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maandag 28 maart 2016


While I'm working on the Arnhem Group Build Project I will show some figures I painted in the almost one year I wasn't actice at Blogger.

This was the Crisis 2011 figure. He is best known for his work in cartography, in particular the world map of 1569 based on a new projection which represented sailing courses of constant bearing as straight lines. He was the first to use the term "atlas" for a collection of maps.

I painted this figure for the painting competition on 2015 FIGZ meeting. I won third price with it! Just a joke because there were only two prizes to win!

It was a joy to paint this figure. A bit bigger as my normal 20 mm figures, as this is a 28 mm figure, and for that reason a bit more difficult because of the details that are better visible. The painting scheme is taken from a picture I found somewhere on the WWW. The brown globe should be historical correct as can be seen in the Wiki link.

I hope you like him.

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woensdag 23 maart 2016

Arnhem Groupe Build Project Part 1

After a long absence I'm starting up my blog again. I will not give the reasons why it took so long because it were to many. It doesn't mean I wasn't active, but it gave me some time to paint some things, which were laying to long aside.


Wargaming & miniatures event in the Netherlands

Sunday 5 June 2016, Arnhem (NL)

This event is organised for the 10th time. Not always under the same name or the same location, but it is the yearly meeting from the members of the Benno's Figures Forum. And for the second time on a row there will be a Group Build Project. In 2015 the subject was "Waterloo". Pictures from the event and the 2015 project can be seen HERE!

This years subject is called "Road to Arnhem". The members are free to choose the period, but it has to be on a road. I can say some of us have very good ideas and fantasy. The progress of the project can be seen HERE!

As I live on the border between Belgium and the Netherlands, and where Operation Market Garden started, I decided to build a small dio about a tank passing that border. Rules are a dio not bigger as 10 by 10 cm and a road. Here is what I will use for this project.

The base is MDF 4mm.

Base 10 by 10 cm and 4mm thick!
To show the border I will use this small building from the 6130 Italeri set. Maeby I will add an American Guard with it, but I'm not sure at this moment.


For the tank I took the 03211 Revell Sherman Firefly. This is the old Matchbox kit reissued by Revell. It is 1/76 scale but I think it will no problem with the scenery and the figures. it will be painted as a tank from the 2nd Battaillon Coldstream Guards.

I was happy when Revell brought this back on the market!

And last I will put some figures from the 8264 Hat British Tank Riders on the tank. Don't know how many at this moment, that will depend on how much time I have to paint them.

11 Poses. Now see how many will be painted at the end of this project!

So folks this is it for now. I hope I can soon show you some pictures of the project and keep you informed about the progress.

Thanks for looking. Questions and suggestions are always welcome!

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