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The Rhine Crossing
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Posted: Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 08:13 PM UTC
Steffen Christmann shares with us some images of his latest work depicting Allied forces hitting the shore during Operation ‘Plunder’.

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Thanks!
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Posted: Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 11:20 PM UTC
Hi Steffen,

Excellent work, I've been wanting to build one of these for some time, great motivator. Vehicle and figs look terrific.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 11:23 PM UTC
Superb job Steffen.
Love everything about it,from the ground work and water to the figures.Great weathering.Exellent painting on the figures and perfectly posed.

Tom
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Posted: Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 01:12 AM UTC
I echo, echo, echo the above comments. It looks wet. I love the transition from water to land. Very convincing. Nice one!

--mike
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Posted: Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 04:52 AM UTC
Nicely done!! Very cool subject that is much over looked.
Nice to see more Commonwealth things.
J
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Posted: Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 06:51 AM UTC
Steffen-- marvelous workmanship. Great job
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Posted: Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 01:27 PM UTC
I absolutely love this! Serious eye candy. The wet conditions are very convincing. It's difficult to pull off this much "wet" without over-doing it and you did a perfect job. Last: I have never seen this type of weaponry mounted on a landing craft or LVT. I must say, I could look at this for hours.
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Posted: Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 10:52 PM UTC
Great Job! Very convincing water effects, great figures, a terrific dio.
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Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014 - 12:37 AM UTC
I was watching a documentary at the weekend that included some footage of Winston Churchill crossing the Rhine in a LVT, and I thought that it would make a great diorama subject. No Churchill in yours, but everything else is there and you've done a great job all round. The water effects are particularly good. Very realistic - well done.

- Steve
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Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014 - 01:32 AM UTC
Superb, especially the water works.
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Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014 - 01:53 AM UTC
Thank you all!
I'm very happy that you enjoy this little scene.
@Nathan: The british LVT-4 hab sometimes this special 2cm Polsten Gun mounted. (This one here is from resicast.)
In the sideshields had been .50 or .30 machine guns - #57 had ( what I think to see in a few pictures ) .30.
But there are a lot of variants in the weapons at that time!

Have a good time,
Steffen
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Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014 - 08:10 AM UTC
Steffen, mate, I don`t think that I have to say to much here. Everything said! The water is absolutely convincing. Nice one.... as always. Cheers. Dennis

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Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014 - 06:16 PM UTC
I keep coming back to look at this one. Really great!
What is the rope made of? It looks so soft and fussy and absolutely convincing
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Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014 - 09:15 PM UTC
@Dennis: Thank you!!!!
@Motives: I had this rope left from historic ship builds, it is a anchor rope.
Cheers,
Steffen
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Posted: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - 05:24 AM UTC

Quoted Text

it is a anchor rope.





Ah thanks, I'll check it out!
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Posted: Wednesday, July 02, 2014 - 11:27 PM UTC
not just the water effects are absolutely convincing. Check the grass! The transition in appearance and colour from close to the water where it is still muddy to the place further up the bank with its more green tone...
Awesome. Brilliant execution!
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Posted: Thursday, July 03, 2014 - 07:38 AM UTC
Lots of congratulations Steffen.

the watereffect is very convincing . Well done , you have my deepest respect too.

Cheers

Kurt
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Posted: Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 02:55 AM UTC
Whoa! I have to learn how to make the close-to-real mud like this! Amazing work on the vehicle and groundwork mate, congratulations! ^^