5-inch Viking warrior by a local 3D printing service. This is my very first time painting a full-sized figure bigger than 1/35 scale.

I've tried the usual wet blending technique as demonstrated in YouTube videos and elsewhere. However, the technique doesn't really doesn't work for me. I guess each artist has his/her own style and technique.

I'm not yet at the level where I can do special effects on figures such as NMM, OSL, etc. So for my first few model figures, my goal is to simulate realism such as realistic skin and material texture, true metal colors, etc. For this model, I was aiming for a ruddy, healthy skin color/texture rather than pale skin that is exposed to cold weather.

I used lacquer and water-based acrylics for this model. But for the more subtle shades, I used Tamiya weathering sets. I found that they are perfect for the subtle tonal varieties of the skin.

Overall, I'm happy with the results, and I think I found my own technique. I'm looking forward to painting more figure models. C&C welcome!

You can check out my work at my humble personal FB page "The Simple Hobbyista"
  • Melnikov Ivan "Nakatan"


    • GianCarloJubela

      Thank you! This is my very first time painting a full figure bigger than 1/35. I’m pretty happy about it…and discovered a technique that works for me.