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Special Forces campaign
dioman13
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Indiana, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 04:01 AM UTC
Forgot the time start even though it was on the calender, dummy that I can be at times. Will have to get out the pic for my D.M.L. Green Berets and N.V.A. Have to find some S.F. base camps to get my sand bags right. I'll catch up to the rest of you guys soon.
erichvon
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England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 01:34 AM UTC
This is where I've got to. Still quite a bit of work to do but it's coming together.

ltb073
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Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 02:53 AM UTC
Karl, jeep is looking good
I have made some progress on my snipers and I think I am ready to call them finished
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I still have coat them with some dull let me know what you guys think
erichvon
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 01:54 AM UTC
Thanks Sal. Like your end result. One thing you could do to improve it though is use the scatter material you've used on the bank where they're kneeling as it'll add a bit more depth and continuity as the ground seems to change quite abruptly. Just a suggestion
ltb073
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 02:31 AM UTC

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Thanks Sal. Like your end result. One thing you could do to improve it though is use the scatter material you've used on the bank where they're kneeling as it'll add a bit more depth and continuity as the ground seems to change quite abruptly. Just a suggestion



Thanks Karl I'll mix up some more brush and add it before I dull coat it and final photos
Thanks for the suggestion
Nito74
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 02:40 AM UTC

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Thanks Sal. Like your end result. One thing you could do to improve it though is use the scatter material you've used on the bank where they're kneeling as it'll add a bit more depth and continuity as the ground seems to change quite abruptly. Just a suggestion



Thanks Karl I'll mix up some more brush and add it before I dull coat it and final photos
Thanks for the suggestion



I agree with Karl, maybe some more foliage or a small bush.
Also Sal, I remember the movie "Enemy at the Gates" about WW2 snipers, since it's a rural / forest setting, maybe adding some foliage on the helmet and covering the shiny equipment and metal parts of the K98 w/ dark tarp to avoid light reflections.

Looking great Sal !!

--- Got the tracks today !!!! Thanks
ltb073
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 03:22 AM UTC

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I agree with Karl, maybe some more foliage or a small bush.
Also Sal, I remember the movie "Enemy at the Gates" about WW2 snipers, since it's a rural / forest setting, maybe adding some foliage on the helmet and covering the shiny equipment and metal parts of the K98 w/ dark tarp to avoid light reflections.

Looking great Sal !!

--- Got the tracks today !!!! Thanks



John, Yes that was a great movie but I was using this photo as my inspiration

so I will add some more foliage like Karl suggested

Glad I was able to help with the tracks
Nito74
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 03:33 AM UTC
Oh Sal, I'm sorry I didn't know you were using a photo as inspiration. Nevermind, maybe for a future "Enemy at the Gates" or "Movie" Campaign...

I like the uniforms camo and the pose looks realistic using the terrain as cover !

Great work !
Trisaw
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 05:54 AM UTC
Here is my build, which I need to get started on:

Deyun Hobbies 150mm "U.S. Special Forces" figure.



ltb073
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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 03:13 AM UTC
Ok guys I added a little more brush to the scene and I'm calling this one finsihed
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Great campaign

Is there a gallery to post for this campaign I didnt see ?
Nito74
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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 03:47 AM UTC
Sorry Sal !!!

Forgot to post the link...

Gallery
ReconTL3-1
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Texas, United States
Joined: June 07, 2006
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Posted: Monday, July 01, 2013 - 03:55 AM UTC
I'll join in on this. Hopefully I will be able to get something completed. I plan on doing either the PMC bust of a Special Forces LT in Vietnam or something Marine Recon related.

Cheers,
James
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Kildare, Ireland
Joined: November 21, 2007
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Posted: Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 09:19 AM UTC
Build and painting complete. Just the weathering to be done:







Sorry for the quality of the photos
erichvon
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England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 08:40 AM UTC
I'm calling this done now. I can't fully weather it yet as it's part of a dio I'm working on and I've yet to start on the groundwork and figures. Bloody typical of DML to decide to release a SAS crew now I've built 3 jeeps!





dogfish7
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Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 08:49 AM UTC
I'm interested in watching:)
Trisaw
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Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 12:53 PM UTC
Nice SAS Jeep, Karl! Awesome! I really like how SOFs load all the guns and gear on vehicles...lots of things to see.
Trisaw
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Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 05:01 AM UTC
I may try a 1/35 SOF figure in order to meet the deadline, Think-180'S "U.S. Special Forces." Sorry for the poor-quality photo.

JScicluna
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Tasmania, Australia
Joined: March 11, 2013
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Posted: Monday, August 19, 2013 - 12:27 PM UTC
Hi I've decided to join late and I am intending on building some figures of the US 101st airborne division. I have been building a staghound and base for the commonwealth thunder campaign and will incorporate the figures into this.

As airborne soldiers were considered 'elite' in world war 2 is this acceptable for this campaign?

Thanks
JScicluna
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Tasmania, Australia
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2013 - 09:04 PM UTC
Well he is my progress so fay:

I wanted to attempt making resin casts (saw a great post in the diorama forum) as I wanted to make a variety of US airborne figures in different poses. I had Dragon's airborne in Normandy set and then made casts of the torso, arms and legs and gen 2 hands before altering them and adding hornet heads





I drybrushed them with Vallejo stencil, painted the skin with set from lifecolour and then painted the uniforms.

The base of the uniforms were midstone, with a dark brown glaze and highlights using various amounts of the base with iraqui sand.





One of the other two airborne soldiers I started prior to this campaign.



I will wait until the other two are complete before doing the finishing touches to this figure
JScicluna
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Tasmania, Australia
Joined: March 11, 2013
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2013 - 09:48 PM UTC
Luca

Doesn't appear to be a ribbon yet for this campaign. I created this one quickly, your thoughts?



Hopefully get a few more people motivated before the end date
ltb073
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New York, United States
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 12:17 AM UTC
James figures and ribbon look good looking forward to seeing more of your figures
I like the ribbon but I don't know how good it will look when shrunk down to ribbon size
FJHueso
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Madrid, Spain / España
Joined: February 29, 2004
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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 02:27 AM UTC
Well, just Just realizing, after a couple of months, that I haven't post my initial pics , so here we go!.





Also, there you have some progress. The heads are from Hornet, as the original ones need quite a work, and, for my taste, are a littler rough.















I adde also a Thompson from Italeri, as a more suitable weapon for the man in Denison.
I'll try to make a vignette like the illustration on box.But the figures first.

Regards
Javier
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Kildare, Ireland
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Posted: Monday, August 26, 2013 - 03:49 AM UTC

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Luca

Doesn't appear to be a ribbon yet for this campaign. I created this one quickly, your thoughts?



Hopefully get a few more people motivated before the end date



Hi James,
Luca seems to have disappeared and I've taken over the campaign to help keep things moving along. Thanks for doing the ribbon: is there any significance to the colours?

And you figures are looking great too! Yours too Javier!


As this campaign has been a little dead of late would people be interested in a slight extension of the time? Say an extra month?
Trisaw
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Posted: Monday, August 26, 2013 - 04:10 AM UTC

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Luca

Doesn't appear to be a ribbon yet for this campaign. I created this one quickly, your thoughts?



Hopefully get a few more people motivated before the end date



Hi James,
Luca seems to have disappeared and I've taken over the campaign to help keep things moving along. Thanks for doing the ribbon: is there any significance to the colours?

And you figures are looking great too! Yours too Javier!


As this campaign has been a little dead of late would people be interested in a slight extension of the time? Say an extra month?



A month's extension would really help for me. Since the original deadline is so near, I dropped my plans on building a 200mm figure and instead opted for a 1/35 one.

Here are my entries. I intend to finish one of them by the deadline. Both are 1/35.