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Offline Yskonyn

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Yassy's Flames of War endeavors!
« on: April 14, 2014, 01:40:49 AM »
It has been quite a while since I've bought the Open Fire! starter set of FoW. Work, social life and other distractions prevented me from properly sitting down to get going on the paint job.
They had been staring at me from the shelf, completely assembled, screaming to finally get a paintjob.

I have finally made some progress; what you see here is one of two finished StuG's. A third one still needs to be assembled to make the platoon complete.
After this come the PAKs, then the Grenadier platoons.

Be mindful that I am a beginner when it comes to miniatures and painting, so please be gentle, but don't hesitate to throw me some constructive criticism or overall tips.
The pictures are not that great, but you'll get the idea.







I am pretty happy with this first-time result so far.
Perhaps the camo should be a bit brightened up. The weathering doesn't really show very well on the picture, but its there. Markings are going to be applied once the model is truely finished.

I'll keep this thread updated with my FoW painting endeavors. :D
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Re: Yassy's Flames of War endeavors!
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2014, 06:40:50 AM »
Did you dip?
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Re: Yassy's Flames of War endeavors!
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2014, 07:02:43 AM »
Explain yourself! ;)
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Re: Yassy's Flames of War endeavors!
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2014, 07:42:06 AM »
I guess not, though they look dipped to me.

Dipping is a fast, easy way to pick out detail on mini's. It's also very good as a protective finish. You paint the basic colors of the models without bothering to shade or highlight. Some people don't even put primer on first though I wouldn't recommend it. Then you "dip" it in a neutral color of Minwax Polyshade or similar substance. It's called dipping but I think most people paint it on with a brush. The lacquer stuff pools in the crevasses, providing automatic shading. You'll never win a Golden Demon award but it looks pretty good.

My painting style is old fashioned and labor intensive. If you're interested in finding out more about dipping you should Google it. I've barely dabbled with the technique but had good results.
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"Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves."

Psalm 137:9
"Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones."

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Re: Yassy's Flames of War endeavors!
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2014, 08:52:30 AM »
No I basecoated with a black primer, then painted the base colour in layers to get used to the paint.
Then I started with the camo. First a lightened hue of yellow and green/Brown. Then a pure green / Brown layer to strengthen the colour.
Then a black wash for weathering and gentle drybrushing of yellow to blend it All.
Finish off with a ivory drybush as highlights. And painted the details last.

I think the camo may be brighter. And perhaps I should paint dirt on the wheel / skirt area.
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Re: Yassy's Flames of War endeavors!
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2014, 11:58:52 PM »
thats pretty damn good work!
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Re: Yassy's Flames of War endeavors!
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2014, 02:16:48 AM »
Thanks for the feedback guys! :)

More photo's inbound in a while.
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