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82nd airborne : new ALPINE 120mm figure

Discussion in 'Painting Techniques' started by gforceman, May 2, 2008.

  1. gforceman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Hi all,

    It's an honor and a big pleasure that I can present to you a new 120mm figure by Alpine. It's a para from the 82nd airborne division, the All Americans, June 1944. The figure is moulded in the gray resin we have become familiar with for Alpine figures and which shows the detail very good and sharp. As is custom with Alpine figures, there are again two heads with this figure : one bareheaded and the other wearing an helmet with camo and a first aid pack. BUt, as they say, a pictures says more then a thousand words, I'll now let the pictures do the talking.

    The figure before priming. No putty has been used when this picture was taken. The head is already primed, which is why it appears lighter.

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    Detail pictures of the badges. Thanks to the excellent sculpting and moulding this will be a breeze to paint!

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    And the painting so far. As always all painting is done using acrylics and inks. The head is yet glued to the figure and is only placed on for the pictures.

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    As alway I welcome all tips, critics and remarks.

    Best wishes

    Gino
  2. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Gino not much to complain about here! Looking good so far. This looks like a really nice figure for Alpine. Way to go Teasung! One tiny little thing caught my eye. The butt of the gun looks as if it should be "digging" into the hip/clothing of the trooper a bit more, at least leaning on the top of his belt. The way it is here, it looks as if he is holding it in the air completely and not supporting the weight of the gun on his hip/belt. Small issue on a nice looking piece, and one I'm sure will be a popular figure!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  3. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Excellent work, looking forward to see the finished figure!!
  4. T50 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Gino, thanks for posting the in-progress pics. :)

    The master was originally sculpted by Jorge Scorciaffico.
    I touched up the master here and there to make it
    casting-friendly. Also, I scratch-built the M1 Garand and
    added the flag and unit patches.

    As for the way the gun is resting on the hip, the gun is
    actually resting on top of ammo pouches attached to the belt.


    TS
  5. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Gino,
    Nice start on a wonderfull figure. Not my stuff, but it is great.

    marc
  6. Bad91Fellow Member

    Country:
    Germany
  7. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    This is a great product.
    The details are clean.
    I think I'm also right in the proportion of a figure.
    Very nice.
    I'm looking forward to this product's being released.
  8. Theodoros A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    I'm not sure that I like his helmet !
  9. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Nice work Gino so far. too big and out of era for my taste , but i guess the painting will end beautiful !!!
  10. Szymon New Member

    Another great sculpt of Alpine.. painting looks very promising.
  11. Recon Active Member

    Country:
    Norway
    Very nice work so far!
    Looking forward to the rest, and to be able to order the figure.
    Another "must-have" from Alpine!

    -Sverre
  12. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Gino good review, and nicely painted so far.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers
    Roc

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