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Offline ScranJ51

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German Plains - The Fulda Gap
« on: May 10, 2016, 03:20:21 PM »
If I may:

As tensions tighten over Soviet incursions into German airspace (pre-unification of East and West German) the Bundeswehr moves forces closer to the Fulda Gap:

models 013a by David Freeman, on Flickr

plains 027a by David Freeman, on Flickr

Here, a Panzergrenadier column(a Marder AFV and Flakgepard shown) moves forward past an old Leopard 1 tank in a fixed defensive position.

plains 026a by David Freeman, on Flickr

plains 029a by David Freeman, on Flickr


Also present is a Liaison Officer front a US Brigade - talking to the Leopard 1 Commander:

plains 025a by David Freeman, on Flickr

plains 028a by David Freeman, on Flickr

The Leopard sits in a pre-built hull down defensive position just off the track:

plains 024a by David Freeman, on Flickr


The dio was created by building the fixed hull down position from craft wood and framers foam.

The Marder, Flakgepard, Leopard 1 and the Tow-equipped jeep were all stand alone kits.  There are a few additional figures from a german panzergrenadier set with several different poses.

Enjoy - and stay tuned for German Plains 2!!!  :D
« Last Edit: March 05, 2018, 12:37:55 PM by ScranJ51 »
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Re: German Plains - The Fulda Gap
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2016, 03:21:02 AM »
 :)
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Re: German Plains - The Fulda Gap
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2016, 06:33:50 AM »
Between this incredible scene and that REFORGER wonder you just posted, you're totally hitting my 1980's Cold War nostalgia button, Scran!

Not sure I'd be all to thrilled if I was assigned to the dug-in Leopard...

Yet another amazing example of your boundless talent!

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Re: German Plains - The Fulda Gap
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2016, 12:59:06 PM »
I'm getting the feeling that many of these vehicles belong in the "Dust" universe. ;D


Not a criticism, just a tip for future figure painting;

I would suggest you try to vary the skin tones & lightly shadow the creases & mouths, & do something for the eyes.
I'm not an expert, by any means, but doing the above adds depth & character to your figures.
A quick search on the interweb brought up these site, which may be of assistance;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuvQHWZcXH4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no2zBike6Q0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYw0JKWBYV8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HWrf8axHTs

(I've actually linked those vid's so I can reference them in future to improve my figures).

A second-rate AFV paint job with some fairly good figures;


An OK figure (largely hidden away in the final build);



A Post-Apocalyptic exploration scout;


Tomas the Tanker (my photo scaling figure);
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline ScranJ51

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Re: German Plains - The Fulda Gap
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2016, 08:35:11 PM »
Gee - thanks old Wombat.

That dio is 7 years old.

One of these days I might get around to adding a LITTLE more detail.

There are one or two others I'll add here - pardon me if they ain't perfect.......................................................
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Re: German Plains - The Fulda Gap
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2016, 08:59:04 PM »
 ???
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline ScranJ51

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Re: German Plains - The Fulda Gap
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2018, 12:39:19 PM »
Re-imaged.

Sorry Old Wombat - I still need to get around to updating the faces - but thanks for the info and links
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Re: German Plains - The Fulda Gap
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2018, 12:59:01 PM »
I really like this one. It probably helps that Iím a big fan of German armor from this era.

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Re: German Plains - The Fulda Gap
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2018, 10:10:12 PM »
One thing I have always been crap at is eyes, even when I get them looking like eyes I miss the target and leave the figures looking like they are wearing a Quasimodo mask.