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1st New Guinea Infantry Batallion 1944

Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by Robert Jan de Wit, Mar 31, 2024.

  1. Robert Jan de Wit PlanetFigure Supporter

    Hello all,

    Here my latest figure.

    A soldier from the 1st New Guinea Infantry Batallion on New Britain, 1944.

    1:35 scale.
    Conversion/scratchbuild using various resin items of Firestorm models.
    Sculpting is done with Magic Sculpt and Duro. The Owen gun is from Bravo 6.
    Painted with acrylics.

    IMG_9047.jpeg IMG_9048.jpeg IMG_9051.jpeg IMG_9046.jpeg

    Thanks for watching.
    razor, Dr Bison, Przeborz and 20 others like this.
  2. Briggsy A Fixture

    Fantastic figure RJ, really like his skin tones, he conveys a sense of purpose, I think you have captured these warriors very well.

    Cheers Simon
  3. Merryweather A Fixture

    Wonderful work Robert Jan. Another really unusual subject from you and brilliantly done.
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  4. Nap Moderator

    Hi RJ

    One of my favourite figures you’ve done, love the skin tones and the whole look of him

    Nice basework as well

    Great to following your ongoing V Bench

    Looking forward to seeing more

    See link below to the competitions

    Have fun @ the bench

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  5. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Wonderful work again

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  6. clubcat PlanetFigure Supporter

    Interesting subject, differing from the norm. Skin tone is great. Congrats
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  7. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Excellent to see you doing this Pacific Islander Robert.
    Always choosing your own path of esoteric subjects which so deserve to be done.
    And your the miniaturist to do it.
    Liking detail of Japanese ammo box as well as webbing worn over his bare torso.
    Inspiring stuff mate.
    Nap likes this.
  8. Blind Pew A Fixture

    This really is excellent. Another story told by one simple figure. Excellent work, as there is no hiding place on such an apparently simple figure.
    Nap likes this.
  9. NigelR A Fixture

    Superb work all round. Lovely conversion and great painting.
    Nap likes this.
  10. Robert Jan de Wit PlanetFigure Supporter


    Thanks Simon! Skintones are a pretty basic mix from Browns and light skin colors from AK.

    Thank you Merry, for this great compliment.

    Thanks Nap! Hope to make some more favourite figures in the future.

    Thanks again Mobo! Always very much appreciated.

    Thank you Melanie. So much interesting and inspiring people to model. I painted my share of ww2 germans in the past….so much more to explore.

    Thanks for the nice compliments Mike. Again so much inspiring stuff to do. Diving into the history and lives of my subjects is a favorite part of my modelling.
    The ammobox is a resin item from Plusmodel from their type 92 machine gun set.

    Thank you very much for this great compliment Pew.

    And also a big thanks for you Nigel.

    Also a big thanks for the likers. Always good to see and hear that your work is seen and appreciated.

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