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D-Day 101st Screaming Eagle landindig

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MAXIMO, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. MAXIMO Active Member

    Country:
    Venezuela
    Hi at all,

    I did this small dio with the challenge of showing a just D Day landed 101st Screaming Eagle with his still opened parachute.
    I used a light transparent paper and I have to try several times before I find the way to keep the typical round form.
    I painted light green and the camouflage of 2 colours spots, then fixed all colours with several coats of transparent spray. The green lines are exactly 28, as was at the time of WW 2 Normandy operation
    The soldier is done over a base of 1:32 multipose transformed figure and all Para uniform and the equipment details like: extra parachute, gas mask, antitank mine, gloves, B4 mae west, ammunitions bags etc. were created and sculpted with putty. For The helmet net I used a lady leg socks.
    I painted the figure with acrylic

    My thanks to John W. Aarsen, Airborne Division Director of the War Memorial Museum, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
    I´ll appreciate and welcome yours comments.
    Adriano

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  2. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    The parachute is very impressive... a credit to your research, modelling skill and probably most of all... patience!

    Great work Adriano.

    Roger.
  3. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    GREat work.
    I think (but i'm not an expert) that the color of the chute is dark green or khaki.
    But all in all extremely well done.
    Marc
  4. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    I'm no expert either Marc but I'm sure the parachute is correct and if I remember correctly the same material was used for helmet covers.

    I'm sure Adriano will put us right soon :)

    Roger.
  5. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Novel idea, well executed, but the 101st dd not wear the American flag patch on D-Day.
  6. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Brilliant Adriano, love it.
    Carl.
  7. Johnny Dioramix Winter New Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Great work! Very dynamic scene...
  8. Patrick Kamsma Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Hello Adriano,

    It's original.
    Love it.

    Grtz
    Patrick
  9. MAXIMO Active Member

    Country:
    Venezuela
    Thanks all for the comments
    About the parachute Mr Aarsen of The War Memorial Museum write to me that at Normandy the colors used were light green with spots camouflage or white. I also seen that color in the Band of Brothers series
    And to Matthew about the patch I will investigate that becouse I have seen figures with
    that but this is not a good reason. Thanks anyway for the advise
    Adriano
  10. Christosjager A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Very nice work Adriano,I was a paratrooper at my youth and this is a very beautiful scene,well done.
  11. Trep Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Great job,looks realistic and cool
  12. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    The 82nd Airborne wore the flag patch on D-Day and both the 82nd and 101st wore it for Market Garden. That nit pick aside, your figure is truly fantastic and very dynamic
  13. jjgurk Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very interesting concept and excellent execution of the scene.
    John
  14. Saginaw79 New Member

    Country:
    United-States
    IIRC on their first combat jump(D-day) their weapons were contained in weapons bags, it wasnt until after they experienced not having access to their guns immediatley that they started jumping w/ them uncased

    So id just suggest addin a weapons bag.

    Still an amazing job!
  15. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    D-Day 101st

    Spiffing job here Adriano, very unique and the canopy is spot on.

    Well done, RobH.:eek:
  16. currahee New Member

    Country:
    England
    Brilliant Adriano, great subject and a very original composition I think you've nailed it with this one.

    Regards Phil
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  17. sirhogr Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Great work Adriano! Congrats!!
  18. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Adriano very well done and not an easy task to undertake and pull off convincingly but you managed it, nice job.


    Steve
  19. MAXIMO Active Member

    Country:
    Venezuela
    I must thanks you all for the kinds comments and I`take in cosideration all of yours historical suggestions for the neccesary changes of some details

    Adriano
  20. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Great work and idea!
    Your painting is beautiful.
    Wonderful!

     Mitsutaka

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