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Pasubio: Italians in Russia Scene WIP 10/24/10

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Mic
  • Member since
    June, 2009
  • From: AusTx, Live Music Capitol of the World
Pasubio: Italians in Russia Scene WIP 10/24/10
Posted by Mic on Sunday, October 24, 2010 8:43 PM

Beginning a new figure scene... trying something new for me: Italian infantry. This scene will take place in Russia circa winter 1942. 4 Italian figs, 1 Russian civilian. The figures so far (mfr's images):

 

Started with the officer from the Royal Models kit. I spent an hour with the Dremel / pin chisel bit, removing the head out from under that cool cap, replacing with a Hornet head. Used a spare hand to remove the pointing, "Hey You" pose, to depict more of a "move, plz!" pose:

 

I've been trying to eek more detail out of the figures, scribing along cuffs, straps, etc. Here's the Alarmi figure with some of this goin' on:

 

Results (I think it looks pretty good, brings out the relief):



Remove some resin in spots to get the clarity of the details:

 

Here they are together, the action of the scene's storyline will be talked about  a little later. Nothing too dramatic or anything. Just tryin' to get a new project rollin'.

 

If you're here, I thank ya...

Steve M.

On the workbench: every tool, paint, brush, glue I own

  • Member since
    March, 2010
Posted by shoot&scoot on Monday, October 25, 2010 12:52 PM

The fig. with the carcano definitely has that Musollini look going on.  Great work so far and look forward to more!  Not something you see every day, I like it.

                                                                                                     Pat. 

Mic
  • Member since
    June, 2009
  • From: AusTx, Live Music Capitol of the World
Posted by Mic on Monday, October 25, 2010 11:28 PM

Thank you, Pat. Yeah, he's got quite the mug on him.

Steve M.

On the workbench: every tool, paint, brush, glue I own

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    April, 2008
  • From: Ventura (at the beach) in California
Posted by *INDY on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 2:58 AM

~Hey Steve~

Another Mic-sterpiece Dio just getting started--EXCELLENT

and Italians in winter? talk about seldom never seen!

I'll be  lookin in for this one.

"Well...you gunna pull them pistols, or just whistle Dixie?"

Mic
  • Member since
    June, 2009
  • From: AusTx, Live Music Capitol of the World
Posted by Mic on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 6:23 PM

Cool, thnx for the encouragement, Indy.

The Alexander figure arrived today, and I can't wait to start assembling him. Updates soon.

Steve M.

On the workbench: every tool, paint, brush, glue I own

  • Member since
    June, 2006
  • From: AusTx, Live Music Capitol of the World
Posted by SteveM on Friday, November 05, 2010 8:56 PM

Minor progress update; 2 more figures. Machine gunner is about 100% built, gotta go back and do some touch ups and clean ups around the PE.

 

This Alexander figure received a head transplant, like the first figure in this thread. Liked the hat, lose the head.

 

A few minutes with a Dremel, and lots of test fitting, does the trick.

 

Hard to tell in photos, but the face I added has more character, in my opinion. I can not remember the manufacture of this head. I've sculpted a scarf for him, and added a bit of hair. Love them Squadron Green sideboards.

 

He still has some minor PE work to be done.

Thanks for lookin'

 

Steve M.

On the workbench: ginormous Kharkov dio

 

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