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1/35 Post Apoc figures
« on: June 12, 2020, 11:30:41 AM »
I converted some Evolution Miniatures 1/35 German WW2 figures into post apoc.

For this figure I cut the face out and replaced it with a Live Resin M17 gas mask.



I used Trumpeter woodland BDU camo decals that were kindly supplied by a friend. I primed the figure first then gloss coated it before applying the decals.



After the camo decals settled I gloss coated the whole figure again.





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Re: 1/35 Post Apoc figures
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2020, 11:34:23 AM »
This one was converted using a Live Resin PMG-2 Russian gas mask.



I also used the same Trumpeter woodland BDU camo decals for the jacket. The pants are also decals but from Peddinghaus. It is German Fallschirmjager camo pattern.




I added a Tank SVD rifle. I cut some tape into thin strips and wrapped it around the rifle to simulate camouflage wrapping.



Again, once the decals were settled I applied gloss coat over them.

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Re: 1/35 Post Apoc figures
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2020, 11:38:15 AM »
First one completed. I added a Dragon AK rifle. I weathered the figure then flat coated it.





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Re: 1/35 Post Apoc figures
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2020, 11:41:47 AM »
Second one also completed. I added a backpack from a different figure that I messed up so recycled it. Also lightly weather and flat coated.






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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2020, 01:16:05 PM »
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Re: 1/35 Post Apoc figures
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2020, 02:29:59 PM »
Well that is very nice.
I have never tried this sort of decaling on figures, they appeared to go down extra well, so great work

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Re: 1/35 Post Apoc figures
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2020, 03:11:40 PM »
Great job, Ramba! 8)


Are you going to do any detailing on the masks, to make them stand out a bit more? ???
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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2020, 09:01:52 PM »
:smiley: :smiley:

Welcome, that's some nice work.

Thanks!

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Re: 1/35 Post Apoc figures
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2020, 09:05:20 PM »
Well that is very nice.
I have never tried this sort of decaling on figures, they appeared to go down extra well, so great work

Thank you! Using the decals requires a lot of patience. I use Micro Sol to get the decals to settle down into the grooves and over the creases. The Trumpeter decals laid down nicely with the Micro Sol. Some areas required to put a pin hole to get the decals to settle in though.

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Re: 1/35 Post Apoc figures
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2020, 09:11:52 PM »
Great job, Ramba! 8)


Are you going to do any detailing on the masks, to make them stand out a bit more? ???

Thanks! The gas masks are flat black so not much else I can do unless I paint them a different color. Also just bad angle I think of the camera flash to not highlight the gas masks. I will try a different angle with the camera to see if I could get the gas masks more visible. The only other thing I might do is to paint the goggles with Tamiya clear red on the Russian ones and Tamiya clear green on the U.S. ones. My Tamiya clear green is about 30 years old and is kind of syrupy now so I have to order a new bottle. I do have some Tamiya clear blue I could use instead.

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Re: 1/35 Post Apoc figures
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2020, 01:36:42 AM »
I painted the goggle parts of the gas masks. I painted them silver first then used Tamiya clear red and clear blue over that. The red is actually flat like the blue but showed up a lot shinier than it really is due to the camera flash.



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Re: 1/35 Post Apoc figures
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2020, 01:58:06 AM »
The camo decals and the paint job on the pats look outstanding!

You can revive the syrupy Tamiya clear acrylics with either a few drops of alcohol or water.

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Re: 1/35 Post Apoc figures
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2020, 03:16:25 AM »
Looking good.
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Re: 1/35 Post Apoc figures
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2020, 03:56:13 AM »
Very nice work!  :smiley: :smiley:
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Re: 1/35 Post Apoc figures
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2020, 02:14:24 AM »
The camo decals and the paint job on the pats look outstanding!

You can revive the syrupy Tamiya clear acrylics with either a few drops of alcohol or water.

Thank you!

I did try some Tamiya X-20A acrylic thinner but it didn't work. I have a new bottle on the way now.

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Re: 1/35 Post Apoc figures
« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2020, 05:02:28 PM »
Look great

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Re: 1/35 Post Apoc figures
« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2020, 07:19:55 PM »
Don't know if it's the lens colours or a slightly different angle but I'm seeing a bit of texture in the masks, now, too! :smiley: :smiley:
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Re: 1/35 Post Apoc figures
« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2020, 01:34:26 PM »
Feeling the sudden urge to install S.T.A.L.K.E.R. again....   8)
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Re: 1/35 Post Apoc figures
« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2020, 08:48:28 PM »
Thanks everyone! I like the post apoc figures as you can mix and match items to your liking. They pretty much scrounge up what they can find so the figures won't be specific to anything really.

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Re: 1/35 Post Apoc figures
« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2020, 09:21:50 PM »
I will be adding more post apoc figures to this thread instead of starting a new one for each post apoc figure. This will be my official post apoc figure thread.

Here is another 1/35 figure I finished over the weekend. I actually finished this one last year but I was doing a few touchups here and there and I dropped it and stepped on it. I broke the arms/hands and rifle and the backpack snapped off. I was going to toss the figure but then decided to save it and redo it.

As usual, I cut the original face out or in this case I cut the original gas mask out. I didn't like the look of the original gas mask. I replaced it with a Live Resin PMG-2 Russian gas mask.



I added a Dragon RPK rifle but modified it with a PK butt stock. Bottom rifle is standard RPK, middle one is RPK modified with the PK butt stock and top one is the PK machine gun. Second photo shows where I got the idea from and shows the real RPK with the PK butt stock.



Here is the redone figure. It still needs a few touchups here and there. As you can see I missed a few spots so have to go back over them with the flat coat so those sparkly spots don't show up. I used the original backpack on a different figure so I used a Tamiya Alice Pack on this one. The original backpack for this figure was reused on the sniper figure a few posts above, the one with the SVD rifle.


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Re: 1/35 Post Apoc figures
« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2020, 02:20:30 AM »
Very nice! And love your PK butt stock swap concept  :smiley:
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Re: 1/35 Post Apoc figures
« Reply #23 on: June 17, 2020, 02:42:06 AM »
Very nice! And love your PK butt stock swap concept  :smiley:


Thanks!

I also added an SVD butt stock to another RPK rifle. The top one is a regular RPK and the bottom one is the modified RPK with the SVD butt stock.


The modified RPK is going on this figure. I had to modify the arms and hands to grip the RPK but it still isn't gripping it correctly.

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Re: 1/35 Post Apoc figures
« Reply #24 on: June 17, 2020, 03:08:21 AM »
The shading on the uniform looks great - is that just a black wash?

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« Reply #25 on: June 17, 2020, 03:33:54 AM »
The shading on the uniform looks great - is that just a black wash?

Thanks! I used olive drab as the main color. I then lightened the olive drab with a 50/50 mix with white and brushed that on the edges/creases for the highlights. I gloss coated the figure then I used a dark dirt wash to weather it. I didn't wipe the wash, I just let it air dry for a couple days. After that I flat coated everything.

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Re: 1/35 Post Apoc figures
« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2020, 04:21:29 AM »
Got a couple more post apoc figures done. These are Tank 1/35 Russian soldiers. I cut the faces out and replaced with Live Resin PMG-2 gas masks. They could still be used as Russian soldiers but they will be set in a post apoc diorama.







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Re: 1/35 Post Apoc figures
« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2020, 05:31:48 AM »
*adopts-Sidorovich-voice* "Not bad. Some pretty good stuff you've got there."
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Re: 1/35 Post Apoc figures
« Reply #28 on: August 04, 2020, 07:12:48 AM »
Really do love the way these come out.

I am going to track down some of that decal and try it out

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« Reply #29 on: August 04, 2020, 07:31:33 AM »
*adopts-Sidorovich-voice* "Not bad. Some pretty good stuff you've got there."

Thank you!

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Re: 1/35 Post Apoc figures
« Reply #30 on: August 04, 2020, 07:55:39 AM »
Really do love the way these come out.

I am going to track down some of that decal and try it out


Thank you! The brown camo are decals used for these two figures and were from FFSMC decals. I got them from Ebay. I think FFSMC is located in France. This is the Russian Flora camouflage pattern. I originally ordered the green camo but he mistakenly sent the brown instead. He did send the correct green though once I pointed out his mistake.

Here is a comparison of the green and brown Flora pattern from FFSMC.


This is the real Russian Flora green camouflage pattern.


Here is the green FFSMC FLORA camo decals on a couple Evolution Miniatures Russian tankmen figures I just finished this weekend.


Another comparison between the green and brown FLORA camo, this time on the figures.


When using these FFSMC decals you need to prime the figures white as the decals are very transparent. I also gloss coat the primer before using the decals. You also need to add a coat of liquid decal film on the decal sheet before using them. If you don't use the liquid decal film the colors will rub off easily especially on the edges/creases of the figures. The liquid decal film helps stop the colors from rubbing off. I also use Micro Sol to help the decals settle into the creases/folds of the figures. Once the decals are on and dried, I gloss coat them which also helps the colors from rubbing off.

I have used Cross Delta camouflage decals too and you will still need to put a coat of liquid decal film on the decal sheet before using. You will also still need to use Micro Sol for them to settle into the creases and folds of the figures.

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Re: 1/35 Post Apoc figures
« Reply #31 on: August 04, 2020, 09:21:09 AM »
Damn, they're awesome! I keep looking at my figures, then yours, & feel so inadequate! :icon_crap:

Still, I have something to aim for! :D :smiley:
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Re: 1/35 Post Apoc figures
« Reply #32 on: August 04, 2020, 10:33:22 AM »
The figures look great! The AKs came out nicely, too. Thanks for the FFSMC name - he has a ton of decals! His Russian camo decals are here


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« Reply #33 on: August 04, 2020, 08:26:38 PM »
Damn, they're awesome! I keep looking at my figures, then yours, & feel so inadequate! :icon_crap:

Still, I have something to aim for! :D :smiley:

Thank you! I can't paint camo uniforms so I use camo decals. I also can't paint eyes so I do figures with sun glasses or goggles that cover the eyes or I convert them to have gas masks. I do have a bunch of figures with the eyes showing and am not looking forward to doing them. I did two Russian tankmen figures over the weekend and the eyes came out horrible. I can't convert every figure to have gas masks so I have to practice painting eyes. It is a very daunting task.

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« Reply #34 on: August 04, 2020, 08:44:31 PM »
The figures look great! The AKs came out nicely, too. Thanks for the FFSMC name - he has a ton of decals! His Russian camo decals are here


Thank you! The AK's are from the Dragon AK family part 1. I have had those Dragon AK's for a good 25 years or more and finally getting to use them.

I have the Russian Partizan and Flora camo pattern decals from FFSMC. The Russian patterns look good and he is the only source for Russian camo pattern decals. If you do get the FFSMC decals please make sure you read my notes on how to use them. I posted them previously a couple posts up.

Trumpeter has some camo decals in their Russian Special Operations Force figure set but they don't look right. The colors look too bright and the one multi color camo pattern looks wrong.
Here is the Trumpeter figure set with the Russian camo decals included.


Here are the three different camo decals from the Trumpeter figure set.




Some examples of what the real camo patterns/colors look like compared to the Trumpeter decals.


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Re: 1/35 Post Apoc figures
« Reply #35 on: August 05, 2020, 12:27:37 AM »
From the care instructions (and the fact that he offers white decals) I wonder if he's using an ALPS (or Oki or Kodak) dye sub printer. I have the same issues with my ALPS - I have to either coat the decals or be extremely careful with them when I place them on a model - then I overcoat them.

Trumpeter has good weapon sets, but their figures are still grossly sub par compared to everyone else. I agree - their decal colors look off.

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« Reply #36 on: August 05, 2020, 12:49:26 AM »
Just flicked through FFSMC's products ..... I ended up with almost 15 patterns I was interested in, mostly wanting 2 or more sheets! :o
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« Reply #37 on: August 05, 2020, 01:17:04 AM »
From the care instructions (and the fact that he offers white decals) I wonder if he's using an ALPS (or Oki or Kodak) dye sub printer. I have the same issues with my ALPS - I have to either coat the decals or be extremely careful with them when I place them on a model - then I overcoat them.

Trumpeter has good weapon sets, but their figures are still grossly sub par compared to everyone else. I agree - their decal colors look off.


He might be using an ALPS printer. They do need careful handling when applying but not just the FFSMC, I also encountered the same problems with Cross Delta decals and those are not ALPS printed. The biggest problems are the edges of the figures. Here is a photo of the Russian tankmen I did over the weekend with the FFSMC decals. The figure on the left you can see the white edges where the colors rubbed off. The decals are printed on clear paper and the figure was primed with white so you are seeing the white primer through the decal where the colors rubbed off. You really need to get a good coat of liquid decal film over the decals before using them.


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« Reply #38 on: August 05, 2020, 01:24:59 AM »
Just flicked through FFSMC's products ..... I ended up with almost 15 patterns I was interested in, mostly wanting 2 or more sheets! :o


He does make some interesting camo patterns. I have three of the Russian camo patterns from him, the green/brown FLORA pattern, the Partizan pattern and the green digital FLORA pattern. I wish he made more Russian camo patterns like the VSR and 3 color pattern. I did ask him if he planned to do any more Russian camo patterns but he said no.

This is the VSR pattern.


Here is the 3 color pattern I also posted earlier. Trumpeter makes decals for this pattern but is completely wrong.

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Re: 1/35 Post Apoc figures
« Reply #39 on: December 16, 2020, 12:54:00 AM »
Finished a couple more 1/35 figures. These were originally German WW2 but converted to post apoc. I still need to add weapons. The US Woodland and modern German Flecktarn camo are both from Trumpeter. The camo on the pants are actually old WW2 camo patterns from Print Scale Wehrmacht camo. I used Live Resin US M17 gas masks on both. The one in the woodland camo has a backpack and rolled sleeping bag from Tamiya. The other one has a resin backpack from Yufan.





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« Reply #40 on: December 16, 2020, 11:26:44 AM »
Very nice! That Wehrmacht camo goes well with the Bundeswehr flecktarn  :smiley:
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« Reply #41 on: December 16, 2020, 12:51:30 PM »
Both of those figures look like they are straight out of DayZ :smiley:
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« Reply #42 on: December 16, 2020, 07:56:52 PM »
 :smiley: :smiley: 8)
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« Reply #43 on: December 18, 2020, 01:03:00 AM »
Very nice! That Wehrmacht camo goes well with the Bundeswehr flecktarn  :smiley:

Thanks! The Trumpeter Flecktarn camo was a real PITA. It cracked and fell apart as soon as you slid it off the backing paper. I got it from a friend and he said it was really old. I applied some Microscale liquid decal film and the decals still fell apart. It took me over 12 hours over the course of three days to get that one figure done. The Print Scale Wehrmacht camo decals also started to crack and fall apart too but not as bad as the Trumpeter Flecktarn decals. The Trumpeter Woodland BDU camo is by far one of the nicest camo decals I have used.

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« Reply #44 on: December 18, 2020, 01:04:43 AM »
Both of those figures look like they are straight out of DayZ :smiley:

I haven't heard of DayZ. Is it a movie? I will have to look it up.

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« Reply #45 on: December 18, 2020, 02:38:59 AM »
Both of those figures look like they are straight out of DayZ :smiley:
I haven't heard of DayZ. Is it a movie? I will have to look it up.


DayZ is an FPS/TPS game that started out as a game mode for ARMA (Arma2-DayZ Mod) and subsequently morphed in to an actual stand-alone FPS/TPS game (DayZ Stand-Alone).  The original game mod was very loosely based on the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. FPS/TPS survival game

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More information about the DayZ stand alone video game at Wikipedia
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Re: 1/35 Post Apoc figures
« Reply #46 on: December 22, 2020, 07:32:11 AM »
@Ramba - Another figure that you might be interested in is this "post-apocalyptic" from MasterBox: 35213 - Desert Battle Series An old Raider - Vadim


@Ramba - Another figure that you might be interested in is this "post-apocalyptic" from MasterBox: 35213 - Desert Battle Series An old Raider - Vadim

Thanks for the link to the MasterBox Vadim figure. I had seen it for sale but they were only available from Ukraine. Hope to see them available soon in the USA, I will be getting one.
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« Reply #47 on: December 22, 2020, 07:39:23 AM »
Jeff - I was just going to mention that kit! I just ordered it from Scale Hobbyist.

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« Reply #48 on: December 22, 2020, 08:53:07 AM »
@Ramba - Another figure that you might be interested in is this "post-apocalyptic" from MasterBox: 35213 - Desert Battle Series An old Raider - Vadim

Thanks for the link to the MasterBox Vadim figure. I had seen it for sale but they were only available from Ukraine. Hope to see them available soon in the USA, I will be getting one.

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« Reply #49 on: December 22, 2020, 08:56:21 AM »
Jeff - I was just going to mention that kit! I just ordered it from Scale Hobbyist.

Thanks for the info that they are available on Scale Hobbyist. I hope to order it soon from them.

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« Reply #50 on: December 22, 2020, 08:57:40 AM »
@Ramba - Another figure that you might be interested in is this "post-apocalyptic" from MasterBox: 35213 - Desert Battle Series An old Raider - Vadim


Thanks for the link to the MasterBox Vadim figure. I had seen it for sale but they were only available from Ukraine. Hope to see them available soon in the USA, I will be getting one.

https://www.scalehobbyist.com/catagories/browse.php?pg=1&ppp=48&sb=stocknumber&so=a&pr=1&sc=35&man=MBL
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Thanks! I just saw Frank3k's post that he ordered it from Scale Hobbyist. I will have to order it soon.

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« Reply #51 on: December 22, 2020, 09:10:58 AM »
Converting this Evolution Miniatures 1/35 Russian soldier. I used the head from the Nuts Planet Heavy Charger figure. I used a different head on the Nuts Planet figure. The rifle is from Tahk.




Here what they were supposed to look like.




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« Reply #52 on: December 24, 2020, 04:53:57 PM »
Really like that head, Ramba, &, if you do the skull paint job, it'll look fantastic on that figure. 8)
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« Reply #53 on: January 15, 2021, 04:17:13 AM »
Really like that head, Ramba, &, if you do the skull paint job, it'll look fantastic on that figure. 8)

Thanks! I will try to paint it like that but mine more than likely won't look anything like that HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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Re: 1/35 Post Apoc figures
« Reply #54 on: January 15, 2021, 04:26:24 AM »
My latest post apoc figures. They are Evolution Miniatures 1/35 Soviet Scouts WW2. I changed the heads to Live Resin US M17 gas mask heads. I also added new weapons. The M4 is from AFV Club and the M16A2 is from Trumpeter. I cut the winter knit beanie hats off the heads and put them on the gas mask heads. Similar style beanie hats like in the photo of the US Marines in winter gear. I will more than likely paint my figures the same way in the white and gray camo with the coyote tan beanie hats.








I have some ACU camo decals I can use for the gray pixels on the white winter uniforms. It will be close enough.

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Re: 1/35 Post Apoc figures
« Reply #55 on: January 15, 2021, 05:07:10 AM »
Very nice! :smiley:
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Re: 1/35 Post Apoc figures
« Reply #56 on: January 15, 2021, 08:54:20 AM »
Cool! 8)
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Re: 1/35 Post Apoc figures
« Reply #57 on: January 15, 2021, 11:51:41 AM »
So, can we expect a rather spectacular Diorama at some stage ?

These figgies are really interesting

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Re: 1/35 Post Apoc figures
« Reply #58 on: January 15, 2021, 09:18:28 PM »
Thanks everyone!

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Re: 1/35 Post Apoc figures
« Reply #59 on: January 15, 2021, 09:36:49 PM »
So, can we expect a rather spectacular Diorama at some stage ?

These figgies are really interesting


I do plan on doing a snow diorama for these figures. Still not decided on how to lay it out though.

I have the Evolution Miniatures snowman. I trimmed the German helmet to look like a top hat.





I will be adding the other Evolution Miniatures 1/35 Soviet Scout WW2. The head was replaced with a Live Resin US M17 gas mask with hood. He will be resting the right leg on the side of the snowman. The M203 is from Trumpeter.






Here are some of the products I will be using to make the snow. A couple from Krycell and AK.


An example from the Krycell products page.

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Re: 1/35 Post Apoc figures
« Reply #60 on: January 15, 2021, 11:10:06 PM »
The Krycell stuff looks pretty good. :smiley:

Not that I'm any kind of expert on snow, now dust, on the other hand, ... ! ;D
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