This is what you call a White Christmas!!

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    This is what you call a White Christmas!!

    Post  Samwel18 on Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:33 pm

    Heys guys,

    The Doc just left my house after about 30 mins contemplating on which figs to choose and FINALLY we have decided to do:

    1 figure standing holding a bottle of champagne and in his head a santa's cap(N.B. these have are not shown in the picture...)
    2 half/figures in the turrets with a bottle of champagne and 2 cups (1 cup in front of each figure again not shown still have to be added) talking to each other looking at the snow on thje turret's tank and saying ''THIS IS WHAT YOU CALL A WHITE XMAS''

    how about that??

    Qed naraw kbir lool ima meta tara il wicc helu tad Doc quddiemek jejdlek ''uwejja mux qisek andek 2 figures u fadal 4 gimghat'' ma tistax ma tejdlux iva looool...

    DOCCCCCCCCCC tinsiex tipinja it turret.....

    Next Wednesday hopefully will have sculpted the santa's cap SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

    please any thing you find needs to be arranged please point it out SmileSmile

    on to the pics...







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    Re: This is what you call a White Christmas!!

    Post  Ray on Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:23 pm

    Cool vignette Laughing love it already I love you

    Now let's have less of the talking and more of the action because time is running out vey fast Suspect

    However I think you shud make it pirat

    Doc has the less of the chores with OD on just that turret pale hope no gun/cannon barrels on this one because 16hrs would be too much in less then 4weeks lol!

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    Turret...

    Post  Dottore on Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:47 am

    Will be whitewash (chipped) over OD in keeping with the wintry/snowy theme...
    Now where did I put that MG....

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    Post  bcauchi on Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:37 am

    Brilliant idea, the figures look really nice. The Santa's cap will be a nice touch.

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    Post  Joseph on Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:46 am

    Brilliant idea and figures have a very good pose, but IMO you should include a part of the tank's main body for that perfect pyramid set up Twisted Evil Twisted Evil, xejn xejn id-doc ikollu aktar xoghol, x'tahseb Sam Smile

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    Post  iCocker on Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:07 am

    Not to be a nit picker guys but you now how am I ... ma ndumx nomoda!

    You acheived a good start but the story plot IMO you still need to work out. So let us start, Champagne and Christmas I would not see any combination, logically Champagne is associated with New Year, kemm jien nitpicker.

    Then Champagne in Belgium, is another no go IMO, we are not in France and these bottles were not a common trophy as we like to imagine. If not mistaken for Belgium it is more Schnaps but that is another issue. Personally I would work out a different plot [imma this is my idea and Dottore would not really like it as he is conservative ].

    I would make a small ironic idea of the crew men playing with a little snow that gettered on the turret and managed to sculpt a small snow man. Personally I would keep the turret OD or heavily chipped whitewash, so the concentration falls on the centre white snowman. You will achieve a double pyramid effect [again I have copyright on this] with a focus on the centre ... and the name would stand more.

    Last and essential, the standing crewman is not dressed well for winter, so the others haevily dressed and shivering????? So concentrate more to dress him up, let us say a heavy scarf, like the one Sammy likes to wear and keep him only with a Santas hat, so you acheive the double focus. Sammy when painting see that all the crew have something in red to add harmony ... good luck mates, you have a hitter here!

    Imma ghadkhom lura fuq story telling ta'... konu aventuruzi u mhux stereo type!!!!!!

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    Post  bcauchi on Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:44 am

    I agree with Ivan here. Wow man, you are not a nitpicker, you are good and those little details make all the difference in the finished work.

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    Post  Dottore on Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:52 am

    Embarassed not too keen on the snowman theme and were running out of time for too complex modifictaions and plots...

    How about a new years drink on the tank turret Vanni/guys?

    Adding part of the hull would make the job much more laborious...there would be hatches to detail and more for painting and chipping...

    Just my thoughts...hope to bring constructed turret with me Wed...

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    Post  iCocker on Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:59 am

    Dottore

    A snow man shall take 15mins the max. to make Shocked

    In vignettes there are no short cuts, can't beleive you spend 16hrs doing a simple MG and you would rush planning on a vignette.

    I would like to tell you the feedback I took while judging dios at Euro, as soon as the top brass judges see use of commercial material that is stereo type and no input by teh modeller apart good construction and paintwork ... they get overlooked. You might tell me but am I doing something to plaese the judge, I would say NO, but I think both of you are capable to go that additional step to make YOUR vignette not a commercial one both from the shelves ... so think about it, and though it might look laborous these cosmetic conversions will personalise the work and are simple so just a couple of days work and you start painting ... by the way you are just doing a turret, so why hassle pale

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    OK....

    Post  Dottore on Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:15 pm

    Mela I'll let Sammy boy deal with the snowman....

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    Post  Samwel18 on Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:37 pm

    IVaaaaaaaaaaaaaan kemm int tal genn nerga nghidlek SmileSmileSmileSmile

    uejja doccccc naqra santa's cap, scarf and a snowman mux se jaghmlu duffernza kbira ta....sa wed ikunu lesti ta.....

    Ivan how about do a big striped scarf coming down from both of his shoulders...? or do something with the tips of the scarf hanging from his back?

    and in the edit u made the standing figure is holding a shovel?

    thx a lot guys SmileSmile

    SSM tal-genn Smile

    Warmest Regards,

    Samwel Vella =]

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    Re: This is what you call a White Christmas!!

    Post  iCocker on Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:44 pm

    Add colour Sammy but pay attention to keep the red striking, so the impact shall fall on the red and the white of the snow.

    The shovel, is a simple addition so that you might manage something straight forward with the fig as it is, so up to you guys ...

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    Post  Samwel18 on Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:50 pm

    ok thx ivan i have a shovel from miniart but dont have a 1;35 hand Sad wil ltry to check with our local hobby supplier Smile

    Thx again my friend...

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    Post  alexbb on Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:56 pm

    SAMMY WHAT HANDS DO YOU WANT
    AGREE WITH ALL COMMENTS BUT I STILL THINK YOU SHOULD ADD PART OF THE UPPER HULL NOT MUCH MAYBE 2/3CM ALL ROUND THE TURRET

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    Post  Samwel18 on Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:59 pm

    aw alex,

    i need 1 palm for the right hand of the standing figure that is holding the shovel Smile

    gone to work Smile

    will see your post when i come at 4.30 Smile thx my friend i think u came to my rescue...

    ara vera club tal genn SmileSmile

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    Post  Joseph on Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:50 pm

    Kemm inthom tal genn, ara vera 'Band of Brothers' x'ma jkunx hawn l'ghira ghall l-SSM.

    That's why we are the best Very Happy

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    Re: This is what you call a White Christmas!!

    Post  bcauchi on Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:40 pm

    Sammy, jekk ma tinqediex jien ghandi xi suldati 35th u nahseb li naqdik ghal xi idejn. Kemm tghidli.

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    Re: This is what you call a White Christmas!!

    Post  iCocker on Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:03 pm

    Sammy you just need a 1/35 palm, fingers you have to sculpt with MS so that the hold would be much better ...

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    Post  Ray on Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:22 pm

    iCocker wrote:Sammy you just need a 1/35 palm, fingers you have to sculpt with MS so that the hold would be much better ...

    Isma haqqna nlaqqmuh/nsemmuh xi haga propizja dan it-TANDEM bejn id-Doc u s-Sam ta lol!

    Ejja Ivan ghin naqra fil-quddiesa ta wara dik l-ghajnuna kollha li tajthom re this vignette and using your copyright of the pyramid farao

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    Post  alexbb on Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:00 pm

    ray wrote
    "sma haqqna nlaqqmuh/nsemmuh xi haga propizja dan it-TANDEM bejn id-Doc u s-Sam ta"

    laurel and hardy, abbot and costello, reeves and mortimer, chik and choin id di u id do just choose

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    Post  Ray on Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:16 pm

    alex wrote:ray wrote
    "sma haqqna nlaqqmuh/nsemmuh xi haga propizja dan it-TANDEM bejn id-Doc u s-Sam ta"

    laurel and hardy, abbot and costello, reeves and mortimer, chik and choin id di u id do just choose

    Le ta ma narax li japplikaw IMHO

    Forsi johorgu b'xi haga addattata huma hux lol!

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    Re: This is what you call a White Christmas!!

    Post  Samwel18 on Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:28 am

    My first scratchbuilding pieces Very Happy:D:D:D i enjoyed every minute of it really Smile

    any critique or comments just fire on guys Smile

    i removed the half figure's head(kemm hu ikrah wiccu lol) and placed another one and done a beanie in his head tos ort of put a more of a cold look....if this is not appropiate I will remove it and make a commercial one....

    Thx again guys tomorrow i will tell the doc to come home before club to put the assembled figures on the turret and bring it to club hopefully but if he doesn't come, i will bring the figures construction ready nonetheless Smile....

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    Re: This is what you call a White Christmas!!

    Post  Samwel18 on Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:28 am

    Ray wrote:
    alex wrote:ray wrote
    "sma haqqna nlaqqmuh/nsemmuh xi haga propizja dan it-TANDEM bejn id-Doc u s-Sam ta"

    laurel and hardy, abbot and costello, reeves and mortimer, chik and choin id di u id do just choose

    Le ta ma narax li japplikaw IMHO

    Forsi johorgu b'xi haga addattata huma hux lol!

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    short and sweet..... The Kings Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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    Post  Ray on Wed Nov 11, 2009 5:25 am

    Looking really goooooooood cheers

    As to the tandem nickname..........well I have one but I just can't find the appropriate wording lol!

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    Re: This is what you call a White Christmas!!

    Post  bcauchi on Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:47 am

    I don;t like the expression on the face of the guy wearing the Santa hat. Looks like he is in a lot of pain. The hats are great, however.

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