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Being a modeller for quite a few years now, I decided to explore the endless possibilities that the world (through internet) offers, and come up with a series of ways of building, modelling and painting fast (but not hastily), to create the worlds I was seeing in history books since I was little. . .If you care to join me. . . This is the place to be! And, I promise you to find the way (or ways)!!

Monday, 15 October 2012

Some plastic and some toothpicks - Finished!

Hi everyone!

It's been a rather long day for me (plenty of work, house errants and social contacts), that's why I ended up uploading my finished work so late.

If you've seen my last post, I put up a quiz, regarding the usage of some plastic men and toothpicks. Most of you have figured out what I was planning to do, and below you will find the photos confirming this. I decided to make some figures using bangalore torpedoes with some toothpicks! They came out a bit too bulky (they should have been slimmer), but when I came up with the idea in using some round plastic, the painted toothpicks were already stuck on their bases. :-)

 I got this idea when reading a book from Osprey publishing, showing some plucky Brits, storming a bunker with the help of some smoke and some bangalore torpedoes. 

Apart from showing the finished bases with the figs, I decided to be the 'director' of the storming phase, moments before the bangalore torpedoes explode! :-)

Off you go then - enjoy:

The finished bases:


The attack on the bunker:



The view from inside the bunker:



The preparation for the destruction of the barbed wire posts:


I hope you like em. As you see, they were really easy to make.

Cheers everyone!
T.


89 comments:

  1. Whoa-Ho! Nice work, Sir! Great idea and very useful. The battle photos are awesome.

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    1. Thanks Jay. I need to learn some things about photoshop though. It will enhance the overall appearance.

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  2. Very nice, when does the movie come out? Well done!

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    1. When my budget permits.... :)
      Thank you

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  3. Excellent work Thanos! Everything looks so effective - nice one, mate;)

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    1. I only took the photos there Dan, but thank you for your politeness.

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  5. WOW great work that is some fine mine clearers even if they carry oversized equipment

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    1. Thanks Gowan. They came about bigger than I anticipated, but they look good on the field. :)

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  6. Very cool & excellent photo-story.

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  7. coool looks like poping up from a movie

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  8. Great pics and I made a good guess yay!

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  9. very very cool!!! love the black n white pics as well, very atmospheric!

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  10. Well done T, who cares about scale man! They look the business.

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    1. You are so polite Paul. Thank you.

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  11. Great work Thanos! Love the battle photographs; look out Spielberg!

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    1. Spielberg was playing with computerized special effects, I make the whole lot of them! You're right there Michael, he should be careful. :) Thank you!!

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  12. What a simple but very effective idea! An unusual way to use up some of those leftover HaT tommies.

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    1. Now with the recession here in Greece, I have to come up with as many ideas as I can Alan. Thank you for your kind words.

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    1. Thank you Fran! I always had a thing about toothpicks. :)

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  14. Fun stuff. I love someone not afraid to create their own figures.

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    1. If you can't do it in real life, you may as well try to create your ideal world. That's my intention Bill. Thank you for your support - it helps me a lot.

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  15. Amazing combat situation, well done. Really interesting scenes.

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    1. Gracias Pablo! I wish I could learn how to add some muzzle fire effects now....:)

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  16. Outstanding work! The black & white pics look like real wartime footage!

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    1. Thank you Stuart. It's amazing what you can do with a small laptop. :)

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