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I have been building 1/35 scale military models off and on since about 1990. It was then that I met a club member who painting scale miniature busts. He painted with oil paints and I went to a class but just could never catch on to it. I was horrible at it. Along the way, I accumulated 230+ tubes of various tubes of oil paints. I ended up switching to acrylics for my miniature painting a few years ago.
I just wanted to drop a few pics here to show you a few of the miniatures I have painted. Most are 1/9, 1/10 scale which makes the faces in general about the size of a USA quarter. I can paint a bust in 20-30 hours on average.