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PeeDee
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Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 10:34 PM UTC
Using sprue as a base material brings a whole different skillset to sculpting figures.

Well done indeed sir !
captfue
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Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 03:27 PM 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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Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 03:04 PM UTC
That's a great choice of subject.

Best wishes.
LinusB
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Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 02:59 PM 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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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 09:38 AM UTC

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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.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 09:12 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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Posted: Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 06:04 AM 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
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Posted: Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 05:55 AM UTC
Here is what I will be doing for this campaign. Rommel himself.

More to follow

PeeDee
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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 06:59 AM UTC
Goodness !!!

Take care Stephen, hope you are back at the bench soon.
Bravo1102
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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 03:48 AM 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.
Cbacon84
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Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 02:38 PM UTC
Get well soon Neill, Hope it wasn't anything to major.
Neill
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Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 01:45 PM UTC
Look Good All!!

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

Neill
PeeDee
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Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 05:19 PM UTC
Casey that's coming on well
Cbacon84
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Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 04:34 PM 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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Posted: Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 05:07 PM 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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Posted: Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 04:20 PM UTC

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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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Posted: Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 01:39 PM 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
PeeDee
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Posted: Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 12:53 PM 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.


Cbacon84
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Posted: Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 12:01 PM UTC
Got some work done but man they were not kidding when they said the fit was bad. The legs had the most issues but I think it should turn out ok with some filling and sanding though some of those small areas are probably going to have me

for anyone whos done one of these kits before would you say its easier to paint it in 3 parts, head, torso, legs then assemble or assemble the figure and then paint the whole thing?

Cbacon84
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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 10:35 AM UTC
Kit finally came in so i can finally start working on it.
Neill
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Posted: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 01:43 PM UTC

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I'm going with a 54mm Squadron figure I picked up at a convention. I'm painting a lot of wargame minis and this gives me a nice break.



Remember painting the Scot Pikeman from Bannockburn years ago... Still in Mom's cabinet.

Look forward to more pictures

John
Neill
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Posted: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 01:39 PM UTC
Looking good all! slight set back here developed bladder in my rt eye, blind in it right now. . . slowing things down!
Removed by original poster on 03/27/18 - 03:46:03 (GMT).
Cbacon84
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Posted: Friday, February 23, 2018 - 05:09 AM UTC
well I'm still waiting for my figure, but found out they should get it around the first of march and then ship it out so maybe the week after that I'll be able to start.
Have to say though not to impressed with Squadrons special order service. No contact from them until I contacted them about the status of my order. One would think they would keep you in the loop if your special order was going to take longer then their stated 2-3 weeks.
PeeDee
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 02:48 PM UTC
I have made a start by block undercoating the bust.
Further coats of acrylics and inks will follow
to build the colour, shadows and highlights.