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WIP Vietminh vignette 1:35

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Robert Jan de Wit, Mar 19, 2021.

  1. Robert Jan de Wit Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Hello all,

    I got started with these three figures from Paracel figures. They have great animation but the sculpting and casting is a bit rough. Anyway, it is a great set that suits my need for modelling the Indochina war. The boxart sets the figures in the typical Dien Bien Phu battle zone but I gonna place them in a more bush/grass attack/ambush scene.
    Today I finished the squad leader. He still needs a rifle strap but that will be attached in one session with the other figures.

    regards
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  2. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Interesting vignette Robert. A favourite campaign of mine. A lot of Viet Minh wore French kit at DBP, including the latest camo (from captured air-drops). They were especially keen to get hold of the Bata boots. I shall follow your progress on this little group with interest.

    Phil
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  3. Babelfish A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Beautiful painting. Regardless of sculpting/casting quality, you've brought the best out of this fella. Looking forward to seeing more.

    - Steve
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  4. Robert Jan de Wit Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Thanks for the replies and likes.Some progress on the second figure.
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    greets
    RJ
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  5. Jed Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Back in the day (80's) Chota Sahib did some nice French figures of that period
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  6. Warren SMITH Active Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Interesting that you say the sculpting is not quite up to scratch.. As your paint work makes them really stand out.. Very well done.... I have a habit of making a great figure look mediocre after painting. .lol.. The proof of an artist is to make an ordinary figure great... (y)
  7. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States
    Wonderful work RJ! (y)

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  8. 1969 A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Nice project RJ, following with interest.
    Steve
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  9. Scott Sheltz Active Member

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    United-States
    Off to a great start! Looking forward to the finished project
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  10. Robert Jan de Wit Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Thank you all for the nice comments. No painting today. Hope to pick it up again tomorrow.

    greets
    RJ
  11. Robert Jan de Wit Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Hello all,

    Some snapshots to share : A little progress on the machinegunner. I finished the jacket and I worked on the backpack and webbing today.
    I fouled the face so that has to be redone.

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    all the best
    RJ
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  12. Warren SMITH Active Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Coming along nicely.. keep up the great work
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  13. Robert Jan de Wit Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Some progress today.
    I finished the second figure and made a small start on the last figure.
    About time because I am working far past my usual attention span.

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    greets
    RJ
  14. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Robert

    Great to see you posting and some nice looking figures as well painting bringing them to life

    Look forward to seeing more on these

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  15. Robert Jan de Wit Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Some progress. I hope to finish the last figure and the vignette this weekend.
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    greets,
    RJ
  16. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi there

    Nice update and the painting looks good , nice choice of colours as well

    Why not enter a piece into the class of your choice in our May's FOTM comp and also vote in Aprils classes as well

    ....And enter in Vignettes & Diorama #3 which will be set up for 1/5/21 running till 31/01/22

    Msg me by PM if needed

    Always good to see the artwork

    Thanks for sharing

    Look forward to the next

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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