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PlaStix

"....so the top rotates?" "Mais bien sûr" Eleventh Hour GB Vignette

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These are my two builds for the Eleventh  Hour: Commemorating the end of the Great War - Group Build.

 

These two were my first ever World War 1 tank builds and I thoroughly enjoyed making them both - they are fascinating vehicles in their own right. I had planned on doing a much more detailed scene but realised I was starting to run out of time to do anything too complex in case I didn't get it completed before the close of the GB at midnight today. The scene itself is set very late on in the conflict and I was imagining what the thoughts of the British crew must have been about the idea of the rotating turret on the FT-17.

 

Kits: 1/35 Takom and Meng

Paints: Humbrol, Revell, Citadel and Railmatch Acrylic paints all applied by brush

Figures: Master Box 

Base: Wilko picture frame, pizza box base styrene, Polyfiller and various scatter materials and tufts from Jarvis, Woodlands Scenics and Army Painter.

 

WIP thread: Here

Whippet RFI: Here

FT-17 RFI: Here

 

The photos below were taken on my Spitfire display base which has the sky backdrop:

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Finally thank you to Robert Stuart for hosting the excellent GB and anyone who commented or offered advice in my build thread.

 

Kind regards,

 

Stix

 

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Very fine indeed. The figures really add to the vehicles - and your painting brings them to life. You can tell the chap far right is French and probably had some mid-ranking bureaucratic job before becoming a Poilou!

And you seem to have a pretty wide angle lens at your disposal...

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Sorry, but I totally overlooked this GB. I shall defo have a look now I'm aware of it!

 

STUNNING WORK AS ALWAYS STIX.

A simple diorama, but extremely effective and evocative. At first I was thinking 'that needs some poppies' and then I saw them in the following photos. So, perfection achieved. I will take this opportunity, if I may, to pick out the various mud effects as being particularly perfect.

 

I suspect you're going to need to clear another space on your trophy shelf.

 

Rearguards,

Badder

 

 

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On 10/11/2018 at 21:13, bhouse said:

Very fine indeed. The figures really add to the vehicles - and your painting brings them to life. You can tell the chap far right is French and probably had some mid-ranking bureaucratic job before becoming a Poilou!

And you seem to have a pretty wide angle lens at your disposal...

Hi Brian and thank you, you are most kind! I thought the the French chap on the far right looked rightly proud of his tank, with the turret that rotated, and I can see what you mean too.

With regards the photography - I only use my iPad for taking the photos. I take them quite carefully so I can then make use of the crop tool on the iPad for removing the unwanted bits around the image I actually want.

Kind regards,

Stix

 

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On 10/11/2018 at 21:16, Badder said:

Sorry, but I totally overlooked this GB. I shall defo have a look now I'm aware of it!

 

STUNNING WORK AS ALWAYS STIX.

A simple diorama, but extremely effective and evocative. At first I was thinking 'that needs some poppies' and then I saw them in the following photos. So, perfection achieved. I will take this opportunity, if I may, to pick out the various mud effects as being particularly perfect.

 

I suspect you're going to need to clear another space on your trophy shelf.

 

Rearguards,

Badder

 

 

Hi Badder. Thank you very much, as always for your too kind comments! Shame you missed the GB but, because Britmodeller is so big, It's easy to miss loads - I know I do frequently.

Kind regards,

Stix

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On 10/11/2018 at 22:30, ijs302 said:

amazing  work as always , a well thought out diorama with some subtle poppies  

Hi ijs302. Thank you very much for your very kind comments. :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

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I think you missed a bit:

 

"....so the top rotates?"

 

"Mais bien sûr"  

 

"It'll never catch on."

 

Very nicely done Stix and a cleverly schemed theme too.  :coolio:

 

Reckon the FT's tail may be just a bit too pristine.....Matter of preference I guess.  ;)

 

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On 10/11/2018 at 23:06, Alpha Delta 210 said:

Perfect!

Thank you! Most kind!

Kind regards,

Stix

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On 11/11/2018 at 02:46, dnl42 said:

Bravo! Very well done!

Hi dnl42 and thank you very much for your kind comments.

Kind regards,

Stix

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This is superb.  I don't know much about WW1 armour but these are 2 wonderful and well-modelled examples.

 

The mud is so realistic and the figures and their faces a work of art in themselves.  The poppies are a nice and evocative touch.

 

Great photos too, amazing you can produce such quality on an ipad!

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On 12/11/2018 at 04:47, dcrfan said:

That is magic

Thank you very much for your kind comments dcrfan. :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

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On 14/11/2018 at 17:28, Sgt.Squarehead said:

 

Reckon the FT's tail may be just a bit too pristine.....Matter of preference I guess.  ;)

 

The FT-16 is in the markings of an American unit, and they only got them in May 1918, so quite possible still fairly clean.

 

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On 14/11/2018 at 17:28, Sgt.Squarehead said:

I think you missed a bit:

 

"....so the top rotates?"

 

"Mais bien sûr"  

 

"It'll never catch on."

 

Very nicely done Stix and a cleverly schemed theme too.  :coolio:

 

Reckon the FT's tail may be just a bit too pristine.....Matter of preference I guess.  ;)

 

Hi Sarge. I think you are correct - I should have gone with that! :doh: Thank you for your kind comments and you are right about the tail. I kind of missed it until I noticed it in the photos too! I think it was probably because I added it later on and had already added the mud towards the bottom areas. Also, once it was on, the angle of it meant I didn't pick up the fact that the upper section looked too clean and undamaged. I will re-visit it later. But as John_W mentioned it could just be new...............or maybe I did just miss it out! :winkgrin:

 

On 19/11/2018 at 20:16, John_W said:

The FT-16 is in the markings of an American unit, and they only got them in May 1918, so quite possible still fairly clean.

Thank you John - very kind of you to cover for my blunder!! 

 

Kind regards,

 

Stix

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On 16/11/2018 at 19:29, Vinnie said:

Wow, Stix. Again I'm in awe. That is superb.

Hi Vinnie. That is very kind of you to say. Thank you.

 

Also - a big thank you to anyone who voted for my vignette in the Eleventh Hour GB! :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

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On 16/11/2018 at 21:52, stevehnz said:

Wonderfully well done Stix, another miniature masterpiece. :)

Steve.

Hi Steve. Thank you very much, as always, for your very kind comments.

Kind regards,

Stix

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Fantastic scene. The mud effects are spot-on. I particularly like the fact that there are no over-the-top (no pun intended 🙂) rusting effects and over-weathering, which, while looking impressive, is totally unrealistic.

 

Mick

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