USMC Radio Jeep, 1944

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MattMcK., Jun 17, 2020.

  1. MattMcK. Well-Known Member

    Working on this fun vignette that combines a 1/24 Italeri Jeep with a set from AC Models, and my own conversion of a Preiser Adam. Working on the shaving marine’s gear now, then I’ll be able to get painting. I just set the primed pieces together to see how it looks.

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  2. 1969 A Fixture

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    Looking forward to seeing this develop.
    Cheers
    Steve
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  3. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Looks amazing Matt! (y)

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  4. Chris Oldfield Well-Known Member

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    That’s a fantastic vignette Matt, I like the groundwork already in its base colour, & all the little items lying around add so much atmosphere & character - like the M1 helmet shell being used for one of the purposes it was designed for!
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  5. MattMcK. Well-Known Member

    A little progress on the gear:
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  6. Zim PlanetFigure Supporter

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    This looks great will be keenly watching any progress
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  7. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Matt

    Always a pleasure to see your modelling and the ideas you work on

    Great stuff so far very clever use of both figures and vehicle with the stowage coming along nicely

    Following with interest

    Why not enter a piece in our FOTM as well ....

    We also have a Vignette and Diorama competition which ends on 30/9 so plenty of time to build or enter a piece

    Thanks for sharing

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  8. MattMcK. Well-Known Member

    Finally starting to get some paint on this; first shot of USMC forest green on the jeep, and a stab at ‘frogskin’ cammo on the folded poncho and draped tent. The cammo will get toned down when its shaded, it’s a bit garish now.
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  9. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Matt

    Progressing nicely there ....didn't realise the camo was called that !

    Going to be more impressive as this continues

    Like the flip top containers you use

    Happy Benchtine

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
  10. Chris Oldfield Well-Known Member

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    Looking good, Matt. I like the colour you've picked for the groundwork, & the USMC camo looks excellent in its current form.
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  11. Blind Pew A Fixture

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    Matt, this is a tough project with a lot to think about. You are handling it well.(y)
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  12. MattMcK. Well-Known Member

    Also called ‘duck hunter’ cammo. Those little containers are handy and cheap! I always used to mix paint in the airbrush cup, which is a bad habit :(. They are just the right size to mix paint with your thinner, then the cap keeps them fresh until use.
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  13. MattMcK. Well-Known Member

    Starting to be able to see what the Jeep will look like!
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  14. Chris Oldfield Well-Known Member

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    Awesome, Matt - you definitely nailed the colour of the faded Marine utilities, & the helmet on the Jeep hood too.
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  15. MattMcK. Well-Known Member

    Down to serious painting now, and groundwork revisions.
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  16. 1969 A Fixture

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    This is coming along great.
    Steve
  17. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Matt

    Thanks for the updates , getting to be more and more details , painting is coming along nicely

    Thanks for sharing

    Look forward to seeing more

    Nap
  18. MattMcK. Well-Known Member

    Finally getting close to done with the jeep and Marine's gear and getting onto the groundwork & figures!
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  19. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Matt

    Looking good , so much detail in this , making all the difference

    Really like the weathering on the jeep , seats , canvas etc

    Thanks for sharing

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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