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Completed Andrea US Paratrooper

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Mike Stevens, Jul 21, 2023.

  1. Mike Stevens PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Hi folks,

    Off to the next figure. This is an older Andrea kit. It’s a 54MM and I think the sculpt holds up pretty well after many years. I’ve been trying to clean up the bench and it’s next.

    I’ll paint the rifle and hands as a sub assembly to I can get to the entire uniform.

    The kit is cleaned up primed and the initial ground work is done. Hopefully this will paint up well.

    Thanks for taking a look.

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  2. Nap Moderator

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    Hi Mike

    Nice to see what's next ..a oldie but definately a goldie ....wasn't this in a set as well ....see below

    D-Day After (1944)

    Andrea Miniatures | No. S5-S05

    Looking forward to seeing more updates

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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  3. Mike Stevens PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Yes, I believe it was a set, the figures were sold separately as well.
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  4. Steve Ski PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Excellent, standing by for more;)
  5. Martin64 A Fixture

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  6. Mike Stevens PlanetFigure Supporter

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    That’s cool!
  7. Mike Stevens PlanetFigure Supporter

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  8. Mike Stevens PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Quick snap shot of the face, still a long way to go. I’ve recently moved to painting eyes last. Lately Its been working out for me, so why change?

    Thanks for looking! 1D92ACF7-1E2A-42F4-AFE7-4BD795F3390F.jpeg
  9. Mike Stevens PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Side note, a good friend of mine gave me some information on this figure. It was sculpted by Julian Hullis. the figure was featured in the first book I bought on modeling and painting.

    Definitely a blast from the past.

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  10. Mike Stevens PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Face is almost there. Should have it done later this evening. Then onto the eyes and helmet. AE9A4C3D-1734-4C5A-A0E3-18009DD9B9F2.jpeg
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  11. Warren SMITH A Fixture

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    Yes, a lovely sculpt and a great start by yourself.. I have the duel figure set, as well as a single figure of the surrendering soldier.. The Andrea figures of old, were great..
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  12. Nap Moderator

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    Hi Mike

    The face is looking good , lips and eyes next

    Have fun at the bench

    Nap
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  13. Mike Stevens PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Yes, Andrea had had some fantastic figures, this is one of them.

    Thanks Nap,

    Yep, lips, eyes and cigarette today. Hopefully the helmet as well. We shall see what the day brings.
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  14. Joe55 A Fixture

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    Geez Mike, you're on a roll!

    Something tells me you gonna load up them tables at San Marcos! :D

    Joe
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  15. Mike Stevens PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Update: not much of one today, I spent way more time on the eyes than I wanted to: finally got them to be passable. I blocked in the helmet to get a feel for what else needs to be done.

    Tomorrow I’ll block in the helmet straps and finalize the face. Quite a bit blending left to do. More than I would like frankly.

    Thanks for looking.

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  16. Nap Moderator

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    Hi Mike

    I've no doubt those eyes were difficult to get placed right especially under the helmet rim

    I don't think your too far off on the blending ...you'll get there

    Looking forward to seeing the colours you use for the uniform

    Following with interest

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  17. marco14 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    is looking very nice, curious when it's done (y)
    Mario
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  18. Mike Stevens PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Made some progress today. Started the tunic, still very early stages just the base color and a few rudimentary highlights. This is a completely new color scheme for me and I’m researching by watching Band of Brothers. D34A03A2-9221-4062-8461-87E6A06DC519.jpeg
  19. Nap Moderator

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    Hi Mike

    Nice start on the uniform , good reference idea !

    ....got to ask what colours are you using for the jacket ?

    The figures certainly coming to life with every brushstroke

    Thanks for the update

    Looking forward to seeing more

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  20. Mike Stevens PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Hi Nap,

    Thanks and you are right the figure is coming to life quickly. Honestly, it’s an excellent sculpt, and I believe that a better sculpt is easier to paint. It just kind of flows.

    I’ll attach the colors for the tunic: 71C80438-010F-41A7-A041-F2FBA54D8C35.jpeg
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