The girls of the dolls? Either way, that's disturbing. ;)
Looks like GI Jerry to me... I only have 1 GI Joe guy from The Devil's Brigade (with Johnson LMG), but If I had more, that'd be a cool thing to do.
Damn, I really like the detail that guy put in his models (the website).
Nice pictures Unknown, maybe some more scratches on the helmet would have make it alot more realistic. But I really like the mood you tried to capture.
http://vincesgallery.smugmug.com/gallery/1741742 The most inpresive one ever ;) , I remember seeing this on the privat forums, and was stuned to see it where models! just insane... Although i dont like the scale.
snotvod;3464603The girls of the dolls? Either way, that's disturbing. ;)
The action figures. And nah, it's like keeping any other type of ww2 thing on your shelf, same thing with dioramas in the end although I'll admit that the scale will often get misinterpreted as a "doll" scale.
None the less imho 1/6 has the greatest possibility for dioramas and any ww2 "fan" must admit theres some really amazing things to it. (Level of detail being one of them)
And yea the figure couldve used some weathering, it was my first diorama. My future project is just getting the MG crew set up on a static diorama and thats about it since I don't intend on pumping more money in this small side hobby :).
What do you actually have to do when you get them? Aren't they completely painted?
Although since I, and most others kitbash (<-> buying a fully equipped & ready to go figure in stores), we have to assemble the figure the way we want him. (Not that much work but it's a fun job)
Usually all you have to do is weather them so they are more do-able for dioramas. This depends alot on your own liking as you could put alot of time in heavy weathering or just some light weathering, and ofcourse dependant on the diorama itself.
Aside from that many 1/6 modellers also customise the figure's head or body to their likings. Since factory standard heads are OK but theres way more impressive heads out there.
Perhaps not the best example but one anyway of a modeller who wanted the Hitlerjugend and thus went to scratchcreate a young lookign face and adjust the body to make it look "teen".
Aside from that, kitbashing is also very common. You could just buy a complete figure in stores but most people, including myself, buy the body, head sculpture, uniform, equipment, weaponry, awards, etc seperately to then just assemble their own perfect figure.
1/6 also has Tanks and other vehicles just like any other modelling scale and these are NOT buyable in stores in a fully assembled form. (Aside from the Kubelwagen, kettenkrad and some artillery pieces)
People have to buy kits and build them from scratch and then paint & weather. Amazing detail, lots of work but quite expensive.
It's a hobby like any other, but how expensive would a complete doll, er, action figure be? And isn't kitbashing more expensive then buying it complete right away? But i guess that adds some personal touch to it all.
You'll end up paying around 60 euros in most european countries although unfortunately for us the americans and such only have to pay like 40 dollars on average.
Kitbashing can indeed run out to be more expensive but this depends alot on what you need, want, etc.
IThe hobby is also way cheaper for europeans in general if they buy their stuff on american websites since stuff costing like 40 dollars will only cost you around 34 euros + 7 dollars on average for shipping (about 4 euros). (And normally below 30 is free of taxes so this is very useful for buying smaller amounts)