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Tamiya's 1/16 scale
Field Marshall Rommel

by Quintin Honeybone

 

Feldmarschall Erwin Rommel.

 


Tamiya's 1/32 scale F-16C is available online from Squadron

 

Construction and Base

 

Here is my first attempt at figure modelling : Tamiya 1/16 Feldmarschall Erwin Rommel.

The base is solid Rhodesian Teak. The barrel and mug were both scratch-built and the map depicts the actual El Alamein area.

 

 

I decided not to varnish the base, as it adds to the dusty look and feel of the scene.


 

Painting and Weathering

 

The base sides were masked off and then a thick covering of crack filler was applied. While this was still wet, imprints of the barrel and the figure were made, in order for them to be in the scene, and not on it. I also added footprints around the barrel, suggesting movement, but they have all but disappeared in the pictures. The crack filler was then covered with fine sand and left to dry.

Larger stones were added and the base was then airbrushed with Tamiya enamels.

The barrel and coffee mug are both scratch-built and the map depicts the actual El Alamein area.

 

 

The figure was also painted with Tamiya enamels. The build was fairly straight-forward and I only added the straps for the binoculars and the goggles, using painted masking tape. The figure was then fixed to the base and the whole scene was then dusted off with Mig Productions Light Dust pigment.

 

Conclusion



I really enjoyed building this figure and Im quite happy with the end result. Hope you all like it!
 


Images and Text Copyright 2005 by Quintin Honeybone
Page Created 15 October, 2005
Last Updated 15 October, 2005

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