WWII Soviet Female Tanker from Life Miniatures painted following Sang Eon Lee's free tutorial pdf offered by Life. All of the paints outlined in the tutorial were used except for the metallics and reds used in the medals and shoulder boards. I also attempted to introduce a diagonal pattern to the shirt texture to try and achieve a twill effect. This was a lot of fun to paint and as a relative beginner I found the tutorial extremely helpful and enlightening, and learned a lot about depicting facial anatomy and volumes. Any positive comments or votes are down to Sang Eon's clear instructions and any mistakes are my own.
  • pstockley

    Nice job. The tutorial is excellent.

    • Josh_Underhill

      Thanks Paul. Yes, I can’t recommend it highly enough to people starting out on busts and larger scale figures. I’d like to do it again in another few years to see how I’ve improved, or even try a version in pure black and white or sepia tones.

  • Clive Jackson

    Very Nice! Gold!

  • Bran

    Wow !! You perfectly followed the Sang-Eong Lee’s tutorial, your bust is a success !!

    • Josh_Underhill

      Thanks Bran for your kind words. Glad you like it!..I pretty much stuck to the tutorial except for adding a bit of light to the headset cord and outer parts of the shoulder-boards, and also stippling in a diagonal pattern on the tunic. I found the helmet to be the most difficult part to paint owing to the slight satin/low gloss finish of the black base (it made it difficult to tell where highlights had or hadn’t been painted as it was naturally reflective). I ended up putting matte varnish over everything except the medals and headset pieces.

  • Alex ✍

    Great job ❤️

  • Laurent Aubry aka Pisco

    Very nice ! It seems that you like female bust ??? ;) ;) ;)

    • Josh_Underhill

      Thanks Laurent. Yes, I tend to be drawn to female subjects and nature

  • Philippe

    Great job, i really like the face!

    • Josh_Underhill

      Thank you very much Philippe, I like your 54 mm figures

  • fabrizio1969PLUS

    Greath face gold

    • Josh_Underhill

      Thanks Fabrizio - It’s down to Sang-Eon’s very tidy and clear instructions and technique for defining the subtle volumes on a face

  • John Delamere

    Just should call you Midas.
    Another amazing paintjob.