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WIP Gurkhas climbing Monte Cassino!

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Recon, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. Recon Active Member

    Happy new year, guys and girls! :)

    This is a vignette I have been looking forward to start for some time now,and yesterday I finally got the Dragon Allied Assult kit. The heads will be Hornet ones, and the equipment will be mix and match of several sources.

    Im am very interested in some of the more unknown fightingforces in WW2, mainly foreign volunteers in the waffen SS, but also on the allied side. So now the time has come for the fighting men of Nepal and their contribution to the victory in Europe!

    Sorry for the rather crappy pictures, I hope to have better ones to show soon! :D




    The pictures show the basic layout with the main structures in place, so now the work on the base and the figures will begin!

    All comments are welcome!

    amcairns, dArtagnan and jjgurk like this.
  2. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Interesting layout and . . .

    Happy New Year, Sverre:

    I've tried doing small vignettes in 1:35th scale, with Hornet heads!!, on a
    number of occasions — without much success — so I will follow your work on
    this smart little vignette with much interest. I really like your layout and
    composition. The way you've placed the figures makes for a good flow and
    takes the viewers eye thru out the piece quite interestingly.

    Yes, there are Planeteers who post here who are expert photographers and
    present their work in the best possible "light", photographically
    speaking. However, with your pictures, I can certainly see quite well
    what is going on.

    Have fun with it.

  3. megroot A Fixture

    Dragon are excellent figures. With the Hornet heads on top you have amazing figures.
    As far as i can see now this one is gonna be a great vignette.
    Looking forward to your next post.

  4. rej Well-Known Member

    Very very good composition IMHO!!!!

    Keep them climbing :) as this will turn out into a very ineresting and well composed vignette!!!!

    Ray ;)
  5. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Looking forward to this one: it's good to see the Allies for a change not more ****** nazis!
  6. Uruk-Hai PlanetFigure Supporter

    Clever composition and good use of this Dragon set.

    Janne Nilsson
  7. Mat Lambert A Fixture

    looks great already - please show your progress - Id like to see how thing develop
  8. Recon Active Member

    Thank you, guys!

    Well the weddingcake-topper of my dreams is moving forward, the base has seen the most of the work but the figures are in progress too!

    Im trying to make a shrapnell and bullet riddled ruin, and at the same time show the shape of the sandstone. So far I have carved a lot of styrofoam, added some a+b sculpy and "painted" over the structures with drywall compound to get that sandy feel and to cover the styrofoam.


  9. housecarl A Fixture

    Superb start on the groundwork Sverre. This is going to be one great diorama.
  10. ubbi Active Member

    Very beautiful composition Sverre

  11. 1969 A Fixture

    This is looking ver good already Sverre the stonework has a very nice texture to it and i like your idea for the figure placement.

  12. Von Luch Active Member


    Great start to your dio. The composition is great, and these figures are perfect! The stock figures on the market today are so well sculpted and bring so many possibilities. This is great reference material for building dios. Please, more SBS pic's. Thanks much!

  13. Recon Active Member

    Long time, no posts!

    Thank you for your comments!

    This little vignette has been moving forward, but not as fast as I wanted to. But now im back in the saddle!


    The Ghurkas have recieved their Hornet heads and some Tamiya pouches and battlepacks.



    The next step is to finnish up the details on the figures and add some filler here and there. Then I am on to painting! :)

    The only thing I am unsure of, is the figure with the knife. I think he carries the rifle a bit to easy... (If you know what I meen) So I am thinking about replacing it with a Thompson, and at the same time make him look a bit more "alert". What do you guys think?


    All comments are welcome!

  14. tonydawe A Fixture

    Hi Sverre,

    Wow, this vignette is really coming to life.

    The standing man with the rifle is perhaps too exposed and could be crouching lower and leaning aginst the wall beside him for stability and for cover. A Tommy gun would work well too.

    Keep up the good work.
  15. Ferris A Fixture

    Excellent vignette Sverre!

    Composition is very well balanced and attractive from several angles, well done.
    And the ruin looks very Casino-ish.

    I'm impressed by the dragon figures I must say.


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