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Waffen-SS NCO

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Wikinger, Jan 8, 2005.

  1. Wikinger New Member

    The figure depicts an "Unterscharfuehrer" of the Waffen-SS during the battle for Kharkov 1943. The 1: 16 scale figure is wonderful sculptured by John Rosengrant and is offered by the S&T company.

    I tried to enhance the realism of the hair by glueing some pieces of waste steel wool (after it was used, some fine grain is left) onto the head:

    always the problem with Waffen-SS camo :( :

    The knapsack was handmade with magic sculp and some details, like seams and buttons at the water bottle and the holster were added:

    The device to alter the length of the rifle belt was made from aluminum foil:

    The figure after base colours and first shadings:

    The binoculars were detailed and got a leather cap and the lower leather ribbon. The rough parts at the handgrips were simulated with pigments that were applied with clear dull cote:

    Now Finished:



    What a muddy country, close to get stucked...:
  2. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    This is a great figure and you done a fantasic job with it. (y)
  3. yeo_64 Well-Known Member

    (y) (y) (y) !!!
  4. yoshi Well-Known Member

    Hi Wikinger,

    I think it worked out a splendid figure. I like the added details and what is the problem with the camouflage? I think it's correct. I have always the same problems with them.

    I like the Wikinger website as well.

    Who distributed this figure? I can't remember seeing this one somewhere.

    For me another exemple to try a 1:16 figure sometimes. Untill now I like the 1:35 scale the most. :)
  5. Patrick Kirk New Member

    Nice work...how did you get the sticky mud effect?

    Excellent flesh tones; do you use oils or acrylics?

    All the best

  6. Johan Well-Known Member

    It's pictures of well painted WWII Germans like this that always tempt me to rush out and buy a 120mm wwII German myself .... It's hard to resist !!!! :lol:
    ... I guess I'll finally go over to the dark side one day ... :lol:

    You've done a good job there - figure, groundwork, everything "clicks" together, it feels "right" - excellent !!!

    ... Oh God, what a temptation ... :lol:
  7. JCOX Active Member

    Great job Wikinger! Love the mud!

    -jim cox
  8. Wikinger New Member

    Thanks for the kind replies!

    It was done with 1:2 two component clear resin, mixed with pigments of brown and black. Then I had to fumble around the boots with a toothpick, when the resin went hard, to "pull" those little waterflows.

    Yes I used oil with the flesh (dark yellow acrylic base and working in burnt sienna-white-brown-red oils).

    In Austria (where I live) I bought it from "The Bunker" Lerchenfelder Str., where I am frequently looking for those kind of figures...
    (´hope you will be a fatheful guest of my homepage as well)

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