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PT boat crew 1/72

Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 26 Jun 2019, 10:53

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The figures are mainly from Hecker Goros and some of them are modifications, made by me.
The idea is a dio representing a dock at Solomons(?)
The PT is a scratch built waiting to be painted a long time ago. :oops:
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Posted by C M Dodson on 26 Jun 2019, 12:00

Kalimera.

Really nice work and the crew have wonderful facial detail that will bring this to life.

Looking forward to seeing this develop.

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 26 Jun 2019, 15:28

Kostis--

Have you attended the Marvin School of Drybrushing Mastery? Those PT crew figures are not of this earth!
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 26 Jun 2019, 17:36

Thank you guys! :-D
@ Aaron
I use oil colours.
I make washes with diluted oil colours. I use Humbrol thinner with a drop of oil colour.
After this, for the highlights, I use the oil colour straight from the tube and feathering the edges.(rather than drybrushing ;-) )
Only for the high highlights I use white (or almost white) without feathering. :-D
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Posted by sberry on 26 Jun 2019, 18:23

You are a real master, these figures are just perfect!
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Posted by Wiking on 26 Jun 2019, 18:27

Superb! PT boat and crew.
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Posted by MABO on 26 Jun 2019, 20:32

Wonderful project and again wonderful figures. I will be flashed again if this is in the gallery here! I am sure.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 26 Jun 2019, 22:34

Kostis Ornerakis wrote:Thank you guys! :-D
@ Aaron
I use oil colours.
I make washes with diluted oil colours. I use Humbrol thinner with a drop of oil colour.
After this, for the highlights, I use the oil colour straight from the tube and feathering the edges.(rather than drybrushing ;-) )
Only for the high highlights I use white (or almost white) without feathering. :-D


Oils, eh? Well I can't argue with the results. Those are some of the best WWII figs I have ever seen in this scale.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 27 Jun 2019, 01:00

Wonderfully painted figures, yes indeed. The scratch built PT Boat looks real cool too. :thumbup:

PT109 ? BB
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 27 Jun 2019, 03:43

Thank you my friends.
Dear Paul PT109 was Elco 80 ft. This is an earlier type from Elco. Loa is 77 ft.
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Posted by Graeme on 27 Jun 2019, 17:29

Excellent painting, you really bring the figures to life.
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Posted by ADM on 27 Jun 2019, 22:00

excellent result ! those figures are a must have for sure, it's a pleasure to work with them as I did for my aircraft carrier. I will follow this work with interest !
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Posted by huib on 28 Jun 2019, 15:54

Indeed, very subtle painting of the figures. Real master's work, Kostis!
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