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SS Panzergrenadier Regiment 25 Normandy
yeahwiggie
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Posted: Friday, January 31, 2020 - 06:13 AM UTC
You really are going to town with this one!!
Superb modelling. You are giving Jerry Rutman a run for his money here!

The additional historical information is very well done too.
chazman
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Posted: Friday, January 31, 2020 - 12:11 PM UTC
What are you making the rifle slings out of?
BravoTwoZero
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Posted: Friday, January 31, 2020 - 12:35 PM UTC

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You really are going to town with this one!!
Superb modelling. You are giving Jerry Rutman a run for his money here!

The additional historical information is very well done too.



I agree. At first glance, I thought this was a Jerry Rutman post. Very nice research, supporting photos and conversions! Looking forward to seeing these painted up!

-Joseph
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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 - 05:50 AM UTC

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You really are going to town with this one!!
Superb modelling. You are giving Jerry Rutman a run for his money here!

The additional historical information is very well done too.



I agree. At first glance, I thought this was a Jerry Rutman post. Very nice research, supporting photos and conversions! Looking forward to seeing these painted up!

-Joseph





Thanks Ron and Joseph! Thatís means a lot as I am a huge fan of Jerryís work and remember being in awe of it while in college. I honestly credit he and Ron Volstad with a lot of my inspiration. Ron Volstadís artwork inspired me so much and Jerryís conversions showed me that, if it doesnít exist, you can create it with the right patience and effort. Iím all about German Late war uniforms and gear in action poses and use to be discouraged by the lack of figure sets in Zeltbahns. I think it was one of Jerryís figures long ago that he had modified with either lead foil or putty to create coat flaps and that was a lightbulb moment for me. I reasoned that, if I had a torso as a base, I could use foil and putty to cover the limbs.

Iím very excited to get the construction process done on these figs, but Iím also anxious about starting painting. These figures will be in a lot of Oak Leaf A and B, Rauchtarnmuster/blurred edge, Dot Pea Ď44, palm and plane tree and painting is easily my biggest failing in scale modeling. I do t mind airbrushing, but hand painting is extremely difficult for me. Iíve purchased the books, studied the guides and otherís work and Iíll be as ready as Iíll ever be. The big effort is keeping clean water and brushes handy, and keeping the figures covered when drying. For this Iím using ziploc bags to hang over them so dust doesnít settle on them.

Nate_W
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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 - 05:53 AM UTC

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What are you making the rifle slings out of?




The rifle slings are made out of AM Works PE german field gear set and Amberís #35A35 set. I highly recommend both. Iím rarely happy with Y-straps that come on Dragon figures and this was a way to upgrade them and add them to items that didnít come with them on.

Edit: Aberís* not Amberís.
chazman
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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 - 07:25 AM UTC

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What are you making the rifle slings out of?




The rifle slings are made out of AM Works PE german field gear set and Amberís #35A35 set. I highly recommend both. Iím rarely happy with Y-straps that come on Dragon figures and this was a way to upgrade them and add them to do items that didnít come with them on.



Thanks!