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The next figure
Posted by Dodgy on Sunday, September 20, 2020 4:56 PM

Beautifuly cast 120mm WWI Stormtrooper

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Posted by Dodgy on Sunday, September 20, 2020 5:01 PM

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Posted by knox on Sunday, September 20, 2020 6:05 PM

Nice!  A WIP, or just pictures when finished? 

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Posted by Dodgy on Monday, September 21, 2020 6:25 AM

Happy to do a work in progress. Hadn't thought about it till you asked Knox.

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:34 AM

I'd love to see any more work you do on him too Dodgy. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 11:47 AM

Aha! Definitely would like to see a WIP on him!

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Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 3:51 AM

No problem Gamera and Tanker-Builder. Will do. Lot of medical stuff going on at the moment so things have slowed down.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 11:29 AM

Hey;

 Understand this. Your health is more important as is that of family members. We can wait.

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Posted by Dodgy on Monday, October 12, 2020 7:23 AM

Thanks cobber, all good now. Loading a report next.

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Posted by Dodgy on Monday, October 12, 2020 7:25 AM

OK, some basic construction, and lots of filling required.

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Posted by Dodgy on Monday, October 12, 2020 7:31 AM

The two bags across his chest are for grenades and are going to require some work to fit them in to the molded parts.

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Posted by Dodgy on Monday, October 12, 2020 7:39 AM

There are two heads provided with this figure. One is supposed to look young and lost with the thousand yard stare, but the eyeballs are hollow. the other is older with a nice mo. Not sure which one I will do.

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, October 12, 2020 9:35 AM

Following along.  I was really into figures a while back and perfer this scale.  I've done a couple WWI figures.  One of the things I really like about figure modeling is there is a much broader array of kits covering way more history.  I did a civil war figure, two Zulu war figures etc.  I've been working on a b-17 waist gunner for the past 5 years...lol

Anyhow - nice figure and I'm looking foward to your progress.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, October 12, 2020 11:48 AM

That looks good. You can fix some seams like that if you use a little putty in the gap and then while it's still semi-wet wipe it with some thinner (whatever dissolves it) with a cotton bud. 

And both heads look good, I'm partial to the one with the 'stash myself.

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Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:12 PM

Thanks Keavdog. I'll be doing some more on him on the weekend as its supposed to be very wet here, and I totally agree with your comment on the spread of history that figures cover. As for your B17 waist gunner, you can't rush these things....

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Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:17 PM

Thanks Gamera. I've recently discovered Perfect Plastic Putty and I looove it. However where the grenade bags meet their molded on parts is going to be a challenge, as I will have to work around some belts and cross straps.

With regard to the heads, I am also partial to the one with the mo. It suits the era.

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Posted by GreySnake on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 8:25 AM
Nice work and looking forward to seeing more. In regards to the heads I prefer the mustache.    

 
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Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 4:34 PM

Thanks GreySnake. I think its going to be the mo. It has a lot more character.

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Posted by knox on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 5:14 PM

Looking good. I like both faces, so will be no help.  Its strange that just a face swap will change the personality of the figure so much. 

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:07 AM

Well, Well! Personally I prefer the stache.

 Why? Looks like mine when we had a shipwide contest for the biggest baddest and longest stache. The prize? Weekend liberty! In Hong Kong! That sure was a nice weekend!

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