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Offline Gothic Line

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Re: WW2 British Airborne
« Reply #30 on: February 13, 2014, 08:08:51 PM »

 Amazing!!!!!!!

Offline dm

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Re: WW2 British Airborne
« Reply #31 on: February 13, 2014, 08:55:56 PM »
Awesome painting 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

Offline grant

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Re: WW2 British Airborne
« Reply #32 on: February 13, 2014, 09:34:15 PM »
Cubstastic!
Airborneriffic!
Reddeviltacular!
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Offline Ballardian

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Re: WW2 British Airborne
« Reply #33 on: February 14, 2014, 06:22:36 PM »
Gorgeously painted characterful minis, I tip my hat to you sir!

Offline Kane

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Re: WW2 British Airborne
« Reply #34 on: February 14, 2014, 06:31:26 PM »
Cubstastic!
Airborneriffic!
Reddeviltacular!

Grant, you scare me. It's really disturbing how you never seem to lose inspiration for the weirdest compliments  lol .
Daaaaaaaaaaaaah !

Offline grant

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Re: WW2 British Airborne
« Reply #35 on: February 14, 2014, 07:06:11 PM »
Grant, you scare me. It's really disturbing how you never seem to lose inspiration for the weirdest compliments  lol .

As simple as they might look, some thought does go into them - and a fair amount of fun, too.  lol
Glad someone enjoys them as much as I do  :D

Offline warburton

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Re: WW2 British Airborne
« Reply #36 on: February 16, 2014, 05:19:18 AM »
Wonderful. Looking forward to seeing more in due course.

Offline Cubs

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Re: WW2 British Airborne
« Reply #37 on: April 17, 2014, 03:43:17 PM »
I did four more fellas recently for an article and thought you'd like a peek at them. Don't worry Dan if you're reading, these aren't the pics from the article! I hope you enjoy them. Special mention has to go to Warlord Games for being so damn slow with an order I placed on the 3rd that I was able to use neither the models I had originally planned to, nor the 'Jump Wings' decals (I had to do them freehand) ... it still hasn't arrived.

Two guys with 2" mortars and two snipers.



Here they are individually in more detail, beginning with the snipers.









And now the mortarmen. It was only while looking at my source pics that I discovered the sighting mechanism for these wee mortars was a white line painted down the barrel!







'Sir John ejaculated explosively, sitting up in his chair.' ... 'The Black Gang'.

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Offline Sangennaru

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Re: WW2 British Airborne
« Reply #38 on: April 17, 2014, 04:17:30 PM »
Beautiful models! The restricted palette is very effective!

Offline westwaller

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Re: WW2 British Airborne
« Reply #39 on: April 17, 2014, 04:30:37 PM »
Excellent @Cubs! ...as always! :)
Boo to Warlord though. Probably too busy making gurning 'war faces' in the mirror or something! lol

Offline Captain Blood

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Re: WW2 British Airborne
« Reply #40 on: April 17, 2014, 04:32:43 PM »
Brilliant Cubs. You've got the Denison smock spot on, and the wings are incredible. I do like to see fingernails too  ;)

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Re: WW2 British Airborne
« Reply #41 on: April 17, 2014, 04:45:41 PM »
Fantastic stuff  :-* :-*

Offline Cubs

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Re: WW2 British Airborne
« Reply #42 on: April 17, 2014, 04:46:06 PM »
Thanks guys, I do like painting these old Paul Hicks models, d'you know I do.

Brilliant Cubs. You've got the Denison smock spot on, and the wings are incredible. I do like to see fingernails too  ;)

I simplified the jump wings a little from my first attempt and tried to make them the right size - the other ones are way too big now I look at them. It's basically a droopy porn moustache shape with an ice-cream cone in the middle. I do the dark olive backing first then fill in (very, very carefully) with a 10-0 brush.

The fingernails I did using a trial of a new method. Before, I would leave a patch of dark at the end of the fingers early on, highlighting all around and then go back in for a blob of final highlight at the end. But I wasn't convinced about this and thought it didn't look quite right. This time I just highlighted the fingers all the way along, then near the end of the process put a little blob of dark and then the highlight nail. For some reason it looks better to me.

Offline Johnno

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Re: WW2 British Airborne
« Reply #43 on: April 17, 2014, 07:10:04 PM »
Lovely work. Where can I find these articles you are referring to?
You wanna paint mine?  :D
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Offline jp762

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Re: WW2 British Airborne
« Reply #44 on: April 17, 2014, 07:32:45 PM »
Just copied your fingernails! Thats the first time I ever painted them. Thank you!
Yes, where is this article?

 

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