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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 WIP thread
« Reply #25 on: October 08, 2012, 11:30:29 PM »
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 7/10/12)
« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2012, 11:52:17 AM »


Words cannot express quite how this feels...
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 7/10/12)
« Reply #27 on: October 14, 2012, 12:06:51 PM »
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 7/10/12)
« Reply #28 on: October 14, 2012, 12:37:47 PM »
With the standard of your paint-jobs, you'll be able to sort that out with some freehand in a short while so don't give up hope... even if you feel like it at the moment :(.

Put it out of your mind and paint some of the characters to cheer yourself up a bit... take your mind off it.
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 7/10/12)
« Reply #29 on: October 14, 2012, 02:17:51 PM »
Thank you Inso.

I'm not as confident as you are though. The blue on the scooby van was a disaster. It went on with the airbrush a bit thick so it didn't adhere very well to the gloss varnish. But mostly the problem was that the temporary spray adhesive that I applied to stick the paper masks held too well and left a glue residue on the surface that i could only shift by rubbing off the blue as well.  :blub:

Anyway I'm painting shaggy at the moment so I hope there might be another update tonight.

What I have noticed though is how many shifts in colour there have been in the gang's outfits and hair. I'm guessing from series to series. I was going to do something that tried to be a authentic to the original but i've settled for just doing it with the colours i have to hand!

What I've also noticed is that Mystery Inc is basically 3 Gingers and a blonde!



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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 7/10/12)
« Reply #30 on: October 14, 2012, 03:26:40 PM »
It's because us gingers don't have souls so we are perfect to go demon-hunting (and ghost hunting) :).

(Yes... I was ginger once... before the grey set in and I grew a soul :mrgreen:).
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 14/10/12)
« Reply #31 on: October 14, 2012, 06:43:23 PM »
Will this do Mr Inso Sir?

 

As always, bigger pictures (showing how bad the painting really is) and the reverse angle pictures are available on my blog (link in sig)
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 7/10/12)
« Reply #32 on: October 14, 2012, 07:51:17 PM »
It's because us gingers don't have souls so we are perfect to go demon-hunting (and ghost hunting) :).

(Yes... I was ginger once... before the grey set in and I grew a soul :mrgreen:).
Im still souless - the hairs fallen out but the beards still ginger !
Looking good Brandlin - might actually make a start on mine next week..... :roll:
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 14/10/12)
« Reply #33 on: October 14, 2012, 08:00:08 PM »
Love that 'classic' Norville there, Brandlin.
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 14/10/12)
« Reply #34 on: October 14, 2012, 09:12:58 PM »
A nice mix of colour and grittiness. Just the job to keep your mojo going :)
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 14/10/12)
« Reply #35 on: October 15, 2012, 03:51:30 AM »
Liking Shaggy there. I don't quite understand how you can fit a pickled Scooby Van into the Diorama though. ;) I'm sure after the hard work you've started on this you'll be glad you stripped it.

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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 14/10/12)
« Reply #36 on: October 15, 2012, 07:49:57 PM »
I need to sort lighting out. One of my daylight bulbs has failed... Hence my problem. On the other hand you can't actually see how bad the detail is, so maybe I should keep going in the dark!
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 14/10/12)
« Reply #37 on: October 16, 2012, 11:33:27 AM »
Love the green you've done there.
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 14/10/12)
« Reply #38 on: October 20, 2012, 09:54:26 AM »
I HATE EYES

I can make Daphne (Felicity) look like a panda, an escapee form a mental institution or as though Fred has just goosed her, but i can't make her look like Daphne...

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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 20/10/12)
« Reply #39 on: October 20, 2012, 02:55:25 PM »
Next up Daphne (Felicity)

 

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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 14/10/12)
« Reply #40 on: October 20, 2012, 04:05:02 PM »
I HATE EYES
:metoo: actually done some work on mine but I wont put the wip  pics up until I get the survivours eyes right  :roll:
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 20/10/12)
« Reply #41 on: October 20, 2012, 10:09:28 PM »
Those are horrible - Strip them too (then I might have a chance)  :wink:
But seriously, great higlighting and the colours seem pretty perfect to me. I especially like the green.  :thumbup:

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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 20/10/12)
« Reply #42 on: October 21, 2012, 03:56:09 PM »
Looks like you managed to paint pretty perfect eyes in the end. Lovely colours on everything. Daphne's legs could look a little smoother but that pink looks really irritating to paint right.

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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 20/10/12)
« Reply #43 on: October 21, 2012, 04:25:18 PM »
Thank you for the comments guys.

Looks like you managed to paint pretty perfect eyes in the end. Lovely colours on everything. Daphne's legs could look a little smoother but that pink looks really irritating to paint right.

A long way from perfect but poor photography helps!  Yes Daphne's legs are the worst bit of anything i've painted on this diorama, and yes the pink is a NIGHTMARE. So I'm calling it done rather than starting again!

The only other update today is that the van is stripped, cleaned and undercoated white again. I may get the windows sprayed tonight and the green on. But then I'm away next weekend so I wont able to do anything for almost 2 weeks!

I have bought some Frisk Film to do the masking, and some decal paper to do the orange bits. This raises an interesting question. In the picture below (left) the colours are separated by black lines; that's because its a CARTOON. I think the black lines give a lot of definition and without the separation (picture right) you don't get the same impact (especially around the orange hippy flowers).  I was planning on doing the black lines around the orange wording and the flowers as part of the decals, but do you think its worth black lining in the lines between the green and blue or should i do without?



I *could* black line in afterwards with a fine tip pen or try and paint it in but i'm not sure i have hands that steady and after the last aorted attempt at painting this i'm loathe to get that far and then screw it up...

decisions decisions...
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 20/10/12)
« Reply #44 on: October 21, 2012, 05:18:04 PM »
I'd go with black lines on the decals. It's got to be easier and more consistent than manually lining in. And I think you're right; the black lining will make a huge (positive) difference,
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 20/10/12)
« Reply #45 on: October 21, 2012, 05:22:36 PM »
I'd go with black lines on the decals. It's got to be easier and more consistent than manually lining in. And I think you're right; the black lining will make a huge (positive) difference,

Hi gangrel. I agree about the black lining. However the green and blue are sprayed on, not decals so I'll have to black line that boundary afterwards. I'm asking if that's worth doing? I think I already know the answer though :(
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 20/10/12)
« Reply #46 on: October 21, 2012, 05:25:53 PM »
Since you have already gone with the bright colours of the cartoon for the guys and Scooby, I'd say blacklining the van would feel better.
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 20/10/12)
« Reply #47 on: October 21, 2012, 06:44:37 PM »
I'd go with black lines on the decals. It's got to be easier and more consistent than manually lining in. And I think you're right; the black lining will make a huge (positive) difference,

Hi gangrel. I agree about the black lining. However the green and blue are sprayed on, not decals so I'll have to black line that boundary afterwards. I'm asking if that's worth doing? I think I already know the answer though :(

We both know the hard (& tedious!) route will ultimately look best!
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 20/10/12)
« Reply #48 on: October 21, 2012, 06:51:51 PM »
And a PS.

At the risk of teaching my proverbial grandmother to suck eggs, I always find thinning black acrylic with black ink makes for a good black lining paint.
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Re: Brandlins UDoD 2012 "Shoot First, Unmask Later" (updated 20/10/12)
« Reply #49 on: October 21, 2012, 07:02:02 PM »
At the risk of teaching my proverbial grandmother to suck eggs, I always find thinning black acrylic with black ink makes for a good black lining paint.

I did not know that. Consider this Granny educated! ta!
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