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WIP WWI B.E.F. 13 pounder diorama

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by ghamilt1, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

    This is pretty much finished except for some minor touch ups and weathering as the figures are pretty "clean" considering the situation they are meant to be portraying. This was a really great kit to build, but definitely not for the beginner. Care and patience are required to get the right result. Having said that, it's totally worth it IMO. The figures themselves are fantastic, so full of character for 1/32. And where else are you going to find a WWI 13 pound gun and ammo carriage that looks this good when it's done. Love to hear what you think!

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  2. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Sorry about the last image...I don't know why it didn't load like the others, but it does work in it's own way.
  3. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Very nice piece Glenn.
    Well painted creating the atmosphere and emotions the Guys endured.
    Maybe the 13 pounder is a little 'clean' for some tastes but for me it's good to see the working detail of the beast.
    Good work Mate, I love it.
  4. Borek A Fixture

    I totally agree with you and Keith when it comes to cleanliness .. It's really great made ​​and painted, but it would need yet dirt, damage, patina... When you finish it, it will be really excellent. I look forward to finishing touches. Cheers Borek
  5. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Very good rendition. For some reason, many modellers are painting their WW1 Tommies in khaki drab (greenish), rather than khaki drill (brownish) uniforms.

    WW1 Tommies wore khaki drill uniforms:

    Happy Modelling,

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  6. cimeterre de figurines Active Member

    Nicely done!!!
    A great dio, congratulations!
  7. Grod A Fixture

    This is a great diorama.
  8. pte1643 Active Member

    Great work.

    Personally I'd like to see a little more dirt/weathering, but that's a personal thing.

    I really like this scene and would love to tackle it myself at some point, maybe not quite yet though.

    Maybe they are Canadians? (Whose uniforms had a slightly Greener tinge than that of the Brits) ;)

    Seriously though, I know what you mean. I am currently working on the WWI Tommy from Imperial Gallery, and the headache I've had getting the correct shade... Or at least one I was happy with.

    Firstly I tried Vallejo "English Uniform", like you would, but that just didn't sit right with me when I sprayed the first basecoat on... Looked far too Brown, if you know what I mean... Maybe a "Scale" thing?
  9. swralph A Fixture

    Very nice work(y)
  10. FigureLover A Fixture

    Very nice scene, Tommys War have a cracker with this one, and you have done it justice, funny that's only the first one that I have seen
  11. pmfs A Fixture

    Great scene!!!


    I love it. Given it's effectively the first action of the war and these are regulars, the absence of dirt and damage appears completely correct to me. I am sure these guys were expected to keep their weapons as pristine as possible in the field.

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  13. Mark Dollery Well-Known Member

    Nicely done Glenn, I think you have done this Gun team justice with your painting & set out. Trying to get my set finished off soon :rolleyes:
    The cleanness of the Gun team & equipment shows how they were expected to keep their guns but I will be going for a bit of dust & dirt on mine as this action took place in a hot summer on dry ground. With the gun team in rolled arm sleeves, the rapid rate of fire caused a maelstrom of ground dirt to be airborne whilst this action took place, so a bit of dust would be appropriate.
    Hope mine looks as good...
    Mark D ;)
  14. tiberius57 A Fixture

    Beautiful done! Love it!
    I agree with Colin on the weathering. It shouldn't be heavy. Just the immediate signature of the terrain on the equipment and crew like wheels and boots.
    The kit is fantastic but you did a awesome job with the presentations. Congrats!
  15. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Thanks everyone! I like the idea of saying these individuals are Canadian, as that would solve my colour choice miscue:whistle:. I do agree that originally I had them more brown in colour but it just didn't look right in that scale, hence a bit o' the green. I appreciate the comments regarding weathering too, and now that they are on the base, it will be easier to apply a little dust. I like to use chalk pastel for that and if I were to handle the figures after pastels are applied, you would all see massive finger prints, so now is the time.
  16. megroot A Fixture

    Very nice work Glenn.
    Like everything at it. Now, get some dirt and dust on them.

  17. Ray Welshman Active Member

    Hey Glenn,

    Nice piece, very well done. Hopefully get to see it in person sometime this year.


  18. Steve Well-Known Member

    I think I need to get after my kit. BEAUTIFUL WORK.
  19. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Thanks guys, dust and dirt coming. I went home after our coffee meeting Ray, and did up the ground work so I could finish it. It's pretty big (14" X 6") so it would have been a little unwieldy to bring to the Second Cup. Next time though!
  20. butchyboy73 New Member

    lovely work, well done

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