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WIP Arnhem

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Richie, Oct 21, 2023.

  1. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi All,
    A few weeks ago I was off with Covid and whilst off I watched a really good documentary on Arnhem followed by watching the classic war film A Bridge Too Far. So I set off scrounging around for 1/35 figures and accoutraments in order to make a three stage Arnhem diorama.
    I have bought loads of different figures from different manufacturers such as Steve Kirtley, Tahk, Nemrod, Resicast, ICM, Dragon, Bronco ect.
    Phase 1 with be the road to Arnhem
    Phase 2 will be the British Airborne fighting from a house
    Phase 3 will be post battle with wounded Para's and P.O.W.'s

    I am still waiting on a few figures and some Hornet heads ect but this is where I am to date. I would estimate between the 3 phases there will be approx. 40 to 50 figures. The German's in phase 3 will have a number of different units and uniforms as the German assault was made up of various units.

    The house facade was just the two walls and I have made a balcony with a balustrade for the PIAT gunners and the three floors I have added. I will have a load of sandbags to make and a lot of rubble.

    I would like to thank Tommi & Steve Readdie who I bounced ideas off and Steve provided me with a great link on Arnhem. Still a good Para Steve(y).
    cheers
    Richie
    Road to Arnhem1.jpg Figures.jpg Paras.jpg PanzerGren2.jpg PanzerGren1.jpg Facade1.jpg Facade2.jpg Facade3.jpg Facade4.jpg Post battle1.jpg Post battle2.jpg Post battle3.jpg
  2. 1969 A Fixture

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    Oh yes you have my full attention with this project, lot of work involved but you have a nice collection of figures to work with.
    Cheers mate
    Steve
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  3. Helm A Fixture

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    Watching this with great interest as well (y)
    Steve
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  4. Briggsy A Fixture

    I'm gonna enjoy this, all the best dioramas have Para's in them, especially 2 Para.

    Cheers Simon
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  5. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    An ambitious project. I hope you like painting DPM!

    Mike
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  6. Redcap A Fixture

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    A really impressive undertaking and it will be interesting to see how this plays out. Looking great so far Richie!

    Gaz
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  7. Warren SMITH A Fixture

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    Amazing concept.. looking forward to see you putting it all together...
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  8. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Wow, amazing idea now coming to fruition. All these figures together would take me years to paint. Following
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  9. Merryweather A Fixture

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    Wow! Go big or go home!
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  10. 1969 A Fixture

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    Couldn't agree more but then again I am biased :D
    Steve
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  11. Briggsy A Fixture

    Always good to show case the maroon machine, probably while listening to Fat Albert's own brand music.

    Cheers Simon
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  12. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi mate,
    Some great figures even in plastic although some benefit from a change of head.
    cheers
    Richie
  13. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Steve,
    Thank you mate(y)
    cheers
    Richie
  14. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Simon,
    Thank you, there will be plenty of Para's.
    cheers
    Richie
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  15. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Mike,
    I'm actualy looking forward to the painting part, a way off yet due to the amount of figures to build.
    cheers
    Richie
  16. Richie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom

    Hi Gaz,
    Thank you mate, need to get the figures built so I can play with the placement as I have a few diffrerent ideas.
    cheers
    Richie
  17. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Smithy,
    Thank you, I actually had to rein myself in because this could have been so much bigger.
    cheers
    Richie
  18. Richie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom

    Hi Bob,
    Thank you, I going to airbrush quite a bit so the Para trousers ect should move along very quickly once I start that part.
    cheers
    Richie
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  19. Richie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Neil,
    Thank you, I did nearly buy 3 building facade's and a piece of armour but then thought about the size, storage ect.
    cheers
    Richie
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  20. Richie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi All,
    I have just put the first Miniart captured Para together for comparison against the other figures
    and they work out just fine.
    The nice thing about this Miniart set although no decal like in some sets, but they do come with
    resin heads which is a massive bonus.
    You can do a lot with these plastic figures how ever it is always the heads that let them down.
    This is mainly due to the poor ears on the heads and feature definition. Also considering there are
    only 2 German in this set they come with an abundance of spare equipment parts.
    cheers
    Richie
    Miniart.jpg Miniart captured1.jpg Miniart heads.jpg Miniart part1.jpg Miniart part2.jpg Miniart part3.jpg
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