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WIP Critique AMP Miniatures Brit Para Jump order 1944

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by gothicgeek, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. gothicgeek A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hello again :)

    This is the M. Corry 120 mm sculpt from 120mini

    It is cast in a light green resin which is quite easy to work and the clean-up caused no problems.

    A few pin holes and some bits I missed to sort out after priming :)

    resin

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    and primed

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    Any advice on colours and fabrics most welcome as this is a very complex figure wearing several layers ... should be fun :)

    As always please feel free to comment, correct and criticise at will

    :)

    Gothicgeek

    ( Mark )

    ;)

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  2. Meehan34 A Fixture

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    United-States
    This is a cool figure. I bought the Dragoon a few months ago and am justing waiting on them to send me a new set of hands and hopefully post him. I am really looking forward to seeing what you do with this figure as I have had my eye on it, I just need to get those hands for my Dragoon.
  3. Trep Active Member

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    United-States
    The figure has very nice detail, cant wait to see it when its painted
  4. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Mark,

    Check your PMs.

    Chris(y)
  5. mil-mart A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Stunning sculpting and as you say very complex, looking forward to following this one. (y)

    Cheers Ken
  6. housecarl A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Have you removed the STEN Mark?
    Carl.
  7. 1969 A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    this is an exellent looking figure Mark and i am eager to see what you do with this one ,looks like your on a denison roll at the moment mate.

    here are some reference images for you, if you need any mor elet me know mate

    Steve(y)

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  8. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Steve,

    Nice pics - re: the canister, am I right in thinking B-RE is the callsign lettering of the aircraft which would have dropped it?

    Chris(y)
  9. 1969 A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Chris to be honest im not sure about the lettering, it might be for recognition of containers contents to allow for priority recovery for ammo etc, i am devising this theory from the fact the lettering is so large and noticable for easy recognition. I think that different coloured chutes were used for item identification also so you could see where you needed to be heading for different supplies.

    Im sure someone on here will have the correct answer, Matt Yates will probably know more.

    cheers mate,

    Steve
  10. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Steve,

    The reason I thought that it might be aircraft code lettering was because I know that quite a few of the 6th Airborne troops dropped on D-Day jumped from Albemarle aircraft, converted bombers; I believe these planes still retained their bomb-bays, so were capable of dropping canisters too. If the Paras were dropped from these planes, logically it would make sense to drop a stick's canisters with them so that the troops & their kit could land theoretically close together.......however, a lot of what goes on in the British Army doesn't have much logic, as you know yourself, so I could be wrong!!!!
    BTW, re: your request, the answer's a big Yes! Have done the appropriate admin-type stuff.

    Cheers,
    Chris:)
  11. gothicgeek A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Mike .... It is :) and hope it's sorted soon, Ive seen that figure and it's very nice :)

    Dan ... Thanks :)

    Chris ..... Top Banana! :)

    Ken ... Thanks :)

    Carl .... Not added it yet, see picture of additional parts :)

    Steve .... :) Thanks for the excellent reference! With the book Chris is lending me I should be well sorted! and only denison sleeves to do on this fellow :)



    Here is a shot of the remaining parts :)

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    I did a few hours painting faces today.

    I pretty much used my usual formula but so far have missed out the GW Elf Flesh. It has a yellowy tint to it and sometimes makes my faces look a bit orangey, so i'm going to add it last and see what happens

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  12. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Nice face Mark.

    I know what you mean about the orangy colour.I'd leave it offmate. I don't think you need it on this figure because the face will be quite dark under that helmet.

    Once again you're making lightning fast progress. Is this figure no.40? If so, over what period of time?
  13. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Mark,

    Book posted 1st Class this AM - should be with you tomorrow. Let me know of its safe arrival.

    Laters,
    Chris;)
  14. gothicgeek A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Tony ... Thank you! :) yeah I tend to paint florid faces :) I did a proper count, this is the 46th figure painted with acrylics since October 2008. so 21 months and that works out at about 2 pieces a month :) I re entered the figure hobby proper in January of 2008, using enamels under oil paint ......

    Chris ... Many thanks and as you know the book is here and safe and superb!


    Now that the book from Chris has arrived I can see what's going on with this figure much more clearly!

    In the spirit of sharing I will try and break down the painting into discrete sections covering each piece of kit. :)

    Anyway apart from hair and eyebrows the face is done, the helmet needs a bit more work and a few tiny pinholes sorting :)


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  15. 1969 A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Nice work on the face Mark, lookin good mate.

    can you enlighten me about the book Chris has sent you ? im curious or is that just nosey :)

    Steve(y)
  16. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    46 figures (mostly 120mm) in 21 months at an average of 2 per month.

    Mark, you're a machine mate. That's more figures than some people make in their entire life.

    I suppose once you've been to the Abbey, there's not much else to do in Whitby.
  17. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Steve,

    It's D-Day Paratroopers (The British, French & Canadians) by Histoire & Collections. Printed in France by the company responsible for Militaria Magazine, it's full of colour photos of original uniform items being worn correctly by re-enactors, & period photos of 6th Airborne troops at the time of the D-Day operation. Mark's figure is illustrated in a posed shot in it, & of course it's also useful for Arnhem figures. Highly recommended, it wasn't cheap but I wouldn't be without it!

    Chris:)
  18. housecarl A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Great start Mark, on the subject of books I'm reading a bridge to far at the moment.
    Carl.
  19. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Great start Mark!

    cheers,
    Marcel.
  20. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Chris thanks for the info on the book , might just have to get a copy of that one,

    cheers mate,

    Steve(y)

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