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1/72 plastic figurines - just playing around
Posted by PeterPan on Monday, February 05, 2018 5:44 AM

Last few days I was playing around with altering plastic figurines. Only started using figurines lately, and at first I just painted a group of them for my bridge and road diorama. Then I discovered that you can chop them up and reassemble them. This opened a completely different approach to using figurines. No longer tied to set figures.

GONE FISHING

POLICE FARCE

 

Peter

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, February 05, 2018 5:48 AM

Nice work on those. Really nice painted detail as well as the conversions. I use a lot of 72nd figures for aircraft diorama's, but there is only a small selction especially of ground crew. So converting them is vital to get the scene you want. These will look great with your bridge.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, February 05, 2018 11:42 AM

Yeah, great job on painting them and great work on conversions. You open up a whole galaxy of new possiblities when you mix and match arms and legs. Nice work! 

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

 

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Posted by the Baron on Monday, February 05, 2018 12:29 PM

Great conversions, Pete!  The spirit of Shep Paine moves you! Smile

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

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Posted by PeterPan on Monday, February 05, 2018 3:26 PM

Thank you Bish, Gamera, and The Baron for compliments.

the Baron

Great conversions, Pete!  The spirit of Shep Paine moves you! Smile

Never heard about Shep Paine until now. Did a Google search. He sure did some works of art in scale modelling. When you see works like that you know that anything is possible.

Peter

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 11:49 AM

Peter , Peter , Peter !!!

 Now this ? I must say , you certainly are emulating the late great Shep Paine ! I can't think of anyone better to emulate . But you and I , having done each project in our manner , have kept the ideas of Shep Alive !

 Any individual or group doing these things are keeping the skills alive and the heart beating on creativeness in miniature .

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Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 2:43 PM

PeterPan

Thank you Bish, Gamera, and The Baron for compliments.

 
the Baron

Great conversions, Pete!  The spirit of Shep Paine moves you! Smile

 

Never heard about Shep Paine until now. Did a Google search. He sure did some works of art in scale modelling. When you see works like that you know that anything is possible.

NEVER HEARD OF SHEP PAINE?!!!!

Remember what Heat Miser looked like, when Mrs. Claus asked him to let it snow in Southtown?  My face just went through that.

Seriously, though, your comment shows that he accomplished his own stated mission.  Shep wanted to demonstrate that with a little application, and practice, everyone could build a decent model, moving beyond simply gluing parts together and applying paint.  His "Tips On Building Dioramas" brochures in Monogram kits in the Seventies put that mission into practice.  They inspired a couple of generations of us to build and to stretch our skills, and our imaginations.

If you have the opportunity, his books are still very good primers on modeling and painting techniques, and I recommend adding them to your library.

You can see his Monogram diorama sheets here, too:

http://sheperdpaine.atspace.com/

It amuses me to think how he made those dioramas with kits that some people pooh-pooh today, as lacking detail or otherwise being inferior to the latest thousand-piece kit from China.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

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Posted by PeterPan on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 2:50 PM

Tanker - Builder
...But you and I (we) , having done each project in our manner , have kept the ideas of Shep Alive !

 Any individual or group doing these things are keeping the skills alive and the heart beating on creativeness in miniature .

 

My words in brackets.
 
Very well said T.B.

Peter

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Posted by PeterPan on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 3:31 PM

the Baron
...

You can see his Monogram diorama sheets here, too:

http://sheperdpaine.atspace.com/

...

Thank you Baron for the hyperlink.

So far, from the link, I have only looked at a few of his aeroplane dioramas . . . Amazing!

Peter

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Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 6:44 PM

He did a LOT MORE than just airplane dio's ...

http://www.boxdioramas.com/sheperd-paine/

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by PeterPan on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 8:33 PM

littletimmy

He did a LOT MORE than just airplane dio's ...

http://www.boxdioramas.com/sheperd-paine/

 

Had to rush this morning due to other priorities. Since I am ex-RAAF, my first choice of dioramas to view were aircraft. I realize that Sheperd Paine has done numerous dioramas, but have not yet viewed them all.
 
Thanks for hyperlink.
 

Peter

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 8:11 AM

Hi , Peter !

 I have to tell you . Shep Paine actually was the force behind my one and only dio . It was a Secretary Class Coast Guard Cutter in very nasty seas .They were on the spot to rescue four blokes in a raft . Needless to say, It would make you think of the " Perfect Storm " the sea was so rough . The name . "Angels have Arrived ! " T.B.

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Posted by PeterPan on Thursday, April 19, 2018 4:17 PM

Hyperlinks don't work!

I have recently added a mini diorama with figurines in the thread Working Bridge and Boat Diorama.

 

Peter

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Posted by PeterPan on Thursday, April 19, 2018 4:28 PM

Tanker - Builder

...The name . "Angels have Arrived ! " T.B.

Tried to find this of this forum's search engine, and in Google's too, with no luck.

If your diorama is on the Internet, could you provide a link please.

Peter

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