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09-02-2008, 04:54 AM
I found this at the weekend and thought I'd give it a go. A 15th Century Knight by MiniArt. I think it's always good to try new challenges.:D
Sadly, I find myself still beaten by the seams and also having difficulty finding painting flesh. (My flesh paint always seems to end up lumpy no matter how clean I try and keep the brush). :(
All that's missing is the plumage that goes ontop of the Helmet. I'll get to that eventually.
As ever, thank you for looking and enjoy ;)
09-02-2008, 05:18 AM
Waitaminute? You just found it this weekend and it's already painted? Hmmm, okay,,,,,looks dang good! Sometimes I need to see something like that, which I'd normally not choose to buy, in order to appreciate it and think how much I might enjoy building one too! But then, I can't paint a face to save my life so it's best I not tackle something like it?
But you've done a great job with the metallic hues, the insignia and the fleshwork!
Cool - you coudl do a few "head under the arm" shots too!! ;) Nice work!
09-02-2008, 11:32 AM
Thank you kindly gentlemen.
DarthDuck - It was a productive weekend for once ;)
Mech - I do indeed get your meaning sir. ;)
777 - That's a great idea :D
09-02-2008, 02:37 PM
Looks good Rider!!:D
I remember I had a couple of the old Imex knights and they were a royal beyotch to do!! I have had problems with flesh paint too...I just thinned mine down..It took more coats but no lumps or clumps;)
09-03-2008, 03:13 PM
Thanks for posting this! I've been tempted to buy a couple of these Mini-Art kits but haven't seen enough build-ups to form an opinion. Nicely done!
This looks fantastic. Great job on the painting !
The color scheme is nice. These detailed figures always seem to work best when the color palette is kept to a few colors repeated over the figure. I like the gold banding on the armor and the red leather straps. The face is quite realistic as well.
09-04-2008, 04:53 AM
Thank you so much all. :D
Damien9479 - This is great and I will definately try your advice. Out of curiosity, when using thinners, have you ever had any issues of it affecting or mixing with the primer layer or is it mild enough to leave it alone?
Whiteraven_2001- I'm really pleased this has been of help. I forgot to state that the scale is 1/16. So if you’re used to something in the region of a 1/72 craft, it’s not too different. This particular kit was certainly old and had been left on the shelf for a long time. The plastic wasn’t too bad to work with though. Coming in a dark gray with just a tinge of the brittles of time.
Arms and legs are halved from the front and back so it makes for a good seam filling task. The toughest aspect was the helmet and visor, as they too are halved down the middle.
Worth a shot though and I did enjoy the experience. So go for it.;)
dbhs - Thank you kindly sir ;)
09-04-2008, 07:32 AM
Nope no problems with the thinned paint eating into the primer;)
The flesh paints I use are just your garden variety acrylic Wal Mart paints:rolleyes:
I used Testors Model Master acrylic thinner
I have done it with enamels too..actually I used lacquer thinner to thin down a bottle of enamel before and had no problems either:D
09-04-2008, 11:48 AM
That's fantastic, thank you so much for your help Damien9479 ;)
10-29-2008, 07:54 AM
Very nice painting, rider! I love these sort of things. It's cool to see one so well done.
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