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"The edge of Darkness" Narva 1944

February 22 2017 at 1:04 PM
Roger Hurkmans  (Login rogerhm)
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In march 44 dutch ss volunteers fought at the Narvafront together with the 11.SS. Nordland.The losses against the russians were heavy and bitter!

I tried to depict a scene from the moment after a fight,wounded carried out of a trench and will be tranported to a fieldhospital.

Here are a few photo's from my dio:

photo FullSizeRender 5_zpsb70t9wwg.jpg
photo IMG_2190_zps1a7t9cmf.jpg
photo IMG_2173_zpsiky3lejn.jpg
photo IMG_2171_zpsjplxcdbe.jpg
And one before painting:

photo IMG_1598_zpss1hnhvr6.jpg

Cheers,

Roger


    
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franck edet
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speechless

February 22 2017, 1:13 PM 

this is absolutely perfect ! rescue action without gore features ... just perfect !

i love so much your balance of colors and all those details everywhere.
all the best
Franck

 
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Tom Morgan
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A most clever composition - the multiple elevations and unique fields of . . . .

February 22 2017, 1:24 PM 

. . . . view are very well executed. Impressive!
And I cannot recall ever seeing figures with such dynamic poses and features.

 
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gert brandl
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Great composition!

February 22 2017, 1:39 PM 

Hello Roger,

This is really a scene which is perfectly balanced reflecting a dramatic situation in a very convincing way!
Everything is perfect:
- Vehicle
- Figures
- Environment

Where did you get this nice wounded soldier which is transported by his comrades?
Scratch or something offered also for normal buyers?

Best regards

Hopefully we can see more of your perfect compositions
Gert

 
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Roger Hurkmans
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Gert,

February 23 2017, 10:44 AM 

Hi Gert,


The wounded soldier and the other 2 figures are scratched from several parts of Dragon figures detailed with putty(magic-sculp)

Cheers,

Roger

 
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filippo chessa
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Another masterpiece!!...

February 22 2017, 1:57 PM 

... You always capture the sense of desperation.
Best compliments.
Ciao
Filippo

 
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Rob Pye
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OUTSTANDING DIORAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

February 22 2017, 2:25 PM 

OUTSTANDING DIORAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love what you have done here and the story you have created. Great job.

 
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Mirko Bayerl
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Amateurish...and errors.....

February 22 2017, 3:33 PM 

Amateurish....thats how I feel when I see your latest Creation and here I mean - me, myself !! I feel still playing in a sandbox comparing to you.

The error is when I EVERY time you have created something new I say : this is your best yet and I Think that freaking Dutch guy cannot do any better....but he can , he can !!! he fu...can. That man has overnaturally forces like he was from Venus or Mars.

Tell me, how do you do it all ?

Neverless , you cannot imagine how much I enjoy your last Dio here...I tend to say again , this is your best and...and acctually one of the best Vig./Dio I have seen. How "high" can you climb ? Where is your bar ?

Roger apart from my lines above i can only say WOOOOOOWWWWWWW.

I just wish I have created someting like this with a 250 Neu and WSS grenadiers from I./NORGE in...well you can guess happy.gif

It all seems so simple for you...How can you paint Three guys tight together.....No no you are not human !!!

Brother , you made my night and day for a long time on.

Now I must go back to look at the pics..

Just two question :
Was the AA 11 250/9 in plain yellow - or do I see wrong ?
The officers neck and head seems a bit stressed IMO , have you tryed him look in direction like what i done here below ?
[linked image]



    
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Roger Hurkmans
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Mirko,

February 23 2017, 1:49 AM 

Hey Mirko,

Many thanks for your kind words! happy.gif

Sorry i do not have any secrets,i guess its in the dutch water i am drinking! happy.gif
Seriously,its important to paint figures,vehicle and groundwork in the same quality! But what imo is the most important is to make a good composition,it should be interesting for the viewer and the story you want to tell should be clear. I see a dio like a 3D painting!


Concerning your 2 questions:

The story is that the officer is communicating with the soldier with the fur cap what to do with the wounded,this soldier is giving a sign which direction they should bring them!If i should look him to de wounded there will be a connection with this soldier!

I had a discussion on another forum about the color from "Nordlands"250
In most cases they had a light 3 tone camo.The next photo is also a 250 from Nordland in the Narva region,I can't notice any camo so i used this vehicle for reference!
photo IMG_0963_zps4vah3d2w.jpg

Up to the next one! happy.gif





Cheers,

Roger


    
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Anonymous
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Re: Mirko,

February 23 2017, 3:08 AM 


 
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Leonardo Alarcón
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Great work!!!...and Dunkelgelb

February 23 2017, 9:25 AM 

Great work again Roger....and the original sd.kfz.250 were delivered in dunkelgelb in Croatia (late 1943). Then, sure keeped the original color until the winter.
Regards,


    
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Roger Hurkmans
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Thanks for the confirmation Leonardo! /nt

February 23 2017, 10:00 AM 


 
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Mirko Bayerl
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Excuse me.. but

February 23 2017, 12:20 PM 

Hi
Most AFV at that time was delivered in plain yellow and then painted by the troops. So whats the point
to say they were delivered in plain yellow and then remain so ?
I dont want to destroy the party , but that statement is worth zero!!
Mirko

 
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Leonardo Alarcón
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Is a supposition

February 23 2017, 3:50 PM 

Mirko....only a supposition based on the pictures of the delivered 250/9's in Croatia (late 1943) with whermacht plates....later pictures still in dunkelgelb without the WH in the plates and pictures with the new SS plates and still in dunkelgelb (a funeral I guess).
In my opinion (I'm not expert) is a posibility.
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Mirko Bayerl
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May i guess....

February 23 2017, 4:08 PM 

you are referring to WSS-AA 5 250/9 in plain yellow and WH
plates ? its training vehicles from a training ground i Poland 1944. No front vehicles.
The pic you mentioned might be from July 1944 after the Comp.Commander Ahrens was KIA and his body in a coffer at the Engine hatch at the border of Lihuania and Latvia. That 250/9 has cammo.
There excist SPW from Nordland without cammo but I think most had cammo.

Mirko


    
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Leonardo Alarcón
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WH Plates

February 23 2017, 7:24 PM 

I'm talking about the pictures in Robert Edwards's book " Scout Out", and the pictures are located in Croatia (about he book)....with the Sturbannfuhrer Hack in almost all the pictures...for example the plate WH-1515501.
Later there is at least another picture in the Polish book about Nordland (here you can find the same picture attached by Roger) with the WH deleted in the plate....Croatia too about the book.
Both cases I understand are before Jan-1944, possible October 1943, and show the Nordland's 250/9 close to the winter still in dark yellow.
Regards,



    
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Mirko Bayerl
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Franz Hack!

February 23 2017, 7:45 PM 

Hi
Lets be correct from start. Franz Hack was in Wiking ,not in Nordland. The pics was made by KB Bauer in 1944 at a traning area in Poland. The vehicles was training vehicles with WH plates.Hack was a short time commander of SS.Pz.AA 5 Wiking ( june to september 1944 )
Now i step out of this discussion which turns out of focus.
Mirko


    
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Dinesh Ned
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It's just ridiculous..

February 22 2017, 4:05 PM 

...how you keep pulling off these unbelievably well composed and finished set pieces Roger! I always feel happy when l see your name in the CC DG because I know l am going to be treated to something really special! And you did it again!

Thank you for keeping us inspired with your special brand of Dutch magic! happy.gif

Respectfully,
Dinesh
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Bart Campbell
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Amazing!!

February 22 2017, 4:23 PM 

Everything looks perfect. Great job!

Bart

 
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Andrew Tomlinson
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That has certainly taken some vision to think of and carry out...

February 22 2017, 4:41 PM 

Hi
Absolutely amazing. Truly well done. Very inspiring.

Cheers
Andrew

 
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