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Title: my customized themes-Civil War Rebels
Post by: cheng on December 09, 2005, 02:25:07 am
they are not ready...i still am waiting for caps/collars&cuffs :)

(to bennain & cooster....i am planning to correct their collar/cuffs/caps/hat cords/trousers stripe colours! danke!!)
Title: my customized themes-Civil War Rebels
Post by: cheng on December 09, 2005, 02:28:19 am
(i am still very unhappy with my lighting and photography...sorry folks!)
Title: my customized themes-Civil War Rebels
Post by: bennain on December 09, 2005, 11:03:55 am
Hi cheng,

very nice customs. I like th e combination from old light-blue klickylegs and the body of the regular csa soldier. That looks very pretty.

Also you made a very good custon of the "Dicke Berta", it looks like a mortar.

Well done
Bennain
Title: my customized themes-Civil War Rebels
Post by: cheng on December 12, 2005, 04:57:14 am
i just 'updated' my CS artillerymen...thanks for all your help Bennain!
Title: my customized themes-Civil War Rebels
Post by: bennain on December 12, 2005, 09:53:48 am
Wow, the hat and the trouserstrip looks very accurate. Can you explain me your technics? And by the way, which colour do you use? I tried it also to create some artillery and cavalry caps. I use at the moment Revell Colors, but the result isn't good. The color doesn't cover and hold on the caps.
Title: my customized themes-Civil War Rebels
Post by: bennain on December 12, 2005, 09:54:52 am
Wow, the hat and the trouserstrip looks very accurate. Can you explain me your technics? And by the way, which colour do you use? I tried it also to create some artillery and cavalry caps. I use at the moment Revell Colors, but the result isn't good. The color doesn't cover and hold on the caps.
Title: my customized themes-Civil War Rebels
Post by: cheng on December 13, 2005, 01:52:08 am
Quote from: bennain
Wow, the hat and the trouserstrip looks very accurate. Can you explain me your technics? And by the way, which colour do you use? I tried it also to create some artillery and cavalry caps. I use at the moment Revell Colors, but the result isn't good. The color doesn't cover and hold on the caps.


Hello Bennain,

the trouserstrips are only PVC stikcers :) but they do last a long time...my oldest one is probably 3 years and they still look good. (i tried spraying...too much work...like i once did for sargent stripes...masking is painfully slow especially when i have so 9 US & 13 CS artillerymen.

dont worry..you can still wipe off your Revell...
there are 2 reasons for my poor painting by hand.....

1) inconsistency/non-uniform color...i solve that by masking and spraying with tamiya sprays...there are not many colors to pick from(go to their website)

2) painting yellow or white or red over dark colors....i needed about 8 coats of spray...if you can enlarge my artilleryman picture..you'll see that the red paint was quite thick :)
what i would have done perhaps was to spray an undercoat of white, then spray the red which should stand out brigter (but i didnt because my sprayed on red would have made the cap look like the helmet of a motorbike racer :D ....i did spray some tamiya bikes and riders when i was collecting them long ago :D )

(sorry if this sounds like a customising thread)
Title: my customized themes-Civil War Rebels
Post by: cheng on December 13, 2005, 01:58:30 am
all the white, blue & red were masked and sprayed on...its ok when i'm making just one :)
Title: my customized themes-Civil War Rebels
Post by: bennain on December 13, 2005, 02:08:49 am
:shock:  You work with masks! Wow, thats an interesting. I've had not enough experience with that. My idea is to make labels for the figures.

Best regards
Bennain
Title: my customized themes-Civil War Rebels
Post by: Flash on December 17, 2005, 01:26:02 am
very nice work cheng!!!
also very interesting info from both of u here!
i havent started customizing yet, partly cause i dont have the time and partly cause im scared to do make a mistake and ruin my klickys  :lol:
but i am thankful for any bit of information as to what method is the best to customize (paint, spray, masks).
i think i would prefer paint and masks (masks being a very very interesting idea!) pls keep us informed about ur progress! oh and bennain, id love to see those labels! that also sounds liek a really cool idea!
Title: my customized themes-Civil War Rebels
Post by: Dan on December 17, 2005, 08:49:26 am
I think the mortars are great!