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Completed Das Boot

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Steve Ski, Jun 7, 2023.

  1. marco14 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Belgium
    the progress is going fine like I can see,it's going to be very beautiful
    if this one is done,im curious for the final result and think it's gonna take
    a while,keep it up (y)
    Mario
  2. Briggsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Just caught up on this as it started before I joined, really impressive work on such huge figures (mine are all 1/35th). Will continue to watch with great interest.

    Cheers Simon
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  3. MalcC A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Liking the progress, skin tones are perfect.

    Malc
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  4. Nap Moderator

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    England
    Hi Ski

    Welcome back , glad you had a good break ....nice start on the Lt , like the way you do the flesh

    Keep at this it's going to come together quickly now !

    Look forward to seeing more on this

    Have FUN @ the bench

    Nap
  5. Steve Ski A Fixture

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    United-States
    Lol, no pressure, right? HA! I'm intending to knock this out in a timely fashion, before the snow flies. Thanks for the kind words, Mario.

    Thanks for following along, Simon!

    Thanks, Brother!

    Thanks, Kevin. I had some saw dust that just had to fly, lol. Back at, more coming soon.
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  6. marco14 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Belgium
    hahahaha absolute no pressure Steve ,och a long time when the snow flies ,more then time enough
    have fun (y)

    Mario
  7. Steve Ski A Fixture

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    United-States
    Well, Mario, not in my neck of the woods, but I do understand your point. Up here in the NE WA territory we spend all winter wishing for summer just to spend all summer preparing for winter. What a vicious cycle, but I do love it so! Ah, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!:ROFLMAO::eek:

    Hey, where else whould I have an excuse to suck on an incredible Maduro cigar and crank up some good 'ol Rock and Roll?, only in a snow plow truck!

    More to follow, mue pronto, me Hermano!
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  8. NigelR A Fixture

    Looking very good, really looking forward to seeing this progress!
  9. Steve Ski A Fixture

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    United-States
    Thanks, Nigel, moving along steady right now.
  10. 1969 A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Good to see you back at it again Ski, back to the small brushes again now after the larger brush work (y)
    Looking forward to seeing what you have done with the deck, that will make the figures pop nicely.
    Cheers
    Steve
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  11. Steve Ski A Fixture

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    United-States
    Thanks, Stevo! The deck is getting the final touches in between figures, mainly the backing and black paint at the cut-off points. It's looking acceptable so far. Thanks, Buddy!
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  12. Steve Ski A Fixture

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    United-States
    Chief Engineer Fritz

    Moving right along to the next figure, Chief engineer Fritz has received his initial facial work using the same process as before. It can be challenging to get a decent paint job done on a face with such exaggerated features, but I think he’s close. There are still quite a few details to feather in as well as glint in the eyes and a few minor adjustments. I’ve set him aside now to dry while I start on the Captain figure.

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    Not shown here I’ve also placed a base coat on his rain jacket and trousers, etc., just to get the ball rolling for later. More to follow real soon.

    Thanks for watchin. Cheers, Ski.
  13. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Ski

    Good to see you've not been shirking this excellent piece ....liking the expression on the engineer's face ....coming on nicely as well

    Look forward to seeing more updates....bring on the Captain

    Have FUN @ the bench

    Nap
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  14. Steve Ski A Fixture

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    United-States
    More coming soon, Kevin.
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  15. Steve Ski A Fixture

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    United-States
    Captain Willen Brock has the Con!

    The last figure to work is Captain Brock. He’s still looking rather rough, needing cheek work and more attention to the beard and eye areas, but the base work is set. He does have a slight pale look to him right now, but I will fix that as well.

    I went ahead of myself and started working the rain coat just for fun to see how the color tones would work. There’s a lot of surface area to cover, but I like the initial tones. I’ve also worked the cap a little. I always work from top to bottom, so I’ll hold off on the coat for now and get this head completed before moving any further on the rest of the figure.

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    I had pretty much finished the deck a few weeks back, for the most part, but still needed to close out the sliced portion and also take care of some minor clean-ups here and there. Photos will be much better when this is all completed, but here’s just a rough idea of how the deck looks right now. I added a seat that was missing from the scene and corrected some of the flag issues, mainly the provided flag was way too big and the rigging points were not represented.

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    I used copper wire for the heavy cable rigging and flag rope which made it much easier to resemble a flag blowing in the wind. I didn’t go overboard, lol, on the upgrades of this deck, but I did want to spruce it up just enough to present a better picture of the scene.

    Once I go back and finish off all the faces and cap I will work my way down each figure in sequence. It’s much easier to run a production line when most of the figures have the same uniforms, etc. More to follow soon.


    Cheers, Ski.
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  16. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Ski

    Great update , liking the way the Captain is heading

    Decking looks good as well , nice weathering

    Looking forward to seeing more updates

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  17. 1969 A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Very realistic looking deck there Ski, like what you have done with this and will enhance the figures nicely.
    Cheers
    Steve
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  18. Steve Ski A Fixture

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    United-States
    Thanks, Kevin and Steve. Between splitting firewood and winter prep, I'll get this set done soon.
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  19. MalcC A Fixture

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    England
    Wow, this is coming together.

    Malc
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  20. Warren SMITH A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    coming along nicely..
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