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120mm Volkssturm Vignette

Yet another recycling project

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Peter Day 115/06/2017 18:00:27
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Hi Mike

I'll have another go at the head tomorrow, then there'll be a couple of day's break while we go to visit my eldest at university. Always good to put the brush down occasionally.


Peter Day 116/06/2017 15:49:52
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Well, the kit head defeated me. I don't know how I did it the first time, but it looks like I ignored a lot of the odd detail that I couldn't resolve this time.

So, after a delve in the spares box, I came up with this:


This head was already painted and just needed a touch up, which gave me time to get on and do the top half of the body.


Steve Jones 1218/06/2017 07:41:44
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A fine replacement with the head. I am starting to break into the world of doing extra creases on my figures clothing. Your crease shadows look like creases mine look like brush strokes. Is it just a matter of practice or is there a particular technique? Thanks in advance


Peter Day 118/06/2017 16:38:38
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Hi Steve

Well, the dark areas of shadow are literally one bush stroke put into the base colour while it's wet. I haven't put in any extra creases, just 'excavated' what;s there. Most of the tonal work is done by building up the highlights layer on layer, again trying to work wet so that the tonal transitions blend. A thing I learned from Carl is to take the highlights right up to the darkest shadow on the upper edge of the folds, so that you get a clean and choppy pattern of lighting.


Peter Day 119/06/2017 12:27:33
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Hi all.

After a weekend away visiting my eldest in the rather lovely (and hot) town of Lewes in E Sussex, it's back to the bench. I've now got the basic figure finished:


The coat is looking rather pristine at the moment, and the sculptor hasn't given it very many folds and creases, so I will need to weather it to add interest. I added the ammo pouches at this stage in order to avoid having to touch the front of the coat too much at a later stage.


Peter Day 119/06/2017 13:36:59
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And the basic equipment done:


It's too hot to work now - the paint is drying more or less instantly - crazy.


jimbo19/06/2017 14:04:34
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Hi Peter

The head swap looks just right. The coat ,from the waist down, is certainly devoid of folds but I am sure that some dust and dirt around the bottom will sort that out.

I too have just tried to do some modelling but the workroom is like an oven and i can't do with the fan blowing at me. Nice but blows bits about face 20

Think I'll catch up with other threads I follow on MilMod and open a cold beer


Peter Day 119/06/2017 15:39:42
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Cheers Jim.

Moved to the hammock with a book - ain't life tough sometimes?


Peter Day 119/06/2017 17:01:42
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I decided to get on and do some weathering, and to give him a coat of matt varnish:



Durk19/06/2017 17:52:27
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Posted by Peter Day 1 on 18/06/2017 16:38:38:

A thing I learned from Carl is to take the highlights right up to the darkest shadow on the upper edge of the folds, so that you get a clean and choppy pattern of lighting.

Hi Peter, this is one that I'll have to keep in mind and make sure to try. You're Volkstrum guy looks greatthumbs up.


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