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US paratrooper " Normandy 1944" 70mm

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by VisjeMar, Oct 12, 2020.

  1. VisjeMar Active Member

    Hi All,

    Here my new project. No buste this time but maybe my First figure I ever bought (other than the usual 1/35). I bought this at Euro Militair 2013.
    I never suspect I really can make something of it but with my bustes as a motivation I go for it.

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    Base coat

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    Legs in progres (shade and first Highlights)
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    second leg (with 3th Highlights)

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    Martin
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  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Martin

    Your on a USA run then ...lol

    Nice sculpted figure and a good start ...are you using same mixes as in your great Airborne bust ?

    Following with interest

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  3. Sgt. Red Active Member

    Fantastic details and pose on that figure. I like it.
  4. Scott Sheltz Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
  5. Sgt. Red Active Member

    And great paintjob :)
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  6. VisjeMar Active Member

    Thank all,

    I use the same color as for my buste. But I will add some more ochre yellow for a next project.

    Some progress of the night. The patch was a bit of a challenge


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  7. john din Active Member

    Country:
    Greece
  8. Airkid Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Very nice work Martin. Jump-suit colour looks spot on. 82nd wore the Stars and Bars on the right sleeve - 101st didn't. The leg-ties were sewn into the inseam just below the crotch of the trousers and were often tied through the thigh pocket flaps. Wore this kit many times as a re-enactor back in the day. Much more comfortable than battledress and Denison, and the Corcorans - I could (and did) wear them all weekend with no discomfort. Happy days:)
    Looking forward to seeing this one progress

    Cheers
    Phil
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  9. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Martin

    Now this is coming on really nicely really like the colour and the shadowing is very effective indeed on the uniform

    Boots look the business as well again like the painting

    Stars and bars looks good as well ....dread to think of the size it is !

    The sculpt looks very good indeed and your painting is certainly bringing this to life

    Interesting details and facts ref the wearing of the badge from Phil ( thought I remembered you did reenacting )

    Look forward to more on this

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  10. Jeff T Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Superb work so far Martin!

    Looking good.


    Cheer's,
    Jeff.
  11. VisjeMar Active Member

    Thanks all

    @ Nap, the next update was more challenging. The sculpt is excellent and a lot of fun to paint.

    Thanks Phil, the patch is sculpted as a 101st but because of your reply about the stars and strips I made a 82nd. (unfortunately I didn't make the bottom square)
    the main body and arms are finished. Next up the hands and newspaper.

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    the painted patches

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    Body done.
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  12. Airkid Active Member

    Country:
    England

    Hi Martin
    Looking very good. The 82nd "All American" was the first of the airborne units to form although the 101st "Screamin' Eagles" enjoyed more publicity. There was strong rivalry which may be why, before D-day the 82nd were based in Leicestershire and the 101st in Berkshire - 120km apart! I have that from an 82nd veteran, who I had the honour to meet in Normandy in 2014.

    Have you thought of what you might depict him reading? How about a copy of "Yank" or better still, looking longingly at a Varga girl:D

    I'm on this one and watching intently.

    Phil
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  13. clrsgt A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Off to a good start. I am following this one closely because I have the MMM pair on the bench (well close by anyway) and I have this one packed away somewhere in my GGA
  14. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Martin

    That uniforms looks really impressive

    Great detail on the patch from Phil ...I certainly learned something !

    Like the idea of the "Yank" but the Varga girl would be fun ....and interesting research

    Thanks for sharing

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

    PS Just googled Varga girl ........off to A & E ...lol
  15. VisjeMar Active Member

    morning reading time.

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    I'll fix the right hand good to the arm.
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  16. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Martin

    Nice update .....now reading the latest news

    Weapon looks nice in place

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
  17. VisjeMar Active Member

    Here is my adapted M1 carbine

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    The barrel is replaced with a messing tube. A small peice of Photo edge (from my Scale models) was added for the aiming sight.
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  18. VisjeMar Active Member

    after the news paper the head is done.
    I used aryls for the base and added a oil paint wash over the netting for more dept.

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    Next up the window...
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  19. Airkid Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Good move there. The original barrel looks a bit bent
    Good move there Martin. The original barrel looks a bit bent, The folding carbine was a nice, light bit of kit to carry about but was almost useless as a combat weapon. The cartridge lacked hitting power. The movies have bigged it up but most veterans I spoke to said their mates dumped them in favour of M1 Garands.

    Head looks excellent. What's the figure got strapped to his right ankle?

    Phil
  20. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Martin

    Head looks good ...at least he is looking down so eyes weren't that bad to paint ...hopefully !

    As Phil says good move ref barrel and interesting fact about the weapon

    Possibly a field dressing strapped to the right ankle ?

    Thanks for updates

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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