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Author Topic: Force Publique (The FP vs the Big Ape UPDATE Jan 19)  (Read 10742 times)

Offline mortimer

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Force Publique (The FP vs the Big Ape UPDATE Jan 19)
« on: December 02, 2009, 07:26:31 PM »
This is my first experience painting miniatures. I'm working on it for the last two months... reading forums, tutorials... and in the photo some of the minis... not a very detailed and realistic work, but I think it's OK just for wargaming play purposes... ,D what do you think?
 
I think minis are so difficult!!!! well, It's practice and practice... I suppose.



I need to finish the bases... some ideas?

********BELGIAN SERGEANT********updated Dec 03****************



happy with the new painted mini... hardjob again...

********The Straw Hats and some WIP********updated Dec 11****************



********Six New Belgian Soldiers********update Jan 08****************

I've been working hard on the new soldiers... Learning some tricks and working systems, developing routines gradually...
I appreciate advices and opinion...

thanks















PD I'll work in all the bases when I finish the whole belgian army

********Foundry's Belgian riding a mule********update Jan 10****************

My first mounted (in a mule...) and the last of this group... There is some differences in the tones of the mule in the middle, but it's a light effect taking the photo -the real tone is the same in both sides of the animal, and more bluish-



********Belgian blue eyed one...********update Jan 12****************




********A very British Ally******** UPDATE Jan 14********



a really fun paintjob miniature... but too many hours... many many details...

from Parroom Station miniatures, he'll command an allied askaris unit...  :D
« Last Edit: January 19, 2010, 08:22:26 PM by mortimer »

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Re: My first ever painted minis: Force Publique
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2009, 07:42:02 PM »
Good start! Force Publique are getting popular around here. Ray Rivers was showing some not long ago, and inspired by him I'm trying to finish off my force at the moment too.

The bases? I see your one base has some texture on it. That looks good. Next perhaps some dry-brushing over it in a lighter colour, and maybe a little grass?
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Offline Rev. Aubrey Upjohn

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Re: My first ever painted minis: Force Publique
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2009, 08:36:41 PM »
Hats off!
Well done if they are your first figures and a nice choice too.
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Offline VSF Gamer

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Re: My first ever painted minis: Force Publique
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2009, 08:40:16 PM »
I think they look great. Better than alot of my stuff and I've been painting for years. Myself, I'm not a fan of the slotted bases. I prefer pennies as they take up less room. Just my 2 cents worth..

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Re: My first ever painted minis: Force Publique
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2009, 10:57:33 PM »
I like them too! Very good indeed for a first effort, I reckon!!

I agree with the advice about the bases. I do mine with sand glued on with PVA. When dry, I then give it a diluted brown ink wash. When that's dry I drybrush with GW 'Bleached bone'. See my 'NW Frontier' thread for an example (the 2 British infantry were done with this style). I also stick a patch or two of static grass on after varnishing to break up the sand effect...

Offline bc99

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Re: My first ever painted minis: Force Publique
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2009, 11:51:15 PM »
Great, I've also got some Force Publique in the pipeline, great show and wonderful looking figures. I like the fact that with a different paint scheme you've been able to use two of the same miniature.

Thanks!

Offline warrenpeace

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Re: My first ever painted minis: Force Publique
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2009, 04:05:34 AM »
Those look great to me.  Would be very happy to game with those.  How about pictures of the guys in the back.
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Offline Ray Rivers

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Re: My first ever painted minis: Force Publique
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2009, 09:14:24 AM »
This is my first experience painting miniatures.

 :o

Wow, not bad at all.  My first mini's couldn't hold a candle to these beauties!

Nice work!

Offline mortimer

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Re: My first ever painted minis: Force Publique
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2009, 10:46:03 AM »
Thanks for all your comments, that's very kind for you... and thanks for the ideas about bases...

guitarheroandy, great works in your Northwest frontier minis!! wow... wooooooow, wow :D

And about the 'out of focus' figures I'll update this post with new photos of this minis and new one in next days

Thanks again, keep on painting

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Re: My first ever painted minis: Force Publique
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2009, 10:59:11 AM »
First figures painted?  Great job!

Offline Captain Blood

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Re: My first ever painted minis: Force Publique
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2009, 11:44:29 AM »
Yes indeed. A very good start for a first time painter. Look forward to seeing more.

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Re: My first ever painted minis: Force Publique
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2009, 12:03:29 PM »
Very well done indeed for a first time, most of us take a good while to get to that standard keep it up

thanks for sharing :) :) :)

Offline mortimer

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happy with the new painted mini... hardjob again...

Offline Ray Rivers

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happy with the new painted mini... hardjob again...

Nobody ever said it was easy... but it gets easier over time.   :)

Offline Gluteus Maximus

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happy with the new painted mini... hardjob again...


You should be happy! They are better than my figures and I've been painting for about 37 years  lol

You'll find it gets easier as you develop routines and learn the tricks of the trade. Also it should get a lot quicker, so you'll get more done and that will help give a greater sense of achievement.

Keep posting your work  :)

 

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