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WWI 100th Anniversary Group Build: On the March

Posted by vellek on 21 Jan 2014, 18:11

For the Group Build I've taken various poses in my 1/72 collection to create a scene of German infantry marching to the front in 1914. Here are the players:
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And here are the poses:
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The middle row is already painted? Yep, that would be back in 1975 by yours truly!
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Cheers,
Kurt
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Posted by Mai Strac on 21 Jan 2014, 18:24

The Airfix WWI boxes :love: are a classic, but the new productions, Zvezda first, are top notch!
I will follow you with interest! :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by Kekso on 21 Jan 2014, 18:25

Welcome to the group build Kurt. It seems that your project would be really big. :thumbup:
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Posted by armpcm on 21 Jan 2014, 19:09

Kurt will follow up with interest :-D with all of this boxes you have a lot of figures to choose from. :winky:
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Posted by KenzoSato on 21 Jan 2014, 20:27

Excellent wip
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Posted by santifernandez on 23 Jan 2014, 13:10

Good troops set to see what happens ....
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Posted by MABO on 25 Jan 2014, 10:33

I am also keen on seeing some progress here. Very interesting project!
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Posted by vellek on 06 Feb 2014, 02:30

Competing with the snowstorms, NFL playoffs, and household chores has been tough on this project. Here are some updates:

HaT's German wagons: easy to build, a little glue here and there. Will probably only need one in the dio.
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All the marching figures have been assembled, undercoated, and de-flashed. I added in a dog, too.
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The road: Sculptee, one coat of paint and another of glue, ink, water and dirt. Try finding dirt in New York in winter! :scratch: Twigs to make blasted trees will have to wait until Spring. More details, paint, and some spotty grass to follow.
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And here's where it's heading...
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More updates as progress is made!
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Kurt
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Posted by Kekso on 06 Feb 2014, 09:47

It looks awesome Kurt... I plan to do something similar but with Napoleonic Austrians.
And I would like to see all of your wagons painted. :beer:

BTW, what do you use for undercoat? Spray paint?
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Posted by armpcm on 06 Feb 2014, 10:10

This is a great update :-) nice preview of the disposition of the figures. :thumbup: BTW the German Shepard is a nice touch.
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Posted by vellek on 06 Feb 2014, 18:20

Thanks Guys.

Kekso wrote:BTW, what do you use for undercoat? Spray paint?


Yes, it's spray paint. For the hard plastic I use Testor's matte black enamel, and for HaT's softer figures I use Liquitex ebony spray acrylic. HaT advises against using enamel paint on their figs as it might promote plastic rot. I myself prefer the enamel spray because it's easier to find in the shops and doesn't jam up the nozzle.
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Posted by KenzoSato on 09 Feb 2014, 10:19

fantastic job
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Posted by Peter on 09 Feb 2014, 18:24

Excellent start of your project Kurt! Like the composition! :thumbup:

Maybe a little tip for the destroyed trees. Why don't you use thyme? I think that's very usefull for what you want to make! ;-)
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Posted by santifernandez on 09 Feb 2014, 20:21

I like the scene....good project.
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Posted by vellek on 18 Mar 2014, 16:37

Slow going here with the weather still chilly, and the interior of the house badly in need of repainting. I'll spare you pics of the new and improved bathroom and daughters' bedroom. :lol: Here are some of the various marching Germans of the "38th"; still in need of buttons, dulcotte, skin highlights, packs, weapons, touch-ups, etc., etc.,
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Kurt
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Posted by Kekso on 18 Mar 2014, 16:41

OMG, you manage to write "38" on their helmets :shock:
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Posted by armpcm on 18 Mar 2014, 16:53

Kekso wrote:OMG, you manage to write "38" on their helmets :shock:


The force is strong with this one! :-D
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Posted by Beano Boy on 18 Mar 2014, 21:09

Very Nice Project,and l especially like the look of these fellows that you`ve painted.l love the shine on them,and it reminds me of some of Britains early stuff.So Great Job on what you`ve done so far. BB
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Posted by Peter on 18 Mar 2014, 22:46

armpcm wrote:
The force is strong with this one! :-D

It sure is! :-D

Great work so far Kurt! :thumbup:
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Posted by vellek on 15 Sep 2014, 15:49

Well Mates, after a long delay and a loss of painting space I have finally completed my GB project. Sorry for the time lapse.
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