Advance to Arnhem 1/16 scale.

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by 1969, Jun 18, 2020.

  1. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    Superb vignette with background history as well.

    Mike
  2. Helm A Fixture

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  3. Grod A Fixture

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    Top stuff Steve.
    Gordon
  4. NeilW Well-Known Member

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    Superb set piece and pretty faithful to the photo (probably a set-up shot in a lull in the fighting?).

    I can't quite see if Reynolds and the rifleman next to him have their fags burning as per the pic ... a nice touch if they have.

    Good follow up on the history.. anything known about the other three?
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  5. Von Bock Well-Known Member

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    Steve I can only say what everyone else has stated WOW!!! outstanding set of figures great job my friend you nailed it. Regards, Brock
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  6. Mookie Active Member

    Nice one indeed.Likei t,Very interesting subject.
    Rich.
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  7. bucsfan21 Active Member

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    Wow, what a super well detailed vignette! (y) That is what I call a ton of detail and character. Not something I would tackle as I am a very slow painter, but I look forward to seeing someone paint it up!

    Best of Everything, Terry Martin-Member of the Atlanta Military Figure Society of Atlanta, GA
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  8. newtonk Active Member

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    It is this sort of quality that keeps me in the hobby. Thank you, it is amazing. I look forward to future releases. And, testament to the quality of the piece, no one is saying, ‘I’d buy it if it were Germans’.
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  9. Martin64 A Fixture

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    Exactly - maybe something that should be remembered by the "Another German/Nazi"-Chorus - one could easily say that these add to the many models of Brit Paras and that the average British Tommie in regular battledress is very underrepresented in this hobby. No one is saying this either - obviously the nationality of a miniature will suffice for the moaners.

    I like this scene very much and it makes up a great vignette. Although there is quite a number of British Paras available this group tells the story of a bridge too far perfectly IMHO. The historical picture this group is based on shows one feature that I still miss in the models available and that seems to be hard to pull off: The smocks of the British Paras in action looked always lumpy and bulky and lost their neat shape that is shown on the miniatures.

    And one more observation: the soldier on the right side has his bayonet fixed in the original picture - easy to add if you like.
    Very nice sculpting and great price(y) - keep them coming those Brits, Germans and else!
    Cheers, Martin
  10. 1969 A Fixture

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    I have included the cigarettes on both figures but unfortunately the one in Cpl Reynolds hands did not survive the casting, that can always be added by the modeler.
    I do not know any details about the other three in the photo but will look more into it.

    Martin Rohmann... thank you for adding all the extra information, very interesting research.

    Martin... Good point about the smocks, it is something that I agree is very hard to get right, I will be studying this more for the future as it is a critical part of WW2 British Paras, they looked a rag tag bunch especially after a couple of days into the fighting.

    Thank you everyone for the comments on this release, I will be working on more for the future.

    Cheers
    Steve
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  11. fabrizio19691969 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Greath shene !!! The composition are excellent
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  12. trickydicky Member

    Very nice like the subject matter
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  13. David Spencer Member

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    Driving to work a number of years ago, I heard an interview with a German parachute infantry veteran from WW2, who said that yes - the German paras were an elite force - but that the British paratroops were also exceptionally high quality troops. An elite also.

    It was nice to hear that mutual respect crossed a huge divide.
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  14. Helm A Fixture

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    Us brits have always looked like a bag of shite, especially when compared to our opponents as seen below. That said my money is on the Sgt every time if it comes to a scrap
    [IMG]
  15. elanlane13 A Fixture

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    An excellent set Steve. You attention to detail is top notch.
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  16. red tom Active Member

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    Superb that Steve, any Russians in the pipeline?
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  17. 1969 A Fixture

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    Hi Tom, good to hear from you mate.
    Quite possible regarding some Russians, I do like the subject.
    Cheers
    Steve
  18. David Spencer Member

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    Yes indeed!
    He looks primed and ready to knock the bugger down.
    Like a prop forward just before the ref says "crouch, bind, set!"
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  19. bonehead A Fixture

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    Nice job Steve! Your skills are getting better all the time. Keep up the good work! (y)(y)(y)
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  20. 1969 A Fixture

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    Thanks Mike, hope you are well (y)
    Cheers
    Steve

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