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Rick Edens14/12/2017 14:34:39
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1939 photos

It's time to start another bust. this time it will be the tank commander from young miniatures. On a past thread Jimbo stated he would like to see this one build so this is the one I will start today. I will start with the copula as I feel it may take the most time. I will have to go back to my armor days 100 years ago lol. so Jimbo here you go my friend.



jimbo14/12/2017 18:04:57
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Hi Rick

Many thanks - appreciated. Stunning sculpt. The jacket will be perfect for your skills. Does it come with the map case?


Peter Day 114/12/2017 18:29:55
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Bring it on Rick! Armour and camo as well - should take a while....


Rick Edens14/12/2017 20:37:38
775 forum posts
1939 photos

Jimbo yes it does come with the case but no map. I am going to make the map (maybe print one up ).

Peter Armour and camo lol I don't think I have ever done camo on a large scale so it shall be a fun challenge .


Alan Mckenzie15/12/2017 12:25:22
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This figure, which I'm sure you know, is based on the SS officer Max Wunsche so you should be able to find plenty of images to help your painting.

Max Wunsche

Wunsche is on the left with the head wound

The jacket appears to be a custom made item, which was quite common for senior officers to do. It may be that this was created from a large batch of Italian Camo fabric "liberated" by the SS in Italy when they (Italians) decided oust Mussolini from power and sign a peace treaty with the Allies. It certainly isn't standard SS issue.

Here is a reproduction tunic sold as Italian WW2 camo but do check out other references.

Good luck with the painting.


Edited By Alan Mckenzie on 15/12/2017 12:29:10

Rick Edens15/12/2017 14:15:38
775 forum posts
1939 photos

Alan Thank you for your research it will really be helpful .I will be painting some this weekend but today I will be looking at your information . thank you again.


Steve Jones 1216/12/2017 18:11:54
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I didnt have to wait long to see another one of your busts. Looks like a very interesting mould. I hope all goes well. Good luck


Rick Edens16/12/2017 18:41:44
775 forum posts
1939 photos


your right, didn't take me long at all I get that bug and can't stop painting sometimes lol.

I have some more research photos I found interesting. the first is I think the photo this bust was copied from. looks spot on. the rest is of the panther cupola and more interesting is the color of the tanks interior . I always thought it was white but this looks like the color used to basecoat the tanks for camo the (yellow tannish) ? was on the insides as well. the map will be added for the hand and also in the map case.

Should have some progress soon.









Edited By Rick Edens on 16/12/2017 18:44:04

john hutton16/12/2017 21:32:40
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Nice choice mate thumbs up. Have always`s liked this figure, good to have a bit of extra detail. I think that internal shot of the tank is the Off White just discoloured through wear .


Hooch16/12/2017 23:17:13
431 forum posts

Good bit of info there Alan

Looks a good bust, face maybe a bit stocky but on the whole a great display piece.

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