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93rd Highlander, Crimean war

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by T-34/85, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. T-34/85 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I couldn't help but emulate the excellent way that Robert Ramirez displayed this great sculpt from Carl Reid.
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    I picked up a very nice base from Ron Tamburrini. I added to the base with apoxy sculpt. I needed to make a small repair to the bayonet and added lead foil straps for the canteen,(not pictured) Its now primed and ready to go. Hopefully I can do it some justice.
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  2. tiberius57 A Fixture

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    Nice! Very nice! One of my favorites! I'll follow with great interest!
    Cheers,
    Zeno
  3. Kreston Active Member

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    Can you comment on the casting, the fit of the parts and the clean up on this kit?
  4. T-34/85 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    The casting is first rate. I had no trouble cleaning it up. One of the things I look for in casting quality is if I have to really look hard to find the seams and I did here. The fit is also top shelf. I pinned the head and the rifle to paint separately, as with the canteen. The few challenges so far was when I added the apoxy to the base. I had to dry fit his right foot through the apoxy, then the base to get a good fit. I pinned this too for added strength. I did that when the apoxy was still pliable. The bayonet was bent out of the box and the only way I could fix it was to add a piece of styrene. It also lengthened it a bit as I thought it was just a tad short. It's a major focal point so that was worth it. I highly recommend this. I just hope now that I can paint him somewhat close to the box art.
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  5. Kreston Active Member

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    Very helpful...thanks!
  6. T-34/85 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Finally some color on him. Not looking forward to the Tartan. The pictures as expected, are not good. As I progress, the sculpting helps immensely.
    Tom
  7. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    I got this one lurking in the grey army also , "Tartan :facepalm: what idiot invented it " will follow yours with great interest (y)

    Ron
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  8. T-34/85 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I should have finished this thread three years ago. I did actually complete this awhile back. Learned a lot and had fun.

    Tom

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