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WIP 1/16 "Tiger In Wait" 321 .SS.Pz.Abt.101 Normandy 1944

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Dr Force, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Bit late now Dave, but I was going to suggest reverse masking them. Paint the base yellow, white or red, then apply the top coat. Remove the mask, voila.
    I'll have a think,
    Carl.(y)
  2. Dr Force Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Yes brilliant idea, but just a bit to late. I may just cut out the numbers from the decal sheet inside the line, then place on the Tiger and use a very thin pen to dot mark before covering with the paint??????

    I'll experiment and feedback!
  3. Steve Ski A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Beauty Dave, standing by to stand by.
  4. Dr Force Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Many thanks Steve, I love the painting etc so thoroughly enjoying this bit. I have done more detailing today but will now crack on with the numbering.

    Cheers
    Dave
  5. Dr Force Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    10 Months of planning, pain, headaches and fun has finally come to an end.

    Thank you to everyone for your valued support (you know who you are)

    Apart from some finishing touches it is about 95% complete, so pics for your judgement below and when I have some spare time, along with some good sunny weather, I will get some better outside shots:-

    FINAL TIGER2.jpg FINAL TIGER3.jpg FINAL TIGER1.jpg FINAL TIGER4.jpg FINAL TIGER8.jpg FINAL TIGER7.jpg FINAL TIGER10.jpg FINAL TIGER5.jpg FINAL TIGER11.jpg FINAL TIGER6.jpg
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  6. Lew J Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Outstanding work Dave and well worth the wait, I can't believe it's been ten months. They all look very realistic in their positions. When you next post could you do some individual shots of the men.

    Thanks Lew J.
  7. Richie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Dave,
    Mate - can you please send me a bottle of that Leicestershire water, cos' there is something definitely in it. Outstanding master class, thoroughly enjoyed every step. The attention to detail outstanding.
    You have been very inspirational not only to me but I think a lot of others. Top notch.(y)
    cheers
    Richie
  8. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Dave an amazing build and I've enjoyed following it for the last 10 months. Superb attention to detail and I'm looking forward to studying it in the flesh, Figureworld or Euro perhaps. Congrats.(y)

    Cheers Ken
  9. Barke02 Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Wow Dave, what a fantastic result!

    Are you going to bring this beast to Euro?

    I'm going to grab a beer and re-read this thread from the start, all 600 posts!

    Very inspirational!

    Cheers,
    Jon.
  10. Dr Force Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks for all your positive feedback and comments guys.

    Lewis, I'll update as best I can with the individual's in due course.

    Richie, very kind words mate and is a great confidence booster for my next projects!

    Ken, many thanks, hope to bring it to FW mate, but it's blooming big lol!

    Jon, great to hear from you mate and your early help was very much appreciated. Look forward to seeing you at FW also.

    Cheers

    Dave
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  11. Ernest A Fixture

    Country:
    Venezuela
    This is spectacularo_O
  12. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Yeah, well worth the wait. You're hard work as paid off, hard to believe it's a model.
    Can't wait to have a peep at Figure world,
    What are you going to do next, Paint the Forth Bridge, Sistine Chapel perhaps?;)
    Carl.(y)
  13. Dr Force Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Ernest, thank you for your kind comment.

    Carl, you know how I feel about the quality of your work so to hear you are also pleased with the end result is a big plus for me.

    Now then, next project.....................still planning but will take a well deserved break, this has taken many hours ( I reckon an average of 15 hours a week so a total of circa 600 hours!!! Maybe an opportunity to use the next few weeks in researching any idea's and get the blood flowing again.

    I will update my website during this time also, so plenty to do.

    Thanks
    Dave
  14. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Outstanding and perfectly executed idea.
    Great diorama. Hope you can make it with this to Euro....

    Marc
  15. sam b Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi David I love all the hard work you have put into this !!!! It will draw a crowed at any show you take it to , I just hope I get a chance to see it in person one day .
    Sam
  16. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    An epic journey mate but well worth the effort looking at the final result, I am going to look forward to seeing this at Figureworld if you make it.

    All the best

    Steve
  17. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Fantastic! and enjoyed the journey.

    Roger.
  18. Ferris A Fixture

    So you got it done!
    Congratulations with the succesfull conclusion of this journey, because that is what it was Dave!
    I am much impressed by your eye for detail and wonderful result with the corkwork, stained glass and panelling. the idea with the garden moss adds an impressive touch!
    Just one thing, and I hate to be a nit-picker after all your wonderful work, but the guy in the copula of the Tiger is the only Wehrmacht guy amongst lots of ss guys... Or is there a story behind this? I may have missed that.
    Well anyway, I have much enjoyed your work and thread, thanks for that. I hope to see this one in real life once!

    Cheers,
    Adrian
  19. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Excellent!

    Pedro.
  20. Steve Ski A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Beauty Dave, this really shaped up very well. I forgot the figure collection, they look great and they are??? Great wrap up to a long project and a beautiful SBS along the way. Awesome Bro!

    Bummer, I'm too dang busy knockin out the summer list getting ready for the snow fly, HA! The bunker is on power down till then. "Easy Pickins" will have to staned-by. Keep er rollin Dave.

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