Somewhere in France

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Vincent Power
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Somewhere in France

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Here is my contribution to the Figure GB. :)
The size of the box dwarfs the nearly finished contents :o
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On the reverse is a painting guide.
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There aren't many parts to this kit so it goes together quickly. However, you have to be careful as the plastic is very soft. A new blade will cut through it very easily as I found out at the start. :oops: The PE is incredibly small and very fiddly but adds a nice scale effect. :)
Anyway, here is a couple of close ups. He looks rather pleased with himself, the reason why will become clear soon. He went together nicely, the fit was good and I replaced the head with a Hornet one. He is a bit dirty from the new putty I'm using but will clean up well I think. I still have to add a few items to him.
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Hopefully some paint soon.

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Fantastic work so far :D

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Philipp Gross wrote:Fantastic work so far :D

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Thanks Philipp. It's a neat little kit and I've learned from all the mistakes I made so if I do another one it'll be a lot faster :lol:

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Nice little project Vincent :)

That Hornet head is a excellent sculpt. Such a great expression!
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Trying hard to do some modeling!

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Very Nice Vincent :D

Love Hornet heads :D

Greta work on the PE tooVincent ;)

It is brutally small, but you really sorted it out

What putty are you using :?:

It does look "messy"!

Nice start

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Great job Vincent!
On the fiddly etch especially!

I have to echo all the others here: hornet heads are just supremely usefull and elevate any figure, I've come to relie on them quite heavily :oops: ;) .


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Justin Wooding wrote:Nice little project Vincent :)

That Hornet head is a excellent sculpt. Such a great expression!
Thanks Woody. :) Yes, I like the expression too. Hornet heads make a big difference to any figure I reckon.

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Steve Hutchinson wrote:Very Nice Vincent :D

Love Hornet heads :D

Greta work on the PE tooVincent ;)

It is brutally small, but you really sorted it out

What putty are you using :?:

It does look "messy"!

Nice start

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Thanks Steve. :) The PE was tiny and I'm pleased I only stuffed up a couple of pieces. :lol: The putty is water based from Deluxe Material I think that's their name. Woody put me onto it when I caught up with him at the recent Expo here. To apply you just put it where you want and wipe away the excess with water. Simple really. The only "trouble" , if you can call it that, is keeping the figure clean. I think it's my inexperience with the material that's at fault though. ;)

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Raoul Kunz wrote:Great job Vincent!
On the fiddly etch especially!
I have to echo all the others here: hornet heads are just supremely usefull and elevate any figure, I've come to relie on them quite heavily :oops: ;) .
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Thanks Raoul. :) The PE was definitely the hardest part of the build. Couple that with location points that are either too small, too big or non-existent and it could easily become a frustrating kit. Despite that, I'd build another one. :lol:
I agree about the Hornet heads too. They add character to any figure and I'm quickly building up a little stash of them. ;)

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With the Tractor build finished I have more time to spend on this project. :) I've painted the figure and I decided the reason for his happy smile should be something all soldiers want. ;)
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This is where I'm up to at the moment.
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I still have a fair bit to do before its finished. :)

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