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Quiet Professionals-1st Entry Completed
Tommy_Guns
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Illinois, United States
Joined: December 19, 2003
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Posted: Monday, November 08, 2004 - 01:47 PM UTC
Below are the pics of my 1st entry.
I call it: Tango Down!

The figures used are Dragon Seal Team 3.
The figures were build as per instructions with the change of the M-4 to an MP5 (using also a Dragon MP5/G3 family gun kit). I added the gun straps and modified the swim fins (drilled out foot openings and added in back straps). The base was built out of a wooden box trimmed and fnished, the SEAL Trident was picked up at a local Army Surplus store. The deck was built using balsa wood strps and wooden dowels, I used nylon cord painted and drybrushed on the pillars. The accessories are a mixture of kits from Italeri, Dragon and Tamiya accessory sets. I hope you like this one :












You can also view the images in my gallery in the SEAL album.
spectre
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New York, United States
Joined: September 25, 2004
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Posted: Monday, November 08, 2004 - 02:24 PM UTC
WOW!! I don't know where to start... how did you do the decking? how did you do the wet footprints (I really loved that one)? how did you make the water? how did you make it look so good?
TsunamiBomb
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Joined: September 21, 2004
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Posted: Monday, November 08, 2004 - 02:34 PM UTC
I would really like to swim in that water! it looks so fresh and clean.
Tommy_Guns
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Monday, November 08, 2004 - 03:27 PM UTC
Thank you guys, really appreciated.

The water does look better in the picture than in normal light-the flash "pierced" through and the whole display is a little brighter.
For the deck... I picked up some balsa strips from my local Hobby Lobby, same with the dowels used for the pier "stands". I trimmed it and under is a balsa support (a triangle made to fit the box). The triangle is supported by one dowel in the rear and the three in the front-the front is two dowels (one longer one shorter-the shorter is where the triangle support rest on). For the painting and weathering-no plan.. just started using thinned out acrulic browns and reds.. topped off with black.. just make a mess. SInce its balsa it sucks it right up and since its acrylic-as long as it did not dry I could sort of blend in the colors.

On the figures and the wet foot prints I used Testors acrylic semi gloss and just dripped it on the wood.. then spread out.. on the figures.. just added a thin coat witha brush where I "thought" the water would not dry off so quick.

I used "realistic water" from Woodland Scenic and then used the "water effects" from the same company to apply the waves-I used a q-tip to spread the wave out and did it in several layers-I have to be honest and tell you that I had no clue what I was doing with it but it came out decent for a first try.

I think its the little things that help out, the straps, nails, empty shells, the water spots. I am really glad you guys like it as it is a first dio I have completed in years.

Once again-thank you.
Tarok
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: July 28, 2004
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Posted: Monday, November 08, 2004 - 05:47 PM UTC
All I can say is.... WOW!!! It looks brilliant!

moJimbo
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Shah Alam, Malaysia
Joined: October 06, 2004
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Posted: Monday, November 08, 2004 - 06:19 PM UTC
nice composition & details...was that an sa-7 on the crates? and i love the way the water splashed and swirled on the wooden pier..!
good job there Tommy_Guns
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Izmir, Turkey / Türkçe
Joined: December 01, 2001
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Posted: Monday, November 08, 2004 - 08:03 PM UTC
nice vignette..congrats Tommy
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Florida, United States
Joined: October 17, 2003
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Posted: Tuesday, November 09, 2004 - 12:04 AM UTC
Looks really great Tommy
Plasticbattle
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Joined: May 14, 2002
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Posted: Tuesday, November 09, 2004 - 12:10 AM UTC
Very impressive scene Tommy. A complete picture and no space wasted, yet kept compact and to the point. I love the divers ... an unusual little scene, but excellently made and painted. Good attention to detail as well! Excellent!
phoenix-1
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Wisconsin, United States
Joined: December 25, 2003
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Posted: Tuesday, November 09, 2004 - 12:33 AM UTC
Tommy_Guns, that is an absolutely excelent build. The colors, composition, everything looks fantastic. moJimbo, that missile launcher is a SMAW (don't know what the letters stand for but they do stand for something).
Kyle
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: July 13, 2004
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Posted: Tuesday, November 09, 2004 - 12:34 AM UTC
Tommy_guns, I really like your work, sir...I checked out your gallery photo's as well and I must say, very impressive...That little Panzer is too much Bro!!! As a first entry, Tango Down is dyn-o-mite dude, I love your methods and your ideas are top notch...Keep up the good work!!

Gunny
mikeli125
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Joined: December 24, 2002
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Posted: Tuesday, November 09, 2004 - 05:43 AM UTC
Well smart looking, totally orginal idea as well what oyu got planned next
Trisaw
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Joined: December 24, 2002
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Posted: Tuesday, November 09, 2004 - 10:12 AM UTC
Really cool! I hope it inspires more modelers to try modern figures.
Tommy_Guns
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Illinois, United States
Joined: December 19, 2003
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Posted: Tuesday, November 09, 2004 - 12:03 PM UTC
Thank you very much for the reviews. I really appreciate it.

The next entry (I still have to get the groundwork going) is a lot simplier-just a piece of an airport runway and two Seals moving up the runway-virtually nothing but open space-trying to replicate/honor Operation Just Cause and the team that faught at Patilla Airfield.

cardinal
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Visayas, Philippines
Joined: October 05, 2003
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Posted: Tuesday, November 09, 2004 - 12:36 PM UTC
Excellent job Tommy_guns. Just awesome.
moJimbo
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Shah Alam, Malaysia
Joined: October 06, 2004
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Posted: Tuesday, November 09, 2004 - 07:55 PM UTC

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moJimbo, that missile launcher is a SMAW (don't know what the letters stand for but they do stand for something).
Kyle


i just found this in google:
SMAW= Shoulder-Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon
it's some kind of anti-tank bazooka, not an antiaircraft missile launcher as i thought..
thanks kyle!
HeavyArty
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Florida, United States
Joined: May 16, 2002
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Posted: Wednesday, November 10, 2004 - 09:27 AM UTC
Looks awesome. I used the same figures with some old swimming Frogmen from the Revell UDT Boat kit for a simmilar dio a while ago. Here it is:
Tommy_Guns
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Posted: Wednesday, November 10, 2004 - 12:14 PM UTC
Nice-I like that. Two questions-where did you get the swimmers from? (I know I have seen the swimming scubas before but can't put my finger on where I saw them). And second... how did you stick them under the water???-resin water or another method?
HeavyArty
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Posted: Thursday, November 11, 2004 - 08:08 AM UTC
Glad you like it. Swimmers are from an old Revell/Monogram 1/32 UDT Boat kit, long OOP. Had to do some mods on them and add modern weapons too. The "water" is glass that I tinted with stained glass paints, green and blue mixed to a deep water color. The base is a picture frame, the swimmers are inside the frame, under glass with a bottom painted the same as the glass to give the look of depth. All the boats are cut at the waterline and epoxied to the glass.
beachbum
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Joined: March 05, 2004
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Posted: Thursday, November 11, 2004 - 05:03 PM UTC
Very impressive dio Tommy_Guns. The water, the little details on the wharf, even the main supports. Youv'e packed a lot of goodies in this one and in a nice base too. Looking forward to see the other half of the DML Seal team at Pattila. I'm also doing a wharf scene for the Quiet Professional except it involves the British SBS raiding a boat carrying drugs on the Thames.

HeavyArty that's a very unique dio especially with the divers really adding to the 3D effect.
robby249
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Flemish Brabant, Belgium
Joined: August 18, 2008
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Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - 12:47 AM UTC
very nice dio from where are the figures
AJLaFleche
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Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - 02:35 AM UTC

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very nice dio from where are the figures


An almost 4 year
The pictures were posted almost 4 years ago...it's quite unlikely you'll get an answer. The OP may not even be here any more. It's always a good idea to check the date of the post to which you're replying.
HeavyArty
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Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - 04:01 AM UTC

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The figures used are Dragon Seal Team 3.



From the original post, 3rd line. Amazing what you can find out when you actually read the post.