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WIP RP09-05 LRRP Vietnam, 1968-69

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Recon, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. Recon Active Member

    Country:
    Norway
  2. Bournouna Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Great looking bust. Please make him with the bush hat separate from the head, so that a different type of headgear can be used without much of a problem.

    Joel
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  3. Sgt. Red Active Member

    This is great stuff!!! Put me up for one...
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  4. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Sverre

    Looking good wading through water as well ...be interesting to see how bases are done .

    Agree about having a option of a separate hat , maybe have a different hand signal as well ?

    Put me down for one !

    Following with interest

    Nap
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  5. vincenzo Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Italy
    nice work! hope to see it finish quickly!!
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  6. Recon Active Member

    Country:
    Norway

    Finally finished!
    This has been a time-consuming, yet rewarding project. Sculpting started in 2017, casting was done last year, and now the box art is ready.

    Sculpted and painted by Sverre Melleby, 3D designed M16 by Jungsan Park of Jshape.

    The tiger stripes took some time to get right, but period pictures and good references made the job a bit easier.
    Next step is to design the sleeves for the boxes and start shipping copies around the globe!


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    I hope you enjoy the pictures!



    Information about a release date and a review will follow in due time!



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  7. chailey Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Really nice, superb painting as well!
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  8. Sgt. Red Active Member

    Ok. Lets meet outside Ullevål US when the figure is ready. Ok? :)
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  9. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Sverre

    Great to see this all painted up and does it look good .....a long term project but most definately worth it

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  10. Babelfish A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    A stunning 3/4 figure as far as it goes, but I wish it hadn't been chopped off at the thighs.

    Optional full legs would have appealed more to those of us who (a) think that 3/4 figures don't quite work (b) are rubbish at doing water effects (and I do get that having him wading is the idea) or (c) both of the above. I'd have been happy to pay the extra for that because otherwise it's superb.

    - Steve
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  11. Recon Active Member

    Country:
    Norway

    No problem!
    -Sverre
  12. Recon Active Member

    Country:
    Norway

    Thank you for your comment Steve!

    Yes, the idea is to have him wading, but don't worry about the water effect, its included!

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    On the box art I have painted the base in a few different brown and green tones and applied a brush coat of clear floor lacquer to give it sheen. It actually worked out better than I expected.

    I see your point with adding legs, making it a full figure. This one will be 3/4, but I want to make more full figure in the future. Maybe a couple to accompany the wading LRRP for a little "river crossing" vignette?!

    Thank you again for the comments and suggestions!

    Cheers
    Sverre
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