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Wehrmacht Unteroffizier, S&T 120mm

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Maki, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. Maki Active Member

    Country:
    Croatia
    OK, I started this one quite some time ago... here are the WIP photos:

    Zeltbahn Splinter camo:

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    and the rest:

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    The figure is almost completed now:

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    and I need to start working on the groundwork... Any ideas for the groundwork? I'm still considering several options, but your suggestions are most welcome.

    Cheers,
    Mario

    Attached Files:

  2. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Nicely done! The splinter cammo looks great (y)

    Ammo box maybe for him to be stepping on ?
  3. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Hello, Mario.
    Your camo-pattern is perfect.
    Thank you for indicating development conversantly.
    I was very helpful.
    I think a Superb work.
    I'm also looking forward to a ground work.

    Mitsutaka
  4. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    great work!

    the zelt is especially nice!

    Mark
  5. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Mario,

    Excellent painting, I especially admire the camo.

    Cheers Ken
  6. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    I like the splinter work a lot ! Nice clean work
    Bravo !

    Costaas
  7. RFL Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Fine work on the face and cammo...very crisp overall as well, are the stick grenade letters hand painted ?
  8. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Here's my terrain suggestion, Mario

    Hello Mario:

    First of all, let me commend you on a beautifully painted figure. Oh if I could
    just paint flesh tones half that good. You asked about suggestions for
    ground work, or as I call it, terrain, terra firma, et cetera. :)

    Well, my suggestion isn't real specific as to materials. But I will say that I
    suggest you keep in mind when you chose how the base and terran will be,
    that you pick items that are in color harmony with the painting of the figure.

    For example, I would not pick flowers that are red or orange, as I don't see
    those colors in harmony with the earth tones of browns and greens. But I
    might pick light yellow flowers or a light shade of blue as those
    colors go so well with greens, browns, et cetera.

    Yes, this is kind of an abstract suggestion but I think it has merit.
    Color balance or harmony, along with composition are two of the
    most important things for a successful presentation, in my view,
    at least. And most of the artists here understand that as we see
    by the work they display in a very professional presentation.

    Eager to see how you finish up this project. Beautiful start.
    (y) (y) (y)

    Jayhawker
  9. jcichon Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Dude, your cammo pattern is incredible! I hate you!! Really outstanding work!
  10. Maki Active Member

    Country:
    Croatia
    Thanks guys, I'm glad you like the figure. Thanks for the kind words on the splinter... I really enjoyed painting the camo pattern. My next figure will also be in splinter, but a slightly different Luftwaffe variation.

    Grenade lettering is a decal from Peddinghaus... as well as the helmet decal. Peddinghaus has some great decal sets for 1/16 figures.

    As for the groundwork; I was thinking about a part of destroyed factory or some similar kind of "industrial" terrain... a destroyed wall with iron fence... bricks and stuff like that. I'm still not sure about it and I've been making sketches with several different concepts... hmmm...

    Cheers,
    Mario
  11. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Excellent mate love the whole composition, seeing as you have muddy boots - I would suggest some muddy ground and a broken war damaged backdrop especially as his foot is raised as to step on a broken wall close to a ruined house ? some small plants on the edges and muddy grass. Thanks for posting,
    RobH.:cool:
  12. Maki Active Member

    Country:
    Croatia
    Yup, something like that would make a good scenario. Will keep you posted...

    Mario
  13. dinovision79 Active Member

    Country:
    Hungary
    Hey Maki,

    nicely done, you have chossen subtle colours and the details are excellent!

    Looking forward to see it mounted.
    Denes
  14. Maki Active Member

    Country:
    Croatia
    Denes... Thanks mate, I appreciate it. Hope I'll be able to show progress with the base soon.

    Mario
  15. housecarl Forum Moderator

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    It has turned into a beautiful figure, look forwards to your groundwork.
    Carl.
  16. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Fantastic work Mario,I think your idea for an industrial type setting for this figure would work very well, what about some nice twisted steel beams.

    Cheers David
  17. Maki Active Member

    Country:
    Croatia
    OK, here's the groundwork I've been building with the first coat of base color:

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    And just a teaser for you to see how it will all look once I finish painting the base. Some more wires, beams etc will be added in the end.

    [IMG]

    Cheers,
    Mario
  18. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Wow, this will be super

    By George you've got it. With that German emblem on the quality wood base
    and the wall in ruin, this will really look strictly all class, first class. Excellent!

    Jayhawk
  19. housecarl Forum Moderator

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Just the job.
    Carl.
  20. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hello,

    simply but beautiful as well(y)

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