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Author Topic: FNN's WWII in 20mm  (Read 2409 times)

Offline FriendlyNeighbourhoodNerd

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Re: FNN's WWII in 20mm
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2023, 04:39:42 PM »
A bit of surgery and a quick paintjob later, they are done! Very happy with the AB Figures, really sharp detail and wonderful sculpting and casting.

Offline bluewillow

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Re: FNN's WWII in 20mm
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2023, 09:44:12 PM »
Nice job on that Jeep

Offline FriendlyNeighbourhoodNerd

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Re: FNN's WWII in 20mm
« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2024, 10:22:47 PM »
Whew, it's been a while!

Not a very exciting update, this one. Just had this Afrika Korps fella laying around after I lost motivation for the project and thought hey, cool pose, let's paint him just for fun. And so I did!

I actually tried, instead of using washes (like Agrax Earthshade which I always use) to use thinned down paint instead, and I actually prefer how that worked! Plus, it's in the proper colour for the part it's meant to be shading, and not just brown. But it's a more subtle approach which I'm a fan of, what do you guys think?

Granted it probably wouldn't work with a more drab scheme, or I would have to go brighter on the highlights and darker on the shading. He probably needs more contrast, I might do more passes of this I found it actually stains less than GW washes, which means less cleanup!

I'm very happy with how he's turned out so far! still have to finish the base, though.

« Last Edit: March 02, 2024, 10:24:39 PM by FriendlyNeighbourhoodNerd »

Offline Mindenbrush

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Re: FNN's WWII in 20mm
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2024, 12:43:55 PM »
Looks good but have you tried using a glaze medium with your thinned down paint? It makes the thinned paint flow better and you get a smoother finish.
I use it in between layers when painting flesh to blend them together and on large areas such as cloaks.
Wargamers do it on a table.
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