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WIP DAK Officer 104th Inf Regt using a Elan13

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Apr 7, 2019.

  1. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    So am I ...splashed is probably about the right word ...lol !! .......currently working on the lacework on the Worcestershire Yeomanry bust ....it's getting there !


    Nap
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  2. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Guys

    Just a quick update ...all cases up and primed in black

    Nap

    PS ...so many great pieces ready to go it's hard to choose!!

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  3. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Folks

    This is now on my bench Inhave base coated the uniform using P3 Battledress green

    Also been working on the cuff title was going for this version image.jpeg

    But decided to go for this instead image.jpeg image.jpeg

    This is the result ( pics curtesy of iffyvision )

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    Sand Goggles are next using this as a reference ...the Auer Neophan set

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    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
  4. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Nice to see some more paint on him, looking rather good.
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  5. Nap A Fixture

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    Cheers Bob

    Despite having the reference Mr Stupid here spelt the title as Corps initially ......much muttering and grinding of teeth!! ....but all sorted now

    Nap
  6. Mookie Active Member

    Looks great Kev.Carry on Carruthers.
    Richard
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  7. bucsfan21 Well-Known Member

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    Nap, Great effort on the DAK Bust! Thanks for sharing your work!(y) Wow, I like it a lot. Who stocks this gem of a bust please?
    Thanks for sharing! Look forward to seeing it painted up. Should show very well!

    Best of Everything, Terry Martin
    Member of the Atlanta Military Figure Society of Atlanta, GA
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  8. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    Cheers old bean


    Hi Terry

    This was released by Rob Lane from his Elan13 company ..lots of great stuff there ...and a real bargain price as well

    www.elan13.co.uk

    Thanks for commenting

    Nap

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  9. Oda A Fixture

    Great work so far and a trully remarkable effort on documentation.This is exactly what historical modelling is or should be all about IMHO.

    Oda.
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  10. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

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    England
    Kev,

    Couple of anorakky spots for you here:
    Re. the photo you published of the Panzer trooper wearing the pith helmet, his helmet is a captured South African one with DAK shield added to the LHS. SA ones had a much smaller profile than the issued German one.
    Also re. the Panzer Assault badge, this came in 2 different versions - silver for Panzer troops & bronze for mechanised infantry (Panzergrenadiers). Crteria for award of both was the same, taking part in 3 separate tank assaults on 3 different days.
    Also, the picture of the Fallschirmjager NCO you published is excellent - with his array of decorations he would make a brilliant bust! Especially with the Luftwaffe Ground Combat Badge & Hitler Youth Sport Leader badges.

    HTH,
    Chris.
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  11. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    Thanks for the comments my friend , I do try to get sonething different into a already nice bust


    Hi Chris

    Thanks for the information , always welcome details agree about the Fallschirmjager ....sure there is something that could be used.......and 2 cuff bands as well!! I like adding badges it's a challenge !! ( my Luftwaffe in formal Evening dress has the Riding qualification on him ......in V Bench atm!! )

    Need to check the uniform type he has on !

    Appreciate your input mate

    Happy benchtime to all

    Nap

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  12. bucsfan21 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Nap for the tip on the producer of the bust! I greatly appreciate it!(y)

    All the Best, Terry Martin-Member of the Atlanta Military Figure Society of Atlanta, GA
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  13. elanlane13 A Fixture

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    England
    This is making excellent progress Kev.
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  14. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    Cheers Rob

    goggles all done working on epaulettes now

    Thanks for commenting

    Nap
  15. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

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    England
    Kev,

    Another quick one for you - if you're going to add the Afrikakorps cuff title to him, you're going to have to graft a right arm onto the bust...…..
    Afrikakorps titles were worn on the lower right sleeve (see your pic of the German lady wearing the tropical uniform, & also the one of the soldier wearing palm tree & wreath badge on his upper right sleeve). Only the Afrika with palms title was worn on the left sleeve, & I don't think this was instituted as a commemorative award until after the North African campaign had ended.
    Just a thought - hope it helps.

    Chris.
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  16. MaxTheDoc Member

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    Italy
    The premises are very good.
  17. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Guys

    Update on the cuffband....removed and cleaned up old band totally ready for repainting to show "AFRIKA" .....with palm trees ....

    Thanks to Chris for highlighting this and confirming details ....it's what PF is all about

    Pics later when I have started breathing again!!

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    This one is a bullion version image.jpeg

    Nap
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  18. Nap A Fixture

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    Iffy vision pics of the new cuffband ...will re look at edges when I do the uniform

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    And the goggles .... image.jpeg image.jpeg

    Happy days ...phew!!

    Nap
  19. Jimbo A Fixture

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    England
    Nice work on the Afrika sleeve band mate(y)
    Jim
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  20. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    That's not half bad mate. Well done.
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