Painting ... the ZEN way!

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    Painting ... the ZEN way!

    Post  iCocker on Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:15 pm

    I came across these interesting images over MissingLynx site, mastered by one of the best Japanese figure and diorama builders, Takaishi Makoto ... I am particularly impressed by the different style of painting which we do not normally see in european and american shows. The capture of the textile texture and the delicate tone of the skin tone is of particular note, notice also the precise insignias and ribbons ... very realistic. To be a nitpicker only the hair looks artificial and blocked compared to the overall work ...

    Forgot to add that these figures are just 1/35 less then 54mm, they are Alpine Figures updated with a Hornet heads ... impressive to say the least IMHO!!!!





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    Post  skyhigh on Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:50 pm

    Do they realy were that ugly face's affraid

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    Post  iCocker on Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:18 pm

    skyhigh wrote:Do they realy were that ugly face's affraid
    not ever scultze looked cute as Brad Pitt LOL!!! That's why I told you he paint realistic and in detail ...

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    Post  bcauchi on Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:39 pm

    The material is lovely, it is like they are dressed up in clothing. the first guy's face is much nicer than the second one, the painting that is, but i think you are right, the hair is horrible, looks like a parrokka, Fredu style. But it is not the painting as much as the way the hair is cast.

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    Post  J.Fenech on Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:44 pm

    i agree about the hair, does't look natural but as for the rest it looks very natural, face, uniform and all.

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    Post  ascomt on Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:04 pm

    Hair is badly cast but IMHO very well painted - given the caked structure.

    I do love the pinkish (almost reddened) areas on the noses, forefront and ears, clearly outlining that the figures are in a very cold environment - I think it's brilliantly done.

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    Post  Ray on Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:13 pm

    Guys KEEP IN MIND that these are 1:35th figures & the magnifying is definitely INJUSTICE on ALL FRONTS including what we are seeing as a "badly cast hair, parrokka a la fredu l-fra Laughing "

    I'm sure that "in the flesh" they would look out of this world with that precise & pinpoint paintjob & insanely handsome as well What a Face Shocked

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    Post  iCocker on Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:00 am

    Ray wrote:Guys KEEP IN MIND that these are 1:35th figures & the magnifying is definitely INJUSTICE on ALL FRONTS including what we are seeing as a "badly cast hair, parrokka a la fredu l-fra Laughing "

    I'm sure that "in the flesh" they would look out of this world with that precise & pinpoint paintjob & insanely handsome as well What a Face Shocked

    Ray as usual you were spot on, I think the amount of intricate detail in such a small scale is top notch, maybe also on the extreme giving the scale ... but then we have to give a hats of to the artist! I personally am amazed at the eagle and the skulls insignia on the collar, these are micro milimetres and the detail is 'perfect'! As noticed above the idea of reddish skin tones in the nose and ear areas is very well exequated ... seems these guys are using nano technology to paint such detail!!!!!

    On the other hand it is nice to see a different style from the other side of the pond, we are very influenced by the Spanish and Italian styles and from Asia nowadays we are getting some new comers it seems!

    This is the same guy who has done that impressive dio recently exhibited in the top Japenese show, those on FB might have come across, it is about 2 Panthers, one KO with a good number of panzergrenadiers helping wounded comrades ...

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    Post  Ray on Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:42 pm

    Yes yes I am amazed by the eagle & skulls definitely affraid

    Also the red piping is spot on pale

    I can't see myself painting a face in that scale, in that way, with almost no contrast when as you said, we are influenced by the Spanish & Italian Schools Twisted Evil

    Will have to see how they fare in International Shows pale

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