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  • I've spent a fair bit of the forum downtime, painting figures. Have been looking at a lot of YT videos, mostly military modelling, to try and improve my painting.
    I find the tutorials on railroad figure painting aren't really that good. The military modelers certainly take it to the next level. Using lots of shadow & light to make the figures pop.
    I'm really happy with my results.. I've found so much good info out there. Nice how folks are happy to share so much info for free.
    Here's some of the figures I got done, and I've done a few more not in the pics. These are Preiser, from a bulk pack of 60 figures.

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    Regards Rob

    Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

    My current build.

    https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

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    • Very well done Rob!........ These are "O" scale correct?
      Carl

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      • Excellent work, Rob!
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        Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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        • Thanks Mike.
          Thanks Carl. Yep, they are O scale for the Diorama. I picked these up at a train show a few years back for $30. So 50c a figure, can't go wrong.
          I've done a bit of work to clean them up and some reshaping. The cop I added a belt and holster.
          Last edited by robert_goslin; 09-12-2021, 02:09 AM.
          Regards Rob

          Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

          My current build.

          https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

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          • And here they are from behind.
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            Regards Rob

            Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

            My current build.

            https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

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            • Rob just getting caught up with threads.

              Wonderful job your doing here!
              Jerry



              "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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              • Thanks Jerry. I will be getting back to this build as my next Challenge project to finish off, after I finish Allnut's Boat & Bait.
                Regards Rob

                Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                My current build.

                https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

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                • Rob,
                  I figure your pretty good at painting people, definitely not a poser! They do look very nice, good detailing.

                  Scott

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                  • Thanks Scott. Certainly no expert at painting figures, and I do admire those that do it really well. It can be a Dark art
                    But last year I did study quite a few YT Videos to try and learn, and improve.
                    Again, mostly the military modellers, and mostly in 1/35 scale, but leant a lot and my painting has improved several levels. It's all about shadow & light.
                    Unfortunately my final photo's don't show how much work and how many layers are in these. And of course I'm limited by the quality of the figures in the first place.

                    My favourite Military modellers are CW Modelling:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUl...AIDmRhw/videos
                    & Nightshift. https://www.youtube.com/c/NightShiftScaleModels/videos
                    They take everything to the next level, but are happy to show their errors as well. They are clear & concise, and their videos are professionally produced.
                    Regards Rob

                    Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                    My current build.

                    https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

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                    • Rob,

                      Your little people really do look good! It is the shadow and light part that really helps.
                      In middle and high school I was into military modeling. I used paint the faces, eyes, mouths, beards, wounds, insignias, you name it. I would lose track of time doing that.
                      I am not sure I'll be able to do that in Z scale!

                      Scott
                      Last edited by CNE1899; 01-27-2022, 09:42 PM.

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                      • Great looking figures, Rob.
                        Bruce

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                        • Thanks Scott & Bruce
                          Regards Rob

                          Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                          My current build.

                          https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

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                          • After finishing off my other waterfront diorama ( Allnuts), time to get back to this one.
                            I worked out the size of the base and cut it using a piece of 12mm melamine board. Then thought it still just a bit too large, so trimmed it down.
                            Now it's 60 cm wide x 45 cm deep, or 2' x 18".

                            Have glued on some polystyrene for the back wall, which again will have a stone face.

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                            Trial fit of the boats. I think I'll only end up using the 2 fishing trawlers on this one. One on the right side and one in front. And some smaller row boats around.
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                            Front view of the dock.
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                            Stone painting up next.
                            Regards Rob

                            Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                            My current build.

                            https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

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                            • It is good to see you back working on this one, Rob. Very good start on the base.
                              Bruce

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                              • Rob,

                                I'm looking forward to further developments, on many levels, like your model.

                                I agree with your decision on two boats; three seemed a little too much.

                                Mike

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                                Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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