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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/03/2017 :  08:40:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm sorry to hear about your friend, Bob. Nice job on the figures.

Bruce

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sgtbob
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Posted - 02/04/2017 :  2:06:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys, your comments are all welcome and appreciated. Still working on the computer and
getting another batch of figures ready to paint. I did have an idea for my next structure build but
it is not working out.

Bob


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 02/04/2017 :  2:15:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,

Good to see you back, and not good to hear about the problems. My condolences on the loss of your buddy. That's gotta be tough.

As to the computer stuff, well, every time I replace a machine I have to walk into the process with the idea that this machine is the first one of these I've ever seen, and it is cool and I just need to learn it. Great attitude, and no, it doesn't usually work for me.

Your LPs are looking good from here, and like Ray, I love the faded jeans. No worries on losing skills-- you have an overabundance of reserve from which to draw.

Pete
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sgtbob
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Posted - 02/20/2017 :  2:30:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Not much work done on the model building scene but I did get a few more "little people" painted.



Bob


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 02/20/2017 :  3:00:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A good group of figures, Bob. Also, if you ever model an Army-Navy store, the Marine on the right end is a dead ringer for a "cigar store" type figure that stands outside the door for the Army-Navy store right here.


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David Clark
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Posted - 02/20/2017 :  4:00:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This isn't meant to be a criticism but a tip. You obviously have some good paint skills.
A really fast way of adding depth to your LPs is to give them a wash of dark (brown) ink. You don't want it to be too concentrated - better to try a couple of dilute passes than one that is too heavy and ends up staining the figure. The pigment will settle in the recesses and give you instant relief (no pun intended). When I was painting hundreds of tabletop miniatures for wargaming I would use the inks from Games Workshop - there is a lot of colour choice. You can add blue over top of red, purple over green, etc. but if you want, I know a lot of people used diluted Minwax followed by a shot of matte spray.
Cheers,
Dave



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sgtbob
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Posted - 02/20/2017 :  4:40:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bill and Dave, thanks for your comments.

Dave, It's hard to see but these figures all have a dark wash on them, my photography skills are lacking.

Bob


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 02/20/2017 :  5:03:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

A nice lineup of people. They have very realistic poses and colors. When it comes to a paintbrush your aim is true.

Mike


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Ensign
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Posted - 02/20/2017 :  6:12:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, nice looking line up of people.
I think the guy in the brown suit is the guilty one!

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George D
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Posted - 02/20/2017 :  7:58:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Figures are difficult to do, but you did a fine job with your's, Bob.

George



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quartergauger48
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Posted - 02/20/2017 :  11:05:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, I don't know where this month has gone to'. I know your Air Force buddy is flying high'..

You can sure tell those figures are made in Germany'. Beautiful paint job. The full figured women especially look real'..and the men are ready for action'..EXCELLENT work'.

The computer will come to life, give it a little time. Remember, you are smarter than it is. Just don't let it try and intimidate you....Good luck with it'..



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sgtbob
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Posted - 02/21/2017 :  09:42:14 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mike, Greg, George, and Ted, many thanks for your comments, all appreciated.

Greg, you are right, and the guy in the light blue shirt next to him thinks so too.

Ted, Thanks, I'm sure he is flying high too. He was more than an old buddy, he took part in my wedding
over 60 years ago, met my sister-in-law at our wedding, and married her a year later. Ever since
we have been one great big family together.
I am not a stranger to computers, I made my career as a computer systems programmer/analyst,
but I retired about the time the first home computers were coming out. My time on the
computer now is the fact that many of the old programs will not work on the new one and I am
installing many new ones and going through the learning curves on them.

Bob


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 02/21/2017 :  10:49:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,

These look great, photography or not. The problem with the guy in the brown suit is not that he's "guilty," it's that he's obviously a politician.

Pete
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rndunique
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Posted - 02/21/2017 :  11:50:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sorry Pete, I disagree. If he was a politician, his hands would be in the pockets of the guys next to him!

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Ensign
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Posted - 02/21/2017 :  11:58:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rndunique

Sorry Pete, I disagree. If he was a politician, his hands would be in the pockets of the guys next to him!



Sorry Dave, I must correct you.
He would have his hands in all of their pockets.

Greg Shinnie



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