Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by montythefirst, Feb 18, 2011.
Having finally managed to get hold of this kit i decided to do this as my entry
more pics to follow
here is the figure primed and ready for painting
Very nicely done Simon, thanks for sharing!
Looking forward to seeing your progress Simon.
I regret not buying more of these S&T figures when they were readily available. I'd like one of these guys myself, but not so badly that I'm prepared to pay the silly money they go for on feeBay these days.
thanks will try and post more pics soon
yeah its such a shame that they have disappeared off the market i managed to trade some kits for this one .
thanks i will post some more pics soon hopefully
What Happened to the original helmet ?
Very nice work.
Looks a rough casting is it a re-cast?
Yes , it looks rough...weird...
... I have that figure (an original casting by S&T) and I'm wondering too ... the helmet here f.e. sure isn't the original one... weird
By the way , this is mine :
right so many questions
so lest do them in order
helmet: it is the helmet that came with the kit however i have removed the original detail and added my own netting and retaining strap in order to paint the unit/rank identification marks on the helmet more easier and for them to be seen ie pic
regards casting it is an original came sealed in the box but maybe its my photos i did remove the pocket on the left shoulder in order to put first sergeant stripes in place and then i also removed the magazine pouch on the entrenching tool as i didn't like its addition.
in reference to the left soldier, I will be painting this figure as a member of the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment 101st Airborne Division. The 502nd took it upon themselves to tie a piece of gauze/bandage to their left shoulders as a form of regimental identification for the jump into Normandy as referenced in the photo. So this is my gauze to be painted
hope this answers all questions
finished the groundwork for this one (something i like to do first before completing the figure)
unfortunately my dog attacked the figure for this vignette so will shelve this groundwork for another project
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