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  • Member since
    February 2005
  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 8:10 PM

Thank you! 

Robert 

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    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Thursday, January 5, 2023 4:53 AM

Hi Robert, which pic do you want me to use?

Cheers,

Dodgy

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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    February 2005
  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Thursday, January 5, 2023 7:28 PM

The first one works, thanks!

Robert 

A guilty conscience is a small price to pay for the safety of the Alpha Quadrant.

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    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Monday, January 9, 2023 12:59 AM

Well the clean up on this bloke is just about done. A lot of very fine mold lines that run deep and are hard to remove. They have also run across some of the fine detail and merged with it, so a bit challenging. Next is undercoat and paint.

Dodgy

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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, January 9, 2023 7:17 PM

Dodgy: You're getting there! I hate trying to remove mold lines when they go into folds etc. Trying to clean them up over intricate detail is the only thing worse- and you're dealing with both... 

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

 

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Monday, January 9, 2023 10:16 PM

Thanks Gamera!

Dodgy

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  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 2:41 AM

Hello everybody!

Very nice work being shown here!

Ben - I like the Spartans a lot, and the base is very nice, too! The German is very good as well.

PhilliePhan79 - The Mandalorian turned out great, the metallic coats stand out!

Dodgy - that's an interesting figure you got there. Funny thing, I'd say "Ulan" is a Polish word, but "ulans" are mounted soldiers. Good luck with the assembly and I hope your wife gets well soon!

As some of you know I started my entry at last:

120mm (1:16) Verlinden 630 US M79 Grenade Gunner Vietnam

I've also got a separate WIP thread here:

https://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/5/t/191708.aspx

I started working on the parts:

120mm Verlinden US M79 Grenade Gunner Vietnam by Pawel

First thing to do would be to correct the pose a little - to place the stock of the grenade launcher in a place where it could absorb the recoil without hurting nobody. When I looked at the box first I thought we have to do with careless assembly here, but no - there's a hole in the shoulder of the figure (pointed to by a red arrow) to make you put the stock exactly like on the photo. Well the hole will be filled and I already pinned al the joints to help me make the pose better. I'll be using milliput for that, pics coming soon!

Thanks for looking and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 11:35 AM

As I posted over on the Figures forum that's cool Pawel and I'm looking forward to seeing him come to life! 

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

 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 11:41 AM

Dodgy,

I would like to throw in with a weird one - a next-gen fighting suit from the Maschinen Krieger line:

Everything about it is weird, from the "Soft Shell" name to the kit manufacturer (Love Love Garden).

Not many parts to the kit:

A little waprage to the optional helmet.  A dunk in hot water should fix this.

A comparison to a "normal" MaK armored fighting suit.

This kit is all about seam cleanup and painting, typical for a figure kit I suppose.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, January 15, 2023 9:25 PM

Looks cool Real G! 

And I guess it is 'soft shell' compared to the armoured suit. 

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

 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Monday, January 16, 2023 11:28 AM

Yeah, it looks like the padded areas would have some kind of tough, flexible outer layer of ballistic/ablative anti-laser material with artificial muscles underneath.  The helmet has a solid visor, so it has a similar indirect sight as the Mercenaries' SAFS suit.

I know this is all sci-fi, but this fighting suit concept seems more practical than a bulky mechanical exoskeleton.  I can see the army developing something like this in the near future.

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    October 2004
  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Thursday, February 16, 2023 8:50 PM

Finally, some progress.

 

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, February 16, 2023 10:05 PM

Those are lookin' good Ikar! Yes

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

 

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    June 2019
Posted by sprueman on Saturday, March 18, 2023 10:21 PM

I'm doing a 1/24th American Civil War cannon crew. Will take awhile every thing is from scratch, including the 12 pounder. I posted some progress pictures under "Diorams" section of this site.

 

My wife thinks I procrastinate. I just put things off till she forgets.

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