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More Greenstuff Conversions
« on: January 02, 2021, 12:41:57 AM »
More converted figures for 1945 Spring Awakening. Beginning to hate the sight of Greenstuff.   I made 30 or so figures up to match the KSTN so thought I would need about 27 but now after researching the most sturmgewehr that any one company sized unit had was 13 so I might paint a couple up in the white reversible suit and then do a couple of mix and match in oakleaf B Green variant which also existed.  Work In progress and the wash has just gone on the first five.






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Re: More Greenstuff Conversions
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2021, 03:24:37 AM »
Very nice indeed. I know the feeling on how much hard work goes into what you are doing. But the “End Result” when you have them on the table afterwards is what matters. When you know you have something on the table that is slightly unique to what others have brought ? That is what always keeps me going.
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Re: More Greenstuff Conversions
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2021, 08:26:48 AM »
Nice painting too, Traffic!

Do you have a trick to keeping thise pea dots so consistently small and round?

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Re: More Greenstuff Conversions
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2021, 08:42:09 AM »
Groovy work Si

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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2021, 08:44:05 AM »
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Do you have a trick to keeping thise pea dots so consistently small and round?
Thinned paint and a brush with a good point. Don't keep "dotting" as that damages the tip, refresh the paint load every couple of dots.  And try and do the dots in small groups. That way if you make a mistake you can fix it quickly.

For my USMC I use a toothpick as the patterns are larger

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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2021, 08:57:54 AM »
Your photography is  really good too Si!

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Re: More Greenstuff Conversions
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2021, 11:18:11 AM »
@Traffic, Yes I use loads of cut in half toothpicks some for painting and some for applying glue. Although I have a stiff cut down cheap brush for doing dots, I do find picks are better.

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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2021, 11:42:20 AM »
Thanks for that, Si - I felt sure there must be a better way than what I had tried in the past!

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Re: More Greenstuff Conversions
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2021, 08:11:51 PM »
Very nice .

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Re: More Greenstuff Conversions
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2021, 09:04:04 PM »
They are very good conversions, you have far more talent than me.

One of wargaming group uses a sewing needle for dotting and I've seen my daughter use a rounded metal applicator to paint her nails, I'll have to take a closer look and ask her about it.

Best wishes,
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« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2021, 11:21:22 PM »
Another couple finished.  I need to go back and redo a different MG42 as I have repeated the pose with one of these.




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Re: More Greenstuff Conversions
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2021, 08:24:19 AM »
Nice pieces Si.
Would you do a  small article for the MILL??


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Re: More Greenstuff Conversions
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2021, 11:51:28 AM »
Hi Traffic,
They're terrific.

Best wishes,
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Re: More Greenstuff Conversions
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2021, 12:13:15 PM »
Living in what was the Delfzijl Pocket in 1945 I find these Late War photos very interesting.