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RMG - FEATURE : Painting Dennison Smocks
Eagle
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Posted: Saturday, January 24, 2004 - 10:02 PM UTC
Friends,

Nate (Porkchop) answered my "prayers" by writing an article on how to paint Dennison Smocks. I'm sure this article will help the participants of the RMG Campaign.

Here you can find the article :

Painting Dennison Smocks

I'd like to thank Nate for his dedication in writing this article. I know this article will help me to overcome my "fears" of painting camouflage uniforms.
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Posted: Saturday, January 24, 2004 - 11:02 PM UTC
thanx for the article nate

and thanx for pointing it out danny


now I can get underway painting the para's for my dio

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Posted: Sunday, January 25, 2004 - 01:53 AM UTC
the article is great and helpful.....the timing of the article is perfect.it will help to many of RMG participants... I want to see the differences of painted figures using this article as a painting guide.
AndersHeintz
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Posted: Sunday, January 25, 2004 - 05:18 AM UTC
Hey!

Great little article, nice job on putting it together Nate
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Posted: Monday, January 26, 2004 - 06:15 PM UTC
Thanks, Nate, for a great article that makes techniques clear and easy. I don't want to seem like I'm quibbling, being new to this site, but I do have a detail note to add to this:

The cargo pockets on the Dennison smock (and most military uniforms) are made by sewing a pocket onto the rest of the garment. Since the camo pattern is printed on the fabric, this causes the pattern to break wherever another piece of cloth comes on -- pockets, front closures, facings, etc. Use the same base color, but don't continue the secondary color brushstrokes when crossing such a seam. (This also applies, notably, to sleeves where they're set in at the shoulder, or side seams on camo trousers.) This holds true with any patterned camo clothing, whether Dennison smocks, or SS smocks, or desert camo from Iraq, or a modern hunter's Trebark camo -- just about anything short of a ghillie suit.

This is a niggling detail, and I really debated mentioning it at all, but details are what it's about, right?

Anyway, thanks again for the great article!

Wander
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Posted: Monday, January 26, 2004 - 06:20 PM UTC
Good thing to have in library such nice and quick solutions. Thanks
PorkChop
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Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2004 - 04:08 AM UTC
Wander:
Thanks for bringing that point up, another builder here did as well on an eariler post. And you are correct. So to whomever sees this, heed his advice!!!

The biggest issues seemed to be color selection and getting the basic pattern, so I focused on that, but you are correct. Thanks for pointing that out!!

Also, welcome to the site, hope to see many more posts from you in the future...

Eagle
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Posted: Friday, August 12, 2005 - 08:16 AM UTC
I noticed the pics in this article showed the familiar red crosses. I decided to edit the article and work it towards the new picture system.

Will be ready soon !
Eagle
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Posted: Friday, August 12, 2005 - 08:47 AM UTC
Done,

It's totally renewed now.
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Posted: Friday, August 12, 2005 - 04:46 PM UTC
Hi Danny..found Nates how to posting most interesting , along with others,,,what I find the most interesting is the wide range of paint types we use, to end at the same result... I have done several camo figures and would only ever use oils, I like to play with the light and dark with in the camo pattens,often I will use talcum powder or crushed pastles on the shoulders and upper arms to give a look of ingrained dust or dirt this when the oils are only touch dry, gently blending them in.......do the same with half wet clothing, I find the oils allow me to do this.....just another way ..

all enjoyable fun..Phil
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Posted: Friday, August 12, 2005 - 07:51 PM UTC
Phil,

I took the liberty of peeking inside your gallery and I must say your figure painting is wonderful. I've seen some amazing stuff in there.

Perhaps I can persuade you in writing a few lines how you paint the camouflage in oils.... I'm most interested in the talcum powder / pastels part too !
auburn
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Posted: Sunday, August 14, 2005 - 11:52 AM UTC
Danny morning,...mate ill be in on that, but bare with Im very slow on the key board... Im flat chat painting the dreaded toy soldiers, working to a dead line.. Should I post it on Gen Mod., when Im ready....

Phil
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Posted: Sunday, August 14, 2005 - 12:22 PM UTC
Good stuff. Many thanks Nate for the article.
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Posted: Sunday, August 14, 2005 - 12:38 PM UTC
I happen to have one of these (British Airborne guy) on my workbence and I paint with acrylics so thank you.
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Posted: Sunday, August 14, 2005 - 01:11 PM UTC
Glad it was hel[pful. The last post on this thread -- until 2 days ago -- was more than 18 months ago (back when I finished stuff). Let me know if you guys need anything else!