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Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2014 - 02:36 AM UTC
Ola People

I have been working since January on a Krupp Steyr Waffentrager and to add some life to the scene I decided to add a few figures. They are Legend LF0098(3551)


Very nice figures nice sharp details. And poses that matched exactly what I looked for and fitted the vehicle.

After cleanup came primer.


And then I usually start with the fleshtones... Same goes for these figures.


I eventually found the guy with the sidecap to be a bit too smooth so I gave him stubble on the head and 5 0'clock shade with some prussian blue oilpaint. Giving him a bit more serious character. Also as you can see I started work on the black panzer uniform.


Base of the of the black uniform is matt black with some flesh mixed through it. For the highlights I gradually mixed in more fleshtone and only used pure black in diluted for for the shadows.


And then it was time for the little details. The piping in the pink Waffenfarbe, The medals and insignia in silver or white on a black base. Painting the leather work with Darkbrown oilpaint wash over sandcolor enamel base. Scuffing the noses of the shoe by wiping off the oilpaint locally with a wet brush.


I don't have much pictures of the sitting figure but the process was pretty much the same here he is nearly finished.



As Always looking forward to any form of feedback

with friendly greetz

Robert Blokker
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Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2014 - 02:44 AM UTC
Hey Robert!!
Nice to see you back posting again. The project looks like its' off to a great start.I like the idea of using the prussian blue. Nice effect.
J
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Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2014 - 03:55 AM UTC
They look great Robert. They both have a very serious, late war look to them.
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Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2014 - 04:25 AM UTC
Nice work!
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2014 - 05:06 AM UTC
Robert,
Looking again at your figs I am wondering,didn't the waffenfarbe around the lapels get dropped mid-war? I could be wrong(and frequently am). NCOs still had the lapel edged with white for their rank though,as in the pic on the box. The waffenfarbe was also on the shoulder straps.
Don't you just love it when some wise-ass makes little nit-picks. Heheheh
J
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Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2014 - 07:41 AM UTC
Ola Guys

Thanks for the compliments and kind words. Really appreciated.

@ Jerry
On the subject of the Waffenfarbe to tell you the truth I have absolutely no clue when they stopped using it for the piping of the collar. It somehow never been of that much interest to me. I added it because it gave some color to the otherwise dark uniform. If it was dropped at the time the Krupp Steyr Waffentrager was going through trials well let's say it had a crew that did not really want to let go of their uniform jackets with the nice pink piping
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Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2014 - 04:11 PM UTC
Hey! works for me!
J
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Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2014 - 08:09 PM UTC
just what I needed - someone doing black uniformed figures - now I cant pretend to bee anywhere near "passable"... seriously they are very ncie and I will be using your photos to get my 3 figures done (1 in all black, 1 black trousers & green jacket (erm dont know how accurate but a discussion said "they would take uniform jackets where they could.... ) and 1 in green trousers and italian camo jacket (the figures are for a StuG IV based in Italy).....

one thing I did notice - my "brown" faces were better than the pink ones I have them with now ;-) need to clean them up a bit.....
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Posted: Friday, February 07, 2014 - 01:55 AM UTC
@ Robert
Thanks a lot for the compliments mate really appreciated. Looking forward to your efforts with the black panzer uniform. My experience was not to use pure Black but rather mix it with flesh tone to create a warmish grey since that is easier to highlight and shade.
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Posted: Friday, February 07, 2014 - 02:46 AM UTC

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@ Robert
Thanks a lot for the compliments mate really appreciated. Looking forward to your efforts with the black panzer uniform. My experience was not to use pure Black but rather mix it with flesh tone to create a warmish grey since that is easier to highlight and shade.



yep i have that sorted - going for vallejo flesh and sunny flesh....
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Posted: Friday, February 07, 2014 - 03:07 AM UTC

Quoted Text

@ Robert
Thanks a lot for the compliments mate really appreciated. Looking forward to your efforts with the black panzer uniform. My experience was not to use pure Black but rather mix it with flesh tone to create a warmish grey since that is easier to highlight and shade.



I will have to give that a go next time I paint a panzer wrap. I always used white to lighten the black or straight dark grey as a base. The flesh tone down sounds like a good idea and you little dudes look great.
BTW,my current dio has just received a telephone lineman!
J
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2014 - 11:50 PM UTC
Ola guys

Thanks for your comments. Looking forward to see your future efforts guys with the Black panzeruniform.
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2014 - 12:07 AM UTC
Hey Robert....,
Fantastic figures there, well done!! I find sometimes on my guys i'm pretty pleased with them, until the dreaded 'close ups' with the camera show up all the flaws. But with yours, the detail is excellent, alot of time & patience, and gives some of us reason to strive for better results.

Look forward to watching this progress more, nice one!
Cheers ,
SIMON.
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2014 - 04:15 AM UTC
@ Simon
Thanks a lot for the compliments. Really appreciated. I know what you mean about the closeups... I have battled against that myself. And the solution is as simple as it is good. Thin your paints well and brush it on smooth. Better built up a layer in 2 or 3 coats then try to force it all in one step.