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Grenadier monk from the Specialists, comparisons between today and yesteryear

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And the third miniature in the "black pants" series of figures I just finished up, another monk.

 

This one is another old school wonder, a monk from the Grenadiers Specialist box, probably from the latter seventies-early eighties.  This one is not only in my by now certainly infamous "black pants series", but also belongs to my comparison series, where I take something I painted aeons ago and painted up a new version. This one got the same skin tones as my Bruce Lee I recently painted, and the same pants as the other monkey, Bruce, and an upcoming black jacket on somebody. 

 

First the 21st century version, complete as of May 7, 2018:

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and then his grandpa, one I painted probably somewhere between 1982-1984 or earlier.  I really should have kept better records as a young nerd, but I guess at that time I didn't figure I'd grow up to be an obsessive older nerd:

 

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and then here they are side by side:

 

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I think it's a pretty fun and enjoyable exercise these comparisons. I'd highly recommend it from anybody who is actually old enough to have been painting "way back when", whenever that way back when was, the seventies, eighties, or even 2016!

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Loved your humor, and also the two miniatures.

I adore when folks show what they started out doing, and where

they are now.  Great impetus for the Novice painters.

We all started out clueless, and with time... "Listen to my roar"...

Thanks for sharing !

and I really like the yellow...wow !

Jay

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1 minute ago, Jasonator said:

Loved your humor, and also the two miniatures.

I adore when folks show what they started out doing, and where

they are now.  Great impetus for the Novice painters.

We all started out clueless, and with time... "Listen to my roar"...

Thanks for sharing !

and I really like the yellow...wow !

Jay

Thanks Jasonator! And one of those “by the ways” that is probably eight coats of sun yellow, really hard to get that one to get to that wonderful opaque stage!

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 I have a set of Ral Partha skeletal beastmen I half-painted back in the day with Testors enamels and Testors brushes. Several years ago I bought another set, and someday I plan to paint them up with the exact same paints and brushes just  to see how much my skill has improved...

 

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16 minutes ago, Mad Jack said:

 

 I have a set of Ral Partha skeletal beastmen I half-painted back in the day with Testors enamels and Testors brushes. Several years ago I bought another set, and someday I plan to paint them up with the exact same paints and brushes just  to see how much my skill has improved...

 

You really should paint up the second set! It's fun to see how your artistc senses will have changed over the years!

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Great job on the new version!

 

It's pretty cool having a side by side comparison of the same figure to see much you've improved.

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On ‎5‎/‎10‎/‎2018 at 1:57 PM, Chaoswolf said:

Great job on the new version!

 

It's pretty cool having a side by side comparison of the same figure to see much you've improved.

Yeah, there are pretty fun to do too.  It's always interesting to think of one's current mind set. Back then I thought what I was doing was pretty cool, fanning the flames of my own ego, and these days, I have the exact same feeling about what I'm doing now, pretty cool, even though they are years apart in skill. In ten years, if I'm still alive and I repaint the same thing, what will I think then?  

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