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Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 07:26 AM GMT+7

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Jerry, the figures look amazing! I've always wondered how to do the pea dot pattern, and similar. Now I know, I may turn my hand to some late war Germans. Thanks for the tips and inspiration.
Cheers
Matthew




Thanks a lot Matt,
I encourage you to try. You will never improve unless you try and then practice a lot.
J
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Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 05:43 AM GMT+7
Jerry, the figures look amazing! I've always wondered how to do the pea dot pattern, and similar. Now I know, I may turn my hand to some late war Germans. Thanks for the tips and inspiration.
Cheers
Matthew
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Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017 - 03:02 AM GMT+7

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Hi, Jerry. Like so many others, I'm intently following your progress on this diorama and look forward to every new installment. I took particular notice when you referenced the two books on Waffen SS camouflage by Silvestri. Your camo painting is inspiring. I just bought the first volume and you were absolutely right, it's amazing. It's full color and huge. The book must weigh at least 6 pounds! It pretty much supersedes every other reference I have on waffen SS camo.

Thanks!



Chris




Glad to be of assistance Chris,
Kind of pricey books but chocked full of info for sure. The second book has all kinds of cool stuff,including non standard cammo and the late war sumpfmuster,etc.
J
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Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017 - 12:42 AM GMT+7
Hi, Jerry. Like so many others, I'm intently following your progress on this diorama and look forward to every new installment. I took particular notice when you referenced the two books on Waffen SS camouflage by Silvestri. Your camo painting is inspiring. I just bought the first volume and you were absolutely right, it's amazing. It's full color and huge. The book must weigh at least 6 pounds! It pretty much supersedes every other reference I have on waffen SS camo.

Thanks!

Chris
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Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017 - 02:01 AM GMT+7
Thanks Jim and Tim.
I always appreciate when you guys take the time to comment,it means a lot to me.
I have not checked out that artist but I promise I will. I have a few 1/1 scale honey do projects under way and am kind of distracted right now.
J
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Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:44 AM GMT+7
Mmm Herr Goggles is just superb. Superb! Did you check out what I meant about Caravaggio – the expressions, drama etc? Btw how come you of all people don’t have a Contributor’s Award? Did they run out??
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Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 02:15 PM GMT+7
Hey Jerry!

Those wounded guys look pretty darn good. I really like how you replicate the hair the way you do. It makes the figure look more realistic than you already make them look. Great job!

Cheers,
James
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Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 01:23 AM GMT+7
Nick and Maarten,
Thanks gents,for the very nice comments. I appreciate them men,
J
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 11:16 PM GMT+7
The guy that lost his ear ....WOW !
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 03:15 PM GMT+7
Hi Jerry - wow - this guy seems to be shaping up to be one of your best - really something to see - and then look at again and ask - how did he get that guy to look so good?!!?

Nice!

Cheers
Nick
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 12:24 PM GMT+7

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Wow! I had to go back for a closer look through my "beer goggles; the lenses actually look clear!🍺

—mike



Smoke and mirrors buddy.
J
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 10:01 AM GMT+7
Wow! I had to go back for a closer look through my "beer goggles; the lenses actually look clear!🍺

—mike
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 08:56 AM GMT+7

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Hi Jerry, Everything about that figure looks great — from his facial expression, right down to the watch! I gotta' ask: How did you achieve the clear on the goggles?

Cheers!🍺
—mike



Thanks man,
The goggs were done first with overall dark grey,then the inner rims were given a black line,then the lenses were done with the hair color,but streaky and more dark in the middle,then the lenses got a satin varnish. Accents were done on the frames with black and light grey.
I believe that covers it.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 08:51 AM GMT+7

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Amazing level of detail. Is this 1/16th scale?



Nah-yo,
1/35 is the way I roll !
Thanks ol buddy,
J
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 08:36 AM GMT+7
Hi Jerry, Everything about that figure looks great — from his facial expression, right down to the watch! I gotta' ask: How did you achieve the clear on the goggles?

Cheers!🍺
—mike
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 08:34 AM GMT+7
Amazing level of detail. Is this 1/16th scale?
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 06:19 AM GMT+7
Got the top half of the erbsenmuster guy done.







Hope you like him,
J
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 04:00 AM GMT+7
Thanks Conner,for interrupting the tumbleweeds ! Glad it was of some use !
J
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 03:15 AM GMT+7
Many thanks! I like the faded look to it, that's just the variation needed with the camo schemes. This is a good supplement to the very basic tutorial in the AK book.

-Conor
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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017 - 03:24 AM GMT+7
OK Gents,
As requested here is a very quick SBS on the tricky WSS Erbsenmuster.
First step on this converted Alpine fig was to paint the base color with the AK base but lightened with white. I then got some un lightened color in the recesses.



Next step was the light dots and light areas which was done again with the AK color made for that. After that the AK dark spot color was applied.



I then went back and added the light spots to the dark green patches and vice versa,plus added the green,which was a combo of the AK set color and Vallejo Golden Olive.
Low areas were accented with German Cammo Black Brown by Vallejo.




Very shadowy areas were given slight black tones and high areas were done last with the AK set color "Global Light Shade" which I think is an amusing name for some reason.



It still gets the dirt,etc and will be blended a bit when I paint the rest. I want to try some different tones for the trousers to add interest and because there were a lot of dye variations used by the clothing factories. It helps to have a good reference and I went a whole lot overboard by splurging for the amazing two book series by Silvestri. It has anything you could possibly want to know about WSS cammo.


Happy to answer any queries I didn't cover here,
enjoy,
J


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Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 03:38 AM GMT+7
Thanks again for the very generous comments Karl. I will put together a few pics about the erbsenmuster I am currently working on.As far as the putty goes I am using apoxy sculpt,a two part epoxy putty similar to plumbers putty.

J
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Posted: Saturday, September 09, 2017 - 08:45 AM GMT+7
Jerry-- long time admirer of your workmanship. Another-- Great job. Having said that, can you tell me what brand of putty you use to attain the results you achieve on your figures?
thanks
DJ
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Posted: Saturday, September 09, 2017 - 08:16 AM GMT+7
Absolutely! While the Calvin Tan book's nice I've learnt more about figure painting from you than I have from the book! There's not enough info on painting in that book, it all seems to be scratch building figures. The way you break it down step by step and show which colours you're using is invaluable as far as I'm concerned as you make it achievable and take the mystique out of what can only be described as some of the hardest camo patterns out there to paint. You could do a whole series of step by steps on the various Waffen SS patterns and it would go down a storm lol. I much prefer building figures as opposed to vehicles rather than the other way round and use vehicles as an excuse to build some figures to go with it lol. Any help is brilliant so it's a big yes to any step by steps you decide to do..Karl
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Posted: Saturday, September 09, 2017 - 06:06 AM GMT+7

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Jerry, this just gets better and better. Seeing the three of them together really sets the scene. I know what you mean re road surfaces. I'm the same in that I never know whether French roads are cobbled, compacted dirt, brick etc. I suppose living in an asphalt age we automatically think of them all being metalled roads when in Europe they're not even now! It never occurred to me to ask on here lol. I'm going to have a bash at doing some smocks later today now I've psyched myself up. I did a figure in peas pattern trousers this morning and am happy with that. I took your advice and bought the AK M44 set. I swapped a couple of colours about and it looks right now so ready for the jump to oak leaf now I seem to have got peas pattern. I picked up a few figures this week that I've actually built OOB for the change as they're DML wounded for my regimental aid post dio. I've got pretty much all the stuff I need now, just need to build about another 15 casualties in various states. Nice to actually make a start now I've worked out how it'll look. The gunner hiding in cover looks to be an interesting one and I look forward to seeing him transform. Yet another natural pose to add to the dynamics. Cracking work!...Karl



OK cool,good to know you got motivated and are painting this difficult cammo pattern ! Will it help if I did the same thing for the Erbsenmuster (pea) pattern that I did for the summer oak leaf painting ?
I have a few of those lined up when I get the next round of figs ready for the paint shop.
J
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Posted: Saturday, September 09, 2017 - 06:03 AM GMT+7
Thanks Dave. This one was kind of started the opposite direction from my usual practice of thinking of an idea,then researching,etc. This one began with reading about this specific incident,which was very detailed in the telling. I then was blessed enough to have Sean and Frenchie supply me almost immediately with outstanding intel on the location and even a pic of the actual Begleit Komp. gun left behind !
Thanks for your support and extremely generous comments.
J