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Ardennes Entry Done
Chief
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Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 05:10 AM UTC
I also finished my Ardennes Entry. However photo posting and I do not get along, but there are pictures of my SS-Sturmmann MG-42 gunner in my Kitmaker Gallery. Also some pictures of a Jagdpanther and Pz IIIJ. WOW 2 group builds completed, I'm on a roll. Thanks all. Chief out!
Martinnnn
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Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 05:42 AM UTC
Let me help you here mate:







Nice fig, nice entry!

Martin
Chief
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Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 05:45 AM UTC
Martinnn,

Thanks, but ummm all I see are red Xs.

Chief
Martinnnn
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Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 05:50 AM UTC
lol ok now then

you have a strange gallery.....not that what's in it is strange, wonderfull models, no doubt, but you can't use the simple copy function for quickly posting pics, you need the entire url (which can be found by rightclicking on the image and selecting the lowest option)

Martin
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Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 05:57 AM UTC
Nice looking figure you've got there ...The only thing a bit strange is you have his helmet cover in an SS pattern but his winter suit is in an army camo pattern ...I'm sure this could have happened but it would be rare...

Rick
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Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 10:10 AM UTC
Great fig bud, only one thing, is his eyes, he looks like hes wearing mascera.

Thebear: Its not uncommon at all to see SS and heer camo mixed.
ShermiesRule
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Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 11:29 AM UTC
I really like the gun strap. looks like real leather.
Chief
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Posted: Friday, April 15, 2005 - 03:16 AM UTC
Thanks for the comments guys, its my first try at a figure.
Angela
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Posted: Monday, April 18, 2005 - 05:15 PM UTC
Wow! That's a beautiful figure. I like the straps and the wooden handle of the shovel. Looks like real leather and real wood.

You can improve it by putting chipped paint on the gas-mask canister. Also, I'm not sure if I'm right but isn't the canteen supposed to be painted brown/leather? Most of the German figs I've seen have brown/leather canteens.

By the way, how did you do the splinter camouflage pattern? I'm really at a loss on how to paint that kind of pattern. Can you teach me?

Angela
Chief
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Posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2005 - 05:02 AM UTC
Angela,

I'm not sure if I'm right but isn't the canteen supposed to be painted brown/leather? Most of the German figs I've seen have brown/leather canteens.

German canteens were covered with wool felt, usually field gray or a brown shade. Sometimes they were covered with other cloth like cotton corderoy.

By the way, how did you do the splinter camouflage pattern?

I painted the base color with Tamiya Field Gray, then added the color patches etc. afterwards. I think the helmet came out the best of all. I'm not sure if I'd be the best at teaching you how, its my first figure. The one thing I can say for sure is ...Take your time and be patient. HTH

Chief
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Posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2005 - 05:09 AM UTC
Thats great! I like his face, he really looks tired. His ammo box seems to be at bit of an odd angle though. And I wouldn't fancy carrying and MG42 on a sling like that. No wonder he looks tired.
GungHo
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Posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2005 - 02:49 PM UTC
That's your first 1/35 figure attempt??? Man, if that's your first then I'd say you're way ahead of me... :-)

Fantastic work for sure.....
Chief
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Posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2005 - 05:21 PM UTC
Dave...The WWII German Ammo box had the handle off-set to one side and not on the centerline of the lid, so it naturally hung at an angle.

Brian....It is actually a DML 1/16 scale. My next figure in the "on deck" circle is a DML 1/16 WWII British Airborne Paratrooper. Thanks guys!

Chief