HOOah! Do you like realism at 1:6 scale? This superb custom 82nd Airborne Division Paratrooper was created by Miguel Tavarez and it’s absolutely TOP-NOTCH all the way. (Photo: Miguel Tavarez)
Breaking: The online 1:6 collectors and customizing forum, OneSixthSlaves (aka the “O.S.S.”) is sponsoring its first-ever “Ultimate 1:6 Figure Contest” and promises to award “prizes that will blow you away” to its competition’s lucky winners. According to an official news release from the group:
“The O.S.S. and The Bloodbath affiliate are proud to present the first ‘Annual Ultimate 1:6 Figure Contest.’ The contest will contain three categories, including Ancient & Historical, WWII, and ‘Nam & Modern. You can pm (personal message) entries to me or our staff. All entries must be submitted by December 25th 2015. Entries will be judged by a panel of Bloodbath veterans and a few poop-throwing monkeys.”
So real—you can “FEEL.” The piercing blue eyes, real hair and finely hand-painted skin texture of this SS Panzer tank commander are strikingly realistic. His almost gaunt physical condition make us think he represents the last of the SS Panzer tankers, perhaps struggling (and starving) out on the Eastern Front, hoping to survive the Russian Army’s relentless counter-attack. Excellent work! (Photo: Miguel Tavarez)
“Contest rules are as follows: Single figures/groups or dioramas are allowed. Vehicles are allowed but are not the main focus. No outdoor shoots. Neutral background like grey, brown or black. No nudity. No sadism and or extreme gore. No Nazi death camps and or anything to do with pajamas and gas. To enter you must join the O.S.S.”
Which Way, Mate? Miguel’s British Royal Army soldiers appear to be discussing the best route to take, perhaps to “A Bridge Too Far.” Out-STANDING details! (Photo: Miguel Tavarez)
Miguel Tavarez (aka the “Starving Artist”) (Photo: Miguel Tavarez)
Bottom Line: This contest sounds like a BLAST! If you’re a collector, fan, customizer or modeller who enjoys creating the “ultimate” in 1:6 scale, then this competition sounds like “a must” for you to enter. For the latest contest intel, its prizes and how you can take part in all the fun, we recommend you join the O.S.S. forum HERE. For some top-notch customizing inspiration, we recommend you view the work of master customizer and modeller Miguel Tavarez over on his Facebook page found HERE.
Finally, after the contest is over, please let us know if you were declared a winner. We’d love to feature photos from the “Ultimate 1:6 Scale Figure Contest” and its award-winning custom figures and dioramas on The Joe Report. Best of luck to one and all!