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WIP Congo Crisis 1961. Swedish UN Soldier, 54 mm original

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Braemp, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. Braemp Active Member

    Hi all

    I usualy do napoleonics and 1800-century figures but from time to time I do more modern ones. This is my latest WIP.

    The Swedish support to the UN intervention in Congo during the 60's always fascinated me and of course I have to do a trooper. The uniform worn by the Swedes was a mix of different origin, trousers and skirt was an Indian model but webbing a swedish M/59 and the helmet worn was a US M1. UN troops was only lightly armed so the Swedish Kpist M45 with a special designed baoynet attachment was common.

    The figure is sculped using Magic sculp, the head and hands are from Hornet. The helmet is a Tamiya item and the Kpist is from DML. There's still a lot to do but here you go.


    kongo5.jpg Best regards Lars

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  2. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Will follow this one, like you I do Napoleonic's so a touch different.
    Braemp likes this.
  3. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Good start Lars, looking forward to following your progress with this.
    Braemp likes this.
  4. Tutilo17 Active Member

    Country:
    Switzerland
    I like this off the beaten track project! Looks excellent so far.
    Stefan
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  5. Braemp Active Member

    Thanks guys, I'm glad you like it.

    Finished the sculpting yesterday. So now it's time to bring out the brushes to start the painting before I add the MP and a sling and finish the hand.

    Best regards

    Attached Files:

    Mike Stevens and billyturnip like this.

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