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johkaz

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:41 am    Post subject: 'The old man' Download Post Reply with quote

Hi,

I have just had an idea for my next kitbash, originally i was going to see if i could make a figure like Steiner out of the film Cross of Iron. But then after reading a couple of the Sven Hassell books, the idea changed to a figure that is a mix of Steiner and the 'Old Man' from the books.

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Gary

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:58 am    Post subject:  Download Post Reply with quote

Nice figure and idea. I have always been fascinated by the story of the soldiers that "saw it all", the old salts that somehow managed to survive during the war.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:37 am    Post subject:  Download Post Reply with quote

Agreed with Sixth Vanguard's comments - the old salts are fascinating!

Nice work Gary! I can't wait to see him finished - I am sure he will turn out fantastic!

Fred
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johkaz

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:44 am    Post subject:  Download Post Reply with quote

Hi,

Many thanks for the replies.

And i just had to pass on to my fellow modellers, about the result i have just had with the DiD T Becker headsculpt that i am using for this kitbash.

The pictures below show the Before and After results.

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The picture on the left, is the standard DiD headsculpt as it comes form the boxed figure. And the picture on the right shows it, after i have given it a complete paint over with some clear Model Color No 540 Matt Meduim acrylic paint to lose the shine on the head and the hair. Also, a light wash of some Brown pastel chalks which was mostly wiped off as it made the head look too dark. Plus, a very light drybrush of some dry Flesh pastel chalk.

I do hope that DiD keep making their headsculpts to this high standard, as i have found that i have had to do very little to this head, to get it to look very lifelike.

Gary

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:14 am    Post subject:  Download Post Reply with quote

Nice update Gary!

I think it might be the lighting in the second headsculpt photo but he almost looks like he's got a touch of grey - which in my opinion, looks great for what you are trying to achieve!

Do keep us updated!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:57 am    Post subject: Finished Figure Download Post Reply with quote

Hi,

I have finally finished this figure, and the results are shown below for you. As usual with me the figure is a mixture of the parts from various manufacturer's, the hat, tunic and trousers are from Dragon, the boots, gaiters, belt and the pistol holster are from Toys City. The anorak is from Newline Miniatures.

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With the anorak, i have used some fine grade sandpaper on it to get the distressed look it has. It was then weathered with some Tamiya weathering powders to add the dirt.

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I have made a page up on my website Here, about how i have made this figure.

Thanks.

Gary

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:44 am    Post subject:  Download Post Reply with quote

Looks great Gary! The write-up on your site is fantastic!

Well done!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:11 am    Post subject:  Download Post Reply with quote

Hi,

Many thanks for the reply.
And i hope that the write up will be of help.

Gary

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:24 pm    Post subject:  Download Post Reply with quote

Nice one johkaz, he really shows what a veteran is.

Jaime.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:21 am    Post subject:  Download Post Reply with quote

hey gary!

nice one. i like the tobacco in the pipe :)
these are the details!!!

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stephan
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