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zorrolobo
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Posted: Monday, December 11, 2017 - 11:22 PM UTC
I have been working on a new project. A diorama set in the Syrian civil war. I will include a couple of vehicles and about 6 figures:

Vehicles:
A Uaz 469 made out of these 2 kits:



And a BRDM-2:



Started with the figures:





Started with the Uaz:






Pretty much done with the Uaz.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 12:11 AM UTC
You are off to a good start.

I recognised some paracel figures and I was wondering what other brands you are using
SF-07-18D
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Posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 02:00 AM UTC
Great job, amigo!

I love the faces you have painted, very well done. The UAZ looks terrific.

I'll follow this work closely.

Saludos!
zorrolobo
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Posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 08:07 AM UTC
Thank you SF. And Klaus all the figures are Paracel exept for one black army models figure.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 08:39 AM UTC
Hi Marcos - nice work as always! Figures looking good - looking forward to your next post -

Cheers
Nick
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Posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 03:16 PM UTC
Hi Marcos,

Really nice & different looking build,how would you rate the paracel figures compared to say evolution, Stalingrad, black dog etc, as I have been tossing up getting the full set of Syrian Guys.

Cheers
Mike
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Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 03:19 AM UTC
Very Nice!!! I love the faces. I need so much more practice to get to this level.
zorrolobo
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Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 03:03 AM UTC
Thank you Nick, Mike, and Mark. And mike, I have gone through a lot of figures and Paracel's are up to par to the best of them: good molding, crisp detail, right scale, etc. The owner, Jang is a really nice guy. On my first order the package never arrived and he sent me a second package free of charge. His service is nice and friendly. He even sent me an e-mail inquiring if everything was all right after the earthquake we had. Like I said, really nice guy.
And Mark, not long ago I used to say the same thing. Even now I say I am far from the "Masters", but I have fun, and practice, practice, practice. There are several good tutorials of different techniques on You Tube. Try them all, and find what works for you.
Cheers!
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Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017 - 05:30 AM UTC
Marcos, great start! It looks very promising.

Dave
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Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017 - 10:37 PM UTC
Tanks Dave.
zorrolobo
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Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017 - 10:40 PM UTC
Some better pics of the UAZ:





zorrolobo
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Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 08:24 AM UTC
Back to the figures:


zorrolobo
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Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 11:56 AM UTC
SF-07-18D
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Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 05:26 PM UTC
Woooow, Marcos!

This last figure is completely amazing!!! I love the pants camo and the glasses effect thru the glass

You MUST make a tutorial about painting this camo scheme!!
zorrolobo
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Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 09:37 PM UTC
Thank you Nacho. Going away for the holydays , but in january I will do the tutorial with the next figure.
SF-07-18D
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Posted: Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 01:40 AM UTC

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Thank you Nacho. Going away for the holydays , but in january I will do the tutorial with the next figure.



Great, my friend!! I'm going away too, so I won't be modelling until the next year!

Happy holidays and Merry Christmas to all of you!

Best wishes.
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Posted: Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 03:24 AM UTC
That is an inspiring piece of work. Your figures look great! Merry Christmas!
zorrolobo
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Posted: Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10:35 PM UTC
Thank you Nacho and Jack. And Merry Christmas to you all.
ti
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Posted: Friday, December 22, 2017 - 01:05 AM UTC
Beautiful figures. Who makes them?
zorrolobo
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Posted: Friday, December 22, 2017 - 01:11 AM UTC
Thank you Charles. All the figures are Paracel exept for one black army models figure (the finnished one).
ti
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Posted: Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 01:02 AM UTC

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Thank you Charles. All the figures are Paracel exept for one black army models figure (the finnished one).



I bought some of their figures for my last diorama. They make very good figures.
zorrolobo
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Posted: Monday, December 25, 2017 - 09:15 PM UTC
I just saw your last dio'Re-enforcement' Charles. Very nice!
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Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 01:36 PM UTC

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I just saw your last dio'Re-enforcement' Charles. Very nice!



Thanks buddy. It has since been re-named to 'Defiance'.
zorrolobo
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 10:29 AM UTC
As promised I will do a little tutorial on the syrian camo with my next figure. So I will pick up where I left it:

I had previously painted the face, so I started with the T-shirt. First a base of Vallejo Military green. Then a wash with Citadel's Thraka green wash. And finally dry brushing with the base color (military green) and a touch of white. I covered the face and arms to work more easily the dry brush.
zorrolobo
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 10:56 AM UTC
Next, on the uniform and the webbing I applied a base color, going with the lighter color of the camo. I used vallejo dark sand with a touch of yellow green.



To this base I applied a wash of Vallejo sepia wash:



Then drybrushing with the base color with a touch of white:



This will give a basic effect of lights and shadows.