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Stalingrad Sniper 2

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by SRP, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. SRP Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    These Sniper scenes are like English buses.....you wait for ages...then two turn up..!!!
    Thought I'd do another little SBS on this one as I had the camera ready.
    This is another interior scene painted in much the same way as my previous SBS . First I scribed the wood base with a scalpel to make sure things such as Pollyfilla and modeling clay would stick to it (Pollyfilla is a material used to fill in cracks in plaster walls..I suppose every one uses something similar)
    When placing a wall, especially a corner piece...it always seems to look better at an angle to the base edges...and not straight on. I stick mine down with super glue...plaster and wood seem to like each other.
    With this scene I wanted a bit of the floor boards to show,so I glued a piece of balsa wood down first, then roughly scribed the gaps of the boards with a sharp tool. To ensure a good fit of the figure and drum I was going to use, I pressed a few lumps of Das Modeling clay on to the base, then while it was still wet, pushed the figure and drum into it..these are easily removed after or just before the clay has set.
    This then gives you an outline to avoid when placing the rubble..which I did using the Pollyfilla and thinned down PVA glue. (Tip....before adding the filler to water...add a little PVA to the water...this slows the filler drying time down which is handy when creating a large scene)
    Next I painted the walls...rubble etc as explained in prev SBS..and added a little snow to corners and edges where it usually collects..though with this scene I wanted to show a recent snow fall...which I sprinkled onto the scene when everything was in place. For the snow I used Scenic snowflakes and icy sparkles from www.deluxmaterials.com.
    And that's about it.... hope you like this second sniper scene...and for me...I think it's time for a change....may have a go at the guy these snipers are trying to shoot..!!! Figures are from ZVEZDA (not bad if you are prepared to do a few alterations/additions to them) and are 54mm.
    ps...if you have any Christmas crackers left...save the box as they usually have a clear cellophane front to them...great to use as glass for any scale...!!
    Steve.

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  2. housecarl Forum Moderator

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Being watching enemy at the gates? Superb, great narrative.
    Carl.
  3. SRP Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Could be that I watched Enemy at the gates Carl...which is a bit worrying...because I've just watched The Sound Of Music......does any one know where I can get a Julie Andrews figure from..?
  4. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hi Steve!

    Another great composition. This make me remind scenes of movie "Enemy at Gates"
    The sniper with part of his rifle out, would be an easy target.:)
  5. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    great creativity, I love it.
  6. SRP Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks Pedro..Mike....
  7. TWOMOONS Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Way cool...nice story you've got going. Well done.
  8. sarouman A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Hello Steve!!
    Finally Up to now your job is unique and quite beautiful!!
    Bravo!!

    Alexandros
  9. SRP Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thank you for the kind comments....
  10. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    A fine composition Steve! Very well done!

    All the best,
    Dan
  11. sam b Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Steve , once again mate really well done , I like the way the sniper blends in with the painted rubble , I think I was once told while learning such a thing as this was " shape, shadow ,shine, silhouette, texture " when concealing yourself and you’ve done it all .
    Nice one Sam
  12. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Steve, Nice little vignette here, haven't seen this type of set up before with the maniquin as a draw card for other snipers to show them selves. Great stuff.
    Ben
  13. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Excellent concept and execution Steve.
  14. SRP Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks all....
  15. petermh Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    very well executed, the use of the dummy certainly enhances the scene
  16. SRP Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I agree Peter..would have looked a bit 'flat' I think...without it
  17. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Great concept (y)
  18. tissibzh Active Member

    Country:
    France
    great idea and a great execution!!
  19. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Fantastic little scene Steve and amazing what can be done with Zvesda figures if you are prepared to put the effort in. I have enjoyed seeing your Russian sniper themed builds and look forward to seeing more of your creations.

    Steve
  20. captfue Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Neat scene, Reminds me of the movie "Enemy at the Gates?" Like what you did .

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