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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  iCocker on Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:55 am

    I agree with Brian much better mate, what I just notice is some are a bit grainy but defenition is there, so I still think your playing around with softwares is giving this result not the camera and operator Laughing

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  alexbb on Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:56 am

    much much better
    if i may i know im no photo expert but how about especially on the dark coloured parts using a sea blue background i know its not natural but even an incompetent photo taker like me got good results with the sea blue. worth a try i think

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  Ray on Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:38 pm

    Ray C, Brian, Ivan & Alex thanks for your words and I am/will consider ALL your options/proposals, but at the moment all I'm concerned about (since I managed to overcome even if a LITTLE bit, the CRAPPY and LOUSY pics) is getting the TARTAN done by tomorrow (have to stop now as I have a bet with Samwel later on at PV Laughing ) before the mixes for the TARTAN get dry (thank God for this humidity at least, as sealed with tape the mix would last for several days)

    So tomorrow I would tackle the red stripes which for your info run in a set of FOUR red stripes on each square of Blue, BlueGreen amd Green Sad obviously in two different patterns Sad as can be viewed from the photo I submitted earlier on Sad

    Pics are UNTOUCHED (fresh from the camera Laughing ) this time round unlike the previous batch which only had the face pics intact Twisted Evil

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  William on Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:59 pm

    Haven't seen this stage in flesh yet seems to be promising Smile


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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  Ray on Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:30 pm

    William, thanks for looking Laughing

    Could not finish the red stripes today Sad as they're driving me insane Sad

    Hope to paint some more tomorrow and also hope to finish on Monday.....didn't stop to shoot pics today, but will shoot some tomorrow before the final push on Monday. It will be good to show the way the stripes are laid in before SO MANY TOUCH UPS are NEEDED/APPLIED to bring everything to a decent/acceptable appearance Sad

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  jojjemannen on Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:40 am

    Holy cripes!

    That is looking really good! Keep it up!

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  Noel Petroni on Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:42 am

    Starting to look like a Tartan now! The white stripes really start to give it shape!

    @ One comment though: the white intersecting square looks more like a dot! Can you make a square? Cool Razz

    @ Question: do you have a flexible ruler to paint the lines or you just hold the brush, take a deep breath and hope for the best the phone does not ring at that moment!

    In my humble opinion, you have a chance for a 'Commended' when it's ready!!!!


    Isma...... enough.......... your doing a good job as usual. I believe that to build and paint like you do, one must have a dose of artistry in him..... and you have it!

    Pics are good too.

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  Ray on Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:37 am

    Noel Petroni wrote:Starting to look like a Tartan now! The white stripes really start to give it shape!

    @ One comment though: the white intersecting square looks more like a dot! Can you make a square? Cool Razz

    @ Question: do you have a flexible ruler to paint the lines or you just hold the brush, take a deep breath and hope for the best the phone does not ring at that moment!

    In my humble opinion, you have a chance for a 'Commended' when it's ready!!!!


    Isma...... enough.......... your doing a good job as usual. I believe that to build and paint like you do, one must have a dose of artistry in him..... and you have it!

    Pics are good too.

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    Morn Noel Laughing

    Have been waiting your post since 5am as I'm at work Sad

    Now I can start my daily round up of the baddies Laughing

    Re white stripe........it does look whiteish but it is a green ochre actually Shocked yes I agree again that on the pics it looks white Sad

    Also for the red stripes which obviously you can't see because that is at a later stage from the pics shown Laughing I have used Red Ochre Twisted Evil

    Anyway hope to FINALIZE this dreaded tartan later this afternoon, and shoot and post some decent pics before midnight Sad

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  bcauchi on Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:50 am

    White or not white, it looks great and you really managed to make it look like material. You can almost feel the texture. that thing has always fascinated me whenever you paint your figures. Their clothes look ike they should feel. Great work.

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  William on Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:26 pm

    It looks good.Haven't seen this live yet Smile

    Hope to see pics soon


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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  Ray on Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:08 pm

    William wrote:It looks good.Haven't seen this live yet Smile

    Hope to see pics soon


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    Finalizing/tweaking the kilt just now.....should be there in the next 2hrs or so, however I don't see myself shooting pics and cropping and posting after that, so it has to wait for tomorrow morn sorry Twisted Evil

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  Ray on Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:12 pm

    Sorry I just can't hold on any longer Sad

    My eyes are DEAD TIRED Sad

    Have been awake since 04.00 Sad

    Can't risk any mishaps while trying to re emphasize the intersecting red and yellow lines Sad

    So I'm hitting the hay now Sleep

    God Willing, tomorrow will wake up with fresh eyes Twisted Evil finalize kilt and shoot and post pics early after noon Cool

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  Ray on Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:29 pm

    As much as I wanted to get the last couple of hours done and away with, so I could shoot pics, post and continue with the rest of the figure, I just could not Sad my conscience didn't let me do it Sad

    The thing is this........I painted the red stripe grid passing from on top the green and blue green bands a bit on the wide side on both the bag and the kilt Sad I contemplated SEVERAL times yesterday of re painting these, but fought with myself as I argued that it would pass as it was and also I really wanted to get the dreaded tartan out of the way Shocked so that I continue with the rest of the figure Embarassed

    Late in my slaeep at about 04.30, I dreamt that we were at the airport ready to go to Spain, but kept wondering what I left behind during our wait to board the aircraft, I remembered asa we were called to board......I JUST LEFT MY CARRY CASE at home with the UNFINISHED Piper pale Embarassed Sad u can imagine how relieved I was when I woke up Twisted Evil however my conscience KEPT TINGLING me like the SINNER I WAS Sad

    So after a strong coffee, I just rolled my sleeves and went for the RETOUCHING/REPAINTING that was required, like the SSM Breed that I PROUDLY am Cool

    My reasoning was/is as follows.......
    Ok, we may not win the WNT, but in no way am I going to put Malta's, SSM's and my name in any awkward situation with any shortcuts or rather with anything improperly done Evil or Very Mad I am a slow painter by all means, and this tartan would have taken me far less time if I had to weave it for real, but afa my meagre mortal fibres allow me to paint to my utmost, I am going to do it no matter what! If anything, I would be targeting Class 2 at EuroMilitaire with this Piper and aspiring for a high award like I always aspire after all pale

    Time to get a vacation after all those colourful grids Laughing so am shaving and showering to go out I love you

    Will shoot and post pics tomorrow God Willing Suspect

    Viva l'SSM

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  Noel Petroni on Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:35 pm

    Re white stripe........it does look whiteish but it is a green ochre actually yes I agree again that on the pics it looks white

    Shocked I think it should be WHITE! THe clan was actually called GUNN of the Black King Man.

    The problem was that both regiments would have to wear the same tartan and obviously the 42nd had precedence so they substituted the yellow stripe for WHITE!

    Probably it was derived from the Jacobite tartan which had evident white stripes on many of their clan tartans. Neutral

    My opinion

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  Noel Petroni on Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:20 am

    I just noticed something and I was curious.

    On the back of the skirt the white line is exactly on the fold. Is this how they were folded or you chose to do this for ease of painting? Also, with the line being on the fold and happens to be light, it gives an automatic highlight to the folded areas!

    Just curious!

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  in nannu pec on Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:24 pm

    Loooking Good Ray and I agree with Brian....it actually looks like the real thing man....prosit Bruv
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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  Ray on Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:41 pm

    Noel Petroni wrote:
    Re white stripe........it does look whiteish but it is a green ochre actually yes I agree again that on the pics it looks white

    Shocked I think it should be WHITE! THe clan was actually called GUNN of the Black King Man.

    The problem was that both regiments would have to wear the same tartan and obviously the 42nd had precedence so they substituted the yellow stripe for WHITE!

    Probably it was derived from the Jacobite tartan which had evident white stripes on many of their clan tartans. Neutral

    My opinion

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    Taking a bit longer guys as I PUT THE PIPER IN THINNER after reading Noel's LATE POINTER Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad

    You could ahve told me before Noel Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  Ray on Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:49 pm

    Noel Petroni wrote:I just noticed something and I was curious.

    On the back of the skirt the white line is exactly on the fold. Is this how they were folded or you chose to do this for ease of painting? Also, with the line being on the fold and happens to be light, it gives an automatic highlight to the folded areas!

    Just curious!

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    Noel, it is called a KILT and I found out (AFTER I STRIPPED THE WHOLE TARTAN thanks to you)that the white line you remarked was/is YELLOW so am painting again what I have painted in the first place Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad

    The KNIFE PLEATS (x'nitkessah ghax qrajt u taghllimt nitfa Laughing ) are folded in such a way so as to show the yellow vertical thread on top of the fold Twisted Evil and for no other reason Evil or Very Mad

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  Ray on Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:04 pm

    TARTAN IS READY cheers

    For once in a very very long time, and without sounding anything which I AM NOT,(a good photographer that is pale Embarassed Laughing ) I feel that I can literally let the pics do the talking, as I AM REALLY PLEASED with the PICS which are UNTOUCHED, fresh from my digicam lol!

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  Samwel18 on Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:38 pm

    sabih hafna man Smile)

    ogobni and it really looks that you put a lot of work in it Smile

    Sam =]

    P.S. will you bring it with you next wednesday?

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  alexbb on Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:54 pm

    from the photos it looks like you have managed to reproduce the threading and fabric brilliantly now
    HURRY UP AND GIVE US THE REST

    SLOWLY BUT SURELY TIME IS RUNNING OUT

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  J.Fenech on Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:02 pm

    very nice indeed, and really like the fabric effect, it looks like the real thing.

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  William on Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:54 pm

    Good job, haven't seen this yet


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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  Noel Petroni on Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:04 pm

    Nice SKIRT!

    The lines are perfect..........you have a steady hand, mate!

    I must assume that each line had to be 99% correct during the painting phase. I don't think mistakes, like a shaky line, would be easy to amend!

    Great job! I think now you have earned the honor to wear the skirt of this clan!

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:37 pm

    Wow man, you have really outdone yourself this time, i can feel the material on that kilt and it is really thick and woolen. What a lovely job. You have painted kilts before but this is your definite best. It looks absolutely great!!

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