Sherman Alamein - (READY!!!!!!)

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    Post  Ray on Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:15 pm

    Looking the part even more now.....keep on weathering man it is just so REAL Twisted Evil

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    Post  Tancred on Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:30 pm

    Good job Noel, very well done! Cool

    Me like it a lot too.

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    Coming along nicely....

    Post  Dottore on Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:17 pm

    Keep posting Noel!

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    Post  iCocker on Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:51 am

    Blending sweet Noel.

    Keep them coming!

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    Post  J.Fenech on Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:19 pm

    The weathering is coming along great, keep updating

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    Post  Ray on Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:25 am

    Ejja Noel mela rqadt lol!

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    Post  Alex Kontiveis on Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:49 am

    Masterpiece!!!! Keep posting...I'm tunned already, Noel!

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    Post  bcauchi on Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:25 pm

    This is really awesome work Noel, the close ups are great and your work is brilliant. the weathering looks just right. hard to beilieve these are pics of a model.

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    Post  Luke on Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:35 pm

    Good job on the update Noel impressing work mate Very Happy

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    Post  Noel Petroni on Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:03 am

    This morning I put sand on the base and secured it with white glue:


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    Post  jojjemannen on Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:40 am

    Top notch work there Noel.

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    Post  Noel Petroni on Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:31 pm

    Thank you all for your kind comments....you are too kind!!

    Here is an update of the ground work that I finished this morning

    Sand bags made out of Milliput and real sand thrown inside them Very Happy


    Terrain airbrushed with acrylics and pigments applied afterwards


    Fox hole with a guard till ammunition and MG is cleared by responsible personnel (mores stuff has to be added, like grenades, spent cartridges, ammo boxes, helmet, Woody sausages)

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    Post  alexbb on Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:03 pm

    Noel dont forget the HP sauce and chicken nuggets for the kiddies
    AND NOEL DONT SHOUT TOO LOUD ABOUT THE SAND IN SANDBAGS DONT YOU KNOW IT ILLIGAL TO TAKE SAND FROM BEACHES

    ONCE AGAIN WELL DONE


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    Post  iCocker on Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:36 pm

    Great work Noel but not to be a qansha but why is the fox hole in the same direction of the British charge, did the Brits attack from behind?

    What a difference the brass barrel MGs4 makes ... very nice touch with the darker sand in the foxhole.


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    Post  Noel Petroni on Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:53 pm

    Great work Noel but not to be a qansha but why is the fox hole in the same direction of the British charge, did the Brits attack from behind?

    According to historian James Helford, a lone Sherman during the battle of Alamein, had made a detour and came up from behind enemy positions to capture an MG nest. Corporal Edward Hansen, commander of the Shermam was awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery.







    Now the true story........ Very Happy ..... tanks can move about and this one came to rest next to the MG fox hole. The infantry, however will be walking in the direction of the fox hole indicating the advance. This scene is happening some time after the battle.

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    Post  Luke on Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:12 pm

    Impressive work Noel Smile

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    Post  bcauchi on Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:45 pm

    Brilliant Noel, your work is magnificent.

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    Post  iCocker on Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:51 pm

    Ah Noel so it's the spoils of war, the aftermath of El Alemein, but next time put a Breda gun not an MG, the Italians were more in nature of taking the run more then Jerries : )

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    Post  Noel Petroni on Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:07 pm

    Ah Noel so it's the spoils of war, the aftermath of El Alemein, but next time put a Breda gun not an MG, the Italians were more in nature of taking the run more then Jerries : )

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    @ Thanks Ivan. Well, actually the MG team were captured and lucky to be alive. I will be placing an opened rolled bandage with blood stains and a tunic laid on the floor. The tunic has a bit of the sleeve torn to indicate a bullet or shrapnel hit. Presumably, the German was allowed to remove his jacket and probably seen by a British medic for his wounds before taken as a POW.

    I did some work on the fax hole today and will update on photos asap. The diorama should be ready by Friday!

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    @ Thanks Brian!

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    Post  Alex Kontiveis on Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:00 am

    Inspiring work Noel!!!! I'm pinned on this!!!

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    Post  jojjemannen on Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:34 am

    Seeing your work as a beginner it is a bit of a carrot but also I realize that it will take me for ever to come up to your standards!

    Can't wait to see the next update.

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    Post  Noel Petroni on Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:40 pm

    @ Thanks Alex Kontiveis
    @ Thanks Tiny

    Here is how the MG nest will look like.
    Assuming that the gunner got wounded and captured. A serious wound to his arm is indicated by the bloody bandages and he even took off his tunic, probably helped by a British medic.


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    Post  Ray on Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:32 am

    I think the Emergency Dept of Mater Dei helped this wounded soldier,that's why he left everything scattered Laughing

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    Post  iCocker on Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:43 am

    Noel ... why not show it as well, would be nice to see a wounded German being tended my a British medic, would show the human element after a bloody conflict, viewers would like such a scene ...

    Check out Marco's post as referance http://ipmsmalta.forumotion.net/figures-f7/some-thing-for-the-figures-t424-45.htm#8314

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    Post  Dottore on Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:48 am

    But I'm not too sure I foot print would show up on a sand bag...sand teds to get compressed in a sack and pretty dense...hence there use as barriers...imagine a sack of cement or even flour....

    Great scene otherwise...

    Is the bandage Duro or Milliput?

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