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jrutman
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Posted: Friday, March 18, 2016 - 10:31 AM GMT+7
I started th basic figure posing for a new vignette which takes place at the wars' end. German forces are trying to get to the demarcation line at the Elbe River,preferring to surrender to the Americans instead of the Russians.
I will try to cram this Ford truck full,starting with the cab and hood.

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I then have to fill up the back.
How many guys (or girls) do you think I can fit back there?

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Posted: Friday, March 18, 2016 - 10:42 AM GMT+7
A lot depends on whether you're talking only troops or civilians too and if they are bringing gear or bags. Think a high number since its a desperate situation. In my last trip to Honduras back in January I got 28 people in a Nissan pickup. You'll be surprised how people will cram in when they want to get somewhere.
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Posted: Friday, March 18, 2016 - 11:17 AM GMT+7

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... How many guys (or girls) do you think I can fit back there?


According to your mad figure building skills, let me guess ... hmmmmm ... a freakin' lot!!!

Riders on fenders ... love it! This looks to be another very interesting build. Following with much interest!

—mike
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Posted: Friday, March 18, 2016 - 12:35 PM GMT+7
It would make for an interesting, challenging, and unique build to fill the back end with "entertainment" headed to the local garrison.

Just sayin'

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Posted: Friday, March 18, 2016 - 12:36 PM GMT+7
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... How many guys (or girls) do you think I can fit back there?


According to your mad figure building skills, let me guess ... hmmmmm ... a freakin' lot!!!

Jerry, how do you do it? You just keep pounding me back, like Nick and some others...

This will no doubt be cool...

I think you should be able to get 30 or 40 people into the truck bed and another 20 crammed onto the cab and bonnet!!!!!!

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Posted: Friday, March 18, 2016 - 03:34 PM GMT+7
Nice to see you giving this idea a go. Should.be great. I saw a video of a truck just like the.one you're doing. I'll see if I can find it for ya.

-Conor
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Posted: Friday, March 18, 2016 - 10:32 PM GMT+7
Great concept Jerry , with your figure skills this will be cool !!!
Sorry for puttin these up on your thread but your build reminded me of these .











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Posted: Friday, March 18, 2016 - 11:04 PM GMT+7

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I started th basic figure posing for a new vignette which takes place at the wars' end. German forces are trying to get to the demarcation line at the Elbe River,preferring to surrender to the Americans instead of the Russians.
I will try to cram this Ford truck full,starting with the cab and hood.

 photo IMG_1136_zpsd538bw6x.jpg

I then have to fill up the back.
How many guys (or girls) do you think I can fit back there?




WAY TO GO, JERRY!

One gets tired of the same old "SS Troops attacking, with pointing SS Officer" genre of stuff. Will you also be including any German refugees and US GIs/MPs ready to meet your "surrendering" German Troop column?

A few horse-drawn civilian wagons, loaded up with belongings and passengers, mothers with kids in baby carriages, older people riding and/or walking, are all possible, as there are quite a few civilian figures available, both in resin and plastic, with an even greater number of German Late-War Soldiery on foot...

Food for thought, anyway...
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Posted: Friday, March 18, 2016 - 11:25 PM GMT+7
This is going to be one interesting build. Can't wait to see more.
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Posted: Friday, March 18, 2016 - 11:47 PM GMT+7
Off on another modeling adventure!
I love the idea of this, its not a subject we see very often. Already the idea is looking solid- I like the idea of having people crammed everywhere- even on the fenders- really makes for an interesting piece. Best of luck with it Jerry!
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Posted: Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 04:16 AM GMT+7
Maybe one or two on top of the cab??????
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Posted: Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 04:41 AM GMT+7
Hi Jerry - this is sure to become a fun build to look over your shoulder on! I'm really interested to see how you shape and place the figures. I can imagine guys sitting or standing in the bed generically - but, what will be well worth the wait will be seeing what you do with them - that is, look at your guys in the cab, the way they actually look like three guys in the cab - we've probably all been there. They don't look like three model figures glued next to each other. The group in the bed sounds like a very big challenge! You're certainly the right builder for this one. This ought to keep you busy, and we the viewers paying attention for a while!

Oh - and yes, I'm waiting for you to find the perfect rainy day so you can take pictures of your last project - did I tell you the groundwork (and obviously figures!) looks awesome!?!?

Take care
Nick

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Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 03:40 AM GMT+7
It took quite a while to build this finicky and delicate frame. It all is in small pieces on the sprue. And this is only about 50% done!!! This is a nice little kit,btw. The first I have tried from ICM.
Take care,however,as the plastic is pretty soft and these parts are nice and scale thin.
J
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Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 07:31 AM GMT+7
Hi Jerry ,

hohow.....a new project and it looks very ambitious too.

Looking good !

Kurt
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Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 01:38 AM GMT+7
Sorry all, I have been neglecting my correspondence duties here. I pride myself on answering every post but life seems to have caught up with me. Plenty of "honey do's" etc etc. Plus..the news....oi !
But thanks all for the very nice comments and also great ideas. I really appreciate them and you!
J
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Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 05:43 AM GMT+7
Hi Jerry, this new dio is looking great. I will look forward to your next update. Best regards....Dale
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Posted: Friday, March 25, 2016 - 02:10 AM GMT+7
Very interesting concept, Jerry. See you at MosquitoCon?
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Posted: Friday, March 25, 2016 - 02:37 AM GMT+7

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Very interesting concept, Jerry. See you at MosquitoCon?



Thanks Bill,yes,I will be at the Con. Will be nice to touch bases with you again.
J
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Posted: Friday, March 25, 2016 - 02:37 AM GMT+7

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Hi Jerry, this new dio is looking great. I will look forward to your next update. Best regards....Dale



Thanks Dale!!
J
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Posted: Friday, March 25, 2016 - 02:40 AM GMT+7
I have ordered some new kits for the building the crowd in back of the truck but I am still forging ahead with building this nice little kit.
The dilemma now is...do I finish the Night Attack at Stoumont before I finish this one? Plus,I am now engaged with the group build thingie as well.
J
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Posted: Friday, March 25, 2016 - 02:56 AM GMT+7
I say finish this one.....I'm just more interested in the potential here....sorry.
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Posted: Friday, March 25, 2016 - 05:36 AM GMT+7
Hi Jerry, Whatever you decide, it's certain to be impressive. However, I do like the direction this one is going.

Stay busy my friend!

—mike
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Posted: Friday, March 25, 2016 - 07:28 AM GMT+7
There is one thing you have to remember,those Germans,especially the SS that were captured or surrendered was looking at years in the Gulags in Siberia or death.That was the reason you can see in photos trucks,cars,horse drawn wagons,etc. loaded with as many people that can get into or on such.
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Posted: Monday, March 28, 2016 - 11:18 AM GMT+7
Greg--I have decided to forge ahead with this one for the time being. Thanks for your input!

Mike-thanks as always bubba for the kind words of encouragement.

Jason-you are correct and I will try to show that element in this but probably no SS this time,just regular folks trying to save their a--s from the dreaded Russians.

Here is a overview of the figs I have gathered so far. The Frankenstein process has yet to begin! I didn't have to order anything after all,which is great as I would like to work on "stash diminishment". I gathered some cargo as well. There will be more,plus I have to build the top part of the truck bed,which this kit does not include!



So....22 mini humans so far in the back plus the 4 in the front. Should take me what...3 or 4 hours? LoL
J
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Posted: Monday, March 28, 2016 - 12:14 PM GMT+7
Hi Jerry - I believe you recently used the word extravaganza? Looks like you're in the midst of one right now!! I'll bet 3-4 hrs/fig - that's a lot of good viewing for us, and a LOT of endurance required for you! Be brave! And keep posting!

Cheers
Nick