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Offline Svennn

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Svennn is back in China
« on: February 10, 2019, 10:29:01 PM »
After what seems an absolute eternity I found time over Christmas to paint a mini. Must say I rather struggled with being so out of practice but did this Imperial Musketeer from Gringo Ged's Taiping range



Over New Year I knocked up this house. an idea I have been flirting with for some time but as my attempts at sculpting are proving inadequate I will just have to wait and hope someone releases a Taiping or Boxer range in 10mm.



And then Victorious released a figure I have wanted for a very long time and I had to get one.



Really enjoyed this but I ran out of steam rather and only speed painted the bodyguards to accompany her. Please excuse the bad photo



and just to give an idea of scale



cheers

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Re: Svennn is back in China
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2019, 10:31:12 PM »
Great stuff mate! And glad to see you back :)
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Re: Svennn is back in China
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2019, 11:19:53 PM »
Great stuff mate! And glad to see you back :)

Ditto that  :)

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Re: Svennn is back in China
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2019, 01:44:27 AM »
Wow those colors are exquisite! Beautiful work!

Offline Johnno

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Re: Svennn is back in China
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2019, 01:58:20 AM »
Love the carpeted bases on the Victorious miniatures
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Re: Svennn is back in China
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2019, 09:51:11 AM »
Wonderful painting and I second the comment on the carpeted bases

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Re: Svennn is back in China
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2019, 10:42:16 AM »
Svennn,
Great to have you back in the Sino-painting fold! Your Empress is top notch  :-* :-* Some really brilliant yellows. Care to share your recipe on the yellows?
Lon
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Offline JBaumal

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Re: Svennn is back in China
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2019, 03:02:26 PM »
Svenn, great brush work AND basing! Your speed painting is way better than my diligent painting. I look forward to what you come up with next.

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Re: Svennn is back in China
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2019, 08:27:30 PM »
Very good.  And good to see you back.   :)

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Re: Svennn is back in China
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2019, 10:59:17 PM »
GreT to see my old mate Bagovich back at the brushes. :)
I was only thinking about you over the weekend. My bad for not dropping you a line. :)
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Re: Svennn is back in China
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2019, 09:13:39 AM »
Great paint job on Cixi and I do love the carpet bases, what a great idea.

Keep an eye out for future releases.

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Re: Svennn is back in China
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2019, 09:33:12 AM »
Thanks all, I'll see if I can get another four done before year end ::)

Lon, nothing special on the yellow. It is three layers. A Golden Yellow followed by a standard Yellow and topped with a Lemon Yellow (or standard plus white). All cheap but nicely pigmented craft paints. The secret, if there is one, is to find the right pots of paint - you will probably have to discard quite a few like I have before you hit pay dirt. And of course I use a white undercoat.

cheers  Svennn