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    Re: The Three Titans!!!

    Post  Ray on Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:43 pm

    Here they are  cheers cheers cheers 

    Mission Accomplished yesterday at Michael's Restaurant at the Civic Centre in Archbishop Str Valletta  I love you 

    Food was OUTRAGEOUS & the last time I ate FOOD so SIMPLY & AWESOMELY Cooked was in Sicily  cheers 

    Sprayed flesh tones with normal Vallejo's, diluted with isopropyl  cheers 

    Sprayed Maimeri's tube Acrylicls, diluted with Scale75 Acrylic Thinner as well UNTIL the Maimeri's DECIDED not to DILUTE with isopropyl  Sad 

    So, I just diluted the Maimeri's with DISTILLED WATER & I could literally do camouflage & mottle  cheers cheers cheers 



    Captain Gaetano Spiteri 1806  cheers 















    La Valette's great great great great great great great nephew  Laughing 












    Chef Patron Michael Cauchi, whose surname bears Nettuno as an emblem  cheers 









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    Re: The Three Titans!!!

    Post  skyhigh on Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:49 am

    What a great gift , they are very lucky guys........ beautiful saw them at the club....... cheers 

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    Re: The Three Titans!!!

    Post  Ray on Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:33 am

    You are in line with the next batch  cheers 

    Only "What figure" disheartens me as I want it him to be Hartman your favourite & as you know THERE IS NO HARTMAN  Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad 

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    Re: The Three Titans!!!

    Post  Noel Petroni on Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:26 am

    bcauchi wrote:Time to hijack this thread for the good of everyone and especially to maintain the high level of our modeling. I do not think anyone should refrain from criticism. What good is the forum if all we write are nice words and no critique whatsoever?  When one thinks that something is not right and should or can be done better, it should be stated out.  NO ONE should be offended by diverse opinion or constructive criticism if it is put forward politely.  That, I think is the way to be more successful.  Anyone who gets offended should not post on any thread. The main reason for posting should be for others to see what you are doing and possibly gain something from it, to check out your work and also comment.  If we are as mature as we always say we are, then criticism should be welcome and a way to better our level.  End of hijack story.
    You are 100% right brian....... but I see nice comments to sub standard models happening often on foreign forums.

    Even on this form it happens.

    How do you tell someone that the model is utterly hopeless?

    For example..... Ray....... prosit for the busts..... You made these as gifts so you probably did not go into the advanced hours of total artistry. From the photos..... I repeat, from the photos, I see highlights lacking on the blue areas. The eyes of the first bust lack depth and fine lining. And Titan's hair looks shiny.

    Now this is a criticism reflecting my opinion.... others may think differently and Ray might say the he does not agree with me. I on the other hand am no expert but just experianced.

    Brian....... what if the modellers thinks so much of his work that he gets offended by a remark? Like you said... he should not post pictures or state that he does not want to receive comments.  Very Happy

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    Re: The Three Titans!!!

    Post  Ray on Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:03 pm

    Noel Petroni wrote:
    bcauchi wrote:Time to hijack this thread for the good of everyone and especially to maintain the high level of our modeling. I do not think anyone should refrain from criticism. What good is the forum if all we write are nice words and no critique whatsoever?  When one thinks that something is not right and should or can be done better, it should be stated out.  NO ONE should be offended by diverse opinion or constructive criticism if it is put forward politely.  That, I think is the way to be more successful.  Anyone who gets offended should not post on any thread. The main reason for posting should be for others to see what you are doing and possibly gain something from it, to check out your work and also comment.  If we are as mature as we always say we are, then criticism should be welcome and a way to better our level.  End of hijack story.
    You are 100% right brian....... but I see nice comments to sub standard models happening often on foreign forums.

    Even on this form it happens.

    How do you tell someone that the model is utterly hopeless?

    For example..... Ray....... prosit for the busts..... You made these as gifts so you probably did not go into the advanced hours of total artistry. From the photos..... I repeat, from the photos, I see highlights lacking on the blue areas. The eyes of the first bust lack depth and fine lining. And Titan's hair looks shiny.

    Now this is a criticism reflecting my opinion.... others may think differently and Ray might say the he does not agree with me. I on the other hand am no expert but just experianced.

    Brian....... what if the modellers thinks so much of his work that he gets offended by a remark? Like you said... he should not post pictures or state that he does not want to receive comments.  Very Happy

    Noel....ONLY BRIAN & A.B.B. ARE ALLOWED TO HIJACK MY THREADS....YOU ARE DEFINITELY NOT  cheers cheers cheers 

    Joking apart, as you said, I did not go into the advanced hours of total artistry  Twisted Evil  Twisted Evil  Twisted Evil 

    So that should explain any "shortcomings"  Embarassed  Embarassed  Embarassed 

    What MATTERED/MATTERS 2 ME WAS/IS...MISSION, PROUDLY & HONOURABLY ACCOMPLISHED  cheers  cheers  cheers
    NO ONE & NOTHING ELSE MATTERS I'M REALLY SORRY  Cool  Cool  Cool 
    And besides ALL of the ABOVE, as I said, I managed to learn & discover some DIFFERENT Acrylic Brands' SPRAYING PROPERTIES  bounce  bounce  bounce 

    Nettuno (They are ALL 3 Titans) has a wet look on purpose since he's GOD of the Seas  Laughing  & I also painted his "eye whites", BLACK so he's got a sinister look  pale  pale  pale  something I borrowed/learnt from a "How to paint Fantasy Figures" Book  Suspect  Suspect  Suspect   

    Noel, I can assure you that they LOOKED MUCH BETTER "in the flesh" at CLUB...too BAD you MISSED them FOREVER  Sad  Sad  Sad  



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    Re: The Three Titans!!!

    Post  Ray on Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:14 pm

    As I PROMISED....I REMOVED the CROISSANT & SHIT LIKE SNAILS  lol! lol! lol!

    Worked out a make shift SEA beneath the GREEK GOD POSEIDON, Roman name of NETTUNO which I found a bit more appropriate to incorporate the FISH which runs in this Family Cauchi's Blood king
     












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    Re: The Three Titans!!!

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:04 pm

    Prosit Ray, wish i could paint half as good as you d0. My favourite is the knight, i love it, the next fav. is the sailor. They are really well done and the person receiving them should really be happy. Glad you removed the snails, they looked even worse when painted. The waves, on the other hand are simple but effective and they make more sense with the figure. Good choice!!

    As for your comment Noel, there are ways to criticise without offending. Obviously you cannot point out all the bad things especially when there are a lot. I normally heap praise on the models' good points (every model has a good point no matter how bad) and then point out just one bad thing the person can normally fix without going through a lot of hassle. If he at least does that, the model will be better and he would have learnt something. But to just priase for the sake of saying something is not good for anyone. If anything, if the model is so bad and you don;t want to hurt the person, i just normally don;t comment at all. You don't have to comment if you don;t want to. Better than lying.

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    Re: The Three Titans!!!

    Post  Noel Petroni on Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:09 pm

    Ray wrote:
    Noel Petroni wrote:
    bcauchi wrote:Time to hijack this thread for the good of everyone and especially to maintain the high level of our modeling. I do not think anyone should refrain from criticism. What good is the forum if all we write are nice words and no critique whatsoever?  When one thinks that something is not right and should or can be done better, it should be stated out.  NO ONE should be offended by diverse opinion or constructive criticism if it is put forward politely.  That, I think is the way to be more successful.  Anyone who gets offended should not post on any thread. The main reason for posting should be for others to see what you are doing and possibly gain something from it, to check out your work and also comment.  If we are as mature as we always say we are, then criticism should be welcome and a way to better our level.  End of hijack story.
    You are 100% right brian....... but I see nice comments to sub standard models happening often on foreign forums.

    Even on this form it happens.

    How do you tell someone that the model is utterly hopeless?

    For example..... Ray....... prosit for the busts..... You made these as gifts so you probably did not go into the advanced hours of total artistry. From the photos..... I repeat, from the photos, I see highlights lacking on the blue areas. The eyes of the first bust lack depth and fine lining. And Titan's hair looks shiny.

    Now this is a criticism reflecting my opinion.... others may think differently and Ray might say the he does not agree with me. I on the other hand am no expert but just experianced.

    Brian....... what if the modellers thinks so much of his work that he gets offended by a remark? Like you said... he should not post pictures or state that he does not want to receive comments.  Very Happy

    Noel....ONLY BRIAN & A.B.B. ARE ALLOWED TO HIJACK MY THREADS....YOU ARE DEFINITELY NOT  cheers cheers cheers 

    Joking apart, as you said, I did not go into the advanced hours of total artistry  Twisted Evil  Twisted Evil  Twisted Evil 

    So that should explain any "shortcomings"  Embarassed  Embarassed  Embarassed 

    What MATTERED/MATTERS 2 ME WAS/IS...MISSION, PROUDLY & HONOURABLY ACCOMPLISHED  cheers  cheers  cheers
    NO ONE & NOTHING ELSE MATTERS I'M REALLY SORRY  Cool  Cool  Cool 
    And besides ALL of the ABOVE, as I said, I managed to learn & discover some DIFFERENT Acrylic Brands' SPRAYING PROPERTIES  bounce  bounce  bounce 

    Nettuno (They are ALL 3 Titans) has a wet look on purpose since he's GOD of the Seas  Laughing  & I also painted his "eye whites", BLACK so he's got a sinister look  pale  pale  pale  something I borrowed/learnt from a "How to paint Fantasy Figures" Book  Suspect  Suspect  Suspect   

    Noel, I can assure you that they LOOKED MUCH BETTER "in the flesh" at CLUB...too BAD you MISSED them FOREVER  Sad  Sad  Sad  


     
      Yes, Ray.... that's the problem with photos on the forum.... many times i was not at all impressed by models BUT when I saw them live it was a totally different story. 
    So, I know that the above busts look much, much better.

    Anyway, it was a nice gesture of you to present such a unique hand painted piece to your friends.

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    Re: The Three Titans!!!

    Post  Ray on Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:55 pm

    Dinner at Michael's in Archbishop Str. Valletta on the 11thApril  Twisted Evil 

    It was Memorable as all Three Titans were well received & appreciated by the Three Recipients namely.......





    Gaetano Spiteri 2014  Twisted Evil 




    La Valette's great, great, great, great, great, great, great nephew David Caruana  Laughing 




    Michael Cauchi Chef Patron of Michael's  Razz 



    Mission Accomplished Thank God  cheers  cheers  cheers 
    Now for some modelling of MINE as Stresa is round the corner & Euro round the next corner  pale  pale  pale  pale  pale  pale  pale 

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    Re: The Three Titans!!!

    Post  RayCaruana on Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:01 pm

    PROSIT!!!! I LIKE!!! Smile 

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    Re: The Three Titans!!!

    Post  Ray on Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:26 pm

    OH MY GOD WHAT HAVE I DONE  Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad 

    I REALLY CAN'T BELIEVE I POSTED THIS AS I THOUGHT I DIDN'T POST/UPDATE WITH DINNER PICS  Sad  Sad  Sad  Sad  Sad  Sad  Sad 

    I KNOW I AM IN A BAD STATE.....BUT......I NEVER REALISED I AM THIS BAD  Sad  Sad  Sad  Sad  Sad  Sad  Sad 

    PLEASE BEAR WITH ME & HAVE A SMILE OR A LAUGH AT LEAST  bounce  bounce  bounce  bounce  bounce  bounce  bounce 

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    Re: The Three Titans!!!

    Post  in nannu pec on Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:49 am

    well done Bruv...
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    Re: The Three Titans!!!

    Post  Ray on Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:35 pm

    At least MY LAPSUS served to show the finished work to Ray ir-Relax & Nannu  bounce cheers bounce 

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    Re: The Three Titans!!!

    Post  bcauchi on Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:52 pm

    Loved to see them again, well done once more!!

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