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Figure Identification/Search / Re: SEARCH Müller-Erfurt
« Last post by merlino on Today at 07:24:59 AM »
What I find absurd is that you can't contact Mr. Tetzel to get his flats ...
I just don't understand!  :( 
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General Discussion / Re: New Build - New to Flat Figures
« Last post by Hannibal on Today at 04:20:53 AM »
Very good start, Mark, with the hat, in giving light and shadows, and therefore volume, tri-dimensional effect.  Also the white lining at the top edge of the hat, where light usually makes a spot and gives shape to a dark surface.


1. Don't be shy to increase your light more (exagerate a bit), you can always revert after, to make it visible enough = a black suit can be painted dark grey, not black, to be able to paint shadows black and highlights amost white = see shiny boots for example on paintings of great masters.
2. Don't nécéssairily put your light source in the plan of the flat, sideways on the left of the character, but more upfront, to avoid having to paint a character half lightened on the right and half black on the right, and edges only on the right side.  By bringing your light source in your right back (niot totally in your back = flash effect), the lightening on the hat will not be at the edge, but 1/3 to the right, then against darker at the edge. On this way you will also give light lightening to the left side of the hat, flat surface, therefor volume !


3. Use black for shadows, and grey, dark grey as basecolour, On this manner you can bring highlinghts and also shadows and shape your painting in volume.  It gives you more freedom in painting volume....


Cheers ...
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General Discussion / Re: New Build - New to Flat Figures
« Last post by Mark Cunnington on May 11, 2021, 03:57:51 PM »
After quite a break (work got very busy) I made a start on the hat. Instead of painting a base colour and laying on the shade/highlights I tried three mixes to lay next to each other and blend. It was harder work and it got a bit mixed up but I see that is a good technique. I'm beginning to get more confident in being less subtle in highlights.
I also soaked away the oil on cardboard and used liquin for the first time. I thought I was experienced in using oils but this made a massive difference. I'm looking forward to the next stage (hat lace and the face) although I think my next sets of days off are about to be cancelled. Damn.
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Figure Identification/Search / Re: SEARCH Müller-Erfurt
« Last post by beloc zoc on May 11, 2021, 01:46:31 PM »
You are right, these types are not at the display. But the flats are available from Menz-Burg. Please compare the lists in the Müller-Erfurt-Book from Richard Sanders.


Best regards Henry
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Figure Identification/Search / Re: SEARCH Müller-Erfurt
« Last post by merlino on May 10, 2021, 01:47:03 PM »
thanks... but  MR 303   304   305   315   316   317 and 371 are not in Menz-Burg catalog...... :-\ :-[
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Figure Identification/Search / Re: SEARCH Müller-Erfurt
« Last post by beloc zoc on May 10, 2021, 01:14:15 PM »

Hello Merlino,


a part of this list contains flats are available from "Offizin Fritz Menz Burg".

MP 31, MP 33
MR 6, MR 14, MR 26, MR 27, MR 40, MR 72, MR 91
MR 303, MR 304, MR 305, MR 315, MR 316, MR 317, MR 371

You can order these flat. Have a look for pictures.
http://www.zinnfigurenfreunde-burg.de/images/offizin/menzkat.htm

But the MP 33 is listed as "MP 16 König". The description on the base was changed by Fritz Menz.

Best regards Henry
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Techniques / Re: British cavalry during the Victorian Era - long project
« Last post by fesak_j on May 10, 2021, 11:01:03 AM »
Very nice job 8)  Now you have 999 more to go ::)  Outstanding work Willie




 ;) ;) ;) thank you willie, a lot of fun to go  ;D
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Techniques / Re: British cavalry during the Victorian Era - long project
« Last post by fesak_j on May 10, 2021, 11:00:16 AM »
Michel, your help (I really appreciate it) forced me to think to start do better photos. I have draw ( ;D ;D ;D ;D ) how I do photos: I m standing under main light in the kitchen and I m creating the shadow by myself to avoid shine effect. Photos are taken by mobile phone, I do not own any camera. Why I m doing that? Somehow upon the principle of the photo tent. It might be wrong however I did not develope yet how to do it better  ???  and I tried a lot. If you do not mind, could you be so kind as to advice me?  :) :)
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Newbie Section / Re: "Mounting" flats
« Last post by John Alberts on May 10, 2021, 10:41:42 AM »
Michel, thank you for the details.  Very clear explanation
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Techniques / Re: British cavalry during the Victorian Era - long project
« Last post by willie on May 10, 2021, 09:50:19 AM »
Very nice job 8)  Now you have 999 more to go ::)  Outstanding work Willie
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