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WIP Young Miniatures Stormtrooper

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by harto, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. harto Active Member

    Country:
    HongKong
    Hi, here's my Young Miniatures Stormtrooper bust. I decided to make him a bit more menacing by adding a scratchbuilt gasmask. I also added some more grenades to his bags and made the later pattern endcaps for these since I intend to also give him a late pattern camouflage helmet. Other alterations include adding an iron cross second class ribbon and shortened NCO collar tabs. He's mounted on a genuine WW1 shrapnel shell fragment. This is my first attempt to post an image so hope it works. Cheeers John

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  2. harto Active Member

    Country:
    HongKong
    Here's a close up of the gasmask. I am making the correct chinstrap attachment and have still to add this. e bay is a great reference source on the stahlhelm, lots of pics there. The spider web lens protectors in the mask were assembled from photo etch bits I had lying around. John

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  3. kiwi45 Active Member

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Nice work John, love the additions you have done, look forward to seeing it completed. Les
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  4. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Very nice work and the additions to this already great kit. I like your detailssuch as the spider web lenses in the mask as well as using an authentic base from the time.
    Ben
  5. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    This looks very interesting John, love the additions (y)
  6. Michael Tse Active Member

    Country:
    HongKong
    Look fwd to progress! This is gonna be so cool.
  7. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I like your take on this bust, adds a new dimension to it, will follow this one, looking forward to seeing the end result.

    Steve
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  8. fear-max Member

    Country:
    Italy
    I like!
    Max
  9. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Perfect, just perfect work.
    Waiting for the finished bust.

    Marc
  10. Tzanos Member

    Country:
    Greece
    I really like it!
  11. Figurenfreund66 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Unbelievable, I'm thrilled.


    best regards

    Hendryk
  12. harto Active Member

    Country:
    HongKong
    bit of an update, I have painted the face. Since most of this will be hidden when I put the gasmask on I figured this would be a good time to try my first face in acrylics since I have always painted in oils to date. I'm surprised by how much the camera seems to wash out the colours, they are a bit darker in reality, but I was reasonably pleased with this for a first attempt. I can see that there is going to be a lot more scope to play around with various tones and washes than I would usually get with oils.

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  13. harto Active Member

    Country:
    HongKong
  14. harto Active Member

    Country:
    HongKong
    Finally!! OK, here are some rough shots of the finished bust. I will try and take some better pics soon. P1000800.JPG P1000800.JPG P1000800.JPG P1000806.JPG P1000800.JPG P1000806.JPG P1000804.JPG
  15. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Excellent work.
    The base is also great. Never thought about using the head of a grenade....I have a few laying around in my barn, that I found 30 years ago around Passendale.

    Marc
  16. Ulrich A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    really nice idea with the shell fragment. I like it. The gas mask is great too. The figure, could depends on the photos, looks IMHO a little bit too colourful and clean. But perhaps you can manage it with the depth of focus with your camera. I have sometimes the same problems with my camera
  17. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Superb work.
    Carl.(y)
  18. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    i like this and the base is a great touch mate

    Steve
  19. Ventress Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Very nice and great base.
  20. Figurenfreund66 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    excellent job, i like the details !

    Cheers

    Hendryk

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