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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)!!

Thursday, 15 November 2012

AB Figures - WH9 Officers/Staff personnel - Part 1

Good afternoon l&g.

Most of you that are following my posts and are regular readers, you must have noticed that most of the latest posts were 'British' oriented. As a person that doesn't fed up easily, I could keep on posting similar subjects, but I guess that you would get bored. And you would be right about that. 
With this in mind, I present to you my newly acquired and painted German Staff officers from AB Figures (WH9 Officers/Staff personnel). These figures are so nicely sculpted (as most of the AB range offers), that I decided to dedicate more time in painting them, so as to be able to extract all their details. For this reason, and in this post, I will share photos of two painted officers, out of six that are contained in the pack.

I got the inspiration from photos in the web, since I lack basic knowledge regarding WW2 German Officers insignia. I hope that I managed to be as historically correct as possible.

On with the photos then:

The whole lot primed and painted in their basic colours:



And now the Hauptmann with his superior officer Generalmajor (without any washes applied):



And now 'washed' and varnished:


I hope you like 'em. Hopefully, there will be two more posts related to this pack of figs, so there will be a sequel... :-)
Have a nice Thursday nights folks!
T.

And last, but not least the teaser photo of my next post:


Stay tuned! :-)


38 comments:

  1. These are amazing, you really are producing some amazing work at the moment Thanos.

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    1. Thank you Michael. I am just what I am told to do. :)

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  2. A finally some soldiers of another country :-D

    They look excellent Thanos!

    Those Airfix boxes bring back childhood memories!

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://peterscave.blogspot.be/

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    1. You're right Peter, I think you had too much of them! :)

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  3. WOOHOO they are excellent, brilliant the detail is so, so increadible you have done an excellent job.

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    1. Thank you mate! The figs are top notch, so it was an easy task! :)

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  4. Truly excellent work there Thanos, good steady hand skills.

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    1. I was sober, that's why my hands were steady Fran!

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  5. Now that's some nice work, well done Thanos!

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    1. Thank you Ray. Too bad the photos were not that good...

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  6. Excellent work, Thanos! Lots of detailed details.

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  7. Top notch work, the effort put into those officers truly shows! Curious on how those M3A1's will come out with your talent at the brush!

    Keep up the hard work.
    FF

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    1. Thank you sir! Visit my new post and you will see how these turned out! :)

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  8. Perrrrrrrrrrrr-fect Thanos!

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    1. Adequate Paul. I am only in the beginning. :)

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  9. I like them very much. The expression on the Hauptman's face is really interesting. The slight turndown to his lips gives him a real personality. Nice poses on these figures as well.

    More vehicles!!!! Will you photograph them as if they are coming directly at us like in previous posts?

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    1. Thanks John. Too many good ideas in the web...I just can't help my self. :)

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  11. Great work sir, very nicely done.

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  12. How the hell did you get such a good wash? My washing skills are 100% crap. What sort of wash do you use?

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    1. Thank you James. I use some pure old wood varnish (acrylic based). Bought by a local hardware store. Cheap and effective. I have one in brown shade and one in black (as it was applied on those German officers)

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  13. A small excerpt of songlyrics that fits right here if you rip it out of its context:

    Master! Master! Master of Puppets

    Amazing! Already heard lots of good stuff about ABFigures. Now I gotta get some! :)

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    1. You should Mojo. They worth every penny! And thank you for your good words. :)

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  14. Great work now ......
    Great vwhicles upcoming....

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  15. They look very nice. The sculpting IS fantastic and your painting really brings that out.

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    1. Thanks Ben. They are a pleasure to paint. :)

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  16. Fantastic figures and fantastic painting.

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    1. Thank you Alan. It's good for relaxing me... painting I mean. :)

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