101st Airborne - Normandy

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Pete Wenman, Dec 19, 2004.

  1. Pete Wenman Member

    Another Mike Roberts Ltd figure





    This one painted in oils

  2. Guy A Fixture

    Beautiful work Pete. Your groundwork sets the figure off as well. Look forward to seeing more (y)
  3. Manfred Active Member

    Good work.
    I haven't yet finished mine.

    In my opinion a really outstanding 54 mm by Michael Roberts.
  4. Pete_H New Member

    Pete - looks good. Which khaki undercoat did you use for the uniform? Vallejo? Humbrol? Tamiya? I'm also curious as to how you did the groundwork, particularly the grass. What material is that? I like how the grass looks thick and wind-tossed.

    This is, indeed, one of Michael Roberts' finest pieces, if not the finest figure depicting the US Airborne in Normandy on the market. The attention to detail is very good, right down to the luminescent disk on the side of the helmet. I do need to point out, though, that the 101st. Airborne did not wear any US flags on their shoulders during Operation Overlord. This is a minor detail that a little sanding can't fix.
  5. Pete Wenman Member

    Pete hi, for this figure I used Humbrol 121 as the primer/undercoat.

    Cause I'm a cheapskate this is rough string (sizzle ?) used in gardens here in the UK. I cut it to length, and then unravel it. Its planted in white glue over pre-painted groundwork, and painted using both a brush and airbrush.



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