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Offline gedmundson

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Model Cellar Eduard Ritter von Schleich 1/32
« on: July 06, 2022, 08:39:53 AM »
Hello folks,
I enjoy painting up figures to pose by my completed models, and I had picked this one up a number of years ago. Model Cellar's 1/32 resin figure of WW1 German ace Eduard Ritter von Schleich was painted with Vallejo acrylics (after a priming coat of Tamiya acrylic).

I may never make his black-fuselage Albatros, but he'll be a nice generic-looking figure to perhaps put beside my next project.
Cheers,
Gary



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Re: Model Cellar Eduard Ritter von Schleich 1/32
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2022, 08:47:02 AM »
beautifully executed. trying to decide if i like the coat or face better.

ok; the face!

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Re: Model Cellar Eduard Ritter von Schleich 1/32
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2022, 08:57:36 AM »
Superb Figure painting skills. So realistic.
Sandy

PS Bet quite a few allied pilots would have liked to be the ones wielding the pole!

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Re: Model Cellar Eduard Ritter von Schleich 1/32
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2022, 05:28:54 PM »
Fabulous bit of painting Gary. Mike's figures are really natural, but it takes a lot of skill to make a 'simple' figure look as good as you have, congrats.

Paul

PS Bet quite a few allied pilots would have liked to be the ones wielding the pole!

 ;D Took me a moment to understand this one - funny guy ::)
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Re: Model Cellar Eduard Ritter von Schleich 1/32
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2022, 06:35:40 PM »
Hi Gary,
an excellently painted figure, congrats ! You are a gifted artist who produces both models and figures of the very first quality.

Best regards
Jörg

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Re: Model Cellar Eduard Ritter von Schleich 1/32
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2022, 09:11:35 PM »
What all the others said! Each time I look at your wonderfully painted figures, I can only take my hat off.
Andreas
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Re: Model Cellar Eduard Ritter von Schleich 1/32
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2022, 12:31:38 AM »
Beautifully Painted Gary! I envy your abilities and use of Acrylics  8)
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Re: Model Cellar Eduard Ritter von Schleich 1/32
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2022, 08:29:34 AM »
Like Rick said, I am also jealous of your fugure painting skills Gary. Am I right when I say that I can even see the marks of a heavy beardgrowth?

How tall are the figures? 53 mm?

You must have very good eyes or very good magnification glasses!

Willem

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Re: Model Cellar Eduard Ritter von Schleich 1/32
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2022, 12:44:44 AM »
Thanks so much for the kind comments, folks. I'm very grateful.

Like Rick said, I am also jealous of your fugure painting skills Gary. Am I right when I say that I can even see the marks of a heavy beardgrowth?

How tall are the figures? 53 mm?

You must have very good eyes or very good magnification glasses!

Willem

Thanks for that Willem - the figure is 1/32 scale and measures out to be 57mm tall. As far as magnification goes, I invested in a microscope about 3 years ago after making contact on FB with an armour modeller from Japan called Makato Takaishi. I'd followed his incredible work in magazines for years. He steered me towards using that (along with Winsor & Newton series 7 brushes) to paint figures. I also switched to using acrylics instead of oil paints after watching some YouTube painting tutorials by Dave Youngquist (from Last Cavalry Models).

The investment in a microscope was well worth it - one of the best tools in my arsenal. I use it for everything...painting, detailing...wouldn't be without it!
Cheers,
Gary

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Re: Model Cellar Eduard Ritter von Schleich 1/32
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2022, 10:11:43 AM »
Am I right when I say that I can even see the marks of a heavy beardgrowth?
I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me...no way anyone could paint that! Amazing!
Zac in NZ

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Re: Model Cellar Eduard Ritter von Schleich 1/32
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2022, 12:36:29 AM »
Beautiful work Gary!

WD

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Re: Model Cellar Eduard Ritter von Schleich 1/32
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2022, 11:06:44 PM »
ummmm. I have to ask. A microscope? How do you work on a figure UNDER a microscope? Magnification?

Steve

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Re: Model Cellar Eduard Ritter von Schleich 1/32
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2022, 05:55:49 AM »
Looks great =))!

Paul

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Re: Model Cellar Eduard Ritter von Schleich 1/32
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2022, 06:25:07 AM »
ummmm. I have to ask. A microscope? How do you work on a figure UNDER a microscope? Magnification?

Steve

Good question Steve, and I wondered about that myself. But Mr. Takaishi showed me a photo of his, and told me the type to get. There is a range of lab microscopes that allow plenty of workspace under the lenses. We had one at work, so I borrowed it and tried painting under it at home. It worked well, so I ordered one from Best Buy made by Walter Products. 3.5X - 90X Stereo Microscope with 144LED ring light Model number WP-1AFZ-IFR07-5N. I hardly ever use the little camera on top. And I can fasten the base to the bench and swing it over the edge if I need more workspace underneath.
Cheers,
Gary

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Re: Model Cellar Eduard Ritter von Schleich 1/32
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2022, 11:08:48 PM »
Interesting! Thanks for the update. I'm not sure I could use a stereo microscope with my lack of vision in my left eye but I will investigate. I'm thinking something with a display screen may work.

Steve
« Last Edit: July 16, 2022, 11:43:58 PM by pepperman42 »