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Completed DML 1/16th Obersturmfuhrer Budapest 1945

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by gothicgeek, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    During a recent holiday ( a week off work TBH ) I worked on a couple of personal projects and this was one of them.

    I bought this fellow for the princely sum of £7.50 at a local show here in the north of England and after a rummage through my spares box I decided to add the spare head left over from my Alpine Russian Officer from late last year.

    I carved the star off and super glued an etched deaths head badge from Lion Roar in its place...

    I spent quite a lot of time tidying up and carving various seams and folds to sharpen thing up...

    Not sure how much it's improved things but I enjoyed the process of clean-up, alteration and construction which was the whole point :)

    So here is the model about to go for a wash in soapy water ... :)

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    I added some detail to the Panzerfaust with stretched sprue and fuse wire and sprayed it all with Halfords Grey auto primer ....

    I painted the head with my usual mixes and here its about 80% complete ...

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    And here the face is finished and in place for context ...:)

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    Updates will be irregular as this is purely for fun :)

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  2. kagemusha A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nice start Mark. Look forward to seeing progress.

    Cheers

    Ron
  3. T50 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Interesting to see an Alpine head on a foreign figure...
    Nice start. (y)
  4. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Nice face Mark!:)
  5. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great idea using the alpine head Mark.
    Carl.
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  6. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Like this 1 mate - and a good idea using what you have, nice pose and good start, keep us up to speed.(y)
  7. chris1 Active Member

    Mark

    Sweet!!!

    Chris(y)
  8. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    I like what you have done so far.
    Gonna see some progress soon here(y)

    Marc
  9. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Following.(y)

    Cheers Ken
  10. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Ron ... thanks :)

    Taesung .... My spares box now contains several of the alternative heads from your kits! I especially liked this one though :)

    Pedro ... Many thanks ;)

    Carl ... was a perfect match!

    Rob ... Thanks :)

    Chris ... Cheers! :)

    Marc ... Thanks again :)

    Ken .... ;)


    Done a little on this and the basics of the coat are done, it needs some definition in the seams and I plan on adding a fair bit of staining and weathering to the hem, backside and elbows :)

    Pic .........

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  11. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Mark already looking the business and looking forward to seeing the weathering and what you decide to do for the base. (y)

    Cheers Ken
  12. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Lovely work mark,i love the way you capture the feeling of cold in your figures faces,looking forward to following this one mark (y)

    Brian
  13. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Some progress :) the decals are still settling and there's still lots of bits and bobs to do... Note I toned down some of the facial features ;)


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    I plan on hand painting a more acurate edge to the instruction placard ... :)
  14. Dennis Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Your preparation work has paid off Mark this is turning into another stunner, well done, and again I am looking forward to seeing this in the flesh.
    See you soon
    Dennis
  15. jimmy1969 Member

    Country:
    China
    can't See the picture
  16. Ferris A Fixture

    Gee that's an oldie Mark, but excellent painting so far.

    Where did you get the panzerfaust's decals?

    Cheers,
    Adrian
  17. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Always good to see your work Mark.

    always something to learn, that toning down of the face adds a subtler finish to this figure, probably suited to a character facing the 'endkampf' battles.

    Cheers
  18. sarouman A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Hello Mark:)
    It's amazing work my friend!(y)

    Alexandors
  19. T50 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Looking great! Nice job on the face and the pz faust.

    Is it too late to adjust the neck angle?
  20. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Mark
    your work particularly on faces is outstanding. The expression you are getting in the eyes of all of your new works is second to none.
    As to the volume of your production van Helsing will be asking questions.
    Cheers
    Derek

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