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SS Tank Commander...

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by dancap3286, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. dancap3286 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Here is a piece I just finished the morning of the Long Island Historical Miniatures Show. He is a 1/9 scale Waffen SS tank commander in a Panther cupola. I wanted to try some new techniques as far as finishing the look of leather so I thought this would be perfect. As always he and the cupola are painted in Vallejo Acrylics along with Citadel brand paints for the metallics. The cupola was weathered with oil washes, MIG pigments and graphite powder.

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    ch.strueber, phc35, pmfs and 5 others like this.
  2. jimias A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Amazing work! My congrats.
  3. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Very nice and creative display.
    Cheers
    John
  4. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Dan,

    The face, cap, cupola and jacket look great, but what's up with those hands?? I'm not sure if its the way they were sculpted or the way you've painted them, but they look wrong. It's a pity because they distract from an overall excellent bust.
  5. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I was thinking the same thing they look huge. It doesn't detract from a stunning bit of painting though.
    Carl.
  6. Trep Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    The painting looks excelent, but the hands look like monster hands.
  7. dancap3286 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    It's the sculpt Tony...

    They are comically HUGE! LOL even my wife was goofing on his hands while I was painting it.
    tonydawe likes this.
  8. Jim Patrick Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent work on the jacket.

    Jim Patrick
  9. JasonB A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    EXCELLENT work all around on one of Warriors poorer 1/9 efforts. Not only are the hands crazy big, but his chest, shoulders and torso seem awfully small in comparison to the head and arms. I always wondered why they stopped making the first version of this kit (which was very good) and switched to this one. I think if they had been able to use this for the box art, they would have sold a few more. Well done!

    BTW, anyone else see a bit of a resemblance to Jean Luc Picard???
  10. Panzer Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Both versions of the kit

    Nice painting Dano!

    Both versions of the kit were commercially available until the sale of VLS to MMD. 3-1/2 years ago.
    This was a joint venture between Jim Maddox and Brian Stewart and yes it was quite a let down compared to the original.
    Mrosko
  11. Michael Tse Active Member

    Country:
    HongKong
    As far as painting goes, two thumbs up.

    Depending on which parts we are talking about, the kit is average, and at times below-average.
  12. winston Active Member

    Country:
    France
    Great paint!!! Fantastic!!!!
  13. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Ahh - you paint so well Dan, much appreciated, yes the hands are funny but I like it just the same, Bravo !:DI have the old 1/16th Panzer Commander from Brian Stewart (Jaguar) which I am busy with now and will post some pics soon.(y)
  14. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Absolutely amazing paintwork.
    Like every detail on it.

    Marc
  15. Gellso A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nice

    Great painting. I think you've done a great job on the lethers and the weathering of the tank. The face is also worth a mention. Well done.
  16. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Indeed it's a masterpiece, Dan.
    Your fresh tone is very natural and wonderful.
    Indeed I think a perfect work.
    I want you to permit me who can do only such evaluation.
    I congratulate completion.

    Mitsutaka
  17. sam b Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    i love the painting on your figure i carnt fault it !!!! its just the hands they are like some old verlinden 120mm figures from some years ago . but thats not down to you , i like the base that sets it off really well .
    sam
  18. dancap3286 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Dimitrios, John and Tony...

    Thanks alot.
  19. dancap3286 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Actually...

    it is supposed to bear a resemblence to Jochen Peiper but yes I do see some resemblence to Jean Luc except with hair.
  20. dancap3286 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey Chris...

    You sure that is accurate??? cuz the boxart says Bill Chilstrom and you. Unless you guys just painted the piece.

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