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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  Ray on Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:06 pm

    Ok ladies and gents, as promised to ALEX here are some update pics Laughing

    Pics are not bad when compared to the CRAP of a month ago (even the last batch were of this same acceptable level) so they have to suffice Twisted Evil

    Red tunic and arms Laughing will recieve the LAST tweaking when (now that is a good question....WHEN) they'll be assembled in position, so that I would be seeing the RED as a whole pale

    Gold/brass sword belt plate, buckle, and Claymore sword basket hilt and scabbard tip, are to be finished yet, with shadows and highlights. The pewter buttons also need a highlight and shadow Shocked

    All piping from collar to torso, to cuffs IS READY pale Shocked

    All white leather webbing IS READY Twisted Evil

    Water canteen is not ready yet with some more highlights and shadows obviously needed Rolling Eyes

    Haversack is just a base colour on the lower part, as on the upper part it is finished together with the canteen leather sling Laughing

    Sporran as you can see is NOT READY pale Embarassed Sad Evil or Very Mad Twisted Evil

    Great modelling weather guys so HAPPY WEEKEND to MOST of you who are victims of OUR LOUSY weather Evil or Very Mad
























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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  alexbb on Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:28 pm

    YOU SEEM TO HAVE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH SCOTHISH SUBJECTS AND THIS IS REFLECTED IN YOU WORK
    GREAT WORK ESPECIALLY LIKE THE BRITISH SCARLET AND TARTAN

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  iCocker on Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:31 pm

    Beautiful Ray, the tartan is one of a kind!

    I thaught Scots endured weather ... why is he wearing tights lol!

    Ejja mate ... ftit iehor ha narawh lest!!!!!! Solvejta l-issue tal-iswed?

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  Ray on Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:54 pm

    alex wrote:YOU SEEM TO HAVE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH SCOTHISH SUBJECTS AND THIS IS REFLECTED IN YOU WORK
    GREAT WORK ESPECIALLY LIKE THE BRITISH SCARLET AND TARTAN

    Yes Alex I do LOVE Scottish subjects Laughing

    One correction if I may on the RED. Other ranks wore RED like this Piper (it is picking up a bit more light then it is in reality) while officers including Colour Sergeants (like the one in my closet Sad ) wore a brighter RED that is SCARLET which being brighter/lighter, thus faded accordingly Shocked

    Having the kilt ready DID NOT help at all when I had to paint from the neck down Sad as any slip of the paint brush (GOD PLEASE FORBID I BEG YOU) meant disaster Sad still I'm not out of the RED/DANGER ZONE Sad far from it actually, but it is nearing the UMBER ZONE Twisted Evil

    I would go a step or two further on the highlights/fading. I've stopped on the Vermillion (Maimeri) and I would highlight/fade the Vermillion with Naples Yellow (Maimeri) whereas on other reds I did before, I stopped on the Brilliant Red (Maimeri, equivalent more or less to Oils Scarlet Lake) and faded with Naples Yellow & Flesh Tint.


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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  Ray on Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:58 pm

    iCocker wrote:Beautiful Ray, the tartan is one of a kind!

    I thaught Scots endured weather ... why is he wearing tights lol!

    Ejja mate ... ftit iehor ha narawh lest!!!!!! Solvejta l-issue tal-iswed?

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    Ivan I THOUGHT YOU HAD a BLACK ISSUE lol!

    I solved mine the way I told you lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  Noel Petroni on Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:44 pm

    What more can we expect from a great painter, tal pupi, such as you!

    If I had to nitpick, I think the hole in his back should be filled. I find Tamiya putty very good. Let me you if you need some tips!

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  alexbb on Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:57 pm

    Ray wrote:
    alex wrote:YOU SEEM TO HAVE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH SCOTHISH SUBJECTS AND THIS IS REFLECTED IN YOU WORK
    GREAT WORK ESPECIALLY LIKE THE BRITISH SCARLET AND TARTAN

    Yes Alex I do LOVE Scottish subjects Laughing

    One correction if I may on the RED. Other ranks wore RED like this Piper (it is picking up a bit more light then it is in reality) while officers including Colour Sergeants (like the one in my closet Sad ) wore a brighter RED that is SCARLET which being brighter/lighter, thus faded accordingly Shocked

    Having the kilt ready DID NOT help at all when I had to paint from the neck down Sad as any slip of the paint brush (GOD PLEASE FORBID I BEG YOU) meant disaster Sad still I'm not out of the RED/DANGER ZONE Sad far from it actually, but it is nearing the UMBER ZONE Twisted Evil


    I would go a step or two further on the highlights/fading. I've stopped on the Vermillion (Maimeri) and I would highlight/fade the Vermillion with Naples Yellow (Maimeri) whereas on other reds I did before, I stopped on the Brilliant Red (Maimeri, equivalent more or less to Oils Scarlet Lake) and faded with Naples Yellow & Flesh Tint.

    i must have had the wrong impression then. i always thought it was the material that was different and not the colour with the lower ranks having rough spun woolen cloth while the higher the rank the better the quality.
    now i know never too late to learn especially over here.

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  Tancred on Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:02 pm

    Coming along beautifully Ray Cool

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  Ray on Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:42 pm

    Noel Petroni wrote:What more can we expect from a great painter, tal pupi, such as you!

    If I had to nitpick, I think the hole in his back should be filled. I find Tamiya putty very good. Let me you if you need some tips!

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    Noel, you're a LEGEND Cool

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  Ray on Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:50 pm

    Alex what I'm sure about is that the Tartan's material differs for Officers and Other Ranks, that is finer material and thus a finer weave plus a slightly brighter hue of all the Tartan's colours for Officers and a less quality of ALL the above for the Other Ranks Evil or Very Mad

    So I think that you are right in your thoughts Laughing as I would assume (writing without veryfying) that the tunic's material was as you said Twisted Evil

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  Ray on Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:51 pm

    Tancred wrote:Coming along beautifully Ray Cool

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    Thanks TanKRed EJJA HA MMORRU

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Mar 14, 2010 6:33 pm

    TAL-GENN Ray, that is awesome, but i still love the tartan best, it looks like it is made of material, brilliant. That is going to be one hell of a lovely looking Scotsman!!

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  Ray on Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:06 am

    bcauchi wrote:TAL-GENN Ray, that is awesome, but i still love the tartan best, it looks like it is made of material, brilliant. That is going to be one hell of a lovely looking Scotsman!!

    Thanks Brian Laughing yes I am quite pleased re Tartan, but am also putting a lot into the whole figure as well even though moving at a snail's pace Sad

    Hope I won't have to stick him on the base at the Airport or on board the plane lol!

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  bcauchi on Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:18 am

    Maybe it is time to take a break from the forum till you get it done, it will give us poor bastards a chance to put in some posts and maybe gain some distance. You can;t hurry such a masterpiece.

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  Ray on Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:59 pm

    bcauchi wrote:Maybe it is time to take a break from the forum till you get it done, it will give us poor bastards a chance to put in some posts and maybe gain some distance. You can;t hurry such a masterpiece.

    though it may sound strange, but it is the truth....Very limited time on the forum mate, mostly "breaks to stretch my fingers, back and legs" and posting from work on "breaks from shooting terrorists" lol!

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  jojjemannen on Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:00 pm

    Ray wrote:and posting from work on "breaks from shooting terrorists" lol!

    You? Carrying Guns?

    Where can I hide?!

    Other than that, great work on the little bugger!

    /Tiny

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  Ray on Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:39 pm

    You can't hide anywhere you Giant lol!

    Thanks for looking Laughing

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  Alex Kontiveis on Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:53 am

    Oh LA LAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  in nannu pec on Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:26 pm

    MY BRUV PECLUQ THAT IS REALLY MAGNICENT. I REALLY LOVE THAT TARTAN AWESOME RAY PROSIT
    I ECHO WHAT TANCRED WROTE GO UP THERE AND GET US LOADS OF MEDALS U R ALL THE FINEST OF THE FINE BROS cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers
    IN NANNU PEC WITH THE BIONIC EAR BORED AS S€$%^%$T IN HOSPIAL Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
    What a Face What a Face What a Face What a Face

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  Ray on Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:15 pm

    IN NANNU PEC wrote:MY BRUV PECLUQ THAT IS REALLY MAGNICENT. I REALLY LOVE THAT TARTAN AWESOME RAY PROSIT
    I ECHO WHAT TANCRED WROTE GO UP THERE AND GET US LOADS OF MEDALS U R ALL THE FINEST OF THE FINE BROS cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers
    IN NANNU PEC WITH THE BIONIC EAR BORED AS S€$%^%$T IN HOSPIAL Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
    What a Face What a Face What a Face What a Face

    Nannu Pec, just for the records TanKRed is COMING with me and Samwel to AMT Torrent Laughing

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  Ray on Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:17 pm

    Alex El Greco Laughing thanks for your expres​sion(lovely emoticon/smiley) much appreciated my feelos Twisted Evil

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  bcauchi on Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:41 pm

    Have a good time and kick some ass!! How is Kenneth coming along. He should be down to his shoelaces and combing his hair by now.

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  Ray on Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:46 pm

    bcauchi wrote:Have a good time and kick some ass!! How is Kenneth coming along. He should be down to his shoelaces and combing his hair by now.

    Nope Brian still some way to go Sad

    He's just finished his water canteen and haversack Twisted Evil moving on to his sporran in a few mins after he takes a coffee and cig break lol!

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  Ray on Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:27 pm

    I HONESTLY HOPE that "my version of brush modulation" is visible on the water canteen, haversack and sporran lol!












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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  alexbb on Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:46 pm

    PHOTOS DEFINETLY BETTER NOW BUT NOWHERE AS GOOD AS THE REAL THING IM SURE

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