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Operation Epsom-clearing St Manvieu
jrutman
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 02:29 AM UTC
Working on the next phase of this dio beginning with some new figs to help tell the story.

Here is the MB doner kit,sorry for the bad pic,covered in tape. The figs are stock,but I switched the bottom guys' head out with good ol' Hornet.



I have to change the guys from Tankers to Grunts.


First app. of putty.


second app of putty.



back side getting started.



second app.of putty.


These guys are part of the I/26 SS PzGrenRegt commanded by Bernard Krause,whose CP was located in the small manor house in St Manvieu.

Thanks for looking,
J


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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 05:44 AM UTC
So far, so good!
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 05:44 AM UTC
Very nice work, Jerry, as always. Question: why putty on the bootees of the dude being carried? I'm sure there's a reason, just curious why?
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 07:00 AM UTC

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So far, so good!



Thanks buddy,
J
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 07:02 AM UTC

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Very nice work, Jerry, as always. Question: why putty on the bootees of the dude being carried? I'm sure there's a reason, just curious why?




Probably a bad angle on that pic but the short boot will be open,laces hanging loose,then ripped sock,then bandage then shredded pants. Severe leg wounds from shrapnel.
J
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 03:04 PM UTC
Jerry:
Your conversion work is always so clean. What kind of putty at you using in order to capture the details? I’ve always used Milliput but can’t seem to nail the fine details.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 04:39 PM UTC

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Jerry:
Your conversion work is always so clean. What kind of putty at you using in order to capture the details? I’ve always used Milliput but can’t seem to nail the fine details.


Thanks man,for the kind words.
I use Apoxysculpt a 2 part epoxy putty much like plumbers putty. In fact for years I used plumbers putty called A and B.
J
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 07:41 PM UTC
You're once more off to a good start!
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Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 12:34 AM UTC
Great start Jerry, I will be following with much interest. The Normandy battles are my favorite subject. I look forward to your next post. Best regards.........Dale
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Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 03:28 AM UTC
Erwin and Dale,
Thanks Gents for the words of encouragement. I will do my best.
J
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Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 04:29 AM UTC
Looking good as always. Ive converted this pair as well (but as British Paras). I think youve got the drape of the smock spot on. Keep the updates coming
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Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 04:46 AM UTC

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Looking good as always. Ive converted this pair as well (but as British Paras). I think youve got the drape of the smock spot on. Keep the updates coming



Thanks a bunch buddy ! I would like to see your Paras?
J
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Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 04:57 AM UTC
I always liked the looks of that MB kit. Glad to see you’re “puttying” it to good use. Looking forward to more of your excellent work.

Cheers!🍺
—mike
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Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 05:00 AM UTC

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I always liked the looks of that MB kit. Glad to see you’re “puttying” it to good use. Looking forward to more of your excellent work.

Cheers!🍺
—mike



Thanks Mike,glad you liked it,
J
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Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 06:31 AM UTC
My leg hurts just looking at it. Looking forward to a new show. Better than that Tee Vee thing!!
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Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 06:41 AM UTC

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My leg hurts just looking at it. Looking forward to a new show. Better than that Tee Vee thing!!



Thanks buddy. Not much on the tube lately except Vikings !
J
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Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 11:17 PM UTC
Looking like a peach of a conversion Jerry - you’ve doubtless got it all nailed but, just in case, suggest the carrier’s weight/centre of gravity should be pitched more onto his front leg, and the wounded guy’s hair hanging down or blowing in the wind the way you do it best
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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 02:28 AM UTC

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Looking like a peach of a conversion Jerry - you’ve doubtless got it all nailed but, just in case, suggest the carrier’s weight/centre of gravity should be pitched more onto his front leg, and the wounded guy’s hair hanging down or blowing in the wind the way you do it best



Thanks and yes,it is bearing down on the forward leg but he is just stuck in gooey stuff to keep him upright. Ohhhh yesss...there will be hair.
I have always devoted a lot of time to showing hair,probably because I myself,have none.
J
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Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 10:15 AM UTC
Nice start Jerry , looking good !!
Your usual morphology at its best .
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Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 12:45 PM UTC

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Nice start Jerry , looking good !!
Your usual morphology at its best .



Thanks bubba !
I could not resist painting the bottom leg even though the figs are still WIP



Shrapnel comes in all sizes. Flesh doesn't stand a chance when the 2 meet.


J


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Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 02:43 AM UTC
Looking at the first of these 2 new pics I see something that always freekin plagues me. Glue blobs. Freekin glue blobs. I am constantly in awe when I see models that have no glue blobs or smears.
J
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Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 04:47 AM UTC
How'd you do the shoe laces?
jrutman
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Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 05:03 AM UTC

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How'd you do the shoe laces?



I very carefully drilled tiny holes in the shoes for the laces. The laces were made from copper wire taken from a cut open extension cord. I then proceeded to ruin the tiny holes with super glue blobs when I attached the wire.
My continuing love/hate relationship with superglue.
J
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Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 05:49 AM UTC
Well either I took the brown acid and can't see it , or you took the brown acid and that's all you see , looks good to me man .

Pe and super glue = me with saran plastic wrap .....
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Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 05:52 AM UTC

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Well either I took the brown acid and can't see it , or you took the brown acid and that's all you see , looks good to me man .

Pe and super glue = me with saran plastic wrap .....



Thanks buddy.
I know right ? Freekin plastic wrap always statics onto itself. every...freekin...time.
The devils' work.
J