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WIP Officer, Mountain Artillery, NWF, 1879-80

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by valiant, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. valiant A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi guys,

    just some initial pics of my latest conversion of the 1/16 Tamiya Afrika Korps figure into an officer, Mountain Artillery during the Second Afghan War.

    Based on a pic by RJMarrion in an old Modelworld mag, I have long wanted to do this one. (Well the mag is dated Sept '73, so since then, in fact!) The original figure is in tan coloured plastic and the additions are plain to see. Mods in Milliput and Duro, straps from plastic strip, waterbottle from the original, but reshaped, telescope from plastic tube, helmet in Milliput and Duro. Base from MDP, wooden bit by me! Arms are separate at the moment, for ease of painting.

    Colours will be; helmet, stained brown, blue tunic, brown leatherwork and boots, khaki breeches.

    Can't wait to get paint on this, hope you like it,

    Steve(y)

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  2. peedee A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Lovely that Steve.
    Please put him on show tomorrow.

    Paul.
  3. valiant A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    What, sans paint?!!!:eek:
  4. peedee A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Why not
    I'd like to see him as he is if you can.

    Paul
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  5. mick3272 A Fixture

    Nice job Steve,
    Not seen one of these before. They used to boast that they could climb up the side of a lamp post,
    trusting to the stick of the paint.
    Well done I like it.
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  6. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Nice conversion and an excellent idea. Look forward to this being painted.
    Regards
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  7. Huw63 A Fixture

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    Switzerland
    Lovely original conversion.

    Cheers

    Huw
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  8. Fransab Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Hi!

    Beautiful and excellent conversion, go on with it!

    Cheers,
    Francisco
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  9. ellie A Fixture

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  10. valiant A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Just putting a coat of primer on this tonight - all the building is complete, I will try to post some more pics soon.

    Thanks for all the comments, so far(y)
  11. arj A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Very nice conversion.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  12. Pavka Well-Known Member

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    Poland
    Excellent conversion!
    Cheers
    Pawel
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  13. Oda A Fixture

    Excellent conversion,cleverly executed.Can't wait to see it finished.

    Oda.
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  14. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Steve ,

    Great conversion and a good subject

    Nap
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  15. valiant A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi guys - thanks for following this, here are a few progress pics, so far, from this morning. Just blocked in the basics, but have worked on the tunic with progressively darker washes. I will maybe need to push the highlights a bit more, but will leave it for now until I have painted some of the belts, to see how it looks then.

    At club tonight I will work on the helmet and breeches, again, using washes.

    All painted in Vallejo acrylics, I hope you like it so far, thanks for looking in. (y)

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  16. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Looking good Steve are you using Dark Prussian Blue ?

    Keep going!!!

    Nap
  17. valiant A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Cheers Nap - I started with a basecoat of Medium Blue, then mixed a wash of Dark Prussian Blue and thinners which I applied two coats. For the last wash, I added a touch of Black wash to the mix, which seemed to do the trick! In reality, it does not look quite so dark and the shading and highlights are quite subtle - honest!(y)
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  18. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Great looking blue and nice highlights in the mix
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  19. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    I love what you've done to this Steve,following with interest (y)
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  20. valiant A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks again for the encouragement, chaps! Here are some more progress pics of yesterdays efforts. Apologies for the pics, but the light is very intense this morning, there's a strange ball of light in the sky for some reason!! The colours appear a little cold, I will try some more later when the light changes.

    Almost there with the uniform and kit, I have broken with my usual method and have left the flesh parts till last. I have been experimenting with gouache and I will use it on this one, so I shall seal everything with varnish, then tackle the face and hands last of all - fingers crossed!

    Thanks for looking,

    Steve(y)

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