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1/35 Verlinden Volkssturm

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Kimmo, Aug 4, 2022.

  1. Kimmo A Fixture

    Another quick turnaround project. Found this chap in the stash and thought he'd make a good candidate for a quick project and complete the unintentional law enforcement trifecta. Nothing much to say about the figure other than it is well molded and sculpted, I replaced the head as his was missing. I found a suitably aged and weary face in the Hornet pile and a hat in the spares box, the rifle had to be sourced too. I think he's closer to 1/32 as is the case with many of the Verlinden offerings. In any event, he went together trouble free, I did have to add pins to the legs to make sure they stay put. A quick base from a 50mm disk, foam, wine cork and debris from my container or dust and rubble. Don't throw away dust, shavings etc, sweep them up into a container.


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    I got everything primed and managed an initial session.


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    Loads of fun left.

    Kimmo
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  2. Warren SMITH Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    lovely start... your becoming a production line...
  3. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Kimmo

    Great idea for a figure subject interesting he has a police gorget around the neck

    Following as always ...don't go too fast I might miss it !

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  4. NigelR Member

    Very nice, and also very quick! I admire both your modelling and your speed....:)
  5. Kimmo A Fixture

    Cheers Warren, Nap and Nigel!

    Sometimes things just fall together with minimum fuss, waiting for the PVA glue to dry on the base took the longest. Nap, it is quite unusual for the gorget, but I'm assuming there is some evidence for this out there somewhere. The last weeks and days must have been anything and everything goes, whether it made sense or not.


    Another session in, starting to shape up nicely.


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    Time to start picking out details, the armband should be loads of fun, and to age the face a bit.

    Kimmo
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  6. Kimmo A Fixture

    Another bit of progress, the head and details are mostly done save for the armband.


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    The base has been started on as well.


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    And a test fit


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    I'm trying to get a slightly darker vibe than what I normally do, nothing terrible happy about this scene so the purple undertones are helping to set the mood. I'll go over the colours in the next update.

    Kimmo
  7. Warren SMITH Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
  8. Kimmo A Fixture

    Cheers Warren!

    Didn't get as much done yesterday as I would have liked, but I think today's session is a wrap.The lettering on the armband should be in two rows, but it wouldn't really fit. References show a few different variations, so we can pretend this was another one.



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    The photos are a touch overexposed, there should be more purple coming through. Hopefully the good photos will better show that. Speaking of purple, the colours and my messy palette.

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    Quite a bit of glazing and heavy washes for tones. I used the Rosemary series 22 #1 again. It points well enough to do the chicken scratch on the armband. I cannot recommend the Nocturna Malefic Flesh set enough, it is very versatile and you get colours you won't find in Vallejo's ranges. They have quite a few sets now, all worth looking at.

    I'll have a look at this again tomorrow and see if anything needs doing, then take good photos.

    Kimmo
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  9. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Kimmo

    Catching up with you on this , the armband looks good ...hope you spelt it right .....lol

    As you say not a happy scene , but very much of the time in a good setting

    Cheers for the colours

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
  10. Kimmo A Fixture

    Cheers Nap! I think my high-school German finally paid off...

    Made a few minor touches and got good photos taken, a gallery can be found here.

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    Thanks to everyone who commented and followed along.

    Kimmo
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  11. rustyratliff Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Kimmo,

    Very well done. I too have this figure it is well sculpted and the casting is great. I agree it is a little large.

    Rusty
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  12. Kimmo A Fixture

    Cheers Rusty!

    Kimmo

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