Sunday, January 31, 2016

Matchbox - WW2 British Infantry Part 2

          I'm happy that I was able to close January with one more post.I can say that your respond to my posts has motivated me to work a little bit harder in order to proceed with my paintings and I want to thank you all for that!
           Continuing with the "Matchbox - British Infantry" set I would like to present you this week's job.


  I've decided to make a base for this figure because I believe that a figure without base is a "Half" figure... For this base I've experienced my skills to a new (to me) technique to make muddy terrain. And this is to make true mud...I've mixed true earth pigment and dirt with diluted PVA glue and as a result I've got real mud!! When it dries it became a very solid mass ready to paint.


  After a nice and dark painting with 2-3 types of brown I've added diluted PVA and let it dry. When it dries it remains glossy so it gives the feeling of wet mud.Next  I've added some stones and some dead plants  and grass tufts. Then some extensive dry brushing gives the final result!




Here you can see the figure without the base..


 And that's the final result in some artistic dark pictures..!









       Next time I will be very generous with the diluted PVA for the water effect.... For the next two figures of this set I'm considering of making a small vignette that evolves both of them in a muddy "Sandbag Gun Emplacement"... Stay tuned as it will arrive within this week....(with my daughters good will!!)..

Thank you for visiting!!!!

'Till next time... Keep Up The Brushes!!


13 comments:

  1. Beatifull miniature. I also love this base. I m a big fan of realistic bases. BIG plus!

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    1. Yes, I can see that in your figures!!You're way ahead my friend!!
      I'm happy you like my job!

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  2. Great work on the figure, but the base is superbly executed. A mini-diorama of museum quality!

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    1. Thank you very much Dean!I believe that the base made the figure look more realistic than it really is...

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  3. This base is just perfect...amazing job!

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    1. Mercy beaucoup Phil! I 'm very happy when an experienced hobbiest like my work!

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  4. In a "word": WOW!!!!!!!!!! More, please....!! :D

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  5. Great work on the base! I like the effect you archived! And the figure is painted top quality!

    Greetings
    Peter

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