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iggie's French Figures ***finished***
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At last! I have commenced battle with my entry for the Figures GB; this is the Masterbox 'France 1944' set in 1/35 scale. There are two bonus figures included with the cart sprue, which I may start with first, and then tackle the soldiers time permitting

assembly and painting of the farm cart has begun!

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I've just glued a horse together! :shock: :-D

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And the cart is pretty much done and the major painting complete; I drew grain lines onto the bare plastic, and then applied two coats of Revell Wood brown over it. The metal work had been picked out in Anthracite


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Nice set of figures. Great looking cart.

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I agree with Nigel

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That cart looks fantastic

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Great job on the cart.


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Cheers!

Moving on with the figures now

I've kept the heads separate for the moment; I used Humbrol flesh heavily mixed with white
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One horse will be white, mottled with some light grey dabbed on with a sponge. So far just the white has been done, deliberately leaving a patchy coverage
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And the second horse will be brown.....
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Terrific work on this, Iggie. It looks like a great set. The airborne figures look like they'd be really useful for converting for other dioramas.

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The parts in this kit seem really useful for splitting up and using in a variety of situations.


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The set is very much open to netting split for various different uses, and the airborne troops could easily be walking alongside a tank or lorry..... useful set to have for afv modellers.
More progress on the figure front. I'm firmly into uncharted territory for me now and winging it totally!

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Turns out Lord Lucan was on France back then.... :grin:
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Hercules and Samson are galloping along nicely


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Hercules and Samson are galloping along nicely


Were they the horses in Steptoe? :grin:

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iggie wrote:
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Hercules and Samson are galloping along nicely


Were they the horses in Steptoe? :grin:

Hercules was. Not sure about Samson though... :grin:

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iggie wrote:
I'm firmly into uncharted territory for me now and winging it totally!

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Turns out Lord Lucan was on France back then.... :grin:
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It's looking good so far, the only thing I'd suggest is that the clothes are a bit glossy. Given that the civvies probably have been in hand me downs and repaired clobber for 4 years the more matt-er and battered the better would be my mantra.

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It's looking good so far, the only thing I'd suggest is that the clothes are a bit glossy. Given that the civvies probably have been in hand me downs and repaired clobber for 4 years the more matt-er and battered the better would be my mantra.


I have glossed them ready for a wash to grubby them up a bit, and then some dry brushing and a matt varnish :grin:

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