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Title: Octavia
Post by: draken35 on November 05, 2016, 11:45:47 AM
Well, having finished the figure for my CorsEarth and as I want to give another try to the Abteilung 502 Oil Flesh set, I will begin a new one: a Roman woman at bath.
I've decided to name her Octavia. Why? She was the sister of the first Roman Emperor Augustus and more than that, I've seen the Rome serie on TV and found so cute the actress interpretating Octavia...  :-love

First stage is preparation. Figure was sanded and the original base (very poor) was replaced by a home made one: Evergreen and Miliput.
Figure is placed on a work base (the cap of an aftershave bottle...)
Title: Re: Octavia
Post by: No.1 on November 05, 2016, 03:04:30 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwb1Vwwg4rQ
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Post by: draken35 on November 05, 2016, 04:34:53 PM
 :)) :)) :)) :)) :))
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Post by: modellius on November 06, 2016, 11:52:33 AM
great !
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Post by: draken35 on November 06, 2016, 01:42:03 PM
Thank you ;)
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Post by: draken35 on December 04, 2016, 04:55:56 PM
After having tried to fill the little gaps with cyano (not a good result; when sanding all the cyano came out of the figure) I've used the tip given by a friend of mine: to enlarge the little gaps and then to fill them with miliput...
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Post by: No.1 on December 04, 2016, 05:16:56 PM
:))
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Post by: draken35 on December 04, 2016, 05:31:38 PM
Nice butt anyway... ;)
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Post by: modellius on December 23, 2016, 11:52:56 AM
you can work with cyano but first you have to sand it a bit to scratch the surface
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Post by: draken35 on December 23, 2016, 12:22:35 PM
you can work with cyano but first you have to sand it a bit to scratch the surface

Yes, indeed.
I'm still trying to obtain a good surface, using miliput and/or cyano. Not happy for the time being...
Title: Re: Octavia
Post by: draken35 on May 14, 2017, 07:13:37 PM
Back on Octavia...

I needed the help of a friend specialized in figure painting, to try to obtain a good surface on the figure. The metal of the figure was full of little gaps... And some are already there! But oK, that's enough... Next step!

Base coat of acrylic flesh paint (Tamiya XF-15)
Title: Re: Octavia
Post by: No.1 on May 14, 2017, 07:32:52 PM
Ooohhhhh  :-love
Title: Re: Octavia
Post by: draken35 on May 14, 2017, 07:48:37 PM
 :))
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Post by: draken35 on May 21, 2017, 12:04:10 PM
Still working on the acrylic base...
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Post by: modellius on May 23, 2017, 10:31:38 AM
Looks nice
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Post by: draken35 on May 24, 2017, 11:22:59 PM
Very cute woman indeed :-)
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Post by: draken35 on June 05, 2017, 06:59:07 PM
Acrylic base for redheat done...
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Post by: modellius on June 16, 2017, 07:41:43 PM
Good !
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Post by: draken35 on August 19, 2018, 03:26:22 PM
OK. Since last time, I had some trouble with Octavia... During a painting session, she falled out of my hands on the ground. Face first... So the nose was totally broken.
I tried to repare myself but it was uneasy and I didn't obtain a good result. So, I've sent Octavia to my friend Dominique Jadoul that is excellent for esthetical surgery: the new nose of Octavia is perfect!
Dominique gived me the figure back yesterday, during the Mons expo.
So today I've applied a new base color; testing for the first time the AK Flesh Base spray. Useful and nice result! But due to the odors, better to do that outside when the weather is sunny enough...
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Post by: No.1 on August 19, 2018, 04:10:56 PM
This base is enamel based?
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Post by: draken35 on August 19, 2018, 06:57:24 PM
It's not indicated on the can; but: "not affected by acrylic, enamel or extreme weathering"...
Sounds at first use similar to the Gunze Mr Surfacer cans...
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Post by: No.1 on August 19, 2018, 07:02:51 PM
Compared with Gunze, how it is?
Title: Re: Octavia
Post by: draken35 on August 19, 2018, 08:44:36 PM
Can is shorter but cheaper.
Result is absolutely similar and it smells the same odor
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Post by: No.1 on August 19, 2018, 09:02:20 PM
Thanks :-ok
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Post by: modellius on August 22, 2018, 12:38:49 AM
great mate !
Title: Re: Octavia
Post by: draken35 on August 22, 2018, 11:41:13 AM
Thank you !
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Post by: draken35 on August 25, 2018, 10:52:46 AM
Octavia gives me problems...
After a second spray session, I constated a bubble on the right arm. I tried to sand the bubble smoothly... The flesh paint seems to form a plastic coat and all the flesh was removed on the arm... So, it was necessary to remove all the paint... In the process, the nose made in miliput disappeared... Dominique will do the job again for me; but finally my first impression on that AK Flesh can was not the good one. I don't like such a product that you cannot work on it after having been sprayed on the figure.
Best way for me remains to use white base then Gunze or Tamiya flesh as second base...

Topis on hold until new nose will be made...  :-wall
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Post by: No.1 on August 25, 2018, 11:24:37 AM
Gunze will definitely work, sorry for problems :(
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Post by: draken35 on August 25, 2018, 01:42:18 PM
Notre à problème, expérience gained
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Post by: modellius on August 25, 2018, 02:34:29 PM
sorry to read this, gunze will work fine I think
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Post by: draken35 on February 13, 2019, 06:31:05 PM
Octavia is back at home with her new nose after a little bit of surgery (and miliput) done by my friend Dominique Jadoul!
Base of painting: Tamiya XF-15 with a little bit of white and Vallejo red for the cloth.
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Post by: No.1 on February 13, 2019, 07:12:12 PM
Wish I will see this figure in real one day ;)
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Post by: draken35 on February 13, 2019, 07:23:49 PM
Hope so too
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Post by: modellius on February 14, 2019, 04:30:14 PM
very nice, I would like to meet the model used for sculpting  :-green :-green :-green
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Post by: draken35 on February 14, 2019, 06:26:25 PM
very nice, I would like to meet the model used for sculpting  :-green :-green :-green

I can understand that...
Title: Re: Octavia
Post by: draken35 on April 28, 2019, 11:18:26 AM
Still trying to perfectionate the painting of red hair with acrylic paint, I've decided to paint red hair to Octavia...
I will present you a step-by-step progression.
First, the base is Vallejo Flat Brown
Title: Re: Octavia
Post by: No.1 on April 28, 2019, 12:27:30 PM
It goes to be so attractive... well, how many broken heart you plan to achieve when you expose it on model shows?
Title: Re: Octavia
Post by: draken35 on April 28, 2019, 05:28:39 PM
 :)) :)) :)) :)) :))

Well, second step for red hair: drybrush with Hot Orange from Game Colors
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Post by: modellius on April 30, 2019, 01:33:18 PM
looks great !
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Post by: draken35 on May 01, 2019, 08:22:44 PM
Thank you!

Third stage for the red hair: another drybrush but this time with a mix of yellow (Yriel Yellow from Citadel Colors) and orange (Hot Orange from Game colors).
After having taken the photos I constated I've forgotten the eyebrows... Corrected. Base of Flat Brown, immediately followed with the yellow/orange mix...
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Post by: No.1 on May 01, 2019, 09:45:46 PM
Very good highlighted!!!
Title: Re: Octavia
Post by: draken35 on May 02, 2019, 06:47:39 PM
Thank you my friend!

Next step for the red hair: a wash with heavily diluted Hot Orange from Game Color
Title: Re: Octavia
Post by: No.1 on May 02, 2019, 07:44:21 PM
 :-clap :-clap :-ok
Title: Re: Octavia
Post by: draken35 on May 06, 2019, 08:15:42 AM
Thank you ;)
Next step today or tomorrow...
Title: Re: Octavia
Post by: draken35 on May 08, 2019, 09:41:19 PM
Next step for red hair: very diluted mix of Hot Orange (Game Color) and Flat Red (Vallejo)
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Post by: No.1 on May 08, 2019, 10:09:19 PM
Ha- you become hairdresser :))
Title: Re: Octavia
Post by: draken35 on May 09, 2019, 05:35:27 AM
 :))
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Post by: draken35 on May 09, 2019, 07:59:49 PM
Last step for red hair: light drybrush with a mix of Hot Orange (Game Colors) and Flash Gitz Yellow (Citadel Colors)
Title: Re: Octavia
Post by: draken35 on May 09, 2019, 08:02:51 PM
Here is the evolution with the different steps...
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Post by: No.1 on May 09, 2019, 08:42:52 PM
Science of hair painting :)
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Post by: draken35 on May 10, 2019, 05:32:49 AM
Looks quite simple but take time...
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Post by: modellius on May 12, 2019, 10:52:15 AM
looks super my friend !
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Post by: draken35 on May 13, 2019, 08:29:30 PM
Thank you ;)