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Completed Critique Italian bersaglieri tanker and L6 turret

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by gioazz, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. gioazz Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Ciao a tutti,

    I just finished this very ambitious project (for my skills!!), an Italian tanker with an Italian L6 tank turret during the Russian campaign.

    Ambitious because this is my second tank (well a part of it this time) I've ever done; also been able to place the turret with the figure in the minimum space possible and being able to tell a story was another great challenge, last but not least, paint this 1/35 miniature with the tiny details is painful sometimes!

    The figure is from Alpine range the turret and the fuel tank are from Model Victoria, wood box is from Plusmodel and all the tools are plastic kit from a company called Diopark.

    As for the paint I used my usual technique for the figure, just made an experiment for the leather coat, I painted the worn parts with a really light colour, using ochre, Naples yellow even white, when all dried I did paint over glazes of burnt sienna and raw umber.

    Talking about the ground work and tank I did apply the technique used by the tank guys!

    To make things easy, I did apply a winter camouflage, this has been the cherry on the cake!

    Overall has been great, I loved every bit of this project and I'll try to work on more figure/ tanks project in the future.

    I hope you like it, please let me know what you think and if you want to see more pics, please go to my blog.

    Grazie.

    Giovanni

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  2. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Giovanni,
    Well done on a nice project. I like the leather.
    Cheers
    John
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  3. gioazz Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Thanks John!
  4. outrunthedogs Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very well done! (y)
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  5. Richie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Giovanni,
    Every picture tells a story and I like the story you have portrayed:). Great painting by the way(y).
    cheers
    Richie
  6. phc35 Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    the turret is held in place through the hand? Super job.

    Jay
  7. sarouman A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Awesome scenery and atmosphere at a very small space.
    Also great job to rely on his hand.
    Impressed my friend

    Alexandros
  8. Kisifer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Indeed a fantastic work overall. Excellent detail and beautiful painting.

    Xenofon
  9. Ferris A Fixture

    Very nice in all its details. Smart construction as well! (y) (y)

    Adrian
  10. sam b Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very impressive !!! Well done .
    Sam
  11. jan willem stokkers Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Great painting and i also like the leather!! These italian uniforms always look very fancy!

    Gr.JW
  12. gioazz Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Thanks so much guys, I'm happy you liked this little project of mine!

    I've also updated the photo with slightly better ones.

    Ciao

    Giovanni
  13. T50 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent idea and work! Congrats!!! :)
    You are using a super strong glue.
  14. gioazz Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Thanks so much!

    I did made a few small tweaks to the uniform, sorry..

    As for the glue, no, there is a copper rod that goes all the way from the bottom left hand corner of the torso up to the right arm and into the turret side.

    The tricky bit has been drilling the resin turret with a very small drill bit, the thickness of the turret size is less than a millimetre, so I had to be really careful.

    Ciao

    Giovanni

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  15. Mike Stevens A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Very nice Giovanni! I like the feel of the piece and the overall effect.
  16. gioazz Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Thanks so much Mike!
  17. Carlos69 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Very nice piece !

    Great leather work and idea Giovanni !

    Carlos
  18. gioazz Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Thanks Carlos!
  19. hall-moye@msn.com PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States
    Very nice Gio, very nice..
  20. Stephen Ward Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Way cool man! Really love that face and the originality of this one is incredible. Nicely done!

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