Saturday, August 23, 2014

Currahee!!

Paint is flung!   beginnings of the 101 AB bust.



Monday, August 11, 2014

Work Commences

I started working on he Nuts Planet 101 Airborne half figure.  Cleanup is nearly done.  One tricky part is attaching the sling to the M1 Garand rifle. The rifle and M1907 sling are resin.  In my experience, these parts break off easily.
I decided to replace the swivels with copper wire and brass tubing.  The wire is supplied in the kit.  It is meant to be used for the equipment hangers on the utility belt.
I cut off the kit swivels on the rifle and rings on the sling.  I cut the rings off the ends of the sling- both the short and long sections.  I then cut two pieces of 0.7mm brass tube to a length just smaller than the sling.  I glued the brass tube on the rifle.  Then it was a case of bending the brass wire to shape and putting all the parts back together.


Saturday, August 9, 2014

Next on Deck!

Here is the start of the new Nuts Planet 101 Airborne.  Its  a super bust- or half figure.  It depicts Damian Lewis from the Band of Brothers series.  Cleanup of the parts is going smoothly.   More pictures soon!


Sunday, August 3, 2014

Bonehead Models Squad Leader Finished

Here are some shots of the finished Bonehead Models SS Squad Leader.








Saturday, August 2, 2014

Growing Grass.........

I started on the base for the SS Squad leader.  Its a John Jeffries product, and I used Celluclay , white glue, pigment, dirt for the base groundwork.  While it was wet, I cut the bristles off of some cheapo chip brushes and "planted" the bristles to simulate grass...  Then some color with green and brown give it some life.