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Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 11/3/13)
« on: September 23, 2012, 07:59:38 PM »


That's my Plan A entry... with a couple of resin bits still to come.

I normally undercoat in black but I've done these in white because I want the final scheme to be quite bright and cartoony. I cant get over how much more detail I can see with the light undercoat! Damn, does that mean i have to colour in all the bit I can now see that i could have safely avoided before?

Seriously, either i've rapidly deteriorated in painting skill in the last year since i painted anything or Kev is getting much much better at small detail! My brush feels like a cotton bud (qtip) and i'm looking down the wrong end of a telescope whilst trying to hold the figure still whilst sat on the washing machine during the spin cycle!

On a slightly different note I think i've had to spend longer cleaning up these figures than any other hasslefree figures i've ever painted. The mold lines are not terrible but ive spent about 3 hours cleaning up 10 figures and now they are primed I can see loads of bits i've missed :(
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 WIP thread
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2012, 09:06:59 PM »
This should really be in the Colouring in room.

... but it is good to see you working ion a DoD again :)
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 WIP thread
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2012, 10:51:17 PM »
Do you use reading glasses yet? You might need them for close work - most of us get there.

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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 WIP thread
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2012, 11:37:35 PM »
Do you use reading glasses yet? You might need them for close work - most of us get there.

I already wear glasses /contacts. I'm about a -8 in each eye so pretty much anything beyond a foot away is out of focus for me. I suffer from floaters quite badly too.
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 WIP thread
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2012, 05:40:10 AM »
Sorry mate.

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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 WIP thread
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2012, 08:44:42 AM »
Good looking crew there. I'll be interested in seeing how this turns out. Do you have a name for it? By the way, what do you mean by floaters. It makes me think your toilet isn't flushing quite like it should.

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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 WIP thread
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2012, 09:29:09 AM »
When you are tired, if you happen to be short sighted, you tend to get 'floaters'. They are difficult to explain but they look a bit like transparent veins that float around just within your field of view. When you look at them they float away but return when you don't look at them. It is very common amongst short sighted people but they are annoying... especially when you are tired (I get them a lot too :) ).
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 WIP thread
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2012, 10:28:28 AM »
In that case I get some floaters too. I always thought it was just a bit of dust or on my eyeball or something. Goes to show how much I know. Only tiny little things though.

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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 WIP thread
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2012, 05:03:37 PM »
Floaters are very annoying http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I7_al4mrfg  :lol:
Interesting group of figures Brandlin - looking forward to how this turns out  :thumbup:
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 WIP thread
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2012, 05:22:48 PM »
"So far in begging stakes Brandlin is waaay ahead with his grav bike"  -  Sally 8/10/08

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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 WIP thread
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2012, 02:55:02 PM »
Things improved this weekend ...




I came up with a name for this piece:

"Shortly after Mystery Inc discovered that the Brain Devouring Zombie of Hawkins Manor wasn't Old Man Jacoby the Caretaker in disguise, Velma instigated the 'Shoot First, Unmask Later' protocol."

I suspect this may not fit on the base though, so I'll probably shorten it to:

"Shoot First, Unmask Later"

And i managed to slap a bit of paint on a couple of scoobies...

   

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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 29/9/12)
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2012, 04:51:57 PM »
I like the long title but you're probably right about it fitting. Looking at other WIPs will give me a boot up the backside too!
Looking good so far.

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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 29/9/12)
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2012, 12:13:42 AM »
Those dogs are nicely painted!

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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 29/9/12)
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2012, 10:34:02 AM »
That's quick work mine are still sitting in a plastic bag. I'm really interested in seeing now this turns out.

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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 29/9/12)
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2012, 05:05:56 PM »
It's looking good so far! Can't wait to see how it turns out!



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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 29/9/12)
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2012, 05:15:33 PM »
Thank you all.

The pictures are bothering me though I cannot seem to get the focus on macro setting working on my newer fancier camera. its definately a user problem though! In reality there is a more contrast in the skin and im not sure it isn't too much contrast though... hmmm  Perhaps I can always make the final submission pictures blurry too!

Not sure its quick work - two figures in a week? i guess that's lightning quick for me. Still have eight figures plus the van plus the display base to do.
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 WIP thread
« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2012, 06:52:57 PM »
Things improved this weekend ...


Depends which side of the fence you sit on ........ taxi for Mr Hughton ?  :grrr:

Scoobies are looking good  :thumbup:
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 29/9/12)
« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2012, 09:26:32 PM »

Not sure its quick work - two figures in a week? i guess that's lightning quick for me. Still have eight figures plus the van plus the display base to do.
Has t been that long already. Jeepers it'll be christmas eve and I'lll still have the itmes to unpack. Nice scoobs though.

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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 29/9/12)
« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2012, 11:28:21 AM »
The Scoobys are the dog danglies (half-intended pun). Seems that staying one year off the brushes has done you good, because these look like your best paintjobs to date (excepting your grymn vehicles, but I think painting vehicles and painting minis are two different things).
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 07/10/12)
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2012, 04:42:28 PM »
A little more progress today, and the first time you can see the centrepiece...



I'm about to airbrush the blue onto this now the masking is on. Wish me luck!

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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 7/10/12)
« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2012, 08:38:20 PM »
Is that the Armorcast Mystery Machine ? If so, how does it measure up against the minis scale wise - been looking at it for a while, just wasn't sure on the scale......
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 7/10/12)
« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2012, 08:48:32 PM »
Is that the Armorcast Mystery Machine ? If so, how does it measure up against the minis scale wise - been looking at it for a while, just wasn't sure on the scale......

Yes it is. Its very good as a cartoon vehicle. maybe a tiny bit small if you take scale seriously. Take a look on my blog Dragon. As the link says, more commentary and pictures...
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 7/10/12)
« Reply #22 on: October 07, 2012, 11:26:34 PM »
Great stuff! (worried) The windscreen looks great - is that it's finished state?
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 7/10/12)
« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2012, 11:55:17 PM »
The windscreen might get a glaze ... It was done with blue-greys but just looks neutral grey.


Note : the masking was a disaster! :(. Thinking of stripping it and trying again.
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 7/10/12)
« Reply #24 on: October 08, 2012, 01:04:24 AM »
A shame about the masking. I'll be really interested in seeing the mystery machine in all its glory.  :thumbup: