by Andrew Judson
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This is Warriors' 54mm "Caporetto 1917, Austro-Hungarian Vignette",
as reviewed last month on HyperScale.
my initial review of this set I said that I would be getting
straight into building it, so here it is.
Normally I would start with the figures, but this time I decided to
do the base first as I had some ideas for slightly modifying it to leave
my mark on it. Basically, all I did was add the corrugated iron over the
skeletal remains and some timber with barbed wire, so as to make it look
like it was some sort of trench position that the soldiers were
Now on to the figures.
They were all put together with out any major hitches, however when I
removed the holding blocks from the arms, there were some nasty air
holes underneath that required filling. I did this using thin Zap CA and
hitting it with accelerator, a little sanding and all was fixed.
All figures were left as standard except that I placed them in very
slight different positions for a little more of an animated effect.
Painting of the base was done with Tamiya acrylics, an oil wash and a
dusting over of Mig Pigments.
I like to construct my figures completely, only leaving of the heads
so as for ease of painting. Painting these was a joy. I used Vallejo
acrlyics on all the uniforms and equipment, and Testor's Model Master
Enamels for the flesh tones.
The mud up the legs is Gunze Rough Sand and finally a very light
dusting of Mig Pigments yet again.
I am very happy with the finished product and really enjoyed building
and painting it. If you like WW1 subjects or Vignettes, go out and get
this set,you wont be disappointed.
Click the thumbnails below to view larger
Forces in World War I (2)
Author: Peter Jung
Illustrator: Darko Pavlovic
US Price: $14.95
UK Price: £8.99
November 21, 2003
Details: 48 pages; ISBN: 1841765953
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