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Gerald

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Re: Flats Mexico's first
« Reply #31 on: March 23, 2019, 01:33:28 AM »
It is a very good job of you. It will be very nice.

Brian

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Re: Flats Mexico's first
« Reply #30 on: February 28, 2019, 04:26:34 AM »
Not finished yet but on it's way!!

Brian

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Re: Flats Mexico's first
« Reply #29 on: February 25, 2019, 06:20:17 AM »

A photo or two


Brian

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Re: Flats Mexico's first
« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2019, 05:09:16 AM »

Just received the figure from the guys in Mexico, and boy there's a lot of tin and the weight is high, at first look the detail is very good but I'll tell you more as I get some paint on  ;)


Figure is still unavailable but we could always see if one is still ready to post, it will not be cheap though  ::)     

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Re: Flats Mexico's first
« Reply #27 on: January 21, 2019, 01:50:14 AM »
Look at the 1/72 resin figures that are on the "market". Average cost is 3 Euro per figure. It seems there is some interest in those figures. So, flats are too cheap.
The reason may be, that flats still are considered as mass figures. Old collectors painted them without lights and shadows to build dioramaswith hundreds (or thousands of figures).Nowadays painting ist an art. So, if the quality is high, it should no problem to increase the prices on a realistic (and fair) amount.

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Re: Flats Mexico's first
« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2019, 12:13:58 PM »
I agree with Gerald.  We are spoiled. May the price for the figure from Mexico be too high, I can only say that a price of 1 Euro for a normal foot figure is too less and will not encourage anyone to edit new figures.


Brian

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Re: Flats Mexico's first
« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2019, 03:07:11 AM »

Yes this is one of the problems,  no slate engraves in the Americas  :(


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Gerald

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Re: Flats Mexico's first
« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2019, 01:19:50 AM »
We are to spoiled in Europe, especially in Germany. Many very well engraved flat figures for little money.

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Re: Flats Mexico's first
« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2019, 08:30:56 AM »
Hello Friends
I think for the price of such a figure that is a poor performance. I expect more from the engraving.
there is a lot of work in such a figure but this one is just not nice.
I also buy no pewter figures to grind them and then to paint, because you can also make paper figures
in our figures it depends on the engraving !!
especially if it's the first one that must be great

my opinion

Hannibal

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Re: Flats Mexico's first
« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2019, 04:16:25 PM »
ok brian!
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Brian

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Re: Flats Mexico's first
« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2019, 01:49:28 PM »

Things have changed,  The guys in Mexico are reconsidering the figure and at the moment it will not be available.
Michel, I have sent your money back as a refund and will let you know if we can get the figure.
 

Hannibal

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Re: Flats Mexico's first
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2019, 07:16:51 AM »
Let us try it
Brian, paied by Paypal
Michel
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Grey Wolf

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Re: Flats Mexico's first
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2019, 07:12:29 AM »
Personal, i think it's not that bad for a first flat.
i have followed the creation of it on FB, it's a flat created as a positive and afterwards been molded.
using this Technic my self i now how difficult it is to create small detail an structure to the figure.
The lack of sculpture on the inside is a personal opinion, some need guidelines for other its not that imported.


one the other side is the price not in reference with that what customers suspecting from a flat of such qualities     

Joerg

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Re: Flats Mexico's first
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2019, 06:21:06 AM »
What I can see, a key problem is the lack of sculpture:
neither the dogs, nor the Diogenes or the flags have a kind of "inner profile".
I would recommend a look at the work of Rafa or Ken Farrar to see how faces and body have folds and so on.
I know, it is highly heratic, but - painting flats is a kind of high standard colouring book - the figure itself gives us the tip, where to place what colour,
shadow, highlight, structure.
Often enough very good painters ignore these hints, but the very good painters could paint a plain surface too.
For all the others,  "structure" in the figure is substantial for acceptance. Just the outlining is not enough.
(And even the "structure" does not guarantee, that the figure is loved by collectrors.

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Hannibal

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Re: Flats Mexico's first
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2019, 12:26:37 PM »
I'm curious to see it with my eyes ... and subject interests me: Greece is the birthplace of my culture and the platonician philosophy.

But I agree fully with Gerhart, subject could more be on Mexican History, targeting Mexico, Spain, Portugal markets, (perhaps not a good period for United States today with the Wall?), but mexican markt is perhps weak with flats, like Turkey is too (Sherhan Oflas) whch is perhaps the issue...

I remember some nice flats created by Quadriconcept in 75mm several years ago - the seven flats of Central America civilization, AC1 to AC7) !!
Mexican and Sout American civilizations were great periods they should be proud of, even it totally spoiled by Europeans and christians, but it was the destiny of Egypt, North America, Africa too and some subjects like Egypt became quiet successful as subjects, although much older.......

Michel
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