:



So another method was needed and I reverted to dry brushing. By adding a little white to the base colour rapidly brush over the area. The brush will pick out the raised areas on the figure:



I found that I had to repeat this part of the painting a few times using a variety of shades until I had built up the depth of colour I was looking for. Slowly this work begins to take effect:



The next stage is to add some shade to the flesh areas. For this I used some thinned dark brown. This runs into all the crevices in the skin:



Once dry I added more flesh with a little white and or yellow added. This picks out raised areas like cheeks, nose and chin. I used a coat of light brown for the hair, which I covered with a wash of dark brown and here is the end result:



Pictures of the other completed figures to follow. All in all I was quite pleased with the results, but I had to adapt as I proceeded with the project. I thought the cheap paints were as good as the more expensive modeling acrylics and this method is as good as method 1, although I think more time consuming. In all about 6 hours work for 8 figures.

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Excellent results Bob(K) :!:
They look as good as anything that can be bought (even the premium priced Preiser HO figures) and at a fraction of the price :!:
Another job that I've never done, but intend to try in the future.

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They look great Bob you've got a brilliant eye for detail and colour,and lots of patience :lol: Look forward to having a go myself 1 day :wink: Sue

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It is real obvious Bob(K), that you totally understand where you are headed, before you get there. Hope that makes sense. As I looked upon the figures where you commented about the stripes, I thought "This is where I would throw them away and start over!", but when you finished, it's like those never existed.

Great Talent Bob(K)!
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Les wrote:Excellent Bob, I'll follow this one as well and await the results so that I can get cracking. :D :D

. Have you come across any where they depict firemen leaning out of the cab as they often did as the loco trundles along, or the ubiquitous trainspotters of old who used to frequent every platform end, notebook in hand? :?

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I have been looking through my tin of Dapol figures and have found 3, that with a bit chopping might do the trick. When I get time I will give it a go and report back. The main problem is that I don't have a loco here to test them in. Might have to mock something up :)

I know some of the metal figure range produce drivers and firemen, but I don't know of any in plastic.

I think Preiser do train spotter figures, but I am not sure.

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Ratio used to do a driver and fireman. I've seen them on ebay in the past.

Bob - lovely job on those figures :!:

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Once this was dry I tried to add lighter highlights to the raised areas. This is a technique I have used with enamels; however, as the acrylics dry so fast it is difficult to get the colours to blend. I ended up with a load of stripes on the figure:


I just ran across a bottle of "Blending Gel" made by FolkArt. It's primary use is to extend the drying time of acrylic paints for blendability!

Directions on the bottle:

Shake Well
Dampen brush with gel
Blot on paper towel
Pick up color and paint
Pick up gel as needed to extend drying time
Clean up while wet with soap and water.

Ref: http://www.plaidonline.com

Maybe this will help you!

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