The figure's and cow are from Master Box and have been built straight out of the box and have been painted and weathered with Vallejo Paints and Pastel Chalks.
The base is a old figure base and I added a 50/50 mix of spakfilla/sand and applied it to the base. The fence is some scrap balsa wood I have lying around and the grss tufts are from Army Painter and the bushes are from Woodland Scenics.
Makes me think of the "Unforgotten Soldier" a great book about WWII I read as a college goer. Great work Ron!
Panther almost finished with Amok Time... -- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, January 23 2018
"I need to purchase a sheet of orange card before doing my final pictures but in the mean time please enjoy a few PCA pictures."
This really turned out well. I am also now back into watching those old TV Episodes myself. They still are great viewing.
Panther is in the home stretch... -- Posted by Tamer on Monday, January 22 2018
"I've had a very busy weekend. Researching what the planet Vulcan looked like, which meant watching this episode a few times and also watching a lot of Star Trek. Vulcan is a reddish planet so I needed to redden the arena wall. Mixing up burnt umber with crimson red, I dry brushed all the stone work including centre platform. Then mixed up crimson with burnt umber (crimson being the dominant of the mix) I went back round dry brushing all the stone. Then each of the five pillars had a coat of this latest mix.
I recently purchased a TNG Sarek figure to customise and to my delight he came with the gong and the mallet from this episode. I have base coated them with gun metal grey and left it to dry over night.
This weekend I will laying the sand down for the arena."
He is really taking his customizing to amazing places lately.
KRZTFR back with custom Gonk Droid too... -- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, January 20 2018
"Since first seeing Sprywalkers custom GNK power droid from Dollar Tree containers I had to have one myself so this is mine..."
That is another great looking creation!
KRZTFR builds a video game custom... -- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, January 20 2018
"Ever since playing Dark Forces 2: Jedi Knight back in the 90's I always wanted figures from the game. One of which is the Rail Detenator Field Trooper (yellow pauldron). This is my Bandai Field Trooper based from the Sandtrooper and scratch built rail detonator."
Looks pretty good to me!
Saw this on Facebook yesterday... -- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, January 20 2018
Talk about some fiber optic light work. I can't even imagine how long it took to do all that!
Ron Hembling shares new WWII Diorama... -- Posted by Tamer on Friday, January 19 2018
The figure and parachute are from Zvezda and comes wth another 4 figures but I just wanted to build the figure and chute only to see what it is like.
The quality with the Zvezda kits is amazing the details are nice and crisp and hardly no flash and the kit also comes with the string for the chutes ropes.
I painted and weathered the figure and chute using Vallejo paints and the base was done using Tamiya's Diorama Texture paint (Soil Effect). The soil effect is great and is a paint and and fine grit mixed in with it and it becomes a thick paste which I applied with a brush.
Once dry I then dry brushed it with Vallejo Tan Earth and the added the tufts which are from Army Painter and the bushes are from Woodland Scenics.
Do you ever see Ron put his hands onto something that doesn't turn out stellar? NO!
More progress for Panther... -- Posted by Tamer on Friday, January 19 2018
"The four pillars embedded into the walls I sanded down each of them, removing all excess plaster, in order to make each on as smooth as they were on the show. All four including the center column was given an initial coat of the the grey and umber mix. The center platform was given a second coat of a lighter grey than the first and a dry wash of the grey/umber mix, this was to weather the platform."
I really liked the update on his fire pit too so be sure to scroll around.
Dan shows you how to snag a dio for a buck... -- Posted by Tamer on Friday, January 19 2018
At that price you might want to snag a few. You could alter it into quite a few different genres at that price!
Big Bad Toy Store lists great new pre-order and in stock Items we like! -- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, January 18 2018
STAR WARS BOBA FETT 1/6 SCALE FIGURE Expanding the Star Wars classic trilogy collectible series, Sideshow and Hot Toys are excited to officially present the sixth scale collectible figure of Boba Fett from his first silver screen appearance in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back! The highly-accurate collectible figure is meticulously crafted featuring his Mandalorian helmet and armor, the bounty hunter’s iconic jetpack, a cape, detailed blasters, and a figure stand. $234.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Search?HideSoldOut=true&PageSize=50&SortOrder=New&Brand=2308&Company=28
STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE S.H.FIGUARTS HAN SOLO Han Solo has made his S.H.Figuarts debut! Based on his appearance in A New Hope, Han Solo has been faithfully recreated in amazing detail using digital coloring technology that captures even the finest details of his facial features. $59.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/44186
Gentle Giant Ltd expands our hugely collectible line of vintage Star Wars action figure 12” reproductions with the The Return of the Jedi Emperor’s Royal Guard Jumbo! These silent sentinels have fascinated Star Wars fans for over 3 decades and now you can protect your Emperor figure in his throne room or in your collection.
Digitally scanned from mint 3 3/4” vintage originals and reproduced in scale to the rest of the jumbo figure line. No detail has been overlooked. The Emperor’s Royal Guard is roto and injection molded and made of durable plastics, this fully-articulated jumbo figure includes a faithfully reproduced including his fabric soft-goods cloak and his force pike, just like you remember. That’s not all, this classic creation comes packaged on a re-sealable 1983 Return of the Jedi inspired blister card, with original photography and artwork!
Zuckuss is the Gand bounty hunter that teamed up with 4-LOM to hunt Han Solo and collect the bounty for the Empire and as well as Jabba the Hutt. Zuckuss is sometimes known as “The Uncanny One” in the underground world of bounty hunters because of his tracking skills. He has an innate Force-sensitivity and has developed his skills after years of being a findsman. One way or another he always gets his mark.
The artists a Gentle Giant take you on a journey to see the moments just following the events of the death of Jabba, we find Zuckuss on Tattoine, at his feet, a chain left by Jabba’s escaped prize. Zuckuss is still on the hunt, reading the clues, catching the trail with his GRS-1 Snare Rifle in hand. Where Zuckuss goes, can 4-LOM be far behind?
Zuckuss is the fourth statue in our new 1:8th Collector’s Gallery line (and 3rd in our Bounty Hunters line), celebrating 40 years of the Star Wars universe. Each limited edition, hand-painted piece is cast in high quality polyresin with crisp details. This statue also comes individually numbered with a matching certificate of authenticity."
Panther applies the first coat of paint... -- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, January 18 2018
"First coat of paint has been applied, wanted to get the arena wall and plinth painted before I added the sand base."
This set retails for $14.92 and contains Ralph (a mutated giant wolf), a 3POA action figure (recycled from Lanard's long running "The Corps!" line), 2 pistols (also recycled from "The Corps!") and a smashed bus diorama element.
The real star of this set is Ralph. Ralph measures 13.75" long (nose to tip of tail) and 7" tall (foot to humped back) and has 10 POA- swivel hips, hinged front knees and paws, hinged tail and up/down neck which when pushed, activates his biting action. Ralph is made from plastic with heavy vinyl for the tail, top of his head, spiked inset down his back, front forelegs and front paws ensuring that this is a solid toy that will hold up to some rough play. The sculpt is ferocious and the paint apps are excellent."
Trust me there is lots more to see than this when you click through.
Izzy Mel 45 shares more Gunner Station! -- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, January 17 2018
"Moving along with the project. Almost done. Here are a couple more pics and a quick youtube vid."