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WIP DML 1/16 6th Army Oberfeldwebel 1942

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by gothicgeek, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. Barke02 Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Nice teaser Mark!

    If you're going for the mohawk don't forget to check up on the time scale (Normandy = very few and nearly all named, or Rhine crossing = quite a lot).

    Check out Mark Bando's site....

    http://www.101airborneww2.com/

    ....very informative!

    Cheers,
    Jon.
  2. BobLff257 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    That is seriously good, particularly the eye.

    Rob.
  3. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Should be good Mark.
    Carl.
  4. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Beautiful paintwork Mark! Although the figure doesn't come out very well with this light background. I hope to see some more pics of this figure.

    And I'm already looking forward the next one, is it also 1/16?

    Cheers,
    Marcel.
  5. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Awesome work, Mark!
    I can't believe that this is a plastic kit.
    Almost all your work is miracle.
    I'm also looking forward to the following 101 airbornes.

    Mitsutaka
  6. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hi Marc,

    fantastic final result!
  7. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Late gettin' in. But hello Mark

    Mark:

    Well, I'm late getting into this thread. My daughter is suffering from a major
    heartache caused by a immature male manipulative liar. And so I've been so
    concerned about her these past few days. Any parent will certainly under-
    stand and some who are not parents. She lives far away but is doing better
    now. And I wanted to get into this thread for a number of reasons, Mark.

    I would appreciate it if you'd do some more explaining about your style of
    painting using the cross-hatch technique. Altho, I 'm certainly familiar with it
    from art school and years of work, I don't recall it being mentioned
    that much on any figure painting site. I really like the effect
    and would appreciate some text from you on why you chose
    to use that technique on the weapon straps.

    Also, I believe on one of the pages it was mentioned that you were doing
    the old DML 120mm Wehrmacht soldier kit, but that you carved off the
    ammo bandalier (sp, sorry). I have what I think is that kit, and am
    working on it. But there is no ammo belt over his shoulder. Could you
    explain. I'll enclose the box art of the figure I'm doing. No where near
    the quality of work that you're doing, of course, but I intend to post those
    images soon . . .

    Kind regards, rick

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  8. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Mike .... thank you! :)

    Johnathan .... :) i'm going to be begging on here for a helmet for the 101st figure, or i'll sculpt a more 40's hairstyle... and thanks

    Rob ... cheers! :)

    Carl ... thanks mate :)

    Marcel .... I agree about the background :( and yes the 101st is a 1/16 DML figure .... :)

    Mitsutaka... thank you! very much ... :)

    Pedro ... thanks again ... just a little weathering left to do ... :)

    Rick ..... Ah Kids ..... :) to answer your points ... the cross hatching is done to try and impart texture, i wanted the contrast between the leather straps and the coarse fabric sling and pouch, i use the same technique of shading and high-lighting as the rest of the figure but just use lots of tiny brush strokes, if its too coarse i use overlaid flat glazes to soften the effect :) and that kit is this kit! the bandolier/sling is moulded on for the PPSH. i carved it away and sculpted the straps back in.... HTH, PM me if you need more detail :)


    The end is nigh! for this figure......

    basework is finished and all thats left is the weathering, just going to do some dust and a bit of light mud spattering :)

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  9. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great job Mark, I enjoyed the journey.
    Carl.
  10. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    I've just had he pleasure to follow the whole process from page 1 having missed it because I was away. Fantastic work as usual Mark and well photo documented, great to follow.

    Roger.
  11. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Just noticed this one Mark ,better late than never.Great painting and good to see it develop with all those photos.

    Cheers David
  12. Barke02 Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Fantastic Mark, the stress in the fabric, the 'browning' in the black leather! All top quality!

    Cheers,
    Jon.
  13. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Dumb & Dumber in the Heartland

    Well goll darn it, back again. . . like a six cylinder pest.

    But I understand that Dumb and Dumber syndrome is highly contagious,
    especially here in Heartland American, Uh huh. And I plumb forgot to mention
    the following. And I don't think it was pointed out.

    While I was looking at your great WIP photos I noticed that you even paid
    special attention to the lenses of the binoculars. . . hey, I can spell that woid.
    You even painted the reflection is a supa' shade of blue, and then added the
    white highlight dot. . . . in each lens. Wow. . . impressive.

    So now I can take that knotted string offa my right index finger. . . . ;)

    HillBilly the kid
  14. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Carl ......... thank you :)

    Roger ..... again thanks :)

    David ..... many thanks :)

    Johnathan .... thanks and too kind :)

    Rick ..... it's ok to be forgetfull. :) yes i painted the lenses in rather than try and make the domes and rims of the lens housing ( a cheat really :) ) .. thank you#



    Finished despite the eyes!......

    i'll probably have to do something about the totaly disimilar eyes .... Doh!

    otherwise i'm calling it a day with this. thanks for all the comments, views and encouragment :)

    Mark

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    far from perfect but a nice lesson in transitions and texturing :)
  15. tissibzh Active Member

    Country:
    France
    Excellent Job Mark
    DML stays an inexpensive brand for 1/16 figure
  16. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    OMG, what a magnificent result Mark.
  17. Hardy Guest

    Excellent work. Hardy
  18. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Like it!!

    Good stuff,
    cheers
  19. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Beautiful paintwork Mark!

    Cheers,
    Marcel.

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