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Completed Critique Kirin 200mm MG34 Gunner

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by sam b, May 20, 2011.

  1. sam b Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi all,

    I have just completed this beast of a figure by Kirin, sculpted by John Rosengrant in the 90's. I must say, this is probably one of my favourite figures of all time! However, I have added and changed a few things.

    The MG34 is a replacement supplied by Maurice Corry for no other reason than I just preferred the 34 over the 42. The two part strap for the 34 is made from green stuff and the buckles are just bent brass. I also added the 50 round drum magazines hanging around his neck on a utility strap - sometimes found in the gunners pouch. The American M1 helmet is from my spares box and the internal linings, I made from scratch (check out the name inside the helmet).

    This figure is painted in acrylic with a little bit of oil for added sheen on the leather work and the gloved hand is painted in Autumn pattern B just to break up the grey of the parker.

    I hope you like it and please feel free to comment or ask questions. Thank you looking.

    Sam B

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  2. Babelfish A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Awesome work Sam. I love it.

    - Steve
  3. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Impressive Sam, the additions have made all the difference.
    Carl.
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  4. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Great work Sam, really well done!!!
  5. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent Sam, I too love this piece (y)
  6. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Fantastic work Sam on this monster figure.


    Cheers David
  7. kiwi45 Active Member

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Superb work! Les
  8. Gellso A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nice. great cold tones on his face. well painted overall.
  9. Trep Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very good work
  10. Michael Tse Active Member

    Country:
    HongKong
    Hi Sam,

    It is fabulous the paint work and the impression of hazy sunlight won me over.

    My question is, is this particular kit still available, in decent packages and without much damage, anywhere? I am an unfortunate owner of the same kit in poor casting (back then I wasn't well informed on the short comings of recast, or how to identify a recast). As it is, mine is a miserable pile of dark grey resin. The most irritating thing is I can't get the body to look believable in every attempt to "join" the two parts of the grenade. Oh and it was awfully expensive.

    Every time I see a fellow hobbylist showcase this thunderous model, I feel real mixed :(
  11. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Sam, great painting and weathering effects and nice work on the base.(y)

    Cheers Ken
  12. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Nice result and just a little different!

    Mark
  13. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Great work Sam!:eek:
    Indeed it's amazing.
    The color of the uniform and the color of the pollution are wonderful.
    The fresh tone is also cool.
    It built into a wonderful masterpiece, didn't it?;)
    I congratulate completion.

    Mitsutaka.:)
  14. dArtagnan A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    Very nice work on the figure and the base, Sam!
    Eddy
  15. marius'mules New Member

    Country:
    United-States
    You did a wonderful job on this classic kit.

    I also prefer the MG-34 over the 42.

    I can not quite make out the name on the inside of the G.I. helmet because of my screen resolution; what is it?
  16. sam b Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi all, thanks for taking the time to comment I’m really happy that you like him, painting him felt like it would never end!!!
    And just so you know as it may not be clear , the name inside the helmet is pvt Ryan as i thought the Germans would get him in the end .
    Thanks again Sam
    Mark Dollery likes this.
  17. Ventress Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Great job all round- have looked high and low for this figure to no avail!
  18. dinovision79 Active Member

    Country:
    Hungary
    Well done Sam! I enjoy looking at this figure every time and I know what you mean by neverending painting, you tackled it and did a great job!

    Cheers
    Denes

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