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CAPTURED FLAG-NORMANDY 1944-CREATION 1-32

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MAXIMO, Jan 22, 2020.

  1. MAXIMO Active Member

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    800px-101st_Airborne_Division_-_WW2_01.jpg 2020-01-15 17AAAA copia3.jpg 2020-01-15 17AAAA.jpg LOS 3.jpg 2019-12-02 17.24.56.jpg 2019-12-02 17.25.32.jpg 101st_Airborne RE.jpg 2020-01-15 17AAAA copia.jpg 2019-12-02 17.48.28.jpg 2019-12-02 17.49.01.jpg 2020-01-13 10.35.12.jpg 800px-101st_Airborne_Division_-_WW2_01.jpg 2020-01-15 17AAAA copia3.jpg 2020-01-15 17AAAA.jpg LOS 3.jpg 2019-12-02 17.24.56.jpg 2019-12-02 17.25.32.jpg 101st_Airborne RE.jpg 2020-01-15 17AAAA copia.jpg 2019-12-02 17.48.28.jpg 2019-12-02 17.49.01.jpg 2020-01-13 10.35.12.jpg 800px-101st_Airborne_Division_-_WW2_01.jpg 2020-01-15 17AAAA copia3.jpg 2020-01-15 17AAAA.jpg 2020-01-15 17AAAA.jpg LOS 3.jpg 2019-12-02 17.24.56.jpg 2019-12-02 17.25.32.jpg 2020-01-15 17AAAA copia.jpg 2019-12-02 17.48.28.jpg 2019-12-02 17.49.01.jpg 2020-01-13 10.35.12.jpg

    Hi guys,
    I created this vignette inspired by the famous WW2 Normandy picture of an
    “American paratrooper James Flanagan (2nd Platoon, C Co, 1-502nd PIR), among the first to make successful landings on the continent, holding a Nazi flag captured in a village assault. Marmion Farm at Ravenoville, Utah Beach, France. 6 June 1944.” Wikipedia.
    My idea was to make the guy as exact as
    possible to the real one, but coming out in 3D from the picture: so it is all painted in B&W.
    Over a base of 1:32 multipose spare parts, I worked with putty all para uniform and the equipment details etc. For the helmet net I used a lady leg sock. I didnt have any head smiling face so I had to work it over to make him happy...The flag was made of aluminium metal.
    I painted all with acrylic
    I’ll appreciate and welcome all your comments
  2. Chazman Active Member

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    United-States
  3. Richie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Adriano,
    Very nicely done
    cheers
    Richie
  4. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

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    England
    Absolutely excellent!
  5. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Adriano

    Nice to see your post and a very clever idea , it works well making the actual picture almost 3D

    Good work on the smile as well and nice use of that lady's stocking as well ..LOL

    All credit to you for the B & W painting ....again works well

    Thank you for sharing

    Why not enter something into FOTM as well

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

    Had a bit of a play ... image.jpeg image.jpeg
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  6. NeilW A Fixture

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    Nice idea, works well and the B/W painting is an inspiration (and a challenge)... well done (y)

    Isn't he wearing glasses/goggles in the photo?

    Also, the original flag has clear creases in it where it's been folded (Flanagan states that it had been hanging up in a German command post... must just have been brand new?).

    An interview with the man himself: https://www.historynet.com/world-wa...rborne-trooper-james-flanagan-about-d-day.htm

    In this he states that the helmet lying at his feet belonged to a German killed in the attack (easy to add).

    There's a colourised version of the photo here: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/f6/89/7c/f6897c06c28cbfa0d9801dd1e19b646f.jpg
  7. arj A Fixture

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  8. NeilW A Fixture

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    Thought so (the link is the same article I linked to).

    Never done it myself, but I read of cutting out thin cellulose/plastic sheet (as used in so much packaging) then painting the edges to simulate the frame. May give it a go myself on a 1/35 vignette I'm aiming to do soon. and see how it turns out.

    For larger scales I've heard of making the frames out of fuse wire then adding a blob of clear glue for the lens: seems it forms a meniscus, so it looks like a real lens rather than flat.
  9. MAXIMO Active Member

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    Venezuela
    Hi thank you very much to you all for the nice comments to :

    Chazman, Riche, Chris Oldfield, Nap thaks for your coulored version,
    To Neilw and arj Andrew.
    About the lens the orginal picture I had looks he had possibly ( not very clear) lens.
    In any case they are too small to tray and maybe mess the face...
    Regards
    Adriano
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  10. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-States
    Simply fantastic work Adriano! A great idea well executed. BRAVO!

    Cheers,
    Ken
  11. clrsgt A Fixture

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    United-States
    Good start on a fantastic idea. I wish I had thought of it because I have the MMM versio and have been trying to find a way to display them Will be following.
  12. MAXIMO Active Member

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    Venezuela
    Thank you Ken and Cirsgt for the comments,

    Best regards,

    Adriano
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  13. MAXIMO Active Member

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    Venezuela
    Hi Chazman,
    I realize that a miss your comment : my apologize
    and thank you
    Regards
    Adriano
  14. NeilW A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
  15. MAXIMO Active Member

    Country:
    Venezuela
    Hi NellW.
    thank you very much for the nice comment and also for all the very interesting and usefuls links you sed me.
    I appreciate your interest.
    Best regards
    Adriano

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