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VE Day :: Jeep and Dingo painted!
Martinnnn
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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2005 - 03:28 AM UTC
Hi all,

Here are some pics of my Jeep and Dingo which are painted with tamiya acrylics. Weathering still has to be done, as well as adding accesoires etc.....canvas rolls, tent rolls, camouflage netting....we'll see





The Jeep is the Italeri kit, the Dingo is the Tamiya kit, the Jeep driver comes from Ultracast and the Dingo crew member is a Tamiya figure. All are OOTB. They represent vehicles from the Polar Bear division during the liberation of the Netherlands, 1945.

Hope you like it so far!
Martin
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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2005 - 04:05 AM UTC
hej Martin
looking good, can't wait to see it finished.
I am working on my VE-day dio but time is running out.
keep up the good work
DaveCox
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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2005 - 04:43 AM UTC
These look good Martin. I can't make out the details of the weathering in these pics, but the overall effect is ok so far - are these for a diorama? If so then I guess you'll weather the tyres etc to suit the groundwork?
Martinnnn
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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2005 - 05:59 AM UTC

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hej Martin
looking good, can't wait to see it finished.
I am working on my VE-day dio but time is running out.
keep up the good work



Yeah time is a problem here as well. Well I'm making very good progress on the figs and vehicles now...hope to finish the dio in time....


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These look good Martin. I can't make out the details of the weathering in these pics, but the overall effect is ok so far - are these for a diorama? If so then I guess you'll weather the tyres etc to suit the groundwork?



Yep, they are for a diorama. Check these pics for an idea of what it will look like:





Weathering will match the dio setting!

Martin
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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2005 - 06:34 AM UTC
Hey Martin!

I like!.. I like!

I'm looking forward to your discussion on the building of the farm house. I've been gleaning techniques that others have used to make a test run on building my own building. Just to see how it would look.

I have an idea for a Battle of Berlin dio ( another one of those that have been an on again and off again project.) At any rate, I thought I would build one first as practice.

Cya
Steve
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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2005 - 06:40 AM UTC
Are you going to use the man with short sleeves in the winter dio?
Martinnnn
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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2005 - 07:07 AM UTC

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Are you going to use the man with short sleeves in the winter dio?



Anyone said something about a winter diorama ??? I must have missed it

:)
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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2005 - 07:34 AM UTC
Your base looks like a snow covered roadway.
MrMox
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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2005 - 08:46 AM UTC
Guess theres vikingblood in his veins ... :-)

Its set around the liberation in Europe,i just guess the base is unfinished yet.

dogload
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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2005 - 08:02 PM UTC
Hi Martinn,
looking good- look forward to seeing the finished article.
I might have to get one of those jeep drivers meself!
clausen
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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2005 - 08:33 PM UTC
Looking GREAT Martinn!!!
I'm looking forward to see the outcome!

Bjoern
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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2005 - 11:57 PM UTC
Martinn, first of all your pics (of the vehicles) are too dark, i'm afraid I can't see any of the details.

Secondly, The figures (apart from the jeep driver) are the Tamiya ones. You've done a pretty good job on them although you should have more variation in the helmets - these are MK 1s. By that stage of the war there was a real variation in helmet types, the Mark 3 was becoming more common so you should consider either one of the DML British infantry sets. Infantry were also using leather jerkins as well. Even crews of ACs were using the one piece 'Pixie Suit' as well No vehicle crew would be dressed in this manner.- to sum up, change the figures!...Jim
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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 05:05 AM UTC

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Martinn, first of all your pics (of the vehicles) are too dark, i'm afraid I can't see any of the details.



I was already happy I had this light while taking the pictures lol. They're too dark I know but I need daylight as well and as I work all day it's pretty hard to take good pics..


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Secondly, The figures (apart from the jeep driver) are the Tamiya ones. You've done a pretty good job on them although you should have more variation in the helmets - these are MK 1s. By that stage of the war there was a real variation in helmet types, the Mark 3 was becoming more common so you should consider either one of the DML British infantry sets. Infantry were also using leather jerkins as well. Even crews of ACs were using the one piece 'Pixie Suit' as well No vehicle crew would be dressed in this manner.- to sum up, change the figures!...Jim



I don't think they used pixie suits. I've seen a lot of liberation pics and no crew uses them. They're winter gear, not the kind of uniform you wear on a nice and sunny spring day. Sorry but I think you're wrong here.

The figures are just OOTB, I used what was inside the kit. The poses were excellent for the dio I had in mind. The uniforms looks a lot like the ones the English/Commonwealth infantry wears on pics I've seen. Variation doesn't really seem to be a problem to me. There are only 3 figs with helmets, of which one has camouflage mesh on the helmet. So, 2 different looking helmets on 3 figures. Enough variation to me.

So, sorry, but I disagree on your comments. Thanks for posting them though, I like comments, especially when I can use them :-)

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About the diorama:

It isn't a winter setting, not at all. This is more what I have in mind.....Dutch spring



That's also why I don't use winter uniforms like the pixie suit. I want a happy, sunny setting with happy civils, happy soldiers, nice weather.....everything is just ok....Nazi's are gone.....Liberation!

Cheers,
Martin
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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 05:22 AM UTC
O.K. fair comment Although the Pixie suits can be seen in almost any theater of war - there was a simple reason for this. It wasn't protection from the cold entirely, rather the padding on the suits gave a lot of protection from the movement of the vehicle. There is a lot of anecdotal evidence of A/C crews getting hold of the suits whenever and wherever they could... The suit itself was issued /officially) to RE, RA, and 'Special vehicles'..

Remember also that in he field, a lot of 'official' regulations went out of the window bringing a huge variation in clothing and equipment. The only accurate sets in plastic for Commonwealth figures are those of DML along with the crew from the Firefly, the Tamiya figures are missing many details..Jim