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WIP Critique Waffen SS Machine Gunner (200mm, 1/9, MPMC)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by kaz6120, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. Panzer Active Member

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    United-States
    WOW! great looking face, what mediums do you paint in?
    Also can you e-mail me a large image of the face?
    Chris Mrosko
  2. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Country:
    Japan
    Thank you very much for your warm compliments, Grant, Carl B, Chih-Wei, Pedro, Stephen, Gordy, David, Mike and Chris!


    I paint all in acrylics. Jo Sonja's, Andrea Colors and Vallejo.

    Yes of course if you want to, when I finished. You can see a large images by clicking thumbnail images and you will notice It's still really rough! :)

    ---

    As Ron requested me to paint Parker with camouflage, I decided to paint it in camo. But I researched and found out that this type of parkar is M40, which is only colored in Field grey. Type M43 is colored in both grey and camo.
    (M40 Parker)
    M40-parka.jpg
    (M43 Parker)
    M43-parka.JPG M43-italian-park.jpg

    So...like Brent did in this thread (http://www.planetfigure.com/threads/1-9-waffen-ss-machine-gunner.45849/), I converted M40 into M43.
    waffen-ss-07.jpg
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  3. pmfs A Fixture

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    Portugal
    Kaz, you can also paint the parka with blue, brown, grey or field grey Kharkov 1943 environment.
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  4. debrito A Fixture

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    Canada
    Excellent face tones, as always.....(y)
  5. pmfs A Fixture

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    Portugal
    Beautiful rendition.:eek:

    Attached Files:

  6. John van Pelt Well-Known Member

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    Netherlands
    Great start, I love the facial expression. I just bought mine, so I am really eager to see your progress.
    Good Luck!
  7. sam b Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Great work as always Kaz , I love these big figures and I know you will do a top paint job .
    Well done so far
    Sam
  8. davidmitchell A Fixture

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    Scotland
    Superb work so far Kaz, great skintones.


    Cheers David
  9. tiger111 Member

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    United-States
    This is going to be awesome. I like the Italian Camo Parka. Wathcing this one. I am working on ground work now. Just wish my face painting was 1/2 as good as yours.
    Brent
  10. scipion94 Well-Known Member

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    Spain
    Congratulations, a fantantic work in this face .
    Congratulations again
  11. Joe55 A Fixture

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    United-States
    A really appropriate cold stare on this guy! I look forward to seeing him completed.

    Joe
  12. dinovision79 Active Member

    Nice start Kaz! And it's never enough of those large scale figures from John Rosengrant! :)

    Yes, you have to modify the parka, if you want to paint it in italian camo, to a full button-down one. If you'd need good photos of the original, let me know.

    Enjoy it! ;)
    Denes
  13. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Country:
    Japan
    Thanks a lot for your comments, Pedro, Rodrigo, John, sam b, David, brent, Pedro A and Joe!
    Really? I didn't know about blue and brown. Thanks a lot for the info, Pedro! (Do you have any references?)

    Thanks a million brent, YOU made me buy this guy! :) I purchased this right after I saw your open-box post. I'm lookin' forward to seeing your groundwork and finished version too!

    Thanks a lot for the advice, Denes! and Yes I need photos! please post it here, if you can.
    ---

    While I'm waiting for putties on figure dried, I started making Machinen-Gewehr-42. I drilled hole all through the gun body to stick brass rod, which I use it as a gun barrel and reinforced shaft.
    waffen-ss-08.jpg waffen-ss-09.jpg waffen-ss-10.jpg waffen-ss-11.jpg

    I found the gun body warped to left a little bit, so I put it into hot water and bend it to make it straight.
    waffen-ss-12.jpg waffen-ss-13.jpg waffen-ss-14.jpg
  14. Hades Lee Member

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    HongKong
    Well done! Prefect face color, especially an eyes, looking forward yr WIP!

    Hades
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  15. kaz6120 A Fixture

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    Japan
    Thanks for the compliments, Hades!

    Here's more WIP pics. Airbrushed black primer on converted M43 Parka and MG42. I converted the shape of the chest pockets too.
    The head hasn't changed from the previous post. After I finished priming equipments, I will add 5 o'clock shadows, a little bit more shadows and highlights on face, and then move on to uniform.

    waffen-ss-15.jpg waffen-ss-16.jpg
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  16. pmfs A Fixture

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    Portugal
    Hi Kaz!

    I have this two pics, but if you see Mr.Ron Volstad work you will see what I am talking about regarding the brown color anorak.
    The brown anorak (1ST PATTERN) is in bad condition but the blue (2 PATTERN) is well maintained, although I have some doubts about the veracity of the use of this color, otherwise it seems to me an original photo.
    Cheers
    WSS SECOND PATTERN ANORAK.jpg WSS FIRST PATTERN ANORAK.jpg WSS SECOND PATTERN ANORAK.jpg WSS FIRST PATTERN ANORAK.jpg
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  17. kaz6120 A Fixture

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    Japan
    Thanks a lot for the reference photos, Pedro! I didn't know the blue version I've never seen this before. Thanks!
    Also I can see that the brown one is the M40 type version.
    Both colors are very very interesting, but I think I will choose italian camo version... :)
    I saw several italian camo colors, I don't know the true color on camo. Do you have any references for the italian camoflage?
  18. housecarl A Fixture

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  19. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Kaz, Carl link is great you can compare with this pics.

    Cheers

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  20. pmfs A Fixture

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    More...

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