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120mm USMC Captain Desert Storm - Verlinden - DONE!!! Page 4

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  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Monday, February 22, 2021 6:37 PM

Top job Pawel! You should be very proud of this. All those adjustments and a very challenging paint job. well done mate!!

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, February 22, 2021 5:55 PM

Nice finish on him Pawel. He sure looks the part now. And your modifications to the figure improved him considerably.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Monday, February 22, 2021 4:53 PM

Hello everybody!

Thanks a lot for your kind words! I'm glad you like my work.

knox - ever planning to visit Poland or Europe, for that matter?

TB - faces are not so easy to do, you know... Yeah, I'll write you a PM right away.

Thanks again and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, February 22, 2021 9:38 AM

Hi Pawel!

     Well, except for the slightly Muddled appearance of his facial features, You've got a winner there! Plus I think this has been fun. You wanna guide me through a Figure? I think I will pick a fully geared up W.W. two fighter Pilot. NAH, I wouldn't do that to you. Oh, message me. I have a good tip for 1/250 Stairs on paper ships.

     Pawel, I like that you got his Haircut really " High and Tight". Since serving in two services( Lateral Transfer) I have kept my hair that way. You'd be surprised how many Barbers DON'T know what High and Tight Means!

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, February 21, 2021 9:21 PM

He came out fantastic Pawel! Smashing job!!! 

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

 

  • Member since
    February 2011
Posted by knox on Sunday, February 21, 2021 6:41 PM

Have mercy- that turned out well!! You did a truly great job. The only thing that would make it better,  would be to see it in person.  

                 knox 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, February 21, 2021 2:56 PM

Looks great

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Sunday, February 21, 2021 2:53 PM

The figure came out really nicely.  Good job on it.

Gino P. Quintiliani - Field Artillery - The KING of BATTLE!!!

Check out my Gallery: http://smg.photobuck...v231/HeavyArty/?

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Sunday, February 21, 2021 2:39 PM

Hello!

That was a quick reply! Good to know you're doing all right and thanks a lot for your kind words! A little offtopic - can you explain to me the "water boil orders"?

Thanks a lot for your great help and have a nice, sunny day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, February 21, 2021 2:26 PM

And, that figure came out excellently.

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, February 21, 2021 2:24 PM

Pawel
By the way - how are you taking the cold weather? I hope you are warm and safe!

Well, here at 1415 CST (2015 UTC) on Sunday, 21FEB21, here about 5km from DFW airport, it's 66ºF (normal high for today being 61ºF).

So, all traces of snow have vanished, even in the deep shade.  Most roads are dry in the full sunshine.

Almost unearthly to have no evidence of the 100-year storm which crippled us for a week.  Beyond water boil orders and dug up yards and the like.

Went without power for 33 hours at my house--12 hours and 21 hours with a 4 hour gap.  Better than many of my neighbors (houses across the street both had water damage from burst pipes).  Slowly, all those in my electronic circle have checked in as their power has been restored.

The next hurdle will be in utility billing.  WiFi meters do not "like" being off for extended periods of time.  TThere are already reports of people with (spurious) utility bills in the high four digit range.

We press on, because that's what we do.

 

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Sunday, February 21, 2021 2:23 PM

So!

After taking a lot of great advice and reference material, taking away as much verlindenitis as I could and lots of fun painting - here it is:

Verlinden 120mm (1/16) USMC Marine during Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait 631

Verlinden 120mm (1/16) USMC Marine during Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait 631

Verlinden 120mm (1/16) USMC Marine during Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait 631

Verlinden 120mm (1/16) USMC Marine during Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait 631

Verlinden 120mm (1/16) USMC Marine during Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait 631

Verlinden 120mm (1/16) USMC Marine during Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait 631

Verlinden 120mm (1/16) USMC Marine during Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait 631

Verlinden 120mm (1/16) USMC Marine during Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait 631

Verlinden 120mm (1/16) USMC Marine during Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait 631

Verlinden 120mm (1/16) USMC Marine during Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait 631

Verlinden 120mm (1/16) USMC Marine during Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait 631

Verlinden 120mm (1/16) USMC Marine during Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait 631

My special thanks go to Mark, Gino, Carlos and Gary - that build wouldn be as much fun without you! Naturally now I'm looking forward to comments...

Thanks a lot for looking and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Sunday, February 21, 2021 2:09 PM

Hello everybody!

Thanks a lot for your comments!

Dodgy - thanks a lot, glad you like it!

TB, Capn - thanks a lot for your thoughts here.

Capn - if we had this discussion before I painted all the camo pattern on the torso - who knows... But it's a lot of surgery. I've already had a taste of it while putting the canteens and the pistol on. Almost all the raised detail below any belt/band/gear item has to be chiseled off in order to look natural - that is to say as if the fabric underneath it got compressed by the weight/tension like it should. But I added the dummy cord for the compass, just like you said, please check it out!

By the way - how are you taking the cold weather? I hope you are warm and safe!

And now it's time for the great finale!

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, February 21, 2021 8:20 AM

Hi Pawel;

 If it had been my model I would have TRIED the get him this far at least. There are some figure modelers in the Model Rail Club attached to the Museum,. I would've sought out their help on this though. I am still Very Much a Newbie when it comes to figures.

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, February 20, 2021 5:28 PM

Great work Pawel, keep it up. Like the base too.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, February 20, 2021 5:21 PM

Pawel
if I may - what would you do if it was YOUR model? Let's say somebody would give you the parts and ask you to finish this one - what would you do?

I have given that some thought.

I probably would have cobbled up LBE to throw over the vest, in the fashion of the day--basically to match the gear I used as a USN O-3.  So, there would have been a lot of lead foil used, like as not.

Now, had I committed to creating a USMC figure, he would have gotten a handset with abit of wire trailing off to the unseen RTO.

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, February 20, 2021 4:46 PM

Hi Pawel,Thanks for asking !!

      Well , there's an old saying here in the States."It's colder than a Well Digger's Butt." That's the P.C version. Luckily, I was raised part of my life in New York State, Buffalo to be exact. I lived on and off with grandparents until My Foster parents took over then three more years there.

    So the cold is bearable although my old Body doesn't think so. After all the Boil Water orders from the city and no mail for five days I have made it through. Avoided one fender bender when I was taking my Shut in Friend for groceries. Then another on the way home. I actually didn't get even nervous.

     Still working on the Paper Models, switching from the Treibflugel to the Andrea Doria/Stockholm and back. Do love those " Paper Panzers" even if they flew! But did it really? Who knows? You take care of yourself and Stay warm. I imagine it's cold in Poland right now too!

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Saturday, February 20, 2021 2:16 PM

Hello TB!

Thanks a lot for your comment and for your kind words! I can't do a lot of things, but I like to learn new tricks...

Say, how are you managing the terrible things going on in Texas? I hope you're safe and doing all right!

Thanks again ad 'till next time (maybe it will be finished by then!!!)

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, February 20, 2021 11:53 AM

Pawel:

 Is there anything you can't do? Looking Good my friend.

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, February 20, 2021 11:52 AM

In My Time;

 The Marines fastened stuff where it was supposed to go. Except when we actually got in a firefight. The ones who really were concerned in keeping it where it belonged,( whatever it was) was the Navy Corpsmen.

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Friday, February 19, 2021 4:11 PM

Hello!

Thanks a lot for your comment, Gino! I'm still pondering this one...

In the meantime I have made a base for the Captain here. Took a block of wood (local crafts store, a little more than half a dollar), stained it, and on top I have made a piece of scale tarmac road with a fragment of the centerline - out of a piece of fine black sandpaper. Here's how it looks like:

Verlinden 120mm (1/16) USMC Marine during Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait 631

Thanks for looking and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, February 15, 2021 1:19 PM

I wouldn't put anything on the left side of the vest.  He is already wearing just the pistol belt.  So I doubt he would have anything on his vest.

Gino P. Quintiliani - Field Artillery - The KING of BATTLE!!!

Check out my Gallery: http://smg.photobuck...v231/HeavyArty/?

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Monday, February 15, 2021 11:16 AM

Gino, Capn - thanks a lot for your comments and for your gret help. I'm in a kind of a tough position right now.. That's why I'd like to ask you one more question, if I may - what would you do if it was YOUR model? Let's say somebody would give you the parts and ask you to finish this one - what would you do?

And I have found a nice block of wood for a base here. Now I'm also working on an idea to finish it nicely.

Thanks in advance and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, February 15, 2021 8:19 AM

I agree that he is doing a great job with a less than stellar figure.  He asked my opinion, I have given it.  I have never seen the IFAK on the upper left side pocket/strap.  He can put it there if he wants though, it's his figure.

Gino P. Quintiliani - Field Artillery - The KING of BATTLE!!!

Check out my Gallery: http://smg.photobuck...v231/HeavyArty/?

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, February 14, 2021 7:09 PM

HeavyArty
Yes, all the pouches, canteens, etc. have the same ALICE clips on them.

I believe Pawel is highlighting that the IFAK has a velcro strap between the slide keeper tunnels, so it could be stuck on vertically.  The dressing/compas pouch would have to flop horizontally (and a Marine CPT is going to dummy cord a compass and stow itin a pocket).

You and I both well know that, IRL, thhis CPT would have LBE to toss on over the PASGT vest, especially given how doctrinal USMC was about wearing armor.  Sadly, no one told François this, or provided the gear to model the sculpt to.

In my case, as an O-3, in '91, my Beachmaster gear was identical to the Marines, I have some personal experience with this stuff. 

But, Pawel is working with what he started with.  And doing one heck of a job turning a sow's ear into a silk purse.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Sunday, February 14, 2021 1:24 PM

Yes, all the pouches, canteens, etc. have the same ALICE clips on them.  That is what makes the all part of the ALICE (All-purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment) system.  As far as I know, the USMC wore it all basically the same as the Army.  

Gino P. Quintiliani - Field Artillery - The KING of BATTLE!!!

Check out my Gallery: http://smg.photobuck...v231/HeavyArty/?

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Sunday, February 14, 2021 1:17 PM

Hello!

Thanks a lot for your comments!

TB - thanks again for your kind words!

Gino - I've seen that photo before.. The first aid pouch looks pretty big in it - comparable in size to the canteen..

I've found this picture that shows a possibility of putting the pouch on a vertical strap:

Individual First Aid Kit - ALICE

But of course your opinion is important to me.. I understand you would put the smaller individual dressing there, right? Did the Marines also do it that way?

Thank you very much for your great help and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Sunday, February 14, 2021 12:25 PM

In my opinion, neither would be worn there.  I have never seen the large first aid case hung on the upper left suspender.  I have only seen the small first aid pouch (which only holds a pressure dressing/bandage) with the single button hung there.  The larger one is usually worn on the pistol belt, usually centered in the back.

A first aid case is on top of the buttpack here.  A first aid pouch is on the left uppper suspender.

Gino P. Quintiliani - Field Artillery - The KING of BATTLE!!!

Check out my Gallery: http://smg.photobuck...v231/HeavyArty/?

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, February 14, 2021 10:06 AM

Hi Pawel;

    I would say to make him look busy, The big one. To NOT make it look out of place-The Small one. I believe it's a matter of proportion at this point. Geez, He's looking great!

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