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Showcase & Gallery / Re: Power to the Plastic ! ( 1/56 figure kit bashes )
« on: February 19, 2018, 01:27:26 AM »
Interesting point with the Russians (I have three sprues now).

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Showcase & Gallery / Re: Power to the Plastic ! ( 1/56 figure kit bashes )
« on: February 18, 2018, 09:01:17 PM »
Nice conversions.

That medic is such a clever but simple idea.

I have built a lot of plastic figures that have never got as far as undercoating, partly due to something shinier turning up, and partly because it is fun.

The preparation can take some time - about an hour a figure in some cases, but is often easier than dealing with a metal figure if there are any issues with it. Minor mould issues can often be dealt with by the application of a bit of liquid poly,  a lot easier than hacking at white metal.

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Showcase & Gallery / Re: Power to the Plastic ! ( 1/56 figure kit bashes )
« on: February 18, 2018, 03:54:44 AM »
Nice Panzerschreck. Great conversion.

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Showcase & Gallery / Re: Power to the Plastic ! ( 1/56 figure kit bashes )
« on: February 18, 2018, 03:47:21 AM »
There are spare mags on the Warlord Soviet weapon sprue (plus potentially spare K guns in OGH's Commonwealth Jeep kit).

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Work In Progress / Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - T23 Prototype 180217
« on: February 17, 2018, 10:56:55 PM »
Nice.

So the barrel is an additional part on the early variant?

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Showcase & Gallery / Re: Power to the Plastic ! ( 1/56 figure kit bashes )
« on: February 17, 2018, 04:38:06 PM »
Embarrassing.



Yes, I have mixed up the lieutenant and one of the NCOs. Left hand figure above. I need to re-photograph them and also the SAS with the K-Gun stand in (MG-42 I think). The lieutenant at least has the right magazine pouch.

I was going for the B-Movie vibe, you are correct about the pouches but then they have infinite repeater magazines ^__^.

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Showcase & Gallery / Re: Power to the Plastic ! ( 1/56 figure kit bashes )
« on: February 17, 2018, 02:57:22 AM »
My commando lieutenant is using a captured weapon.


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Showcase & Gallery / Re: Power to the Plastic ! ( 1/56 figure kit bashes )
« on: February 17, 2018, 02:52:46 AM »
Well, here is a small squad of US equipped infantry, armed with M16s and wearing war time kit.


I bought a Warlord US Army sprue at Warfare 2016 and combined it with M16s from the Wargames Factory male survivors equipment sprue (now included in the Warlord Games Project Z survivors set).

The majority of the figures are unmodified, the left hands have been opened up to grasp the wider foregrip of the M16.



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Showcase & Gallery / Re: Power to the Plastic ! ( 1/56 figure kit bashes )
« on: February 17, 2018, 02:35:57 AM »
Cool idea.

Nice conversion.

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Work In Progress / Re: Digital Sculpts - German Infantryman 180215
« on: February 16, 2018, 06:01:30 PM »
Making good plastic figures need experience, particularly with multi-pose ones; otherwise, they will look terrible.
Very true, even with experience they can look uninspiring:http://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Freeborn

Making quality metal figures will give us the experience in many aspects of sculpting and production... In the end, will enable us to produce a high standard plastic figure set for each nation.  At least, that is the plan... ;)
That is a laudable objective.

For World War Two figures, I am looking at plastics, partly (as mentioned above) because of their multipose nature (and cost) but also because some of the metals leave a lot to be desired (moulds past their use by date etc.).

For Weird War Two,  I am looking at metals. Partly this is due to equipment (such as Assault Brens http://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/westwind-sotr-paras-starter-set-squad.html) and partly due to style (even though some of them suffer moulding issues).

Saying that, I am looking at Empress Volksgrenadier for Weird War and Mutton Chop British for early war (hopefully they will match up with the Warlord ones:http://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/british-expeditionary-force-1940-part.html).

The Perry's have the advantage of a theatre to themselves, Our Gracious Hosts will either need to match their competitors either in breadth of range or compatibility of design. Releasing metals would seem to move the pointer towards the latter.

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Work In Progress / Re: Digital Sculpts - German Infantryman 180215
« on: February 15, 2018, 04:20:29 PM »
I would classify them more as firing and advancing (or running).

They look nice.

So are the production ones going to be in metal or are these just samples?


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General Discussions / Re: What's Warlord up to?
« on: February 14, 2018, 04:13:19 PM »
There was the SDKFZ 138/1 Ausf H Grille that used the Panzer 38(t) tank chassis (the Ausf K used the front/ mid engine 138 Ausf M  chassis, same for the flakpanzer).

Of course they could do a 138 Ausf M, 138/1 Ausf K Grille, flakpanzer and APC kit, but would it have the necessary sales?

If they had not made such a hash of the box text etc, they could have done a real 138 Ausf H kit as well as the 139.

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General Discussions / Re: What's Warlord up to?
« on: February 14, 2018, 12:03:46 AM »
Probably not, but I wonder if someday we will see a mixed kit. That is, a kit that will allow you to build either a Panzer 38(t) or the Marder III (SdKfz 139).
It would seem to be a bit of a waste.

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That is looking very good.

The forward planning on the new Panzer IV is really paying off.

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Showcase & Gallery / Re: Various WIP
« on: February 13, 2018, 04:50:00 PM »
That is very good.

The AVRE fittings are impressive. Must go back and see how you did it (I have another Churchill still in its box).

Skimping on the turret bits is a bit annoying (at least you have two out of three complete turrets in the Crusader - I think the missing bin is in the Allied Stowage set).

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