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#1 ArtyScout

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Posted 01 August 2018 - 10:57 PM

Hey Everyone.

 

I'm starting a new thread with WIP pics. It's a diorama which centers around an 81mm Mortar pit with a .50cal machine gun on the top of the bunker. I took three pics of the cast of characters plus one not in the photo along with the base and the base with added sand bags. I'll post pics as I go along. As always ALL comments and critiques are greatly appreciated.

 

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Manny

 

 

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 07:50 AM

Can`t wait to see it step by step.



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Posted 05 August 2018 - 07:55 AM

Looks like it will be a good one

 

 

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 09:48 AM

Great, another fine project! Manny, did you build the base with the bunker or was it sold already built?



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Posted 05 August 2018 - 03:38 PM

Great, another fine project! Manny, did you build the base with the bunker or was it sold already built?

No Lars, this bunker came already built. It was an original Verlinden production. It belonged to a good friend who had it for awhile and never indulged in painting it. But I have all the added extras in personnel, weapons and equipment to add to it. I hope I do a good paint job on it. 

 

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 04:34 PM

That's going to be a great one Manny! 



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Posted 07 August 2018 - 09:06 AM

No Lars, this bunker came already built. It was an original Verlinden production. It belonged to a good friend who had it for awhile and never indulged in painting it. But I have all the added extras in personnel, weapons and equipment to add to it. I hope I do a good paint job on it. 

 

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Manny

 

Thanks Manny, these additional sandbags fit perfectly! Looking forward to see the base painted.
 



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Posted 13 August 2018 - 08:52 PM

Hey guys,

Just want to post an update photo. Once I finish the figures I'll probably take some close-ups. Believe me this is just the preliminary work. They will get their fare share of tweaking and weathering; and there is still equipment that I have yet started on. Enjoy and all comments and critiques are greatly appreciated.

 

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Manny

 

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 10:50 AM

Looking good! These figures are from different DRAGON sets, right?

 

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 06:12 PM

Hi Lars,

 

3 figures are from Dragon and the other 4 are from Bravo6.

 

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 10:53 PM

Hello all;

 

Just posting some update photos. I finished the figures (built, camo & weathering), but I'm thinking I might add one more. I'll see how this all pans out.

The next thing will be the crew served weapons and then the base. Well like always all comments and critiques are greatly appreciated.

 

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Manny

 

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#12 ArtyScout

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 10:55 PM

...and three more for viewing.

 

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 02:01 PM

Really nice work Manny! I especially like some of the small details such as the EGA tattoo on the figure in post #12.

Now I have a question to ask. The M29 81mm mortar that you are going to use in this diorama who is the maker/vendor?

Looking forward to more photos as this project goes along.

All the best,

Mike



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Posted 20 August 2018 - 09:38 PM

Really nice work Manny! I especially like some of the small details such as the EGA tattoo on the figure in post #12.

Now I have a question to ask. The M29 81mm mortar that you are going to use in this diorama who is the maker/vendor?

Looking forward to more photos as this project goes along.

All the best,

Mike

 

Hi Mike,

Thanks for the comments. The EGA tattoo was a quick brainstorm that hit me as I was about to put that figure together. It really is a dry transfer from Archer Fine Transfers.

As for the M29 81mm mortar that is from Italeri No. 407 "Accessories". As you see in the pic, it comes with plenty of accessories for dioramas. I hope this helps.

 

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 07:11 AM

Thanks Manny,

Long forgot about this kit. Thanks for the reminder.

Mike



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Posted 21 August 2018 - 10:20 AM

Nice look Devil Dogs.  



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Posted 21 August 2018 - 10:48 AM

Excellent work so far! Can't wait to see this dio finished.

 

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Posted 26 August 2018 - 02:49 PM

Hi,

I got some work done on my diorama. I was able to do the 81mm mortar and the .50cal MG. along with some ammo cans (the open one will get rounds in it), a lubricating oil can, 3 claymore mines and a couple of smoke grenades. I'm looking forward to the remainder of the accessories.

 

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 09:25 AM

Cool, love that claymores!



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Posted 28 August 2018 - 01:03 PM

Hello everyone,

I'm adding one more photo of WIP. I had others to post but the camera acted funny by focusing on the wrong area, so the pieces came out blurry in the other photos. This one has the oil/gas drums, the jerry cans, 3 ammo crates which I added the carry ropes to, a wooden box and the hot/cold liquid dispenser. Now I have to add some decals/transfers to the boxes and drums and we'll be good. All comments and critiques are greatly appreciated.

 

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 04:47 PM

The tiny detail that smacks me harder than the others are the slits in the helmet cover on the sniper. Amazing!
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Posted 29 August 2018 - 02:16 AM

Impressive work! I envy your talent... And covet your patience!

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Posted 08 September 2018 - 11:15 PM

Hey Everyone,

I hope everyone had a great Labor Day holiday. Mikie and Wartime, thanks for the comments. Just want to post some WIP pics. I added another crate, 2 smoke grenades (yellow & red), an 81mm mortar round and the decals to the MG ammo boxes. I also did some mortar tubes but I forgot to photograph them. There are also a couple of WIP pics of the base. I added extra sand bags above the bunker and gave it a raw and burnt sienna wash for the ground. Now to let it dry overnight so I can continue. All critiques and comments are greatly appreciated.

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny

 

 

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 09:31 AM

Excellent!



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Posted 09 September 2018 - 10:07 AM

Looking good  

 

 

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