[MWIP] Axis Waffen player models

10-31-2003, 10:10 PM
hey guys long time no see. Haven't had time at all to play DoD much less do stuff for it what with graduation in like a month but hey, I still love DoD and I'm still trying my best to find time to make stuff. Anyway, I'm working on some Axis models and I did a little bit of research for em but I'm not sure everything on these guys looks completely accurate so let me know if I should make changes. Weeeeeeelllll...here's the pic:

Waffen SS models(I'm not done working on these) (http://www.gmkhomes.com/other/inprogress.jpg)

Anyway, just lemme know what I gotta fix will ya? :)

10-31-2003, 10:14 PM
the camo pant are a little on the baggy side, i like the faces except for the sturmtrooper his face looks weird :) hope this *constructive* critticism helps :D

10-31-2003, 10:36 PM
Keep the dafault faxces...

And there feet and Legs look feckin huge m8, might wanna fix that...

And one thing I noticed about yor work, is the textures, seem very blurry and pixlated...

Other than that, it's look good...

11-01-2003, 10:13 AM
Looking good, exacept for a few minor things. Some of the collar tabs are wrong, the "II" imho was only used by regular Wehrmacht troops and I'm not sure of SS troops wore the eagle on their officer's caps. One other thing about the officer's cap. The little grey and the brown bars (see attached pic) were actually part of the tanker goggles, so you need to fix that too.

11-01-2003, 10:38 AM
thanks for pointing that out man. I wasn't sure about that the hat was alright from just leaving it alone from your set(thanks for letting me use it BTW) but now I have found a good reference for an SS hat so I'm working on fixing that. Sharpened everything up too so it's not blurry and did away with the bagginess. I always try to work on faces last if I can though. New pics when I can. Anyway, keep that input coming, trust me it helps alot.

11-02-2003, 12:05 AM
new pics of some of the tweaks I made:

Pic 1 (http://www.gmkhomes.com/other/inprogress1.jpg)

Pic 2 (http://www.gmkhomes.com/other/ingame.jpg)

The hat now generally follows an SS NCO crusher cap, sharped some stuff up and unbaggied stuff. I'm still working on this thing so lemme know if I should fix some more stuff.

11-02-2003, 01:01 AM
looks good, well done so far with the improvements

however, i have some suggestions

1: the faces (i know you've already said you'll do these at the end)

2: the feet/shoes are still way too big (good job with the un-bagginess but)

3: the SS collar tabs as mentioned earlier

4: put some stick grenades on different classes, like tucked in their boots or under their belts

5: sleeve badges that have the unit name like "hitlerjugend" or "hitler SS" or something like that (i forget what they are called)

i'd like to see these turn into something really beautiful

11-02-2003, 01:40 AM
I miss Devin Kryss's SSV2 Trenchcoats when the Unteroffizier had that commander cap. It looked sweet.

11-02-2003, 10:09 PM
Ok had time for a couple of more fixes on this thing today:

-fixed the feet/boots proportion; they are the correct size now
-added eagle onto sleeves
-added SS and rank tabs onto the collars
-shoulder epaulets also reflect ranks
-grenadier has *gasp* a grenade now

Still workin on it (http://www.gmkhomes.com/other/inprogress2.jpg)

Keep those suggestions comin, I'd like to get to all of them before I decide to release these.

11-03-2003, 07:36 AM
The officer looks so good ! i really love it !

11-03-2003, 09:23 AM
wow these look really nice dude i loved your paratrooper and that tank division pack !

11-03-2003, 12:06 PM
thanks, I appreciate the encouragement...anyway, updates...camoed the sniper's hat and added cuff titles to some of the guys, I used the "Reichsfuhrer SS" Division cuffs. Anyway, here is what they all look like now:

lookie! lookie! lookie! (http://www.gmkhomes.com/other/inprogress3.jpg)

What else should I do to fix these, guys?

11-03-2003, 12:38 PM
the helmets well simply because there so friggin HUGE !!! and also change the grenadier hat to a helmet

11-03-2003, 01:59 PM
The guy in the middle near the sniper ( i think it's an officer ) is so amazing, it's one of the best ones i ever seen.

The MG rocks the place too.

and what i don't like are the others mouths, they need more work IMO.

11-03-2003, 02:27 PM
I like them, my only issues would be to lose the big helmets, use defaults or something and change the MGers face. Also, its not your problem, but I've never liked the full cammo look like on the MG. I feels like he's got PJs on

11-03-2003, 07:40 PM
It would go right with the Employee Allied pack I have on right now. ;D

11-03-2003, 11:56 PM
update! I went ahead and resized the helmets, eagle patch only goes on left sleeve now(apparently they only go on that sleeve - curse those asymmetrical Germans! :p) and I messed around with the faces. Take a look:

over here buddy! (http://www.gmkhomes.com/other/inprogress4.jpg)

Keep those new ideas comin

11-04-2003, 07:37 AM
ummm could you use fo the grenadier model a helmet too because that would rock !

Dying Robot
11-04-2003, 10:45 PM
Love that hat the grenadier is using. In case of any more requests for you to leave it out, could you have one version with the hat then, please?

Some of the faces still look a little...ummm...droopy. The officer looks good, so good in fact that the other troops look silly. If I were you I'd go for more of that type of approach, facewise, with the other ones aswell.

Oh, and that mustach just looks out of place. I remember seeing that on some trenchcoatmodels a time back, never really appealed to me. Plus I think that the soldiers had some rules about appearance that they had to follow, basically; beards, mustaches, sloppy presentation of uniforms and stuff like that...well pretty much about looking sloppy all together. So in that aspect it's not very accurate either. I'd quite like it if that mustach was virtually shaven off . :eek:

But well, that's just me and what I prefer.

11-05-2003, 10:56 AM
alright, I tried retooling the faces a bit more, here's what the guys look like now:

new faces (http://www.gmkhomes.com/other/inprogress5.jpg)

Whenever I get to where I think it's time to release these, I'll make sure to release two versions: one with that garrison cap looking thing on the grenadier and one with the helmet

11-05-2003, 12:26 PM
now those looks like they could be releasy-ready

11-05-2003, 01:31 PM
To be honest I wasn't too impressed when I first looked at this thread, I didn't think I'd ever use them. But following your progress as you tweak these models and watching thm improve has piqued my interest, and I to believe I'll be trying these out.

11-05-2003, 01:45 PM
Awesome. These rival Russ's Waffen SS.

11-06-2003, 07:27 AM
I appreciate the kind words, man. I just try to add what I can to the community considering I use so much stuff from everybody else here when I play DoD. Also, thanks a whole lot for the input guys - I think if I left it to my own opinion of how the models looked they wouldn't have turned out half as nice as they are now (and not anywhere near historically accurate). Anyway, unless somebody has any last minute suggestions, I will go ahead and zip these things up and release.

Ska Wars
11-06-2003, 09:27 AM
Nice work mate, will go well with your paras.

The only suggestion i have is could you mabye give one of the classes those huge stick nades the SS used to use. Basically a nromal stick nade with about for or five other nade heads taped around it. I think they used them usually on tanks and bunkers. I've never seen a pack use them before so they might look quite good.

Anyway, class work mate.


11-06-2003, 09:42 PM
Thanks. I'll go find some reference pictures and put that grenade thing on the grenadier when I have something substantial on my hands. In the meantime I'll release what I got right now, but yeah, I think that grenade thing would be pretty cool on a guy. I'll totally release again when I can put one on him.

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