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Miguelito's 1/72 panzer crew is finished!
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PostPosted: January 2nd, 2018, 4:31 pm 
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Decided to join the figure fun with a few 1/72 German tank crew figures. First up, are a couple of figures from Orion models in a relaxed position.
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Next up, are a pair of 1/72 Panzer crewmen from Scale 75. These are REALLY nicely done in resin. Unfortunately, the one with the radio had his headphones break in transit, so I had to fix those with a little bit of wire.
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I'm hoping to paint them in the style of their packaging artwork.
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I managed to get the base coats on the Orion figures and now it's on to the Scale 75 figures.
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Nice. Perhaps it's me but why does the word 'Tank' or 'Tankers' make you look twice to make sure what it says!?. :lol: :lol:

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Wow. The level of detail on those figures wouldn't be out of place in 1/35 scale. In 1/72 it's a delight. Looking forward to the paintwork.


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I thought they were 35th - teach me to read properly :roll:

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These look like really nice figures, and you are doing them the usual kickass justice.

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Those figures are very nicely detailed for 1/72.


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MarkyM607 wrote:
Nice. Perhaps it's me but why does the word 'Tank' or 'Tankers' make you look twice to make sure what it says!?. :lol: :lol:

Well, they are a bunch of Nazis, so you're not far off. ;-)

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Wow. The level of detail on those figures wouldn't be out of place in 1/35 scale. In 1/72 it's a delight. Looking forward to the paintwork.

The resin Scale75 ones are really fantastic. Thanks!

Ratch wrote:
I thought they were 35th - teach me to read properly :roll:

Scale75 offers these in 35th, so I guess I'll need to get some of those too.

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These look like really nice figures, and you are doing them the usual kickass justice.

Thanks!

TimJ wrote:
Those figures are very nicely detailed for 1/72.

The Scale75 ones are fantastic, the Orion ones are good, but hard to clean and not as detailed.


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I got a few hours last night, and a few more this morning, to do some painting on my Panzer crew. So much time, that I was able to finish them.

I got the base coats onto the 2 officers.
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Then started the camo patterns, modeled after the packaging's artwork.
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I'm pretty happy with the finished result, but not so much with the map reader's jacket. I've got a second set of these two, so I'll try something different the next time I paint them.
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The other two crew members, were a little more straight forward.
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I expected good details from the 2 Scale75 officers, based on what I know of their other figures, and they didn't let down. I wasn't sure what to expect with the Orion figures, but was pleasantly surprised.

Now, I just need to get a base to put them on....which is currently in the works and nearly ready for it's crew.


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Excellent work, especially for 1/72/


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I cannot even see that level of detail, much less paint it -- well done !

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jRatz wrote:
I cannot even see that level of detail, much less paint it -- well done !
That's why I have all those optics lying around these days :cry: Seems like Miguelito (still) has better eyes than either of us. From the photos, these figures could still pass for several scales larger. Well done indeed.


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Seriously impressive level of detail for 1/72 and you've certainly done them justice with your painting.

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TimJ wrote:
Excellent work, especially for 1/72/

Thanks!

jRatz wrote:
I cannot even see that level of detail, much less paint it -- well done !

Me either. It took a set of 3x "cheater" reading glasses, and 3.5x optivisor to get this job done. I also got a very nice set of new brushes for Christmas and they really hold paint well. Thanks!

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jRatz wrote:
I cannot even see that level of detail, much less paint it -- well done !
That's why I have all those optics lying around these days :cry: Seems like Miguelito (still) has better eyes than either of us. From the photos, these figures could still pass for several scales larger. Well done indeed.

I wish! Without some visual aids, I can't see anything up close. Also, regular up close photos help a lot too!

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Seriously impressive level of detail for 1/72 and you've certainly done them justice with your painting.

Thanks! Great figures, with new nice brushes, really make a difference.

I've posted completion photos with the completed backdrop for the figures in the completed gallery.


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I also got a very nice set of new brushes for Christmas and they really hold paint well.
Apparently minor things like this can really make a difference. My choice of brushes is all too often determined by what happens to be on sale when I need some. Do your new brushes carry a recognisable brand you could tell us about?


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I had to go back twice to make sure I'd read the scale correctly! Awesome work!

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