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1/35 Scale 17th Abn & 57mm Recoilless Rifle Vignette

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While waiting for the Thanksgiving family onslaught tomorrow I had some time to post some photos of this little 17th Airborne vignette that I have been working on for the past few weeks.

 

These figures are all DML. The 57mm gunner and loader are from the US Support Weapons kit. The kneeling rifle man is from the DML Ardennes kit and the figure lying in the grass is from the DML Market Garden set.

 

Anyway here are some photos thanks for looking and I wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving.

 

Thanks

 

Dennis

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The DML figure set is modeled from this photo of 17th Airborne soldiers during Operation Varsity, March 1945. I think DLM did a pretty good job with these figures and copying the details. Aside from modeling the little used 57mm Recoilless Rifle DML also got the detail of the carbine magazine pouch sewn on to the upper sleeve of the gunner.

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That's it for tonight, thanks for looking. Feel free to post any 17th Abn photos or artifacts to this thread.

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Another great build.Thanks for posting


In Memoriam:
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Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
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Dennis - Looks great - I am just starting to return to the world of models after a 40+ year absence but I may not have your touch

 

Semper Fi

 

Bill


"The Americans on this Island are not ordinary troops, but Marines, a special force recruited from jails and insane asylums for blood lust." -Japanese Newspaper found during the Battle of Guadalcanal - "They Got That Right!!" Chesty Puller

 

 

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Well Dennis, the onslaught of Thanksgiving is upon us and I absolutely love this little vignette that you just cooked up. lol. In this little piece everything works.

There is a symmetry with the soldiers in conjunction with the groundwork and foliage. Another fine piece. Happy Thanksgiving Marine.

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny

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Regarding your pictures the first time I really missed the lying soldier on picture 1& 2...

 

As Manny said, another excellent example of a perfect base/figures combo, WELL DONE! Painting and detail is simply amazing (for you patch guys the soldier far right is wearing a rare 17th Abn Div "reversed claw" patch variant with attached tab ;-). Dennis, thanks for sharing another superb vignette!

 

Lars


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Another wonderful & most realistic rendering, Dennis! Thank you for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving - Bob


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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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Nicely done!


Looking for the following:

452nd and 447th Bomb Group items

Anything 12th Armored- especially uniforms

155th Assault Helicopter Company, Camp Coryell, or Ban Me Thuot Vietnam items[/center]


WWII US Navy Uniforms from the Battle Off Samar: USS Johnston DD-557, USS Hoel DD-553, USS Samuel B. Roberts DE-413, USS Heermann DD-532, USS Dennis DE-405, USS John C. Butler DE-339, USS Raymond DE-341, USS Fanshaw Bay St. Lo, White Plains, Kalinin Bay, Kitkun Bay and Gambier Bay...


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What's your secret to achieving a totally flat finsih on those guys? Mine always have a slight shine.


Looking for the following:

452nd and 447th Bomb Group items

Anything 12th Armored- especially uniforms

155th Assault Helicopter Company, Camp Coryell, or Ban Me Thuot Vietnam items[/center]


WWII US Navy Uniforms from the Battle Off Samar: USS Johnston DD-557, USS Hoel DD-553, USS Samuel B. Roberts DE-413, USS Heermann DD-532, USS Dennis DE-405, USS John C. Butler DE-339, USS Raymond DE-341, USS Fanshaw Bay St. Lo, White Plains, Kalinin Bay, Kitkun Bay and Gambier Bay...


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Garand, paint with good paints, Vallejo, Tamiya etc..make sure they are very well stirred and every thing is well mixed. Prior to painting, wash the figure with warm water and dish soap, like dawn to degrease the figure. if you choose, prime with white or gray flat primer and make sure that the primer is really dry, a day or two. Then paint with the model acrylics in very thin coats, lots and lots of thin coats. they will look terrible until the pain starts to build up but eventually they will look good.

 

A heavy coat of acrylic will always have a plastic sheen. He is a small how to that is pinned in the modeling section.

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/243170-a-step-by-step-look-at-my-method-for-building-and-painting-figures/


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Looks like I needs to stir my Vallejos more!


Looking for the following:

452nd and 447th Bomb Group items

Anything 12th Armored- especially uniforms

155th Assault Helicopter Company, Camp Coryell, or Ban Me Thuot Vietnam items[/center]


WWII US Navy Uniforms from the Battle Off Samar: USS Johnston DD-557, USS Hoel DD-553, USS Samuel B. Roberts DE-413, USS Heermann DD-532, USS Dennis DE-405, USS John C. Butler DE-339, USS Raymond DE-341, USS Fanshaw Bay St. Lo, White Plains, Kalinin Bay, Kitkun Bay and Gambier Bay...


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Excellent subject and work !!

 


Wanted:
USS North Carolina items
Camp Mackall items

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