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WIP WW1 German from Frank Miniatures

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, May 29, 2015.

  1. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi guys,

    Following on from my little soirée with Jimbo ( see " isn't he cuddly" in lounge ) .


    This is of course from Frank Miniatures .....a fine bit of work from Carl Reid , could be left as it is but I been working on it .....

    .....cleaned up the helmet cover ( took the tears out ) and replaced the regimental Number to the 101 as in my crap pictures ...will be painting the number on the epaulettes ,

    Gave him the Iron cross ribbon

    Detailed up the pipe as in reference pics ( put a tiny helmet on the top ) , put a Landwehr cross on it surrounded by a laurel leaf , reworked the stem a bit as well ......more details will be added when painting

    Might promote him ?

    Thinking about adding a lamp hanging from a button..providing I can get accurate pictures !

    Threw a bit of putty about adding a cockade with cross on the base itself

    Now need to keep it away from my hands..let it all dry ..patience Nap !.....taking it to the Salisbury Show on 30th ...rifle and pipe will be blu tacked on !

    All comments/ suggestions welcome of course

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap

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  2. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    That are realy nice small conversions.
    Do you skip the beard and add the glasses??
    Marc
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  3. Don Johnson Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    With all the excellent additions you've done, I'm a little surprised that you added the numbers on the pickelhaub cover with putty. Since they were painted on the actual cover, I would have thought the same approach could have been utilized on the miniature version. Nevertheless, the modifications are imaginative and well executed, and the final result will be wonderful to see. Thanks for sharing!
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  4. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    The work you've done so far is superb. Nice touches and putting your own stamp on him.
    This will look a treat when painted.
    Thanks for sharing, kind regards
    Bob.
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  5. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys,

    Thanks for the comments appreciated.

    Don,

    Ref the helmet details , they were painted on but later on i, our soldier has one of the earlier versions prior 1914 !, they were originally in red cloth changed to a dark green and eventually phased out as the war progressed.

    Marc,

    Glasses ...like the idea of that , I have 120 mm verlinden will try them ..if not might have to utilise my brain!.....beard stays!! Off to look at german glasses !

    Looking forward to getting this going on the bench

    Nap
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  6. Jimbo A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Schultz.jpg Ooooo!....that's a nice model ...think I might buy one?
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  7. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Jimbo ,

    Why not have a look at mine tommorow rather than jump into it!

    Anyway ...a certain lovely lady could be getting an anomonoyous letter ..if you get my meaning!

    Off to drool at some more resin !

    Nap
  8. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I didn't know this existed, another Carl Reid WWI masterpiece for the stash
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  9. Don Johnson Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Nap, thanks for the info regarding the early war helmet covers. The WW1 period is one about which I know very little, so please forgive my ignorance regarding the cloth numbers. I will be looking forward to more updates from you on this project.
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  10. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys,

    Thanks for the replies

    Frank Miniatures are well worth looking at some nice stuff for sure

    Don,

    Like anything many variations are always found , it's an interesting subject and a wonderful period to look at so many innovations happened

    This will be at a show tommorow ..next to my mate Jimbo!

    Then it's time to begin the painting , hopefully I between reviews and starting a Rhino as well ( from Rob Lanes Elan13 range!)

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
  11. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I got this off frank at last years Euro Kev,I've kept it to one side as I have an idea for it possibly later in the year
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  12. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Smudger,

    Nice eh ...don't let Jimbo know you have one !....be good to see what you do with yours ...

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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