Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by gordy, Dec 3, 2009.
That makes perfect sense. It is a good idea for heavy sporrans as well.
54mm Highlanders 5-16-09
woohoo, a dress rehearsal Getting the feel of the equipment arrangements
Alot of work to do, but they look allready impressive.
All coming together very nicely, looking forward to the next stage
Great job. Do keep in mind that Highlanders of this era were wearing the feile mor, or "Great Kilt" a la one piece Breacon wrapped around the body and more often than not terminating as a plaid over the shoulder, not the later, tailored, Military "Little Kilt" that we know of today.
Mike, yes they will be wearing the belted plaid (feilidh-mhor)
I managed to convince my wife of snapping photos of me wearing a solid colored bed sheet and posing like the figures to aid in getting the drapery correct!! It was quite comical
Excellent looking sculptures with great poses!
I'm waiting for your next update.
Thank you Marcel, I hope to have some more pictures up by the weekend, been a bit under the weather
54mm Highlanders 12-27-09
Roughing in the hands..
roughing in a fidgeting hand ..
More hand roughing and basket hilt (it's pictured upsidedown on a temp stem)
experimenting with impressions of targe riveting (thanks for the green stuff Jeff!)
You are welcome. Glad it's helping.
From what I can see the broadsword basket looks well, so does the rest of it.
Good to see some progress on this one Gordy and nicely done, did you use wire to form the basket hilt ?
these are looking very nice - esp. hands on the first fig.
BTW, what is the "green stuff"?
Steve, yes, I used some aluminum rod for the basket hilt, super glued together
Rod, green stuff is Duro, the yellow and blue epoxy putty, it works great for press molds, very rubbery, i drilled the holes into a pattern and then pressed in some milliput!
Here is the site for the current product. It is no longer manufactured by Duro but it is still called Duro. Old habits die hard.
Looking great so far Gordy cant wait to see these finished.
Thanks me too!
Excellent progress Gordy, looking forward to the next step!
54mm Highlanders 01-05-10
Using some sticky tacky (the blue stuff) to get an idea how I want to wrap the tartan :
Finished roughing in the Gentlemans hands :
Finished up roughing in the axeman's hands :
Excellent Gordy! Keep it up!!
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