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WIP Arnhem

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

  1. MalcC A Fixture

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    Something tells me this is going to be good.
    So many figures.

    Malc
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  2. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Steve, Simon, Steve, Ski & Malc,
    Thank you lads. Yes BIG, yes BONKERS & she may have to lose one of the sofa's to fit this lot in:).

    Hi All,
    A few more figures done and some fleshing out of phase 2 The battle. I have made a custom figure running with some PIAT ammo, a bren gunner laid down and a laid down Para next to him firing a sten. Thought I needed to start working on the barricades so I could place some of the figures.
    Bloody hell I forgot what making sand bags was like after Pinned Like Rats. It was definitely Elvis don't you dare shelve this......I'm All Stuck Up.

    I would think aomewhere between another 7 to 11 figures will do for this one. Apologies for the rubbish pics but you get the idea. P2 dio1.jpg P2 dio2.jpg P2 dio3.jpg P2 dio4.jpg
    cheers
    Richie
  3. Briggsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    That's really looking good, though I don't know where you'll fit another 11 figures in. Sand bags look good but don't envy you making them.

    Cheers Simon
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  4. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Simon,
    Thank you, as for the figures watch this space;).
    cheers
    Richie

    Forgot to add this is what's in transit.
    6pdr with crew.jpg 6pdr with crew1.jpg Horsa Glider1.jpg Horsa glider2.jpg
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  5. Briggsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Airborne Gunners as well, this is becoming truly epic. In the book Rifleman I mentioned there is a bit where the author before being captured and having run out of ammo was throwing bricks at the Germans!

    Cheers Simon
  6. Helm A Fixture

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  7. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Mate,
    i actually have that on DVD.
    cheers
    Richie
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  8. Nap Moderator

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    Hi Richie

    Apologies catch-up from me , there's some great figures and poses being done here , a lot of clever thinking in the composition

    Nice build up so far with the basework

    There's nothing wrong with being bonkers if this is the result

    Long may it continue

    Look forward to more

    Have fun

    Nap
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  9. 1969 A Fixture

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    Nice progress Richie, I like the guy resupplying the PIAT ammo. Looking forward to more.
    Cheers mate
    Steve
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  10. NigelR A Fixture

    Blimey, this is EPIC!
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  11. MalcC A Fixture

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    This has got WOW written over it already.

    Malc
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  12. callmehobbes Active Member

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    My favourite topic. Following with interest. As well as Theirs is the Glory ( the best Arnhem film), I'd also recommend the DVD Last Words. My modelling mojo is on the floor. This has certainly got me interested again.
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  13. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Nap, Steve, Nigel, Malc and Paul,
    Thank you lads. Paul I have just purchased that DVD thanks for the heads up.
    cheers
    Richie

    Hi All,
    I am waitng on a couple of figures from Friendship models and then all the Para's fighting will be in place. Still some undercoating issues to sort, run out, equipment and debris ect to add.
    I have made another 6 figures bringing the total to 18 so far, the radio operator still needs the set making but some significant progress. I am thoroughly enjoying this, getting some unique modelling done. Next I might make the groundwork for phase 3 Post battle as I have all the figures done other than some alterations to the rear of the jump smocks.
    cheers
    Richie
    Battle dio1.jpg Battle dio2.jpg Battle dio3.jpg Battle dio4.jpg Battle dio5.jpg Battle dio6.jpg
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  14. Helm A Fixture

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    One thing you might want to consider, Richie is putting the kneeling guy upper story, behind the sandbag, rather than out in the open like that. That very minor detail aside, it looks magnificent.
    Steve
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  15. Briggsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Unfortunately I'm not allowed to swear on here cos this is just effin' epic. On the debris side I wonder if you will be putting broken glass in it all, I used to use the thin clear plastic from fresh fruit containers, all cut up it works a treat. Enjoying this immensely, more power to you Robbo ans Airborne all the way.

    Cheers Simon
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  16. MalcC A Fixture

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    There's so much going on, very well thought out and planned.

    Malc
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  17. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Steve,
    I will have a look at swapping him out once the other couple of figures arrive. Good point.
    cheers
    Richie
  18. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Simon,
    Yes I want to put broken glass in, I was trying to find some clear acrylic or something but you have just come up with the answer to a maidens prayer.
    Thanks for that tip.(y)
    Glad you are liking it.
    cheers
    Richie
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  19. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Malc,
    Thank you mate, I wanted to try and make it interesting.
    cheers
    Richie
  20. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi All,
    I have started to rough out the post battle scene...Phase 3.

    I could not get the building I was after as it's out of production so this is my second choice idea.
    I thought an enclosed setting for the wounded and the Para prisoners to be searched so I found
    this Dutch farmhouse and thought about an enclosed court yard. This is my first draft...thoughts!
    cheers
    Richie
    Post battle dio1.jpg Post battle dio2.jpg Post battle dio3.jpg Post battle dio4.jpg

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