Wednesday, 13 October 2021

A Quick Update

 Hello again - I don't usually post within 24 hours and with only a single figure, but wanted to share the 3D printed plastic 28mm Russian miniature I painted up as a trial yesterday evening.

This is the figure that I photographed under coated in yesterdays post and I think she has come up very nicely - please judge for yourselves but if you don't agree, just don't comment.....only joking!

Several views from different angles, including one where it should be easy to see the very fine detail possible with this technique - I will point it out when you should be suitably impressed!




So, if you click on this image and zoom up the size, you can see how the trigger guard of the SMG is very cleanly and realistically modelled



The facial details are a bit "soft" but there is enough there to get the general idea


You can also see in this image how finally detailed the fingers around the ammunition drum are...

Personally, I think this figure has painted up quite reasonably and I am very happy with the results and with this purchase - next up I will be doing another four Border Reivers Garrison Men.

30 comments:

  1. Came out nice,lovely painting, I'm not sure I need even more detail with my impressionistic approach, but if you like it that's great!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Ian - I am not so sure the minute detail is an advantage, it is just pretty impressive!

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  2. Well she's come out rather well Keith. In the initial photos the detail looked a bit soft, but looking at these the detail seems fine to me. Looking forward to seeing more of the figures:)

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    1. Thanks Steve, looking again earlier today at the unpainted pic I posted, I do not think they do the actual figures any favours - perhaps the grey plastic or else my poor photography skills - the detail on them is pretty reasonable, as is hopefully demonstrated by the final product!

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  3. I like the figure and the different pose compared to a 'classic' pose, which takes me back to my comment in the previous post, that this range gives an opportunity to drop a couple of figures into a base to bring variety, but they seem so unique, that the effect would be lost if multiple figures of the same pose were deployed to the table.

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    1. Thanks Norm and I get your point too - in fact, some of the figures are verging on vignettes - the girl saluting, the two casualty pairs etc are almost unusable for straight combat figures - they would be better as part of an HQ stand or something similar. Mind you, how many 28mm Soviet armies include a female traffic controller with her flags - and what practical use is she in reality!

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  4. Good work there Keith- I'm amazed that the figure is a 3D PRINT- Technology has come a long way that is for sure. Stay well and safe there. Cheers. KEV.

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    1. Thanks Kev, yes, definitely not as sharp as the likes of Perry or Warlord but its very paintable and I am sure the way technology advances, it wont be long till the printers catch up with injection moulded figures....

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    1. Thank you Jon. The supplier has an eclectic mix of figures and animals plus some great looking WWW2 vehicles - landing craft for 20 euros looked particularly tempting if you were looking for stuff in that era....he also has some cool vignettes of medieval civilians - a wedding, a pie makers shop, tavern drinkers etc

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  6. That was quick--and answers my question about how these figs look when painted: very nice (your excellent brushwork helps, of course!).

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    1. Thanks Ed - yes I was discussing the relative advantages of painting one or two figures from start to finish with a gaming buddy last night, rather than block painting groups of 10 or 20 at a time - particularly with this simple, modern uniform, its no great task to paint her form start to finish in one evening.

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  7. She has turned out rather nice…
    It certainly shows one of the advantages of sculpting in the digital world… nicely detailed weapons ๐Ÿ˜

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Thanks Aly, I agree, some of the 3D sculpts LOOK amazing - are you involved in that world at all??

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    2. Day job wise… yes everything I do is digital.
      Although I still get the Green Stuff out whenever I can ๐Ÿ˜

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  8. She came up very nicely indeed. Great work Keith.

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    1. Thanks Lawrence, I was pretty happy with the results

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  9. As others have said she has turned out nicely, they are obviously better painted than my original impression

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    1. Cheers Matt, appreciate your comments. As I have replied to several others above, I am satisfied with the final outcome.

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  10. Glad to see that you know that all Soviet women are blondes. Least the cool ones are. ๐Ÿ˜€
    Nice figure.

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    1. LOL - I am conscious I need to do some variety of hair colour Stew - I do have a tendency to go with platinum blonde as it usually makes the figure "pop" - but I will do some brunettes and redheads too!

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  11. nice paintwork - we could have used some of your tough Russian blondes in our Stalingrad game LOL...
    Its nice to have some of the more unusual pieces on the table. Great Stuff.

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  12. Thanks for the return visit and supportive comments! Have a look on You Tube under Mark Felton Productions for his video The Girls Who Saved Stalingrad!

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  13. Great looking girl gunner - love the action pose!

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  14. Thank you Dean, I have a few more of the 3D printed ladies on the painting desk at the moment - but they are behind some more English Border Militia in the painting queue

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