Author Topic: AFS MK1 featuring Private Steve Wiggles  (Read 4783 times)

August 30, 2008, 09:33:31 PM
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The introduction of the Armored Fighting Suit, MK1 was to change the face of warfare and become a deciding factor in the struggle for regaining control over the Earth.

Private Steve Wiggles of 3rd Detachment, Charlie Coy, 2nd Platoon, Section Three was one of the first such Sections raised and trained to operate the new equipment which initially operated as line breakers and mobile heavy weapon units for infantry formations until new battlesuit centric doctrines were formalized.

Archive Photo has be re-colorized due to deterioration of the record.








Backpack and Smoke Launchers



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"Steve" seemed both an appropriate name of late and as the Wiggles have been playing at my place contantly to try to entertain The Terror (8mth old daughter...) I tried painting the figure a little to look like the lead guy in the yellow shirt. Looks a little like him I guess... In fact, I had to put this one in the cabinet facing the rear because I kept hearing him sing, "Fruit Salad, Yummy, Yummy...."

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September 01, 2008, 04:57:30 PM
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What a great paint job and weathering. :D I can spend a lot of time appreciating all the variation of tone and  weathering details. Only thing i can add is maybe the pilot needs a bit of red tint on the cheek and bluish gray tint around the beard and mustache area. Right now the skin tone may be a bit too uniform.

September 01, 2008, 06:25:50 PM
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Fantastic again! I just love your technique's results!

September 01, 2008, 08:11:58 PM
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I really love the face on this one. It seems like the washes were toned down here. But more than that the face is haunting like a soldier after battle. Would you mind if I photoshop-ed one of you pictures? I will post the results.
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September 03, 2008, 06:00:14 PM
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cheers guys and thanks for the comments.

Yokoyama-Sensei really liked this one as it's a homage to the box art on this latest release, Aug 24th. Hi s main comment was on the browns on the legs. Just by way of info, it's meant to be the first in the line of power armor so received the mono-color. We've also joked that this may be the first completed retail release kit as I had it done within 5 days of hitting shelves.  :lol:

Chaos -please go right ahead sir! He is much more harrowed looking and that is also as a result of a tip from Yokoyama-san I picked up whilst in his studio. He's taken to putting different kinds of "greens" into his skin tones to produce different results. This face base color is done with tamiya acryl flesh tinted with tamiya sky. Produces an interesting color but as per his intstructions, too much of any green and you have a nasty looking dead body/zhombie in your suit.  :D Just right for Nurgle I guess chaos_theory ?
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September 03, 2008, 08:56:33 PM
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The greens in the flesh tone is a great idea and is so subtle here that I would have never noticed. Thanks for the hint.

I actually did this before I asked and just wanted to clear it with you so I could post it up...
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September 04, 2008, 04:18:30 AM
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ahh yes, I see you were able to find the original archive photograph, excellent work.

Really adds great atmosphere, thanks for that!
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September 04, 2008, 05:21:12 AM
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The greens in the flesh tone is a great idea and is so subtle here that I would have never noticed. Thanks for the hint.

I actually did this before I asked and just wanted to clear it with you so I could post it up...
Straight from the archives:

Looks good except that the blacks are too black. For an old photograph, those would be faded as well. Lower the contrast and lighten the darks and it'll really look good. Perhaps add a coffee stain too! :lol:

http://fichtenfoo.com/gallery/albums/FF-Krote/FichtenFoo_MaK_Krote_WallPa.jpg

See how I have what looks black, but the contrast is reduced. There's also not an even amount of black throughout the image as yours has. I might have to play too! Looks like fun!

September 04, 2008, 05:39:54 AM
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Here's what I did based on my Krote one. Note the lack of high contrast.

EDIT: added white border and a color version.





Let me know if you want the PSD file.
« Last Edit: September 04, 2008, 05:57:00 AM by FichtenFoo »

September 04, 2008, 06:53:06 AM
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Thanks for the advice FF. My main motivation for the high contrast treatment was to make the face and eyes darker and more harsh. Even this dark Lincoln's paint shows through, that look of a soldier haunted by what he has seen on the battlefield. I love the creases in your version. How did you create those?

ahh yes, I see you were able to find the original archive photograph, excellent work.

Really adds great atmosphere, thanks for that!

Thanks for your approval sir.
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September 04, 2008, 07:51:37 AM
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I just sent the file to your forum account email. Check the "crinkle" layers. Note that fill = 0% by the blending modes and that bevels were used. You can turn off the BW layer and turn on the color to get those variations. Seeing the file will probably explain more than my words could. heh!

September 04, 2008, 12:09:26 PM
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Gracias, I hadn't thought of that.
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September 04, 2008, 06:03:09 PM
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Any possibility I can 'borrow' that file too?!
I love the technique. Might help me with some projects I have on hand.

Great model Linc and great Photoshop treatments Fich!
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September 06, 2008, 02:06:22 AM
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very clever work there guys, most impressed and it's very Ma.K indeed.

The wrinkles, staining, all add so much interest and authenticity!
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