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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006 - 05:41 AM UTC
Right then! I''ll get the ball rolling and hopefully loads will follow!

In the first of our new On Display features, these are some of the models I''ve built over the last 3 years.................... comments as ever, are welcomed.

Please feel free to submit your own On Display catalogue of builds. See here

Vinnie

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Thanks!
jazza
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006 - 05:53 AM UTC
Kinda discouraged after seeing the high quality of yours. So how is this meant to motivate us again?

Will have to take better photos of the ones i got and send it in but will certainly participate on this one.
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006 - 06:14 AM UTC
Vinnie:

You have a beautiful collection there. Your level of finishing and painting is very nice, and consistent. Each one of the pieces says "Vinnie Branigan". One issue I have, (and I don't know if it's good or not) is that I find I don't ever get the same finish from one model to the next. You really seem to have a formula, and it works.

My question to you is this: after attaining the level you have, what are the things that you still wish to improve on, or do differently? Is there a technique that you are still trying to master, or are you happy with the results you are currently getting, and plan no major changes?

Thanks for sharing this array of German armor. It definitely inspires me to get moving on my Dragon 251 3 in 1.

Take care Vinnie,

John
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006 - 06:14 AM UTC
I remember seeing the diorama come to life - the one with the jeep....

This is a Da*n nice feature. Well done.
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006 - 06:20 AM UTC
I think you did a great job on the tank!! I also like the zimmerit job you have done
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006 - 06:22 AM UTC
Vinnie, your models are outstanding! Your weathering is just right- not too much. How do you get such realistic earth work and turf?
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006 - 12:28 PM UTC
Damn. NOW I'm depressed. I'm gonna have to resort to trick photography to get to this standard Beautiful collection Vinnie. Compliments on the figure work - just as good as the models. Can't wait to see the next one.
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006 - 03:58 PM UTC
They all look great Vinnie.
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006 - 04:37 PM UTC
A great introduction to this new feature Vinnie, I can only wonder how you seem to fit in 1 model per month with what you do in the real world of employment, wife, family, bills etc.

A great selection of which you are like a factory when looking at all of the 251 series that you have modelled in such a great way and the fact that it is possible to see the skills progression throughout the series.

Super, now if only I had kept a photographic record of all of my builds.

Hope to see more of the brethren submitting their personal record soon as this is a great idea.

Now all I have to do is remember to get the camera out each time.

John
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006 - 07:56 PM UTC
Very impressive Vinnie. You seem to be afflicted by a touch of Sdkfz251-itis :-)
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006 - 09:33 PM UTC

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You seem to be afflicted by a touch of Sdkfz251-itis :-)



Get the feeling that Shermans and T-34's are Vinnie's Kryptonite?!?

Frank
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006 - 09:46 PM UTC
Wow! Vinnie, you have a wonderful collection there. A true pro.
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006 - 11:55 PM UTC
Wow, wonderful workmanship there Vinnie. A true test of your abilities. Consistant looking work.. Quite the motorpool you have going.

You have made a mockery of the great expression:

"Those who can DO, those who can't Teach."

YOU most certainly DO.

Kglack cheers mate
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Posted: Saturday, July 01, 2006 - 12:33 AM UTC
Vinnie i kind of see a german fixation however i hope to one day live up to your excellent quality and display.
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Posted: Saturday, July 01, 2006 - 12:59 AM UTC
Ya think that Vinnie loves Hanomags? You have a magnificent collection there. I've got 3 (including the original Tamiya version from the 70"S)
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Posted: Saturday, July 01, 2006 - 02:07 PM UTC
These are awesome Vinnie. I particularly love the schwimmwagon - are they the Tamiya figures? I have never used any of their figurines, but if these are them, im definitely getting me some.

A.
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Posted: Saturday, July 01, 2006 - 04:59 PM UTC
ONLY .... 13 HALFTRACKs BUILT!!!!!!

If anybody ever need proof that you are a prolific builder, its all here on one page! 40 models in 3 years ... thats even more than 1 every month.
Very impressive collection of armor Vinnie. And all are of a very high standard to boot!
Can you add newer models to this display later or do you need to build another 20+ to get a new display? :-)

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Posted: Saturday, July 01, 2006 - 09:32 PM UTC
thats goin to be a hard act to follow there vinnie, absolutly beautiful collection i have to ask is there any builds you have that didnt make the cut in your eyes and you left out, reason i ask is i have some builds i really like and others which were ok but not brilliant.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 04, 2006 - 12:02 PM UTC
Hi Vinnie,

Great collection of kits there. Only observation I would make is on the small dio with the American truck. All the rubble seems to be inside the house? Would have thought there would be more scatter around the outside. As the bonet's open, a GI with a spanner, scratching his head might fit in well?

Thanks for sharing, I'm particularly fond of some of those kits and might get around to a few some day.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Tuesday, July 04, 2006 - 12:34 PM UTC
Alan, the rubble is inside the house to indicate that there has been some clearing been done, as with the surviving door being leant against the structure. A GI with a spanner, scratching his head leaning over the engine? Far too cliched. Thanks for the comments guys.

Vinnie
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Posted: Tuesday, July 04, 2006 - 05:05 PM UTC

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Alan, the rubble is inside the house to indicate that there has been some clearing done, as with the surviving door being leant against the structure.

Yep, that's the impression that I get...
Jolly good show old bean! Your dioramas show a simple layout can be effective, and they are beautifully painted and weathered...
The halftracks lose me as they all look the same and I couldn't tell one variant from another (Are they all different?) but that's par for the course if you model in a more Olive Drab shade... The real big one (Think it's a Royal tiger?) on the muddy road is well done, the wrecked fence is a good one! The road looks a little too plain in tone, but may be the pic angle? Good lead-off for the rest of us...
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Posted: Thursday, July 06, 2006 - 08:26 AM UTC
Hi Vinnie,

Obviously they have just taken over this position from the Brigade of Guards then.

:-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

Cheers

Al

Ps: If it moves - 'Salute it' . If it stands still - 'paint it'.