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Warriors' 54mm vignette
"Desperate Measures"

by Andrew Judson

 

Desperate Measures



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Construction

 

This is Warriors' 54mm "Caporetto 1917, Austro-Hungarian Vignette", as reviewed last month on HyperScale.

In 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 storming.

 

 

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 and Weathering

 

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.

 

 

Conclusion

 

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.

Highly Recommended!

 

 

Additional Images

 

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The Austro-Hungarian Forces in World War I (2)
191618
Men-At-Arms 397
Author: Peter Jung
Illustrator: Darko Pavlovic
US Price: $14.95
UK Price: 8.99
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish Date:
 November 21, 2003
Details: 48 pages; ISBN: 1841765953
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Model and Text Copyright 2005 by Andrew Judson
Images Copyright 2005 by Brett Green
Page Created 07 February, 2005
Last Updated 07 February, 2005

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