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WIP Arnhem

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

  1. Steve Ski PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-States
    Layout is coming along nicely, Richie.
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  2. Hembo Member

    Hey Richie, great work on this series of dios. Quite rightly, the gentleman offering the two fingered salute, been identified as Jack Reynolds, however he's not a 'Para'. He is 2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment, who were an 'Airborne' battalion that were transported in gliders, as opposed to parachuting into the fray. One of the veterans visited the regimental museum a few years ago (he may be the gent slightly behind Jack, holding a cigarette) and told the staff that he told Jack, words to the effect of, " For ****'s sake Jack, pack it in, you're going to get us all shot." In the series of pics supplied by Panzer 22, Jack is the 'most disgruntled man in Arnhem', sitting cross legged in front of the seated group of POW's.

    For your info, if you want to incorporate it into your figure, rather than wearing a camo faceveil/scarf, Jack wore an orange scarf at the battle, possibly to identify with the Dutch populace. He is shown thus, in V sign pose, as a life sized mannequin at the Staffordshire Regiment Museum, Whittington Barracks, Lichfield. If I wasn't such a technophobe I would have downloaded a pic from my phone. If I can find a 12 year old to assist me I'll attach the pic at a future date!!! Jack was the last but one mannequin I created at the museum (final one was a mounted figure), before I retired in April. I can tell everyone that making 1-1 scale is a lot more challenging than any 120mm resin kit.
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  3. Rocco82 Active Member

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    Scotland
    Very cool. Coming together nicely. Look forward to seeing this.
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  4. MalcC A Fixture

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    England
    This project seems to be growing in size, I couldn't even think about taking on a challenge like this.

    Malc
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  5. 1969 A Fixture

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    Some nice progress there Richie, sitting paras on the wall work well.
    Cheers mate
    Steve
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  6. Briggsy A Fixture

    Oops missed a few days, good progress and nice info re Jack Reynolds, jumping in is one thing but a glider, not a cat in hells chance. One thing, this project is epic in scale but you seem to be rattling through at a rate of knots, you must put some serious hours in, which I for one am grateful for because it's a great thread to follow.

    Cheers Simon
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  7. Nap Moderator

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    England
    Hi Richie

    Nice floor work , and the figures again all work well and just look right in relation to each other

    Interesting info from Hembo as well

    Looking forward to seeing more

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  8. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi mate,
    You're right Steve most of them would have smoked in those days.
    cheers
    Richie
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  9. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Simon,
    Thank you, I am working a couple of hours every night after work whilst the better half does the tea. I also manage to get quite a few hours in on a weekend too. Once I have an idea and the parts I can generally rattle through stuff my achiles or less favourite part is the painting. I just love to create and if it's unique even better.
    cheers
    Richie
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  10. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Nap,
    The lad I bought the parts off actually lives in Monkey Town so a bonus for me.
    cheers
    Richie
  11. Richie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom

    Hi Ski,
    Thank you I'm happy with how it has turned out so far.
    cheers
    Richie
  12. Richie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Steve,
    Thank you and thanks for jumping in and the additional info. brilliant stuff mate. I will add the orange scarf(y)
    cheers
    Richie
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  13. Richie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom

    Hi Colin,
    Thank you and thanks for dropping in.
    cheers
    Richie
  14. Richie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom

    Hi Malc,
    I'm just crazier than you:wacky:
    cheers
    Richie
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  15. Richie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom

    Hi mate,
    Thank you, those are the two from the cafe scene modified into prisoners. How's your stash coming on?
    cheers
    Richie
  16. Richie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi All,
    This is the final layout on the post battle scene, I have pinned all the figures so this build is complete other than some captured equipment to put on the floor.
    I have ordered a pot bellied stove and will make a table and a couple of chairs later for the lower farm house room.
    I am now starting the build on the road to Arnhem.
    cheers
    Richie
    1 post battle.jpg 1a post battle.jpg 1b post battle.jpg 1c post battle.jpg 1d post battle.jpg
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  17. Briggsy A Fixture

    Stunning, but if you don't like the painting you really have made a rod for your own back.

    Cheers Simon
  18. NigelR A Fixture

    This is beyond epic. Much better than a Ridley Scott movie......:LOL:

    How long do you think these dios will take?
  19. Richie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom

    My problem is build something start to paint it and then get an idea to build something else and jump on it. I do enjoy painting just creating is more powerful
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  20. Richie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom

    Don't know mate, I've another 4 to build yet. I've never made an AVF or plane since I was a kid. They are going to be the real challenge.
    I break up in just over two weeks and I really want to start painting these figures.
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