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Five steps to fantastic faces

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By Jim Wechsler
Published: April 26, 2012
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A finely painted figure provides armor with a sense of life, historical context, and, in some cases, scale. Conversely, a poorly painted figure can mar the best of models. A figure's face, vital to the success of a model, is the trickiest part. Here's a five-step technique that will have you painting faces you can be proud of in minutes.

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3 stars
DEREK PANCUTT said:
Good simple way to paint faces, being a painter of military miniature figures I prefer layering, but this method is good and something everyone can use to produce quite acceptable results.
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MANUEL CASTRO JR from PENNSYLVANIA said:
This is a very good article for the 'armor modeler' that wants to add well painted figures to his model and I would recommend it. I myself prefer the techniques in Alex Castro's book The Art of Painting Miniatures-Faces and Figures from Compendium Books. I was a student of his techniques and it really put my figures 'over the top'.
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RAYMOND ORTIZ from CALIFORNIA said:
I find this very thoughtful and I can't wait to try it. I love model work, my focus being N scale trains & Structures but I also do superhero models which is what I'm going to try this technique on.
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ANTHONY STENCEL from ILLINOIS said:
Not intended for figure painters, but aimed at the armor modeler, which is ok.
5 stars
JOHN PALAMARA said:
This is one off the best techniques i have ever used.
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