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WIP 1/9 BMW R75 & Crew Ardennes 1944

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Dr Force, Dec 28, 2023.

  1. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    10 years off site and my main project for 2024 is the Italeri 1/9 BMW 75 and 200mm figures from Jeff Shui.

    I’m going to put all the emphasis on the subject matter so will do a relatively simple muddy road for groundwork.

    Mostly Acrylics with some oils where I feel necessary. I need to look at some uniform reference but figures are ordered and bike arrives today.

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  2. Ferris A Fixture

    You’ve been off site for 10 years?!
    I still remember your posts...how time flies!
    Welcome back.

    Adrian
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  3. MalcC A Fixture

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    Welcome back, looking forward to seeing this come to life.

    Malc
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  4. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    Thanks all

    Any pointers on Uniform reference for the time would be appreciated.

    Bike arrived today so will crack on with that as I await Jeff’s figures.

    Dave
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  5. taliesin2013 Active Member

    Finest idea!
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  6. marco14 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    that looks a very nice subject to do ,have fun (y)
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  7. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    Ahaaaaaa I remember I -purchased this 10 years ago!

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  8. Banjer A Fixture

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    I can't remember what I bought 10 minutes ago! (Said in jest but unfortunately not far from the truth).

    Bill
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  9. Steve Ski PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Awesome, and that set of figures is pretty clean, great set. That R75 is a beauty, so have a "hootin ditty" of a time, I know you will. Welcome back, Bro!
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  10. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    I’m going for red/brown/green camo on the bike on a buff/tan base. If it’s 1944 then it will have seen some action so it’s going to have some bumps and plenty of weathering.

    I’ll start the bike shortly with updates, once I’ve got a clean cutting mat
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  11. Warren SMITH A Fixture

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    Looking forward to seeing how you progress..(y)
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  12. Briggsy A Fixture

    Well I'm in for the ride, will be interesting.

    Cheers Simon
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  13. rustyratliff Active Member

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    Welcome back looking forward to seeing this project come along.

    Rusty
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  14. Nap Moderator

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    Hi David

    Great to have you back after a little break , like the project ,look forward to seeing the bike build up and the figures

    Have fun @ the bench

    Following with interest but holding on tightly in the sidecar ...

    Nap
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  15. 1969 A Fixture

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    Welcome back Dave, nice project to kick start the hobby again.

    Cheers
    Steve
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  16. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    Lovely to hear from you Steve and trust you had a lovely Christmas.
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  17. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    Hi All

    Can I have your opinion please on the trousers for these two riders.

    ive decided on a Oak leaf pattern for the Camo Smocks (A) , I might do autumn and summer just to add some differential, but I’m struggling with the trousers?

    Would these be standard field grey or could/should they be oak leaf too?

    Any help appreciated as I want to make it as accurate as possible for the Ardennes.

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    Thanks
    Dave
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  18. Briggsy A Fixture

    Dave, been a while since I did this flavour of figure but if I remember correctly the oakleaf pattern was used on the tiger smock or the winter padded garments. As far as I recall the only camouflage pattern used on normal trousers was the printed pea dot, seen on the Hitler Jugend in Normandy. Please confirm this as my memory ain't what it used to be but I think I am correct.

    Cheers Simon
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  19. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your help buddy

    I think you might be right. In my waffenn ss book I don’t see camo trousers with the oak leaf smock…..it’s all field grey. I can only see peadot camo trousers with peadot tunic but I’m also no expert so any further help welcome.
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  20. Dr Bison Well-Known Member

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    Germany
    Simon is right: Oak Leaf camo only on padded winter trousers! For Normandy trousers of the cut seen on the miniatures would be field grey or in Pea Dot pattern; Italian camo trousers mostly came with a pocket on the left thigh and were cut very generously...
    Karl
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