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keenan
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Indiana, United States
Joined: October 16, 2002
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Posted: Wednesday, December 04, 2002 - 04:04 PM UTC
Okay, I think I am finally about done. It is April, 1945. Having already lost his only son to the meat grinder that was the Eastern Front and his wife to an air raid, Gunter Schenckle, having been pressed into the Volksturm anyway, takes his last bottle of wine, good cheese, and dark bread out on the roof to wait for the Russian horde. He doesn’t expect to come back in the window he climbed out of. He has “Nothing Left to Give.”

Cost:
The building was next to free, made from scrap paneling, balsa wood scraps and grocery bags (sacks, depending on what part of the States you are from.) Call it $2.00
The figure is from a DML set of 4. Retail about 7 bucks. Call the figure about $2.00.
Grenades, Panzerfaust, and wine bottle were from the spares box. Call that about $ .50.
The cheese was scratch built.
Total cost estimate: Less than $5.00.


I posted pictures in the gallery thingy, (the link is below) but wait until we have a sunny day here in Indiana so I can get outside and take some good pictures. That may be in late May, the way weather works here...


Here is the link to the pics... Nothing Left to Give

Enjoy
KFMagee
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Texas, United States
Joined: January 08, 2002
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Posted: Wednesday, December 04, 2002 - 04:44 PM UTC
Keenan - great concept! But I only see three pictures for NTLTL..... post two more, and try to give me some close ups of the figure and details.... give yourself the best shot. I also had to smile when I saw how well you hugged that 4x6 perimeter...
Envar
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Wednesday, December 04, 2002 - 06:46 PM UTC
Congrats Keenan! A very original scene!
You have cropped the roof section very well, with all the action well visible. Roof construction looks convincing.
The chopped sides of the rooftop still seem to require some work to make it looks "finished"... (pic NLTG3) Maybe add some bird droppings?

Great work! Just get those detail shots of the figure itself!



Toni
FAUST
#130
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Joined: June 07, 2002
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Posted: Wednesday, December 04, 2002 - 08:39 PM UTC
Am I the only one that has problems with viewing the pictures??

With such a good story I want to see it but in a strange way I can`t
Are there more people with the same problem??


GeneralFailure
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European Union
Joined: February 15, 2002
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Posted: Wednesday, December 04, 2002 - 09:10 PM UTC
Chilling story...
The roof idea was well executed : using the rooftop as a safety barrier. I thought Gunter would be a sitting duck on that roof, but his position is not too bad.
You fully used the small dio contstraints to the full extent. Nice job !
FAUST
#130
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Wednesday, December 04, 2002 - 10:08 PM UTC
Yep Keenan

I got the link working. Don`t know what the problem was but I`ve seen the pictures

looks very good
I like the smalle details such as the tarp you have laying there. well executed. The overall picture is very good with the story. really a man with nothing to loose

Plasticbattle
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Donegal, Ireland
Joined: May 14, 2002
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Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2002 - 12:07 AM UTC

Quoted Text

I like the smalle details such as the tarp you have laying there.


I was just about to say something similar and how the nice rug made it look like he "making himself at home" on the roof. I went back and checked. YIP its a rug. As the other have said.... nicely executed and original idea. Good luck now in the competition.
Plasticbattle
#003
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Donegal, Ireland
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Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2002 - 12:07 AM UTC

Quoted Text

I like the smalle details such as the tarp you have laying there.


I was just about to say something similar and how the nice rug made it look like he "making himself at home" on the roof. I went back and checked. YIP its a rug. As the other have said.... nicely executed and original idea. Good luck now in the competition.
keenan
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Indiana, United States
Joined: October 16, 2002
KitMaker: 5,272 posts
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Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2002 - 04:29 AM UTC
Envar, you're right. I didn't notice the side wasn't finished until you mentioned it. It is fixed now. I will have to bust out the tripod to try and get 2 good detail photos. My sister-in law also said the "guy needs a knife to cut his cheese and bread." Go figure, no pun intended.
Thanks for all the feedback.

Eagle
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Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2002 - 06:02 AM UTC
Keenan,

what can I add to the above..... It's just another masterpiece in this contest.... Very very well covered and the story behind it gives it the perfect finishing touch !!

Compliments al the way !!
JimF
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2002 - 06:38 AM UTC
Very good concept and execution.

(Wonder which emoticon shows envy . .. I'd get a lot of use out of that one, too)
keenan
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Indiana, United States
Joined: October 16, 2002
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Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2002 - 01:50 PM UTC
Maybe I'll be able to post a pic of the guy on the roof... 10th try...