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Dutch soldiers Netherlands-Indies 1947

Posted by paul haring on 01 Dec 2016, 15:44

This is a project in 1/32 scale. Using Airfix Multipose parts and a lot of GreenStuff and Magic-Sculp
Got inspired by this picture
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Started with the Bren-gunner.
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Still a lot of work to do
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Posted by Dad's Army on 01 Dec 2016, 22:28

Cool to see the conversion WIP.
The same pose as the picture, fantastic!

Looking good Paul!
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Posted by paul haring on 02 Dec 2016, 08:25

Yes,except for the knees. But I took the liberty to use the legs I already had. That's artists freedom,isn't it.
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Posted by Dad's Army on 02 Dec 2016, 20:19

yeah, keep this artists freedom!
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Posted by Peter on 05 Dec 2016, 21:23

paul haring wrote:Yes,except for the knees. But I took the liberty to use the legs I already had. That's artists freedom,isn't it.

Looks great so far! And I don't have problems with the artists freedom! As long you post enough pictures to show us how the progress is going! ;-) :thumbup:
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Posted by paul haring on 07 Dec 2016, 20:50

Update Dutch soldiers East Indies

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Continued my work on the Bren-gunner. I used some Magic-Sculp to make the Airfix shirt more "bulkier"
The original shirt is too tight to represent the upper part of the overall the Dutch soldiers used in the Indies. I also put a little rolle of MS beneath the belt and added a pouch at the back.
I always paint my models with an undercoat of Humbrol dark grey. That way I can see if the MS blends well into the other parts of the figure and all kinds of irregularities are visible

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While the Bren gunner is put aside to dry, I continue on the standing figure.
Rolls of Magic Sculp ( MS) are put above and under the belt to create a more "overall-like"appearance.
The folds in the trousers are not quite like they ought to be for an overall, but I will try to conceal that when I paint the figure.

Murphy's law in modelling: When you almost finished a figure you will discover that there already a nice and correct figure :(
At the last TWENOT meeting in Breda I got this figure from one of the visitors.
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Ah, well....just use it as a reference material. The pose wasn't the correct pose for my idea of the diorama

Next step will be sanding the figure and then painting
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Posted by paul haring on 23 Dec 2016, 17:23

Standing figure now ready
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Posted by MABO on 23 Dec 2016, 17:34

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Posted by Peter on 26 Dec 2016, 18:49

Wonderfull work Paul! :thumbup:
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Posted by paul haring on 26 Dec 2016, 22:13

Thank you
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Posted by paul haring on 29 Dec 2016, 17:25

Brengunner is ready too. Now for the diorama.
Can somebody tell me how the road sign on the original picture is constructed? I think it's square and on top it's kind of triangle. The picture doesn't give good details
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Posted by Dad's Army on 29 Dec 2016, 23:49

Looking good, next step the vignette?
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Posted by paul haring on 30 Dec 2016, 09:09

Yes, but I need more information on the road sign
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Posted by Graeme on 30 Dec 2016, 12:05

Paul I think the sign is a pillar of square cross section with the top corners cut off. Rather than cutting off all four corners to form a pyramid on top, I think that wo opposite corners have been cut off at approximately 45 degree angle to make a chisel blade shape.

The other possibility is a single cut from the back corner diagonally down to the front corner to produce a diamond shape, Either way the edges and corners have been rounded off by wear.

If what I've written doesn't make sense I'll have to try to draw it.

Great painting on the figures, the camouflage pattern looks very authentic and the faces are awesome!
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Posted by paul haring on 30 Dec 2016, 13:02

Thanks Graeme, I know what you mean. Same thing I thought, but I wanted to get sure of it. Maybe I post a message on those Dutch Indonesian forums.
Thank you for your comments. The uniform wasn't al too difficult. Just make sure you start with a light colour and use enough water to make very thin dots. After that I use Devlan mud from Citadel colours as a filter. Works great
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Posted by Peter on 01 Jan 2017, 18:54

I have the same thoughts as Graeme about the sign Paul. Great painted figures! :thumbup:
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Posted by paul haring on 26 Jan 2017, 17:37

Finished the dio this day. I'm not sure about the roadsign, but I made it with the information I had.
It was quite a challenge to make this dio. The picture I used wasn't all too clear, but I think it represents the atmosphere well

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Posted by huib on 26 Jan 2017, 17:54

Very well done Paul! And historically very accurate.
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Posted by Peter on 26 Jan 2017, 20:16

I like the final result! I think this is as close as you can get on the picture! Well done! :thumbup:
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Posted by Dad's Army on 28 Jan 2017, 22:15

Fantastic Paul, but you already knew :wink:
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