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  • Member since
    May, 2017
  • From: Cape Town,South Africa
Patrolling soldiers
Posted by SafferScale on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 4:48 PM

Since I had a few 1:72 US Special forces figures lying around I decided to fool around and make a small Dio with them:

 

I used a boxframe and covered it with a piece of perspex leaving the one corner open with temporary sidewalls.The idea was to spray it full of expandable Builders Foam,and when it expanded it will push out of the open corner creating a moldeable piece of "rockface"

 IMG-20180326-WA0005 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

 

I then started to carve out the rock to shape it..... I found the inside had a air pocket and it actually formed a nice little cave.I used two cutoffs from the carving as rocks

 

 DSC_0020 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

 

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    May, 2017
  • From: Cape Town,South Africa
Posted by SafferScale on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 4:53 PM

Next up was some tree construction using wire,some crafting material I found in a craft shop and Tamiya putty for covering the wire.I first sprayed it lightly with OD and then touched up afterwards with some flat green

 

 IMG-20180326-WA0024 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

 

 DSC_0023 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

 IMG-20180327-WA0020 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

 

 IMG-20180327-WA0032 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

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  • From: Cape Town,South Africa
Posted by SafferScale on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 4:58 PM

Next up was the painting of the base...First coat flat black spray....then a bit of Tan followed by brushwork in Dark Brown,Red Brown,Dark earth and Dark Yellow

 

 DSC_0021 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

 

 IMG-20180327-WA0011 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

 

 IMG-20180327-WA0013 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

 

 IMG-20180327-WA0015 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

 

I also added some rocks and shrubbery for effect

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  • From: Cape Town,South Africa
Posted by SafferScale on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 5:01 PM

did some landscaping with sand and dried naturals and added the trees.

 

 IMG-20180327-WA0034 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

 

 DSC_0026 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

 

 DSC_0025 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

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  • From: Cape Town,South Africa
Posted by SafferScale on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 5:02 PM

checking for possible positions for the figures before I start painting on them next weekend

 

 IMG-20180327-WA0047 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

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    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 5:09 PM

That is some nice scratch ground work. Especially in 1/72. I would put the guys with their weapons to bear in the front and the other guys bringing up the rear. First contact type of thing. More realistic

 

Griffin

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  • From: Cape Town,South Africa
Posted by SafferScale on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 3:55 AM

Griffin25

That is some nice scratch ground work. Especially in 1/72. I would put the guys with their weapons to bear in the front and the other guys bringing up the rear. First contact type of thing. More realistic

 

thx....Yes I was playing around with the same idea....only reason why the current guy is in front is because he has the best detailing on his face....

 

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  • From: Cape Town,South Africa
Posted by SafferScale on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 4:00 AM

Griffin25

That is some nice scratch ground work. Especially in 1/72. I would put the guys with their weapons to bear in the front and the other guys bringing up the rear. First contact type of thing. More realistic

 

Started this hobby very recently.....luckily there is lots of support for the hobby over here.One of our local hobby shops hosts a workshop once a month where all builders can come and sit and build in the shop,have some coffee and exchange ideas and progress.I picked up a lot of ideas from there.....oh and youtube.....love youtube...lol

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 7:17 AM

Lovely work on the base, those trees are superb. Looking forwardto seeing how this comes out.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

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  • From: Cape Town,South Africa
Posted by SafferScale on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 8:51 AM

Bish

Lovely work on the base, those trees are superb. Looking forwardto seeing how this comes out.

 

Thx Bish.....very happy with the trees too.Saw alot of people using flock....but the stuff I found makes a more detailed bush in my opinion

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 9:16 AM

I've only m,ade my own for 35th scale builds and used scatter materials over polyfibre drapped over the branches. Still need to imrpove on it a bit but was not to bad for first attempt.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, March 30, 2018 9:23 AM

Oh really cool! Love the groundwork. Looking forward to seeing how she comes along. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Cape Town,South Africa
Posted by SafferScale on Sunday, April 15, 2018 4:45 PM

I painted the fugures and added them to the groundwork....did some final touch ups....aaaaaand calling it done!!

 

 IMG-20180408-WA0035 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

 IMG-20180408-WA0039 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

 IMG-20180408-WA0044 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

 DSC_0059 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

 DSC_0060 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

 DSC_0056 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

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    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Sunday, April 15, 2018 6:03 PM

Hey Tobie that came out really nice. Great job painting those tiny figures. I like the picture, the magnified one. Look forward to seeing more. Thumbs up 

 

Griffin

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    January, 2018
Posted by PeterPan on Sunday, April 15, 2018 9:46 PM

Peter

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