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Old 01-01-2012, 02:49 PM   #1
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A Cold, Dangerous Wood (US, German, Canadian)

Hiya Guys, it's been awhile since I've had the opportunity to do an outside shoot. While home for Christmas, the opportunity arose. So I grabbed some of the figures I had brought along, and trudged out into the snow.

I was quite surprised by how quickly the soft plastic (on the boots, the hands, etc...) froze up! Also, a lot of the plastic became quite brittle, and now I've got much repairing to do... But it was still fun.


I aged this picture on my iPhone, of all things, using a free app. I later tweaked the contrast a little bit on my computer, but over-all liked the results.

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Here we have a lone G.I. on the move cautiously through the quiet, cold and menacing woods.


Unfortunately it didn't take long for him to be seen by a pair of keen eyes.











All the commotion has alerted a nearby group of Canadians on patrol, all who quickly take up ambush positions.




The Piat gun gets set up in case of any lurking armor.





Crossing the open trail to check on his kill, the German spots the danger in wait, but too late.





I would have taken many many more pictures, but, I was called back to the house and within 10 minutes was packed and on the road back to Charlottetown.

As always, I love to hear what you guys have to say!
Hope you enjoyed.
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:54 PM   #2
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Re: A Cold, Dangerous Wood (US, German, Canadian)

Nice work on the pic's,the G.I. in the aged photo look's good!!!
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:56 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot, Will, really appreciate that!
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Old 01-01-2012, 05:13 PM   #4
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Re: A Cold, Dangerous Wood (US, German, Canadian)

Nice set up! The snow, terrain and figures all go well together!
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Old 01-01-2012, 05:17 PM   #5
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Thanks a lot, Viaad!
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Old 01-01-2012, 07:16 PM   #6
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Re: A Cold, Dangerous Wood (US, German, Canadian)

Nothing beats taking your figures to the wooded outdoors to get great pictures. Nice storyline!
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Old 01-01-2012, 07:29 PM   #7
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Thanks, Dutchman! I agree, taking the figs out for a shoot is always a lot of fun
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Old 01-01-2012, 07:58 PM   #8
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Re: A Cold, Dangerous Wood (US, German, Canadian)

very nice figures amazing outdoor photo....beatiful snow...thanks
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Old 01-01-2012, 08:40 PM   #9
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Re: A Cold, Dangerous Wood (US, German, Canadian)

Exellent pictures they look so real well done.
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:33 PM   #10
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Thanks Leandro!
Thanks too, Stevie, that's mighty kind of ya!
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Old 01-02-2012, 02:41 AM   #11
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Nice work there.
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Old 01-02-2012, 03:02 AM   #12
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Thankya, Eddie!
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Old 01-08-2012, 12:41 PM   #13
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I really like the first GI. Very nice photo.

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Old 01-08-2012, 05:13 PM   #14
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Thanks a lot, Phil
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Old 01-08-2012, 05:52 PM   #15
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Great looking photos NBTrav,
Love the poses and the outside locations.

Cheers,
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:29 AM   #16
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Re: A Cold, Dangerous Wood (US, German, Canadian)

Many thanks, Peter! I really appreciate that, especially given your work!
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:23 AM   #17
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Re: A Cold, Dangerous Wood (US, German, Canadian)

love the Gi's cold weather boots and the scale of the woods in the background is spot on
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:43 PM   #18
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Re: A Cold, Dangerous Wood (US, German, Canadian)

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love the Gi's cold weather boots and the scale of the woods in the background is spot on
Thanks a lot man!
It's really a sweet little spot, I've done all of my outdoor shooting there. Those are DML's overshoes that came with their Hank figure, I believe. Definitely one of my favourite figures.
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