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WIP DML 1/16 Screaming Eagle

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by gothicgeek, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. Von Luch Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Mark,

    Nice painting, great eyes!

    Jim
  2. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hi Mark, well done so far(y)
    The big bust head is also amazing(y)
  3. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Christian ... Thank you :)

    Jim ..... Many thanks :)

    Pedro .... Again thank you Twice! :)


    Webbing and finnessing.....

    working the webbing up and about to start the metal fittings and buttons ( so i can get the arms on ) .... I have to admit that until the end of todays session with the brushes i really was starting to regret this figure. Thats passed and i can see where it's going again ... Phew!

    Also an in progress of my parallel paint. :)


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  4. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    arms on and filling required :(

    some work ahead now on getting it all tight and tidy :)

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  5. ubbi Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    your work is going really great

    cheers

    stefano
  6. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Mark,
    You are doing a marvelous job on this. That hair looks better then the original.

    Marc
  7. Barke02 Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Mark, are you painting this guy up as a 101st or 82nd?

    You've probably already come across this site, but if he's going to be 101st (and if you ever need any inspiration!) you have to check out Mark Bando's 'Trigger Time'

    http://www.101airborneww2.com/

    Cheers,
    Jon.
  8. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Stefano ... Many thanks :)

    Marc ..... Thank you! :)

    Jon .... I'm undecided at the moment. worry worry :\


    Pulled me fingure out! ........

    And got stuck in over the last few days ( with some construction of next couple of projects to break it up ;) ) and got lots sorted!

    the metal work is all pretty much sorted, the hands are about right as is the gun and paper sling... hair mostly happy with.

    next is getting the uniform finished, basically final highlighting over all and start adding some staining and dirt. Likewise the boots......

    i can't say i've enjoyed this figure, but i think the base kit leaves a lot to be desired, Caveat emptor as the saying goes ;)


    picture.......... ( at last :) )

    BTW I chopped the rifle at construction stage to save on snapping the end off all the time ......

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  9. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Mark, excellent painting as always and like what you've done with the hair and facial changes. I don't think I've seen you do it before but did you ever consider just changes his head as an easy option.

    Cheers Ken
  10. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Beautiful paintwork Mark!
    It's great too see it progressing.

    Cheers,
    Marcel.
  11. Von Luch Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Mark,

    Progressing nicely, and great painting!

    Jim
  12. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Ken ... Thank you! When i started doing these DML figures I kinda decided to try and always use the kit head. Like setting myself a challenge :)

    Marcel ... Many thanks :)

    Jim .... Thanks again :)


    Final Stretch! .....

    The end is in sight " Phew! " ...... added the shovel and water bottle with bodged US printing and the arm eagle is a rub down that i aquired from Dave O'Meara over on HF ( aka Grumpy Old Man ) thanks Dave :)

    Just the sheath for the bayonette to paint up and i'll get making him muddy and dusty :)

    anyone got any recomendations for a cheap and easy way to make long grass in this scale ?


    3 biggish pics ....

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  13. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Wow, just the painting of the wood stock alone is worth the price of
    admission.

    Kansas Kid
  14. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Lovely finish to the figure Mark, looking forward to seeing him with his base.

    Have you thought of using bristles from a wallpaper pasting brush, bristles are nice and long and plentifull, you can pick them up from the pound shops.

    Steve(y)
  15. Barke02 Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I agree with Steve, a wallpaper brush will give you a good amount of bristles , in the right colour (pale ochre), for not a lot of money!

    The other alternative is to go all 'Sleepy Hollow' and recreate the 'bocage' feel, thick hedges twice his height and almost reaching out in a Scoobie Doo way!

    Shaggie!!!! Is that you???

    Cheers,
    Jon.
  16. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hi Mark,

    nice paratrooper you done:)
    Try the Woodland scenics tall Grass?!
  17. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Great progress Mark!
    I'm looking forward to completion very much.

    Mitsutaka
  18. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Great work Mark.
    Long tall grass from Woodland scenics are great.

    marc
  19. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Rick, Steve, Jon, Pedro, Mitsutaka and Marc ...... many thanks for the input :)

    After sorting a plinth and some serious head scratching I'm here....

    Static grass as a base then some Hornby grass, Bristles from a paste brush and sissal string all pva glued to base, shot some AV Ger. Cam. Blk. Brown as a colour base.

    :)

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    Next is foliage colour and some dusting of the base and figure...

    Gothickgeek, necromancer of dead blogs

    ;)
  20. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great groundwork Mark, should complement the figure wonderfully.
    Carl.

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