Sunday, 5 April 2015

WAR IN THE PACIFIC for sale


I have been working on these for the last month and finally finished basing them this morning. They are 1/35 (51.4mm) scale plastic kits that I have done some slight conversion work on and based them on 70mm MDF round laser cut bases. The reason for this is that I didn't want the rifle/bayonet to protrude over the edge of the base as they are a little brittle and keeping them inside the base helps to protect them.

They were quite time consuming but it gave me the chance to turn each one into a small jungle vignette, experimenting with some materials that I haven't used before. See what you think?








To give you an idea of scale I have placed one of the figures next to a Warlord plastic 28mm figure.

The American forces.



The Japanese.






I have set the table up with my limited amount of terrain to try and give it the impression of a jungle with a hut in a small clearing. The hut is a 1/32 scale plastic building from Airfix that I had in my childhood.

There are 46 x figures in total not enough to field a full platoon each, so there must have been some hard campaigning going on and due to casualties they are now depleted to the following......

American
Platoon HQ
Senior Leader
BAR and number two
Radio Operator


Section 1
Junior Leader and 7 x men
Section 2
Junior Leader and 7 x men

Japanese
Platoon HQ
Senior Leader
LMG and 2 x crew
1 x Runner
Knee Mortar x 2

Section 1
Junior Leader and 9 x men

Section 2
Junior Leader and 9 x men

The American platoon cautiously make their way through the jungle towards the hut in the clearing.
Platoon HQ advance in the centre.




 
Section 1takes the left flank.




 
 
Section 2 advance along the stream on the right
flank.




 
 The Japanese forces lay in wait. Platoon HQ set up in the clearing.




On the Japanese left flank, Section 1 are gathered in the sunken track covering any approach along the stream.




Section 2 approach into the clearing and make their way around the back of the hut to reinforce the platoon HQ.




 

What happens next???????????????  I don't know as this was just set up for a photo shoot but I hope you enjoyed the pictures.

FOR SALE
As mentioned in the heading I am putting these up for sale.
There is 46 x figures in total plus 1 x made and painted and 1 x unmade and unpainted Bamboo Hut.

I have priced these up at £12.50 a figure, which when you take off the cost of buying the figure itself plus the base and materials, it works out less than a tenner for my time to assemble and paint the figure, plus turning each base into a miniature vignette.

46 x £12.50 = £575 plus £25 for painted bamboo hut. Unpainted bamboo hut I will include for free.
Total price = £600

The unpainted hut has a slight warp in the floor panel but I think this could probably be straightened out by applying a little heat.

        
If the buyer wanted to expand on the collection I am only an email away for advice on materials and techniques that I used.

I would pack them carefully but I couldn't guarantee how well they would travel in the post. I think the ideal would be a UK buyer who could collect them at Salute or I would be willing to travel and meet up half way.

If interested, contact me at www. kerstinsmith@ntlworld.com   

A few more pictures.







 

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful work Pat! Scenery is stunning!

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  2. Another gem Pat, no doubt! These pictures are so atmospheric, realistic (we almost want to hide to escape the snipers! and beautiful...every photo is a delight, thanks for that!

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  3. You are operating at a level that most of us mere mortals can only look upon in awe and wonder. Breathtaking.

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  4. Some really excellent work Pat, and they're gonna smell good too!

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  5. Really beautiful work, fantastic and GREAT.

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  6. fantastic as always mate, some great attention to detail on them bases. see you in a couple of weeks :0)

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  7. Some stunning work of art once again! Your effort with the bases really has paid off.

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  8. Wonderful figures. Good luck with selling them.

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  9. Impresive work and collection Pat !

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  10. Lovely work Pat. Very inspirational.

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  11. Almost missed these and they look superb Pat!

    Christopher

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  12. What a neat project and fantastic result. Such a shame to sell them :)

    Brent

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  13. SO CUTE!!! (づ。◕‿‿◕。)づ

    Archeage Gold

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