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
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.
Thank you, Pat. Yeah, he's got quite the mug on him.
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?"
Cool, thnx for the encouragement, Indy.
The Alexander figure arrived today, and I can't wait to start assembling him. Updates soon.
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'
On the workbench: ginormous Kharkov dio