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Posted by lobo on 05 Mar 2020, 16:13

Thank you very much for yours words (the hand of a magician…that´s too much Chris¡..wow)
The prone positions, and the short length of the legs (which mean that it´s much better to use them in sitting positions) gave me the idea of a non linear unit.
And sometimes I think we are too much focused in painting the details of the figures and not in the composition…making boring layouts. I will continue trying in next units…
Thank you again¡
I m thinking about what to do with the rest of the figures…
Antonio
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Posted by lobo on 08 Apr 2020, 11:29

After making a small unit of German Jagers with the Airfix figures I bought, I thought I had betrayed the Continental figures with a German units, so…I will do a real American unit¡¡¡

I decided to cut their legs and replace them with Accurate(Revell-Imex) figures…
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So an Airfix-Accurate-Revell-Imex reference¡¡¡


This time, a unit in dark blue and faced white.

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More pics and information in the blog...

https://modellingawi.blogspot.com/2020/04/172-american-regiment-dark-blue-faced.html

I hope this unit add something new¡¡
(I began to stay a little saturated of AWI units…)


Thank you very much for watching¡
Antonio.
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Posted by despertaferro on 08 Apr 2020, 12:01

Amazing figures...!

I never dare to go that far, just some head or arm swap...

Congratulations!
Hope you're doing well...

Joan
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 08 Apr 2020, 13:03

Another amazing AWI unit with fantastic conversions and great paintwork, Antonio, just in your line. ;-)

My best congratulations. :thumbup:

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Posted by lobo on 09 Apr 2020, 06:59

Thank you Joan and Santi,
Joan, with your so accurate painting technique, your conversion should be perfect¡
I´m sure you can do it perfectly if you try,
I´m thinking in taking up other project about 2WW and Spanish Civil War, but before I´ll do another post about artillery..
Antonio.
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Posted by Graeme on 10 Apr 2020, 05:02

Great painting on these and the previous Jaegers and the conversions are interesting. the standard bearer and the prone figure with the telescope are really nice and the officer looks good on his rearing horse.

Wonderful vignette scene with the trees behind and the smoke. :thumbup:
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Posted by MABO on 10 Apr 2020, 06:13

You did a very cool job with these figures. The conversions are a good idea, keeping in mind that some of the Airfix boys had skinny bandy legs. So if I was thinking about the value for a collection if you leave the figs mind in box, than you do refined them, which is the original idea in our hobby.
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Posted by C M Dodson on 10 Apr 2020, 09:15

Very nice conversions Dr Frankenstein!

I like to ‘crush’ my flags so that they are draped rather than looking as if everyone is in a howling wind.

Just a suggestion, carry on your good work on this often overlooked period.

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by CPN on 10 Apr 2020, 10:09

lobo wrote:Thank you Joan and Santi,
Joan, with your so accurate painting technique, your conversion should be perfect¡
I´m sure you can do it perfectly if you try,
I´m thinking in taking up other project about 2WW and Spanish Civil War, but before I´ll do another post about artillery..
Antonio.

Hi dear Lobo,
Superb again.
Yes please bring the guns!
Cheers
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Posted by lobo on 11 Apr 2020, 22:24

Thank you, Graeme, MABo, Chris and CPN,
Of course I don´t matter about the value of the figures¡
I think the plastic figures must had their own personality, they are condemned to be exact copies as thousand of them, perhaps each time we transform one of them we give it (him?) another life¡
Antonio,
Guns ready¡¡ ;-) ;-)
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Posted by lobo on 22 Apr 2020, 22:24

Hello everybody again,

This time the artillery, I have finished some units of British and American artillery.
I have made some tries using other figures apart from the conventional of AWI sets

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AWI IMEX Artillery sets;
British
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American
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AWI Infantry as artillery
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Airfix Continental Army
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American light militia artillery using IMEX Set 521 Pilgrims
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More Pics and information in the blog…
https://modellingawi.blogspot.com/2020/ ... llery.html

I hope you to enjoy it…
Thank you very much for watching¡¡¡
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Posted by MABO on 23 Apr 2020, 07:10

Using the pilgrims is a great idea! Great artillery.
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Posted by lobo on 23 Apr 2020, 16:27

Thank you Mabo,
IMEX sets about Colonial North America and American Western Frontier are superb, a little rigid posses, but superb in the rest of aspects.
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Posted by MABO on 23 Apr 2020, 17:55

Well said Antonio. But it is your creativity that made them better in new settings. I also discovers the train horseman conversion. I like as well.
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Posted by C M Dodson on 23 Apr 2020, 18:07

Fantastic stuff.

Your conversions are lovely and there is a real ‘feel’ of the period.

The Imex pilgrims etc are brilliant if a little big in some cases.

The Washington’s army chaps are well used.

Not too sure about the barrels as I believe fixed ammunition was being used in the AWI.

Keep up the excellent work.

Brilliant.

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by Bessiere on 24 Apr 2020, 20:11

Looking very good there Lobo. High standard of painting throughout. Keep up the great work!
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Posted by lobo on 25 Apr 2020, 15:46

Thank you very much,
There are so many set and different figures in our scale…
And thank to PSR, we can have all figures in mind and think about possible conversions.
Have a good day¡
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Posted by despertaferro on 25 Apr 2020, 18:24

Hi Antonio…

These I like a lot.
I’m very fond with your painting style; there is an “artistic” touch on it (if you know what I mean…) that makes your figures unique.

Hope you’re well

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Posted by Rich W on 25 Apr 2020, 20:23

As always, really nice conversions that must take a lot of careful planning. I'm jealous of your prestigious work on an era I'd love to get my teeth into.
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Posted by Kekso on 26 Apr 2020, 07:55

Everything is good but I like that conversions the most.
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