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WIP Critique South Saskatchewan Rifles 1942

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by ChaosCossack, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Look forward to seeing that one,
    Assembly line coming along. Faces done, uniform khaki done and should have the webbing and pouches at least base coated tonight... working between periods of the hockey game ;)

    Colin
  2. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    That's what I figured, probably assembled from scraps in a corner of the tank factory and sprayed whatever colour was going on the tanks. I think once they spent a few days on the beach, the main colours would be rust red and seagull shit white. :sick:
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  3. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Ok, quick update.
    The seven figs for the dio are, let's call the 90%, done. Once they are finished I'll dirty them up some, to tie them into the base. I say "some" because this scene is all of 5-10 minutes into the landing, and the boys were two years in barracks in England before the call-up, so the the wear and tear is 100 yards of shale beach, not months of campaigning. If they were on their way back to the LC, their condition would be substantially worse for wear.
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    To finish them up, it's basically shoulder flashes and the absolutely hateful job of painting the rifles. I don't like painting rifles and muskets at 54mm and 75mm, I really hate doing it at 1/35. Oh well, it is what it is and it's gotta be done.
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    Once the bits are done I can really go hard at the groundwork. I've made a base from white oak and the stain is drying as I type. Couple of coats of clear gloss tomorrow and I start building the beach.

    T.T.F.N.

    Colin
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  4. Ray Welshman Active Member

    Looks good Colin. If you can get your hands on some Quatermaster Decals they have rank and shoulder patches for WW2 Canadians. They are out of production but some are still available in some hobby zhops. I believe Hornet Hobbies in your neck of the woods may still have some.

    Cheers

    Ray
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  5. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Really? That might be cool. Hornet is just 10 minutes down the road from me. I may just have to drop in tomorrow.
    Thanks Ray

    Colin
  6. Ray Welshman Active Member

    If you cant find any let me know I may have some spares somewhere. Generally each set will have several different regiments all NW Europe.

    Cheers

    Ray
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  7. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Very cool my friend. I'll check out HH tomorrow see what they have kicking around

    Colin
  8. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Colin they look really good en masse. I can't wait to see the groundwork take shape. Good luck with assembly line rifle painting.

    Other colin
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  9. tiberius57 A Fixture

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    Looks great Colin!
    Following closely!
    Cheers mate,
    Zeno
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  10. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Rifle painting... BLAH!!!:wtf: Hate it! They're so frigging tiny:mad:
    Gotta pick up Wifey at the airport tonight, so the landscaping probably won't kick in until the weekend. She's been away for a week, I guess I should hang out with her a bit.

    Colin
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  11. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Good man....stay married. It's hard to afford kits and alimony.

    Colin
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  12. housecarl A Fixture

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    Excellent progress Colin.
    Carl.(y)
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  13. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Thanks Carl, it's been an interesting change of pace for me.

    @Colin, No alimony... I told her a thousand times... divorce court is a deep hole in the back yard:dead:. :sneaky: Of course, she doesn't find that in the least humourous...
    Women. Can't live with 'em... Can't bury them in the back yard.

    Colin
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  14. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    OK, last installment of this project as a work in progress. The groundwork is pretty much done bar some touch ups once the figs are set.

    The base measures 6"x6" plus the white oak trim. The slope was built up with rigid styrofoam insulation with a layer of Aves Apoxie clay on top. The dragon's teeth, concrete pylons are blocks of styro again covered in Apoxie clay with steel wire "pick-up" loops inserted in the top. They are painted shades of grey with brown, black and green washes... you can guess what the white runny splotches are :sick:. The barbed wire guides aresteel wire bent into loops. The barbed wire is very thin copper wire, twisted together with drops of superglue spaced out as the barbs. The steel girder tank trap is from a Tamiya kit painted German Camo Green. The ground itself is painted various shades of brown... darker at the lower level (closer to the water) and lighter higher up. The whole shebang is covered in coarse model railroad ballast, then washed with various brown inks with splashes of green where the tide would raise the water line. All the "steel" items had a liberal application of rust colour and all the "props" received multiple dirty washes and like every beach in the world... the leavings of the ever present Shit-hawks (Seagulls).
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    Any suggestions before I land the figures are most welcome.

    Cheers

    Colin
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  15. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Stupendous groundwork colin. Looks like the photos I have seen. On track for Ajax I see.

    Colin t'other
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  16. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Thanx Colin... Hopefully this will be done tonight (fingers crossed)... days to spare before Ajax, this is new, usually working into the wee hours on the night before a show:coffee: It'll be nice to go to a show behind a full night's sleep ;)

    Colin the Younger
  17. Ray Welshman Active Member

    Groundwork looks really good.

    Cheers

    Ray
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  18. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Thanx Ray... I have always struggled with groundwork... Never feel comfortable with it... is it too much, too little, is it realistic? AARRGGHHHH!!!!!!
    thanx for the vote of confidence

    Colin
  19. jknaus Active Member

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  20. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    You guys should get together LOL
    Colin
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