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WIP Critique Squad Leader Pz GrenDiv "Grossdeutschland" 1943

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Martin64, Apr 7, 2019.

  1. Martin64 A Fixture

    Hi all,
    due to a long job related break in modelling I was looking for a project that would get me back into the "feel" for handling the dusty brushes and paints...
    This figure from Stalingrad Miniatures was one of the projects from the back row of my workbench. It was slightly converted by reworking the facial features and replacing the foliage on the helmet. The 1/16 figure is a very nice sculpt based on contemporary footage showing a squad of the Grossdeutschland-Division on exercise preparing for the battle in the Kursk salient.
    Here are some WIP-shots.

    GD 8.jpg
    GD Kursk3.jpg GD 1.jpg GD 2.jpg GD 3.jpg GD 4.jpg GD 5.jpg GD 6.jpg GD 7.jpg

    Painting was done so far with acrylic paints from the Andrea and Scale 75 range. Face and helmet are finished - uniform jacket in progress minus details and extreme highlights/ deepest shadows to be completed.
    Hobby-related comments and critique as always welcome!

    Cheers, Martin
  2. 1969 A Fixture

    Nice work so far Martin.

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  3. Ferris A Fixture

    Cool figure, didn’t know of it.
    And very realistic finish on the face Martin.
    What didn’t you like about the facial features?

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  4. Martin64 A Fixture

    Hi Adrian,
    thanks for the comment. Yes for me the face is the part of the figure that makes or breaks it. The original face of the kit is not what I was looking for... more a cartoonish grinning. The rest of the figure is excellent.
    Here is a picture of the boxart:
    Stalingrad GD1.jpg

    Cheers, Martin
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  5. PanzerIV Member

    Very nice so far, I have this figure also and yes I agree, the face is the weakest part of the kit. I look forward to seeing this one finished.

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  6. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Very nice start and I did not know they did 1/16th figures, will have a look.
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  7. Martin64 A Fixture

    These are the two figures in that scale available from Stalingrad Miniatures so far. I hope they will expand the range looking at their excellent coverage of that period in 1/35 scale.
    Stalingrad GD 1.jpg Stalingrad Pz 1.jpg

    Cheers, Martin
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  8. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

    Great start Martin! (y)

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  9. pmfs A Fixture

    Hi Martin!
    Awesome start of my favourite heer unit - elite division!
    I will stay tuned for more advances.

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  10. Cannonball A Fixture

    Very nice Martin. Lovely work on the face.

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  11. Martin64 A Fixture

    Thank you Steve, Brendon, Bob, Ken, Pedro and Neal for taking the time to comment - much appreciated!
    Cheers, Martin
  12. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Very impressive work
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