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Completed Critique BlackSheep 120mm Unterscharfuhrer, Kharkov

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by gothicgeek, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. pmfs A Fixture

    Hi Mark!

    wonderful progress, I will follow this with a eagle eye.(y)
  2. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Markus ... Thanks again for the info and clarification ;)

    Marc ... Many thanks! the first picture? That is the face with just Flesh coloured paint on it, no reds or blues added ... HTH :)

    Mitsutaka ... Many thanks again :)

    Pedro ... Thank you my friend, and also for the additional info ;) sorted!

    So I sorted out the dodgy piping on the cap .. Thanks guys :eek:

    I sprayed up the pants and the mitts today and did a fair bit with conventional brushes too. The colours used are....

    Base AV English Uniform
    Mid AV Deck Tan
    Top AV Off White

    I still need to soften the stiching and seam work and add a final Highlight with AV White, I'm going to pretty much finish and weather the bottom half before moving up to the top half.... Probably :)

    Tunic just blocked with green as a base coat


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  3. tonydawe A Fixture

    Great progress Mark. So you've chosen the infantry it seems. Good choice! I'm looking forward to seeing how you tackle the sheep/ goat skin jacket.
  4. megroot A Fixture

    I'm talking about the photosequence from a to p....
    I like his cold look in picture O. What colors did you used to get that cold colour.

  5. Marcel Active Member

    Excellent sbs and paintwork Mark!

  6. pinsel Active Member

    hello mark
    is this issued with two heads?,i looked at the stormtroopers site because i want the panzermeyer.and this here is shown with an officers peaked cap.but seem to be the same figure.or did you make an conversion?????????
    yes i know questions all the time:p
    looks quite plainer with out the fancy pink piping.but i think it was safer in those days without flashy attributes on headgear.maybe thats the reason they omitted from 42 onwards even the soutache on the sidecap itself.your face painting rocks its an very own style but looks great.
  7. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Sorry for the pause on this blog ... I took a week out to enjoy Whitby Goth Weekend!

    Great fun and all over now :)

    Tony ... Thanks :)

    Marc ... the colours were mostly my standard mix with a lot of red added for that blasted and cold look ... this is the page and its comment 28 that lists the steps and colours used HTH :)

    Marcel ... Many thanks :)

    Markus ... Stuarts Black Sheep range is his own conversions released as kits.. meyer is a conversion of a previous kit, as is this fellow ... questions are cool :) and cheers again for the info :)

    Back at it after the hangovers cleared ....

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  8. tonydawe A Fixture

    Hi Mark,

    Sounds like a very heavy week of partying mate. Glad to hear you survived it.

    I like your progress on this figure, but I just wanted to ask you if you thought the neck was a bit too long?

    I just noticed it as I looked at your latest pics, and wondered if the length of the neck was in proportion to the rest of the body? It seems to me that his chin should be right down on the collar of the jacket.

    I know sometimes photos can distort things, so perhaps it doesn't look too bad in person, however from these photos I think you may need to shave a few millimetres off the base of the neck.
  9. 1969 A Fixture

    Really coming along with the painting now Mark and as usual your painting doesn't disappoint mate.

    I agree totally with Tony that the neck is too long and the chin should hang over the scarf and be touching it, might not be an easy task now to cut the neck though without damaging the great paint job.

  10. billyturnip A Fixture

    Mark, he's got a face like a North York Moors farmer. Nice work so far looking forward to seeing more progress.

  11. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Tony .... Goth weekend is always fun and usually I over do it! This one was no exception ;) see below re: neck :)

    Steve ... Many thanks :) also see below :)

    Roger .... Thank You!!! :)

    The neck, it's socket and the saw .....

    As Tony and Steve observed the head was riding a bit high, so I buried the head in a blob of blu tack and trimmed about 2mm off the neck... no damage to the paint and sits lovely!

    I then looked in the neck hole and dug out the huge blob of blutack that had built up :(

    the head is now sitting on top of a pile of blutack .....

    Measure twice, cut once! I should have checked :) twit that I am ...

    Lots still to do just about every where but a nice steady progression :)

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  12. housecarl A Fixture

    Now look what I miss when I take a week off? Stunning..
  13. tonydawe A Fixture

    Much better Mark. Well done. Sorry for being a pain.
  14. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Carl ... Good to see you back! and thanks :)

    Tony .... ;) Cheers mate :)

    Okay, some work on the leather. added a bit of camo esque colour inside the mitts as the trigger finger version was a bit later and was only issued in that ? I think :) Can't really see it anyway :(

    So far I'm liking how this is going... still a tad more work on some of the transitions to do :)

  15. pinsel Active Member

    the mittens where first made without trigger finger.so one had an different trigger to use in winter.called WINTERABZUG.
    thats how germans think before the come to the idea to add an finger to the mitten they built an complicated thing like an trigger armature which has to be built to the rifle to operate the trigger with gloves which cover the whole palm..one reason more why germany lost always thinking to complicated
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  16. stu A Fixture

    Wow Mark, this is coming along very cooooool.

    Didnt bother to mention about neck as saw the blue tack early on.

    Loved converting this from another figure which in itself was a conversion but this version has always been my favorite and he is coming to life beautifully

    Cheers mate


    PS hopefully catch up wi u soon buddy
  17. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Markus .... :) Great info !

    Stu ... Glad you like it! I may try and get this finished to take down to the Nats ;)

    Nothing stuck on yet but somewhat closer to finished :) Used GW Gryphonne Sepia for the woodwork on the stick grenades... worked like a charm :) NMM for all the metal work except the gun, thats NMM with a touch of graphite .....

  18. housecarl A Fixture

    You like your Gryphonne Sepia Mark. Any ideas for the base yet? I'm doing a special offer on Precast concrete at the mo.:p
    Looking great mate,
  19. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Carl ... It's a useful colour :) Bricks, rubble, mud and snow for the base I think :)


  20. Ferris A Fixture

    Excellent stuff. Very nice and really coming to life now!
    Nice work on the grenades and gun too.


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