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Vendors - Vendor Announcements / Re: Koss Figures Time Out
« Last post by marko on Today at 02:05:02 PM »

First of all good luck on this, one forgets the amount of toil associated with producing flat figures.  If you wish when you have a catalog it could also be added to the list of Vendor Catalogs on this site.

Vendors - Vendor Announcements / Re: Koss Figures Time Out
« Last post by Stefan on Today at 12:59:17 PM »
Dear Neil,
I am in the process of creating a new catalogue. I have to change all the order numbers, otherwise I will lose too much time trying to find the right figures. In addition, I have received several new engraved figures in recent years, which unfortunately are not yet included in the catalogue. There are new lansquenets, new knights and Spanish cavalry. I have also started a brand new series on the Hungarian War of Succession between Zapolya and Ferdinand I. I am currently having stradiots, Hungarian and Turkish light cavalry engraved for the period around 1530.  The first figures have already been engraved here too.
I hope to be finished with the new order numbers by 30 July 2024. Then I can send you a catalogue by email.
Unfortunately, I have completely lost track.  So I still need some time.
Vendors - Vendor Announcements / Re: Koss Figures Time Out
« Last post by Panzer21 on May 28, 2024, 04:23:41 AM »
Herr Koss,

Did you ever resume production/ taking orders?

If yes, how does one go about ordering?


Gallery / Re: Burgundy II
« Last post by Hannibal on May 27, 2024, 05:16:50 PM »
As before, the style of the painting is estonishing and beautiful !!

The only comment is that the subjects are under-exposed, too dark, due to the brillance of the background, too bright, which mask the details od the characters and the armours ...

By giving more light, one can better see the beauty opf the soldiers.  The solution is either to correct the pictures before issue (but the background becomes quiet bright), or to use a background softer, such as cream, light brown , or ivory;

Gallery / Re: Burgundy II
« Last post by Christoph on May 27, 2024, 04:26:04 PM »
Many thanks for your kind comments.

Here is the next picture. Crossbow men  and with a mounted captain and his servant.


Gallery / Re: First try
« Last post by Goatmajor on May 26, 2024, 02:40:15 AM »
That is so helpful Hannibal ! Thank you !
Gallery / Re: First try
« Last post by John Alberts on May 25, 2024, 10:47:54 PM »
Impressive illustration Hannibal!
Gallery / Re: First try
« Last post by Hannibal on May 25, 2024, 04:53:43 PM »
YES!!!    Simon,  thank you!!!!
To illustrate the comments of nick, and the exemples given from mike's book, I have electronically added some shadows on your painting (center), with a light coming from the front right side (on the left), or from the left from side of the soldier (on the right), to show you how you can give more volume effect to the body, the face, the hair, the boots, the hands, the cuffs, ... by adding not only shadows, but also highlights, depending on the direction of the light source, very important in painting a flat.   It is up to you to choose where you wish to position the light source, keeping in mind that higlights and shadows must be compatible with the light direction, and if you paint several characters on a diorama or a serie, they should all have the same light source !

Good painting !

Gallery / Re: First try
« Last post by Goatmajor on May 25, 2024, 02:47:16 PM »
These are 2 of Mike’s illustrations on shading and highlight if light is from the upper left. Hope this helps😃

Thank you !
Gallery / Re: First try
« Last post by Goatmajor on May 25, 2024, 02:46:38 PM »
Does this work better Hannibal ?
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