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Old 04-12-2012, 03:15 PM
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The figures for the Logistics diorama

]I have finally began the figures that will populate the diorama "Logistics". A few of these are stock, out of the box. Most are converted to one degree or another. There will be somewhere in the area of 330 figures altogether.

So far, I have nearly 320 built, posed, converted and detailed, and now ready to paint. As I go through them I also scratch various equipment that doesn't exist on the market.

This is the first 270. I have another 50 completed that I will post later. Once I have them all built, I will begin painting them assembly line style as I have all the large dioramas I have built in the past.

I'll start with some overall shots!























The overall shots above reflect a large cross section of the figures, US tank crews, truck crews, headquarters staff, German P.O.W.s, workers clearing the streets, refugees, German city dwellers, G.I.s walking on either side of the tank and truck columns, tank riders and a huge number of vehicle crews just to man the 50 vehicles in the diorama.

Other officers are having a quick lunch, US soldiers are feeding the refugees from the back of a mess truck. The refugees are filling the street to the rear of the dio, P.O.W.s are being marched to the rear by M.P.s and the wounded G.I.s as well as wounded German P.O.W.s are also being taken to the rear. G.I.s will be inspecting the powerful K5E railway gun disabled by bombing from a prior air raid in the cutaway rail station in the front of the diorama.

Here is the Patton figure. It is composed of four kits from two companies Warriors, Custom Dioramics, and the parts box.



One of the cameramen filming history in progress. The figure is a conversion and a scratch hand held movie camera.



The scratchbuilt WW II 16mm motion picture camera on a tripod.



Various refugees.



Some of the staff officers.



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I had bought a German soldier kissing a girl goodbye. A lot of work, but I turned him into a G.I. who jumped off a Sherman and gives a pretty girl a kiss.





Finally, a wounded marine converted to a G.I. which will be on the back of a Jeep ambulance.



Bob
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Uber Cool!

I remember seeing most of these figures last Time i was there at your workbench. I remember saying to myself "WoW!" at that time.

Another "WoW!" right now seeing this again.

Thanks Bob for the updates on your EPIC diorama.

Looking forward to more.

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Uber Cool!

I remember seeing most of these figures last Time i was there at your workbench. I remember saying to myself "WoW!" at that time.

Another "WoW!" right now seeing this again.

Thanks Bob for the updates on your EPIC diorama.

Looking forward to more.

AWD
Thanks Bro,

We're a mutual admiration society, no doubt!

I'm always in awe of your work, you know that!

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Very imprsive Bob, that right there would be 200 years worth of figure painting for myself!
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WOW! is the diorama built yet? if so where can i see it?
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Thanks Evgeniy,

Yes it is big!

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Very imprsive Bob, that right there would be 200 years worth of figure painting for myself!
Thanks john,

Well I'm 71 now, so I've had many years of experience to discover so many shortcuts without losing quality or at least the illusion of not losing quality. If not, I would have never finished one of these big ones.

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WOW! is the diorama built yet? if so where can i see it?
No, not finished yet. I keep getting sidetracked on other projects. I have built more vehicles and now down to 5 more to go.

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Thanks john,

Well I'm 71 now, so I've had many years of experience to discover so many shortcuts without losing quality or at least the illusion of not losing quality. If not, I would have never finished one of these big ones.

Bob

Figures is an area that I still need lots of practice. You were one of the big influences in my younger modeling years. Looking forward to more of this one.

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