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WIP 1:35th scale vignette WIP photos

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by kansas kid, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    This is a small vignette in 1:35th using the Zvezda Russian WWII Mountain
    Troops. When finished this vignette will have a trio of climbers on the
    outcropping. The title will be "Take the High Ground". The third figure, not
    shown will be on hands and knees in the back near the top of the outcropping.

    The two figures you see were just glued in place yesterday. Roots from
    a lilac bush make the tree. And the leaves are individually cut out from
    white bond paper, and attached to the limbs with Elmer's white glue. After
    the leaves are dry I then paint them with acrylics. All painting of the entire
    project was done with acrylics.

    Your comments are welcome, ladies and gentlemen,

    Rick Brownlee
    a.k.a. Kansas Kid, The Miami Jayhawker

    Attached Files:

  2. housecarl A Fixture

    You know my views Rick(y), great to see this posted though.
  3. gordy Well-Known Member


    Nice to see this (y) I really dig the composition, the shooters left foot is perfectly poised for the kill shot!

    Thanks for sharing =)
  4. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Roger that, House Carl:

    I'm in the process now of designing for fabrication a 1:35th scale power
    lawn mower. Uh Huh???

    thanks for taking a look see, my friend,

    Ricardo Jayhawker
  5. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Hi Gordy:

    Thanks for your kind words, Gordy. But I can not take credit for the position
    of the fellow in front who is putting his sights on a target below. In fact,
    I have not converted or altered any of the three figures that will be on
    this vignette. Tried to keep it an exercise to get experience of painting such
    small figures and trying to learn more about one of my biggest weaknesses,
    terrain, ground cover.

    BTW, Gordy, are you going to Omaha next week?? It would be nice to meet
    you. I will be the very old man with a Jayhawk baseball cap on.

  6. blaster Well-Known Member

    Hello Rick,

    A delightful vignette! Great work.

    Rgds Victor
  7. Andrew Craft Well-Known Member

    Looks great Rick, you have more patience than me to tackle something with that amount of detail not to mention all those tiny leaves.

  8. rheath Active Member

    What a finish !1 you really got yer six guns on this 1 pardner !!(y)
  9. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Yo Blaster

    Hi Victor:

    And thank you for your kind words, and for taking a look at the leeetle

  10. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    G'day Andrew:

    So good of you to chime in on this thread, Mate. I've tried to use the
    commercial scale trees in the past, and really did not care for the results.
    To me, they didn't create that "illusion of reality" in miniature. I'm not sure
    the paper leaves do either, but I think they do at least work better, or at
    least IMHO, they do.

    Have a great day,

    The Miami Jayhawk
  11. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Thanks Rob,

    Kind of you to post your comments, Rob. Hopefully, I'll have enough rounds
    left in the chamber to stay on target with this little Mountain Men vignette.

    Hope to complete it after coming back from the IPMS/USA National
    Convention in Omaha, Nebraska next week.

    Thanks again,

    Kansas Kid
  12. mil-mart A Fixture

    Hi Rick you know my admiration for your patience with those leaves and autumn coming and all :) a great vignette mate and following.

    Cheers Ken
  13. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Greetings, Ken

    Ah Mil-Mart:

    Always so good to hear from you, mate. Thank you for your encouraging
    words and for taking time to look at my latest.

    Have a super weekend, Ken. It is so hot here in the Heartland. How hot is it?

    :(:( Ricardo Jay-hot-hawker
  14. 1969 A Fixture

    Rickster this is one of my favourite pieces you have done, I really like this Russian mountain troop set and the fact you can paint them in the blue uniform make sthem pop out nicely, the composition works really nicely and sets a nice dramatic scene with the raised outcrop.
    Keep going mate you are doing a great job with this one,

  15. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Am I blue, will that do????

    Hey Stevie:

    thanks my friend, for popping in on the leader board here and expressing
    your kind remarks. Well, I have heard that blue is most people's favorite
    colour. And I know it is for me. Perhaps that is what attracted me to this
    recent set of Russian Mountain Troops, their field uniform being in blue. . .

    But as I think back it was the Box art that really sold me. Yes, a rather
    silly reason to buy something, but this old retired newspaper artist did
    lay out the long green for that reason, along with the fact that it was a
    different subject matter. . . not being Wehrmacht, for one thing. . . . And I
    had all the roots laying around. . . and don't know how to make . . .
    drum roll, please, .. . root beer! :):) Groan. . .

    Well enough silliness, mate. Thanks again.

  16. Dr Force Well-Known Member

    Wonderful scene, the painting and composition is just fantastic!!

  17. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Hello to another Leicester mate !!!

    Hello Dave:

    G'day to the "good doctor" , so good of you to post your
    opinion. I do appreciate it.

    Thanks so much, and may the "Force" be with you, . . . ah

    All weekend, :):)

    The Rickmeister

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