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  2. colin

    Dungeon of Doom - Part Deux

    Great painting skills
  3. Today
  4. Clogged

    China 1947

    Love the wet muddy look youve acheived. Very impressive.
  5. Thanks Vince, ive just got to find some shelf space now.
  6. Fantastic job Ozzy.....
  7. Yesterday
  8. Thanks dnl42, my first successful water attempt.
  9. Thanks MR2Don, I feel very privileged to be able to recreate my own piece of history, the Cemetery is a very moving place overlooking the beaches. Ive not been to Utah beach yet, as my trip was on a bicycle.
  10. Well done. Bravo! A beautifully done tribute.
  11. What a fascinating, emotional basis for a diorama, and so well executed. How many people might look at it and say "My grandpa was one of those". I've been to Omaha twice and, as with all military cemeteries, it is a humbling experience and magnificently maintained. P.S.: If you want to see a B26, go to the Utah Museum, there's a whole one there!
  12. I read a book a number of years ago called the Bedford Boys, for those who have not read it. It's about a group of national Guardsmen from Bedford, Virginia, they were part of the 116 Infantry Regiment 29th Infantry Division. They were also the first wave on Dog Green Sector Omaha beach June 6th 1944, on a visit to Normandy last year I went to Omaha beach for the first time. While the rest of my group were in a cafe, I went down on the beach to get some 100% genuine Omaha beach sand for a build I had started the year before. I used Italeri,s LCVP D-Day edition, various figures from Dragon and Masterbox with beach obstacles from Tamiya. There are various woodland scenics products used for the water. Dog Green sector June 7th 1944 Dog Green Sector 75 years on Some of the men from the Bedford Boys who didn't make it back. My build:
  13. Cadman

    Dungeon of Doom - Part Deux

    Well, I surprised myself by getting this figure around 90% finished today. Not the best job I've ever done, but then she's going into a diorama where the minimum viewing distance will be 12-inches, if even as close as that, so she really doesn't have to be truly fandabiedozzie. She'll be coming back off that base tomorrow while I finish off the skulls. Here's an extreme close-up of her face. I reckon she looks not bad considering I only spent three days on it. I know they're difficult to see in the photo, but her eyes are actually red with a black vertical slit for each pupil. And here she is placed in the diorama. Just as an aside, I probably won't do another indoor diorama after this. Finding 75mm figures that can be placed in a natural looking pose without their bases is a pure pain. With outdoor dioramas the bases can be incorporated into the groundwork, or the groundwork can be made to suit the pose. Oh well, only three more figures to add to this one once Postman Pat turns up with them. They'll still have to be assembled and painted of course. Cheers H
  14. JohnT

    China 1947

    Well done. Great modelling with human interest. Bravo
  15. Cadman

    China 1947

    A manner of speech, meaning your work on this vignette attains everything I look for in a model scene.
  16. Cadman

    China 1947

    That..................is a brilliant diorama! Ticks all the boxes for me.
  17. Last week
  18. Cadman

    Dungeon of Doom - Part Deux

    Did a bit more on the wee Demoness today. She's nowhere near finished of course, but another two or three days should see her done. Here's the today's progress photos from this morning through to early evening.
  19. bar side

    Building a HAS

    was going to go with the white prototype. I remember seeing it almost in bits at Duxford in the 70s. my dad thinks he was breaking TSR2 parts when he did his national service. have s and plan to open up the bomb bay & scratch build the inside a bit. there is a ton of resin to copy from
  20. Cadman

    Dungeon of Doom - Part Deux

    Well, the 75mm Sun Tzu figure and everything else I'm presently working on got pushed to one side while I concentrated on the Little Demoness today. Made more progress than I expected - and I'm really pleased with how her face is coming along. I got into the habit of taking a series of photos as I work. I find it invaluable when I take a break and study them at a high magnification - helps me spot mistakes and areas that need to be improved. Adding notes helps me remember what needs done when I head back to the workbench. Postman Pat didn't deliver those 75mm Dancing Girls today - the ones I'm waiting for so I can wrap this project up and get on with something else. Oh well, hope they're delivered tomorrow, or early next week. Meanwhile.... All in all, some very satisfying progress today. Cheers H
  21. Kirk

    Building a HAS

    Good plan. I'm looking forward to the TSR2 in particular. Are you thinking prototype or an imaginary operational scenario?
  22. bar side

    Building a HAS

    Got the Flamingo finished off today and got the HAS out too pose her. They have HASes in Turkey, so why not? Its been a fun little distraction of a kit that could well have ended up lost somewhere in the stash. So what next? Three options spring to mind Yes, the ESCI Alphajet Kit I picked up couple of weeks back is tempting, but the F-16 to be built as a Bentwaters aggressor, the vacform TSR2 or more effort in to the scratch build F-27 are the front runners. I fancy doing the F-16, then the TSR2. With the F-27 ticking along in the background
  23. Cadman

    Dungeon of Doom - Part Deux

    Took another look at this and decided that both the Valkyrie and the Viking are over-dressed compared to the rest of the figures. So out they came. Mind you, Thulsa Doom is also over-dressed compared to the rest of the figures, but there's no way he's coming out. After all, it's his dungeon. I reckon the minimal look is better anyway. Less is more and all that. So after that, I made a start on cleaning up the cheeky wee Demoness and began putting her together. The assembly process was rather exciting seeing as there were two arms and a right leg to pin and glue onto the main torso while juggling everything so's they'd fit all four contact points on that base of skulls, but I got there in the end. Also made a slight, but important change to one of the details. So, assuming I can wriggle out of the weekly shopping mission to Walmart, and no natural disasters occur between now and then, it'll be time to break out the paintbrushes tomorrow. Cheers H
  24. spruecutter96

    Dungeon of Doom - Part Deux

    Yep, actually finishing a model has been quite a challenge for me, for some years now.... Chris.
  25. Cadman

    Dungeon of Doom - Part Deux

    Thanks Chris. I had last painted a model figure back when I was a teenager (early 1970's). Then decided to have another try at it in 2008 using cheap tube acrylics bought from Walmart. What you see in these photos are the result of my progress since then. It's really all about practice and not being discouraged if you turn out the occasional "yech" -- as I still do. Tell you what though, this is the last time I let so many half-done figures build up into the backload of stuff I presently have on my hands. You start it; you finish it, is by far the best approach. Cheers H
  26. spruecutter96

    Dungeon of Doom - Part Deux

    That's a great selection of figures, my friend. A real tibute to you building and painting skills. If I'm honest, I'm a bit envious of your abilities. Thanks for sharing with us. Chris.
  27. Cadman

    Dungeon of Doom - Part Deux

    Well, this one is taking its own sweet time, probably because I have far too much going on at the same time. E.G. 75MM Sun T'zu although I did get a bit more done on him today, at long last. A small 54mm display; And a whole bunch of other 54mm guys that are destined for a fantasy diorama; However, one of the additional figures for the Dungeon turned up yesterday, and I'm hoping the other two that are on order will be delivered over the next two or three days. Meanwhile, the new weathering on the floor slabs is finished and most of the 75mm figures are now fixed in their final locations. TO BE CONTINUED
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