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Saracen Crossbowman
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Izmir, Turkey / Türkçe
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Posted: Sunday, November 30, 2008 - 02:01 AM UTC
Serkan Dimli painted Elite Miniatures 54 mm figure Saracen Crossbowman 12th century in acrylics.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!

tommaso66
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Trieste, Italy
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Posted: Monday, December 29, 2008 - 03:34 AM UTC
Sorry...but It looks painted by a child...
(I don't know how old is Serkan)


Tommaso
serkand
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Ankara, Turkey / Türkçe
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Posted: Monday, December 29, 2008 - 04:28 AM UTC
Tom,
I'm 30 years old. where is problem?(color,tones???)
youngc
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Monday, December 29, 2008 - 11:26 AM UTC
Don't be discouraged, I think it looks brilliant.

Nothing is wrong with the painting IMO.
tommaso66
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Posted: Monday, December 29, 2008 - 09:53 PM UTC
Hi Serkan,
if you accept, I tell you what in my opinion is wrong in your job

1 Clothing glossy finish. Clothes are not glossy! I don'know if you use oil or acrilyc colours. If you use oils, glossy is a problem, but one solution is put the figure to dry under a bulb. Acrilyc colours (Vallejo or Andrea) generally have a mat finish, but otherwise you can add a little bit fo Tamiya Flat base X-21(a point brush!!).

2 Tones. In my opinion you must emphasize tones and shadings on your figure. Expecially on clothes. The green tunic is too flat. The lower part must be darker than the higher part: the maximum light is over the shoulders.. And the folds (on tunic and trousers ) must been emphasize too: when I paint clothes i give at least 4 or 5 lighting coats and 4 or 5 shading coats.

The crossbow wood and leather parts are good!!

I hope you accept my criticism
Good job

Tommaso