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Offline vodkafan

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Re: 1/72 US Rifle Platoon project blog
« Reply #30 on: December 09, 2017, 02:08:23 PM »
Haha no dying of interest here! In fact you have started me off but my project will be using Valiant figures as I already have some.
2018 Painting Challenge

figures bought: Lost count after Salute and Hammerhead @700
figures painted: 70, 1 artillery piece

Offline zirrian

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Re: 1/72 US Rifle Platoon project blog
« Reply #31 on: December 13, 2017, 08:19:23 PM »


2nd week's planned figures are done. Also, finished basing up some Italeri winter germans, sorry for the quality.


Offline vodkafan

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Re: 1/72 US Rifle Platoon project blog
« Reply #32 on: December 13, 2017, 09:05:15 PM »
Looking good. I just noticed your pinned/casualty markers. Is the square recess to hold a die? Great idea

Offline zirrian

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Re: 1/72 US Rifle Platoon project blog
« Reply #33 on: December 13, 2017, 09:06:10 PM »
Looking good. I just noticed your pinned/casualty markers. Is the square recess to hold a die? Great idea

Yes, that's correct. Thank you.

Online Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: 1/72 US Rifle Platoon project blog
« Reply #34 on: December 14, 2017, 09:37:43 AM »
Very good.

Is that an astronaut off to the left of the laptop?

Offline zirrian

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Re: 1/72 US Rifle Platoon project blog
« Reply #35 on: December 14, 2017, 09:45:50 AM »
Yup, an old Soviet toy I picked up at the flea market. I'll fix him up a bit as some point as there are some fuzzy details, then paint him - also I'll need to find a suitable visor for his helmet.

Offline zirrian

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Re: 1/72 US Rifle Platoon project blog
« Reply #36 on: December 19, 2017, 12:14:47 AM »
Well, for my two followers of this painting log/blog/whatever...I finished the painting part for the core of the platoon.



Now five bonus figures remain - the 3-men .50cal team, a rifleman and a casualty. I'll paint them tomorrow, and this December project will be wrapped up in 19-days.

Also, finished assembly of the command M4A1(76):


I had a Revell kit with some missing parts, and used up an Italeri Sherman purchased mostly to be used as a spares vehicle, as it had its turret and other parts missing. Also, had to borrow the hatches from a Matchbox Firefly and a (possibly) Fujimi Easy Eight. Added a commander from the PSC Stuart, a .50cal from the Italeri Sherman kit, and stowage from a Black Dog set, I can call it done - maybe I'll put some tarps on the front of the hull, but it'd mean I'll paint it only in Jan/Feb as I need to order those.

Now that the painting is done, I'll need to varnish and base them, probably a day's work all in all. And then I'll spend the rest of december cleaning out my backlog, most probably - lots of half-finished figures on my desk, among them some NVA leaders, Revell's 8th Army, Chechens, converted Chindits, and can't remember the others.

Thanks for looking.

Offline zippyfusenet

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Re: 1/72 US Rifle Platoon project blog
« Reply #37 on: December 19, 2017, 04:18:16 AM »
Well done, very productive and good looking output. Great job on the Sherman, I love to go scrapping. "...maybe I'll put some tarps on the front of the hull, but it'd mean I'll paint it only in Jan/Feb as I need to order those." A scrap of toiler paper rolled up, tied with sewing thread and painted makes a dandy tarp, in my experience, and you can size and position it just as you like on the model.
You'll shoot your eye out, kid!

Offline vodkafan

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Re: 1/72 US Rifle Platoon project blog
« Reply #38 on: December 19, 2017, 01:41:40 PM »
While you have used your time productively these last couple of weeks, I have done absolutely nothing  :(
This is a good little mini-project, very well done!

Offline zirrian

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Re: 1/72 US Rifle Platoon project blog
« Reply #39 on: December 20, 2017, 12:09:15 AM »
While you have used your time productively these last couple of weeks, I have done absolutely nothing  :(
This is a good little mini-project, very well done!

Thank you. What I can help you with is to advise you to make a timeplan with realistic goals, and then stick with it. Even if you overachieve, don't start the next phase that earlier as you'll burn out quickly.

Also:


We'll see when I can take pictures of the individual squads, but till then - I finished this project earlier than anticipiated, and I'm proud of myself. This year I've painted a lot of figures, and so far this is the second finishes "army" I think (maybe third, not sure). Hopefully my next year will be even more fruitious, and I can make all the armies I wanted to play in Normandy.

Offline randycarter

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Re: 1/72 US Rifle Platoon project blog
« Reply #40 on: December 26, 2017, 12:33:20 PM »
Very interesting, I will start (hopefully) a new 1-72 project soon: I will follow your progress and this will be of great motivation for me! Great job so far!

Offline von Lucky

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Re: 1/72 US Rifle Platoon project blog
« Reply #41 on: December 27, 2017, 06:26:33 AM »
Nice work! Only saw this thread now, but definitely something to be happy with.
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Offline zirrian

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Re: 1/72 WW2 blog
« Reply #42 on: March 04, 2018, 12:38:53 PM »
Well chaps, sorry for the long radio silence - admittedly I can be a bit lazy when it comes to logs and blogs.

Now with the infantry portion of the army ready, I turned to AFVs, and finally finished my M4A1(76) that's been on my shelf unloved for some time. It's the command tank with some Blackdog and GS stowage, PSC commander, and Revell base kit. Maybe I'll get one more, but since Sherman troops were a mixed bag (I've read an account of a platoon that had 5 different Shermans in it, some 75, some 76mm), I might just add an M4A3(76) and be done with it - I have around 10 of the Italeri Easy Assembly ones anyway...

And now the picture!


Appears to be a bit fuzzy - sorry for that.

Also, some other projects I've worked on:
SdKfz 251s for the Ardennes:


Airfix Bedford QLD from the D-Day set:


Next platoon project is a British rifle platoon with some halftracks in case I want to make a motor rifle platoon. I have two halftracks done already, only basing left, need to do the third, and grab an S&S conversion kit for a command halftrack, or make use of the Esci M3A1 White Scout Car I managed to get from Poland.

As for the infantry, PSC troops and HaT heavy weapons. Sadly one of my PSC sprues has some missing figs, so in case someone has a spare sprue or some riflemen and an NCO from there, please drop me a PM.

Offline Magos Kasen

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Re: 1/72 US Rifle Platoon project blog
« Reply #43 on: March 05, 2018, 01:11:34 AM »
These all look really good. I especially like the winter germans!

Offline Erestor90

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Re: 1/72 US Rifle Platoon project blog
« Reply #44 on: March 05, 2018, 08:02:59 PM »
Very nice!

Keep up the good work. I especially like the winter camouflage on the Sd.Kfz.

Cheers!

 

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