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Another one, before and after..

 

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Stijn

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And this is the last finished head, for now.

 

Regards,

 

Stijn

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Before I start painting the mannequins, I check them over realy well, to see if there is enough definition in the facial features. Some lower quality mannequins lack this. Nostrils not deep enough, no definition in the ears, rudimentary eyelids, etc... With low quality mannequins I then check if it is possible to add this extra definition. by working with a dremel tool, or adding material. If this proves to be impossible, I don't bother painting the mannequin, because the end result won't look like much.

The white mannequin posted above had some problems with definition. The right ear was far from pronounced, it lacked detail around the eyes and nose. I shaped the ear, hollowed out the nose cavities more, and added detail around the eyes. I also experimented with wrinkles to the forehead and around the eyes. I'll probably won't do this again, because these details can also be added by just painting them in. If you make a mistake with paint, it's easier to undo then with carving them in.

 

Regards,

 

Stijn


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Of course, opinions & criticism is very welcome!

 

Stijn


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I think the result is very good.

With carving these details, it makes - in my opinion - the face easier to "dirty up".

 

Erwin


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And this is the last finished head, for now.

 

Regards,

 

Stijn

 

Hi Stijn,

 

Very well done! It is looking good. Do you have a before pic from nr 2 also? I like before and after pictures (as you know) :D

You are right with painting wrinkles..., it is easier. If you make a mistake with building them on your mannequin it cost hours to sand it again. :o

 

Did you make your pictures in artificial light or daylight....

 

 

Jacqueline


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Sometimes it is hard to believe it is the same mannequin. :)

Very nice work as I said before!

 

Erwin

 

Hi Erwin,

 

Yes I know, that is why I take before pics :P

 

Jacqueline


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Yes pre D-Day 3rd BT 506th HQ Demolitions section aka The filthy 13.

I panted it my self, the face paint is only done with face paint so that I can clean it off if I want to change it up!

 

That is great! as long as the paint stay on the face and not on your uniforms ;)


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Hi all,

 

thanks for the nice comments.

To answer your question Jacqueline, the pictures were taken in artificial light, with the camera on my crappy Iphone. Here is the latested creation. Same mannequin, so 2 brothers. The left one is the last one I finished. Tried to gave him something of a 5 oclock shade for his beard. These pictures are taken in natural lighting.

 

Regards,

Stijn

 

 

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Another picture of the same, last finished head.

 

Regards,

stijn

 

 

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Hi,

 

very nice mannequins here B)

 

I shall run the risk of showing mine, even if I am not that satisfied, I screwed up the finish with a bad color mix, they now seem to have had a intensive self-tanner treatment :huh:

 

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Regards, E


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Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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Hi,

 

Here's my latest purchase. A flexible mannequin that came from Jasper Holla from HWW. I am really pleased with how it looks and Jasper is just great in what he does. The head came from a special realistic run and is exactly what I wanted.

 

I first dressed it to look like a tanker ca. summer 1944 or later. And no, not inspired by Fury ^_^

 

Planning on getting a Thompson for this guy, soon.

 

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Cheers,

Ken


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Hi all,

 

thanks for the nice comments.

To answer your question Jacqueline, the pictures were taken in artificial light, with the camera on my crappy Iphone. Here is the latested creation. Same mannequin, so 2 brothers. The left one is the last one I finished. Tried to gave him something of a 5 oclock shade for his beard. These pictures are taken in natural lighting.

 

Regards,

Stijn

 

 

 

Hi Stijn,

 

Thank you for posting your mannequins in naturel light for me! They look very good, I like the 5 o'clock shadow :)

The details are much better showing on your daylight pics. ;)

 

Regards, Jacqueline


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Hi,

 

very nice mannequins here B)

 

I shall run the risk of showing mine, even if I am not that satisfied, I screwed up the finish with a bad color mix, they now seem to have had a intensive self-tanner treatment :huh:

 

100_4419.jpg

 

Regards, E

 

Hi Etienne,

 

That is not so bad, not all people have the same skincolor. Yours have a tan....so what :D

Besides, you will learn from mistakes even more, but again, I don't think it's that bad do you?

 

Best regards, Jacqueline


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Hi,

 

Here's my latest purchase. A flexible mannequin that came from Jasper Holla from HWW. I am really pleased with how it looks and Jasper is just great in what he does. The head came from a special realistic run and is exactly what I wanted.

 

I first dressed it to look like a tanker ca. summer 1944 or later. And no, not inspired by Fury ^_^

 

Planning on getting a Thompson for this guy, soon.

 

2015_08_19_001_027.jpg

 

Cheers,

Ken

 

That's a nice mannequin Ken, can he sit on one knee also?

 

Regards, Jacqueline


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This is a Hindsgaul I painted a couple years ago with hair.

 

 

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Hi Etienne,

 

That is not so bad, not all people have the same skincolor. Yours have a tan....so what :D

Besides, you will learn from mistakes even more, but again, I don't think it's that bad do you?

 

Best regards, Jacqueline

 

Hello Jacqueline,

 

I wanted a "Pacific Theater of Operations" sun tan ... so it's probably not so bad, at least on photos because when I'm close to the mannequins, I can see all the details .. and the imperfections :unsure:

 

Considering the time it took me to paint those 2 mannequins, I'll wait a moment before returning to work ^_^

 

Regards, E


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Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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That's a nice mannequin Ken, can he sit on one knee also?

 

Regards, Jacqueline

 

Hi Jacqueline, thanks, yes, I'm sure it's possible, although I haven't tried it. You can put them in as many positions as possible, that's the reason I chose it, there's a metal frame inside that is very flexible.

 

Cheers,

Ken


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Nice mannequins Etienne! I acutally quite like the skin tone!

 

Jacqueline, yours are really stunning, especially that last one, extremely well done!


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Here is my last project, ordered by a friend and forum member, PDV.

 

This is what I started with, already a very good mannequin.

 

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All taken in natural lighting, but with crappy Iphone camera.

 

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Regards,

Stijn

 


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Fascinating thread, with some really excellent results!


Gil Burket
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Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

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"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."

 

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Etienne, I wouldn't say it if I didn't meant it, but your mannequins look real good.

I like the skintone! And we can't see your imperfections ;)

Did you paint them from head to toe? It is a lot of work I know.

 

 

Ken, that is very handy...so you can position it the way you like? Can these mannequins carry weight without bending or falling down, that is something I ask myself. :rolleyes:

 

 

Stijn, thank you for your compliment on my last mannequin.

That is so funny, I have the same mannequin overhere! It is from Eurodisplay, they have

good faces. Looking good again. :D

 

 

gwb123, I agree there are many creative people, and it is wonderfull that more participate in this thread.

 

 

Regards, Jacqueline


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