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PeeDee
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England - North West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 05:53 AM UTC
I would say you should always assemble everything you can reach with the brush, in this case I would leave off the weapons only.

Here's one I did earlier, the rear of the head and linen liner and clothing tears were putty, I replaced the small strap ends with shims of plasticard, the sword, scabbard and helmet with ones of my own, and adapted the pollax.


PeeDee
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England - North West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 06:39 AM UTC
Progress update.

Base colours lad in and the face is begun.




Then adding glazes and shading to build the complexion and undercoat cross belts Khaki to begin a cracked leather paint effect


Cracked leather close up of firstbtwo paint layers



More work on the face eyes and first shako cover highlights.





I hope you can see what I am trying to achieve as an overall look
Cbacon84
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California, United States
Joined: October 10, 2012
KitMaker: 136 posts
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Posted: Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 09:20 AM UTC

Quoted Text

I would say you should always assemble everything you can reach with the brush, this case I would leave off the weapons only.

Here's one I did earlier, thr rear of head and linen linet and clothing tears were putty, I replaced the small strap ends with shims of plasticard, the sword, scabbard and helmet with ones of my own, and adapted the pollax.




I can only hope mine turns out as good as yours Fit aside I am having fun with the kit and think i'll be adding some more of these to my stash, other the the legionary I picked up with the knight I've been eyeing the other knights, Hoplites and the Netherlands musketeer.

As a side note, any other company's you would recommend that make 1/16 scale ancient to early modern historic figures?
PeeDee
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England - North West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 10:07 AM UTC
Casey You are very kind thank you.

I love these kits, so much fun for so little cost makes up for any fit issues in my book, we are modellers after all.

There's not much in 1/16th scale really.
the only things that leap to.mind are from
www.mitchesmillitarymodels.co.uk. there's a hoplite and some busts from the film 300.
Verlinden kits still pop up on ebay too.
all the best
Cbacon84
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California, United States
Joined: October 10, 2012
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Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 09:34 AM UTC
Thanks Paul

Not a major update, still have a lot of sanding to do but glued the last major part together and did a little test fit. Only done the coarse sanding his left leg but looks like the seams will be mostly blended in once i get to the extra fine.

PeeDee
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England - North West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 10:19 AM UTC
Casey that's coming on well
Neill
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California, United States
Joined: May 26, 2003
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Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 06:45 AM UTC
Look Good All!!

I had an eye accident so on the back burner ora while. Keep up the good work!

Neill
Cbacon84
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California, United States
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Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 07:38 AM UTC
Get well soon Neill, Hope it wasn't anything to major.
Bravo1102
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: December 08, 2003
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Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 08:48 PM UTC

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Look Good All!!

I had an eye accident so on the back burner ora while. Keep up the good work!

Neill



Wishing you all the best. I have a torn retina and am recovering just like I was last year at this time. Last year was a detached retina in the other eye. So anything involving solvents and possible irritants is out for me as well.
PeeDee
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England - North West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 11:59 PM UTC
Goodness !!!

Take care Stephen, hope you are back at the bench soon.
SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: July 20, 2006
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Posted: Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 10:55 PM UTC
Here is what I will be doing for this campaign. Rommel himself.

More to follow

PeeDee
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England - North West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 11:04 PM UTC
Hey Jesper, glad someone else is up and running.

Having seen 'many a Rommel' I am surprised not to recognise this one!

Who makes / sells this one and what scale is he
please?
SGTJKJ
#041
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 02:12 AM UTC
This is the Rommel figure from the strategy game “Dust 1947”. He is roughly 1/48ish scale, maybe slightly bigger.

A plastic figure, but still with decent details considering the scale. I hope to do it justice.
PeeDee
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England - North West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 02:38 AM UTC

Quoted Text

This is the Rommel figure from the strategy game “Dust 1947”. He is roughly 1/48ish scale, maybe slightly bigger.

A plastic figure, but still with decent details considering the scale. I hope to do it justice.



That' why I didn't know it.
1/48 th is pretty darned small but I have
every faith in ya good luck buddy.
LinusB
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: March 21, 2016
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Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 07:59 AM UTC
I do not have a great record in painting figures but this campaign piqued my interest and I have decided to stretch myself. I have ordered Ozmods 1/16 "River Crossing". It depicts an Aussie Digger crossing a river in New Guinea during the Kokoda Campaign. The Kokoda campaign is up there with the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli during World War I in Australia these days.

In terms of Stand Bold it is where the Australians did stand bold in stopping the Japanese advance toward Australia. The other significant part of the model is the soldier is carrying an Owen sub-machine gun. The Owen was the only entirely Australian-designed and main service sub-machine gun of World War II and was used by the Australian Army from 1943 until the mid-1960s.



Looking forward to the mail man delivering it soon.
PeeDee
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England - North West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 08:04 AM UTC
That's a great choice of subject.

Best wishes.
captfue
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Texas, United States
Joined: September 02, 2006
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Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 08:27 AM UTC
Been a long time posting. Here are some WIP shots of my Marine from 1776-78. I plan to have him standing on the fighting top.









The figure is so many colors because of the sprues used to create it.
PeeDee
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England - North West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 03:34 PM UTC
Using sprue as a base material brings a whole different skillset to sculpting figures.

Well done indeed sir !
Trisaw
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California, United States
Joined: December 24, 2002
KitMaker: 3,689 posts
Historicus Forma: 479 posts
Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 08:39 PM UTC
Hi,

I would like to join although I would be very late and just have two months before the end of June deadline.

As such, does the figure have to be totally unstarted? I do have a 120mm figure built and primed; I just need to paint it. Would that be acceptable for this campaign? I could take a photo showing my starting point for the Campaign Admin to decide.

If not, I suppose I could build a 1/35 figure really fast and go from there.

Is Sci-Fi accepted in this, or does it have to be somewhat realistic and historic to Earth?

(I also sent the Campaign manager a PM).

Thanks in advance.
Cbacon84
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California, United States
Joined: October 10, 2012
KitMaker: 136 posts
Historicus Forma: 16 posts
Posted: Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 10:08 AM UTC
Well i've been on the injured list as well, had been dealing with a kidney stone that would not leave but finally its gone so now i can get back to work. don't have much of an update but got all of the small parts prepped.
Neill
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California, United States
Joined: May 26, 2003
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Posted: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 - 01:05 AM UTC
Welcome aboard! Enjoy!! Neill
Trisaw
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California, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 - 04:45 AM UTC
I just signed up as was told by the campaign moderator that I can use a primed figure since the deadline is less than two months away. (Somehow, I didn't see or pay attention to this campaign until recently).

This might be a rush job for me, but I'll try my best to meet the deadline.
Neill
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California, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 - 08:26 AM UTC
Do not tell anyone . . . we are easy!

Adding a little Apoxie, bad vision and all
Bravo1102
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, May 09, 2018 - 07:08 PM UTC
Have to drop out. Depth perception is so far off. Painting is real comedy with me sitting there trying to put brush to surface.
PeeDee
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England - North West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, May 09, 2018 - 07:31 PM UTC
Sorry to hear this news mate.
hope you are back fighting fit again soon.

Best wishes.