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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 07/16/2016 :  09:59:22 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

I certainly do approve and extremely flattered to see my name on such a beautiful building. My wife is also impressed. Until I showed her your photos she did not realize that you were doing a lot more than slapping a name on a shack or something. I can only say you're a real artist.

Thank you.

Mike


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Guff
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Posted - 07/16/2016 :  10:02:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,
I love this build. The design, the scenery, the interior and the how to instructions. Most of us learned some new techniques from watching this build.
FANTASTIC!!!! Thanks for sharing.



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 07/16/2016 :  10:49:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice Bob!


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hon3_rr
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Posted - 07/16/2016 :  11:21:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well done. Looking forward to the next project.

As an aside, there is a whole hobby devoted to the painting of horse figures. They use some techniques which will provide us with unique modeling finishes. I'm still researching, but thought that I would throw out the information.


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sgtbob
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Posted - 07/16/2016 :  2:51:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mike, Dave, Bill, and KP, many thanks for the really nice posts, much appreciated.

KP, back in 1983 I was awarded the title of Master Figure Artist (and that included horses) by the
National Capitol Military Collectors. Unfortunately my old hands and eyes no longer
allow me to do that fine work. I have greatly simplified and modified my painting techniques
for model railroad figures.

Bob


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 07/16/2016 :  3:06:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,

The building and the figures are magnificent.

I'm positive that any tutorials or hints and tips on painting figures that you want to share with us will be well received. I'll be front row center, taking notes.

Pete
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quartergauger48
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Posted - 07/16/2016 :  7:38:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, just one word keeps coming into mind while looking at this build'.

MARVELOUS simply MARVELOUS'..

I look forward to any tid bits that you provide. When you received the Master award from that organization, they sure awarded it to the right guy'..No question about it. Those horses look real and are quite beautiful...



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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 07/17/2016 :  02:07:47 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wow, that looks fantastic! Very well done, as always!


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 07/17/2016 :  11:25:01 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

I am not at all surprised you've been recognized in the past for your figure painting. The horse and people really fill your model with warmth and life.

Mike


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Ensign
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Posted - 07/17/2016 :  1:53:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, your newest batch of photo's show just how charming this Blacksmith shop is.
The only thing that's missing, is a horseshoe hung above the entrance just below the sign.
For good luck!

Greg Shinnie



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Carl B
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Posted - 07/17/2016 :  4:00:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Excellent work all around Bob!


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sgtbob
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Posted - 07/18/2016 :  06:30:17 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Pete, Ted, Ray, Mike, Greg, and Carl, thanks for the very nice posts, much appreciated. I will see
if I can come up with something simple on figure painting.

Greg, Funny thing, I had already made the horseshoe but in the rush to finish I forgot to
mount it. I will be sure to do so with the points up so the "good luck" doesn't fall out.

Bob


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sgtbob
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Posted - 07/18/2016 :  11:34:05 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Guys, it would take a book to really explain the figure hobby. Great looking figures have been
produced starting at one end, simply painting a stock commercial figure on to the other end,
scratch building the entire figure. In between, where I think most of the work is done, there is
modifying and changing stock figures with scratch built details. Sounds a bit like Model Railroading
doesn't it.

As an example, here's s photo of two plastic kit figures. I'm sure many will recognize the one on
the right as the Lone Ranger. In order to make a figure based on a famous painting I changed the
leg and head positions of the horse, added horse furniture, disassembled the figure, carved
off unwanted detail, reposed it and added details from epoxy putty, and painted it.







more coming...............


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sgtbob
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Posted - 07/18/2016 :  11:43:48 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This Napoleonic Death Hussar was converted from the same kit figure




And in case you are wondering what happened to that Bengal Lancer Kit figure, he became a Polish Winged Hussar.

more again..............




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hon3_rr
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Posted - 07/18/2016 :  11:49:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,
Well, your past hobby explains a lot. I was noticing what a remarkable finish was applied to the details and figures in the diorama and happened to focus on the horse. I know that earning the title of Master Figure Artist by the National Capitol Military Collectors is no small feat!! So even though you say you are taking shortcuts, your 'touch' is still coming through to those who view your work. Again, nicely done and I congratulate you. It was your outstanding finish on the details and figures which prompted my comment about the horse painting hobby.


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