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WIP WW2 Medic Jeep Crew and stretcher casualty

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Jamie Stokes, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    So this is a collaborative project between myself and a fellow modeler of the South Australian Plastic Model Association (SAPMA), a gentleman by the name of Paulo Castro.

    discussing ideas and dioramas (and seeing what other club members were doing) we both agreed that a diorama should tell a story, the story be able to grasped at a single look, and closer inspection rewarding the viewers.

    We discussed the idea of a medic jeep, evacuating a casualty.
    The scene will be of a jeep, one driver negotiating a downhill right hand turn at speed on a muddy road, stretcher case on the right, medic holding a plasma drip bottle and yelling at the driver.

    What's he yelling? well, that's part of the viewers interpretation. More details and photos, next post!
    Jeep references attached.....

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  2. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    As with all projects, too many conflicting references.....so go for best average, and most realistic while using artistic license;)

    Still, here are the reference photos for the medic so far.

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  3. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    And here's where the project is at now.....
    The snow effect I added to the jeep, the sit of the torso of the driver is too tall, ditto the medic. So I'll be trimming them down.
    Heads are from hornet, while the boots are from the Tamiya assault infantry set.

    Early stages yet, thoughts and ideas welcome!!

    Cheers
    Jamie

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  4. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Good project and a great start Jamie.
    Enjoy it Mate.
    Cheers,
    Keith
  5. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Good stuff Jamie, love your ambition and creativity mate. This should be a great project. I'm following with interest.
  6. civilladies Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    I like what you have done so far, it's a bit like what my husband does for his kits, he finds a photo and tries to reproduce it.
    here is a photo that may help you with your figures.

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  7. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks Keith, Tony and Civilladies!! (reference picture warmly appreciated!!)

    Spent part of yesterday making the base. By getting the base right, particularly with regards to angle and so fort, I can build in the levels of dynamism I want to portray.

    Base work is a mix plaster of Paris with sifted grit swept up from the driveway! (Hint, tint the water you use to mix the plaster of Paris before you mix it, it tints everything and avoids white spots)

    Wasn't completely happy with the first go of the base, size too big and angle not quite energetic enough, so I tilted to some more (chocked the base up) - and now the jeeps seems more in motion.

    Chopped one end of the base off, too large and was losing the focus of the base.

    Added different size bits of gravel to the still wet plaster, pressed it in, and got an old tank wheel, and mounted it on a skewer - then rolled that through the mud to make a repeat track path. I'll be glossing that up for mud and slush later....

    The stretcher I think I'll quickly solder one up, so it can withstand the handling from my big fat man fingers.....

    Photos of the driver to follow!

    Cheers
    Jamie




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  8. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Good stuff Jamie. The sloped angle adds a bit of drama to the scene.
  9. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks Tony!!

    Ok, casualty started, and looking suitably distressed on a stretcher (thank you Hornet heads).

    Right arm out to take plasma drip, he'll be having his helmet loose on his head.

    Basically the casualty will be a NCO, abdominal wound, field dressing applied.
    References for the stretcher show great variety and evolution of the stretcher as the war progressed, and my dimensions are off. However, I'm trying to capture to essence of this vignette, not appease rivet counters....

    C&C welcome!

    Cheers

    Jamie

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  10. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    And the driver is blocked in. I've given him a lean to right, and posed the arms, left elbow high, right elbow low, so he's leaning into the turn (trying not to slide out?) and as the front wheels are steering in the direction, his body language matches what the vehicle is doing.

    The casualty (poor fellow...) fits ok, as does the stretcher.

    Medic next!

    C&C welcome,

    Cheers

    Jamie

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  11. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    More updates.....

    (and project completed, in a great big rush, for the expo.....)

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    Groundwork done, before detailing and snow....

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    And now snow and gloss has been added to make slush and snow.....
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  12. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    WOW!
    Great progress Jamie.
    This is looking really fine.
    Cheers,
    Keith
  13. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Looking grand Jamie.(y)
  14. Trex Well-Known Member

    Looking good!
    May I suggest to turn the casualty's boots a bit towards the outer of the turn to simulate the inertia.

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