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#1 Tom W.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 07:04 AM

French assault troops and FT-17 tank in 54mm. Converted plastic WWII figures with scratch-built weapons and equipment. Resin tank.

German stormtrooper. Stock white-metal figure in 80mm. All models are painted in acrylics and weathered with pastels.

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#2 Tom W.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 07:10 AM

Turkish stormtrooper. Converted plastic figure in 54mm.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 07:13 AM

Austrian assault troops take Italian prisoner. Converted plastic WWII figures in 54mm.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 07:17 AM

Captured Mark IV with stormtroopers of Jäger- (Assault-) Battalion No. 3. Plastic converted WWII figures and plastic tank in 54mm.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 07:19 AM

American BAR squad. Converted plastic WWII figures in 54mm.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 07:24 AM

Portuguese sentry. Converted plastic WWII figure in 54mm.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 07:24 AM

Superb detail; must have taken you ages.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 07:26 AM

German stormtrooper. Converted white-metal figure in 60mm.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 07:28 AM

And, finally, Senegalese infantryman. Conversion of plastic French Foreign Legion figure in 54mm.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 07:41 AM

Superb detail; must have taken you ages.

Thanks very much. Yes, it did. Most of the weapons, helmets, and equipment had to have masters scratch built in plastic or epoxy putty and then cast in resin using rubber molds. There simply weren't commercially available accessories, or the ones available weren't accurate.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 10:21 AM

Quite superb - a masterful set of skills.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 11:10 AM

Great stuff Tom. Having spent months painting my sons Warhammer figures, of which im particularly proud, I can appreciate the level of attention to detail that you have managed to gain. Very well done, and a nice collection, thanks for posting. Are there more? Regards Sean. P.S and no, my 'spacemarines' are nowhere near as impressive :(

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 11:39 AM

Those are really very impressive! Thanks for sharing them!

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 05:36 PM

Lovely work Tom would like to have both the skill and be patient enough to do it myself.john

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 09:14 PM

Great stuff Tom. Having spent months painting my sons Warhammer figures, of which im particularly proud, I can appreciate the level of attention to detail that you have managed to gain. Very well done, and a nice collection, thanks for posting. Are there more? Regards Sean. P.S and no, my 'spacemarines' are nowhere near as impressive :(

Thanks very much. Here's a Schlachtstaffel (Battle Flight) crew. Converted WWII figures in metal and resin, 54mm.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 09:18 PM

Albatros J.1 infantry aircraft, a 1/72 scale vacuform, rigged with invisible thread.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 09:22 PM

Halberstady CL.IV ground-attack aircraft, a 1/72 scale vacuform.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 09:28 PM

AEF officers and sergeant. Converted WWII figures in metal, resin, and plastic, 54mm.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 09:34 PM

Roland C.II. Injection-molded plastic in 1/48 scale.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 09:37 PM

Another view.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 09:43 PM

Pfalz D.XII. Injection-molded plastic in 1/72 scale.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 09:55 PM

Austrian Sturmtrupp. Converted plastic WWII figure in 54mm, with scratchbuilt equipment.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 09:58 PM

Rear view. And that's all. Thanks, everyone, for the kind comments. I appreciate them.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 10:21 PM

Many thanks for sharing. Well done, they are fantastic.

Cheers Mike

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 11:38 PM

Very impressive Tom, wish I had that skill level :angry:
Hope you have them all on display and not hidden away in box's

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