(Login bountyjumper) Missing-Lynx members from IP address 18.104.22.168
They say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. At least thats it how I'm rationalizing ripping off Sheperd Paine's ideas for this diorama. I got it from the "Tips on Building Dioramas" sheet that came with the Monogram M3 Grant kit when I bought it back in 1973.
If I remember that kit correctly, it came with several lengths of plastic spare track in addition to the awful vinyl tracks. I bet hollowed out the guide horns himself. Knowing him though, it was probably well within his skill level to carve the things out of a blank block of styrene with a dull pocket knife.
- were black and white. The color ones blew my mind- but I have to say i was somewhat disappointed when I read them and most of the verbage was identical- except for the little captions. My absolute favorite was the Ostwind/Arnham Red Devils one- I have the full set of Valiant miniatures featured in that article.
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Phil Hyslop (Login Phil1957) Missing-Lynx members 126.96.36.199
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November 5 2011, 2:48 PM
Hi Patrick, really nice piece of work.Shep paine had a huge influence on me when I first started out, and I still flick through his books now and again. We,ve come a long way since then. For what it's worth I also shamelessly copied his work way back when and I blush to admit I even took a Best in show with this attempt back in 86.
... from 1975! I have that issue somewhere. But you cheated and didn't convert it to a D like Shep did! Figs look great though. The insignial he painted were incredible! He did the Grossdeutschland cuff titles and the collar bars were like decals.