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Would anyone be interested in a method to produce a good result quickly..I can produce a short "how to" if wanted. Its based on painting war games figures quickly and accurately using the natural curves of the mould of the figures.
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Hi Gary and yes please, as I have several sets of 4mm loco crew and seated passengers to paint and I'm changing my old method and paint type and am open to new ways of figure painting.

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Ok...Give me a few days to get my act together, hopefully will help to get a realistic look.  Weathering locos will be a new adventure for me so will have to wade thtough a few online resources.

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No problem Gary and I have a timber floor to sand and seal before I get into the railway room!

Good luck with the weathering research. I assume you have a suitable guinea pig to start with!

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No examples to follow...seen some cracking efforts using various modelling methods so hope to get my head round it sooner rather than later.

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Go for it, Gary.  :thumbs

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Really looking forward to it Gary.

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Likewise! :thumbs

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Dapol passenger figures purchased. Looked at the bachmann figures which were decent but lacked shadows etc. I have also viewed the Chinese versions on ebay, about £2.00 for 100 figures, cant see any way of rescuing them, I would imagine they are fine at the back of the layout. Just need to run my daughter back to uni tomorrow and will attack them on monday.

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Okay Gary, I'll try and keep up with you. I have a box of those figures, the Airfix version, together with a load of white metal ones from John Day, Dart Castings and Monty's. I'll set up a work station and await further instructions .  .  .

Safe trip tomorrow with your daughter.

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Look forward to the tutorial Gary. Brilliant idea and not one that I have seen before.
Those figures from fleabay are a waste of space. I have two packets of them and apart from not being to scale as it said on the packet, they are really poor quality. You pays your money!

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I'm still looking for a pilot bust for my 1/4 scale aircraft, if anyone knows of a supplier.   :cool:

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Nothing complex Bill, I was shown a  method to paint figures by a chap who made a living at it.

He knocked out hundreds of 15 mm wargames figures a day.  His larger scale figures were a work of art.

Just viewed the Montys models they will come up a treat, they look like lovely castings.

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Complex has its place, but quick and easy sounds more appropriate for 4mm figures!

Soon,

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MaxSouthOz wrote: I'm still looking for a pilot bust for my 1/4 scale aircraft, if anyone knows of a supplier.   :cool:

Have you looked at the 'Sportsman Series'? They do 1/4th scale in their range.

Also Tailored Pilot, they do whole pilots but they may do you a bust.

Premier Pilots USA based
Perfect Pilots UK based do partial bodied pilots


Nexus modelling supplies in the UK sell a range of 1/4th bust pilots too.

Hope this helps, all the best John.


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MaxSouthOz wrote: I'm still looking for a pilot bust for my 1/4 scale aircraft, if anyone knows of a supplier.   :cool:

I've lost so much weight over this move Max, I think I'll probably fit the bill ................................. :cheers

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Thanks, John.

I'll search those.

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Petermac wrote: I've lost so much weight over this move Max, I think I'll probably fit the bill ................................. :cheers

Maybe I'll move, Peter.  I could do to lose some . . . .  :lol:

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Western Way wrote: MaxSouthOz wrote: I'm still looking for a pilot bust for my 1/4 scale aircraft, if anyone knows of a supplier.   :cool:

Have you looked at the 'Sportsman Series'? They do 1/4th scale in their range.

Also Tailored Pilot, they do whole pilots but they may do you a bust.

Premier Pilots USA based
Perfect Pilots UK based do partial bodied pilots


Nexus modelling supplies in the UK sell a range of 1/4th bust pilots too.

Hope this helps, all the best John.



That is a great list.  Thanks, John.  :thumbs

I couldn't find the Sportsman Series, but there is plenty of scope with the rest of them.

Some have moving parts and servos; no less!

I appreciate your help.

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Premier Pilots came through, John.  :thumbs

http://www.premierpilots.net/id25.html

Whoops!

 

Thanks again.

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MaxSouthOz wrote: Premier Pilots came through, John.  :thumbs

http://www.premierpilots.net/id25.html

Whoops!

 

Thanks again.

Hmmm - nice .............................

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MaxSouthOz wrote: Premier Pilots came through, John.  :thumbs

http://www.premierpilots.net/id25.html

Whoops!

 

Thanks again.

You are very welcome bud.

Nice choice  :cool wink

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MaxSouthOz wrote: Premier Pilots came through, John.  :thumbs

http://www.premierpilots.net/id25.html

Whoops!

 

Thanks again.
You did say you were looking for a bust.

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interesting look there: I am old that a "model" shop called Anne Summers does a similar range....not in 00 scale though.


                 

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