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Jerry..

 

EXQUISITE painting and IMPRESSIVE.

 

I imagine the Army guy minus the uniform like Hilts the "cooler king" ready to rebel. Like he's saying bring it on.

 

QUALITY work Sir.

 

:thumbsup:

 

:wow:

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Jerry..

 

EXQUISITE painting and IMPRESSIVE.

 

I imagine the Army guy minus the uniform like Hilts the "cooler king" ready to rebel. Like he's saying bring it on.

 

QUALITY work Sir.

 

:thumbsup:

 

:wow:

   Thanks Maru  !!!!

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Jerry, this is really great work. Such a poignant period in history, hard to do justice to it in any medium ... let alone 1/35 styrene. And you, sir, are nailing it. Wow.

 

Jim

G'day Jim and thanks for the kind words,

J

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" middle aged reservists"......................hhhhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmm   I think I more than resemble that remark........... never ever thought I would tho.... just sayin.....

 

I'm still enjoying the tutoring classes, I will miss them when we graduate...

 

Awesome stuff Jerry... really enjoying this

 

Cheers

 

Jeff

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Thanks Jeff,

  All three of these guys began as Brits,

 

 The one on the left is Dragon and the other two are I believe MB or maybe Miniart.

 

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  With basic re-mod skills you can make a fig into almost anything you want to as long as you carefully choose the starting figure it doesn't even take that much conversion. Of course,you have to do a bit of research on uniforms,etc.

  The middle guy has kept his from the box head whilst the end guys both have Hornet replacements, They all have added hats as well.from various sources. I am running short on softcaps after doing this dio.

 

 

J

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Thanks Shawn,

  Yes,cotton swab or you can use any kind of cotton. I dip the cotton into a thinned solution of the color of paint I want the hair to be. Let dry. Then tease it out into strands. Superglue to the plastic hair already on the fig,which has already been painted the same color as the cotton. Let dry and blend with paint.

 

  Here is the stock Preiser fig from their older set of refugees/after the war figures on the left and my minor conversion on right. Some basic re-posing and carving and undercutting was involved. The molding bumbs and lumps had to be removed and a few pounds taken away with my dremel. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to diet in real life like that ?

J

 

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  She will be in the back row in the truck and so I will not need a spectacular figure back there. As if any of my figures are spectacular,      LoL.

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Hello Jerry,

 

Fantastic job you have done with those figgs!!

 

The only critisism I have to put forward is that  the LW guy needs a comb :punk:

 

Cheers

Boris

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Chavdar and Boris,

  Thanks for the kind words guys and very cool names,by the way. I must say I don't get to type that in somewhere very often,Chavdar and Boris. Sounds like the name of a trendy new sit-com on an obscure cable channel. I love the international aspect of modeling forums. Very nice.

  In reference to the "cotton hair"  I tried to give that guy a sprinkle of grey at the temples as befitting a middle age man. I haven't suceeded at this so far because it is hard to blend the colors with the cotton bits.  Oh well,WIP,

J

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Got the eating guy done but now under magnification I see the eyes got squirrely when I added the clear satin.

 

 

 

 

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  I tried to show the late war uniforms various colors. They were made in different factories and the colors varied. Late in the war the colors took a more brownish tone as they used ground up soviet uniforms to mix in with the other wool,showing a more brown tint. I used to own one of those.

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Hello Jerrry,

 

Well you know names are just letters thrown out in different ways in different countrys (many times meaning the same thing in different langauges).

 

Keep up the good work :) .

 

Cheers

Boris

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Two more done. This brings up the body count in this dio to 20 so far.  I may get the hang of this thing before it's done.

 

  The guy is a Miniart fig right from the box,no mods. I just painted him like a Luftwaffe swabby instead of a Wehrmacht tanker which is what he was kitted for. Only need to change the colors from field grey to field blue ! The lady was a fairly extensive mod.  Masterbox fig from the French Resistance set. She was re-posed and then given some big boy pants and a putty sweater over the shoulder. I was going for the feel of the "lost girl" from the famous video sequence of Germans surrendering to the US Army in middle Europe in 1945.

  Please have a look,

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I always exclude pics from the rear view so here goes. Fuzzy though.

 

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Not bad for OOTB fig !

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Here is how she began

 

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