Saturday, December 21, 2013

From MartinN: Challenge Figure - Captain Stransky from 'Cross of Iron' (22 points)



MartinN (aka 'Nick) sends in his Challenge Desperado which actually is not a desperado at all but rather a German character from Peckinpah's WWII film, 'Cross of Iron'.

From 'Nick':
I'm starting into the challenge with my entry fee figure. Seemingly opposed to all others I didn't go for the Wild West theme but decided (after Curt pointed out to me the film is from Peckinpah also) to do 'Hauptmann Stransky' from Cross of Iron. 



It's a miniature from Artizan Designs I deemed appropriate for the job. Originally the figure had a Iron Cross around his neck but to stay with the film I decided to remove it. As for the basing I imagined him in some trench or command post.
Jeez, this is a wonderful figure Nick. His face even looks like Maximillian Schell's 'Captain Stransky'. Very nice groundwork as well. I especially like that you removed the Iron Cross from the figure as that was such a pivotal element of the film. 
Captain Stransky:  'I will show you how a Prussian officer can fight!' 
Sergeant Steiner:  'And I will show you, were the Iron Crosses grow.'
Great cinema. 

This figure gives Nick a base of 20 points but I'm adding a couple more for the wonderful basework and the overall attention to detail. Thanks again!

27 comments:

  1. Great work, especially on the face.

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  2. Amazing paint work really wonderful nice start to you campaign

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  3. Hi great work! well done!
    even if it's not my preferred German historical period;-)

    I’m sorry to Disturb you, I need the home phone number of Curt, because the French “ nail” not “Mail” ( the equivalent of the Royal Fail for sure) need it to send the packet to him, it came back home for that;
    just to send to him the entry fee for Santa, I'm sure you can understand that ;-)
    thanks.
    All the best,

    Gilles W " Santa not so Close from canada ;-)"

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  4. Each of the entry fee figures is a little piece of joy, this is no exception. Very nice work.

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  5. Oh that's a wonderful piece. Well done.

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  6. Excellent figure and paint job. Much better than mine.

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  7. The depth of colour is wonderful. Lovely work sir!

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  8. This looks great and glad you did the Iron Cross removal

    Ian

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  9. Great paint job. I was also tempted to do across of Iron but decided against it. Glad someone did, and so well.

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  10. Wow, great work to a great cast, that set is one of my favorites.

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  11. Wonderful work as always Nick! As hard as it may be to believe folks, but his work is even better in person!

    Christopher

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  12. Thank you guys! And many thanks to Curt for the generous bonus points.

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  13. Good thing I have not started work on my entry fee yet. I meant to pick that very same mini and I guess Curt has little use for two of these!

    But, this is a cracking paintjob, so I do not mind you pre-emptying my entry!

    Oh and great choice on the movie quote. That one has alwaŷs been my favourite from notch the Steiner movies!

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  14. Drat - (iron) cross doing Stransky as my entry fee. I'll bet someone will do a Steiner, so better cross that idea off too.

    Lovely work Martin/Nick :)

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  15. Great figure.

    There goes my plan too Tamsin!

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  16. Hmm, I guess great minds think alike, if it is four of us!

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  17. Excellent Captain Stransky. Good call to remove the Iron Cross. And I love the quote Curt.

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    1. I also was planning a Cross of Iron theme, fortunately I bought a couple of figures so I have a little wiggle room.

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  18. A fantastic looking figure, my favourite entry so far!!!

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