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Op Glad IJs - On Thin Ice
G-man69
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England - South West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, December 03, 2019 - 02:35 AM UTC
Hi Erwin,

Looking good, especially with the addition of the mud, .

Looking forward to seeing how it 'sits' in your diorama setting you described previously.

Thoroughly enjoying the build.

Cheers, ,

G
Golikell
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Tuesday, December 03, 2019 - 10:29 PM UTC
Jerry, the thing did ride through the mud before emerging from the pre-made Ice-hole. The ice was so thick, that the tank could drive over it, without going through it. Must have been some winter.

Gary, thanks for the compliment. I am waiting for both the ice and snow components before I can start with the base... I still have the figures and the tree to attend to, so I hope, by the time these are finished, I can start with the base...
G-man69
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Posted: Tuesday, December 03, 2019 - 10:51 PM UTC
Hi Erwin,

It's Gareth, not Gary...no offense to Gary's, .

What do you intend to use for the ice and snow? Interested as I'm thinking of setting my Centurion MK. III in the snows of a Korean War winter.

Cheers, .

G
Golikell
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Tuesday, December 03, 2019 - 11:23 PM UTC
Oops... Sorry... Just G. is so impersonal...
Won't do it again.

I intend to use Krycell for both. It got this advice from a friend of mine.
G-man69
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Posted: Wednesday, December 04, 2019 - 03:10 AM UTC
Hi Erwin,

No apology needed, and just 'G' is good, .

I've just 'googled' Krycell...you've probably already seen the the site that the address below takes one to, but it might be of interest to others.

https://www.precisioniceandsnow.com/

I'm keen to hear how you get on with it as it looks very interesting, .

Cheers, ,

G
Golikell
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Posted: Wednesday, December 04, 2019 - 06:04 AM UTC
I've indeed seen that website and it does look promising.
I'll keep you posted on my findings.
Golikell
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Sunday, December 22, 2019 - 07:58 PM UTC
Both the Dutch colonel and the tank crew are ready. I changed the heads of the crew for Wolf heads and modified the helmets to resemble the one in the Nederlands Militaire Museum.
Also, one of the overalls (the left one) was too skinny, so I added a layer of putty to give it more bulk. According to a picture I found, the overall was tied around the waist by means of a thin belt.
So the original broad one was removed and one made from lead was added. I painted the leather jacket black, since that is the color the ones used by motor ordinances, and added the sergeant stripes.
I painted the walking cane as if made from bamboo, to refer to the colonial status of the Netherlands at the time.
I hope you like it and questions or comments are welcome.