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WIP Austro-hungarian Mountain Troops - Bust 1/9

Discussion in 'Sculpting' started by pokrad, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
  2. Figurenfreund66 Well-Known Member

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    Germany
    This is a patch of the Kaiserjäger !

    Cheers

    Hendryk
  3. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Hendryk, the four Kaiserjaeger-Regiments and the kk Landwehr-Regiments (if they belong to the mountain troops as Landwehr-Regiment 4) had the same insignia.

    BTW: Do You know the exact dimensions of the Kragenspiegel-Insignia (Stars and Edelweiss)?

    Cheers
  4. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Darko,

    I am now not sure the measures that I have given you for the stars and the Edelweiss at the collar, possibly refer to the pre-war uniform, for my sources are as possibly misleading belonging to this case.

    On your drawing that I have combined with an image of the original uniform, the stars are only very slightly at the size of the human iris, or the buttons on the cap, maximum 1,4/1,5 cm. The Edelweiss looks also much smaller, max 3,5 heigth I guess,

    Drawing and original uniforms match here!

    I advise you therefore that you just sculpt the size of the stars and the Edelweiss after this template...:

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    Cheers
  5. pokrad A Fixture

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    Croatia
    Ok, I agree that the dimensions of the collar are looking a bit too big. I'll stick to the photo you gave ;)
  6. pokrad A Fixture

    Country:
    Croatia
    Decided to stop at this point - it is detailed enough to be a "template". So it goes in the owen now, and tomorow probably resin copy...

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  7. Figurenfreund66 Well-Known Member

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    Germany
    Looks good so far .

    Cheers

    Hendryk
  8. pokrad A Fixture

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    Croatia
    Baked last night, had a few cracks, but lucky for me not on the head. MS filled the cracks just fine ;)

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  9. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Germany
    Looks good so far, congrets, Darko!

    Cheers
  10. pokrad A Fixture

    Country:
    Croatia
    Thx !

    Primed, sanded, primed, sanded, at least two more to passes go (man, this gray primer really shows errors) :

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  11. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Germany
    I follow with interest...

    Cheers
  12. Black Army Well-Known Member

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    Hungary
    Hello,

    yes there are some hard lines yet. Maybe the resincopy would be easier to repair. I have allways problems by sanding sculpey (or other one component stuffs).
  13. pokrad A Fixture

    Country:
    Croatia
    That is the plan, SuperSculpey is pain to sand. I'm pouring the rubber ;)
  14. pokrad A Fixture

    Country:
    Croatia
    And the problems started :(
    I ordered a new batch of rubber from my suplier, and last night opened the can and poured in the mold.
    I saw what will hapen when I was pouring the rubber in the mold - rubber had viscosity of asphalt !!!
    Off course, vacuum could not get the air out of rubber and there is air all over the place because of the viscosity,
    as the rubber was droping in "chunks" from the cup. Resin copy is unusable even without pressure :(
    Fortunatelly, I pulled the original out without any damage, and waiting the new batch of the rubber from a suplier...
  15. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    That's the most important! Good luck, Darko!

    Cheers
  16. Black Army Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Hungary
    Brrr, what a... Fortunatly it wasn't a finished figure. Finished sculpey-figures you can't rescue from sick ruber without broken or damage.
    I also hope you will have luck! ;)
  17. pokrad A Fixture

    Country:
    Croatia
    Got a new batch of the rubber - same thing - so thick that it cant be vacuumed and poured.
    The same rubber from the same suplier 2 months ago was OK, but it is clear now that all
    the rubber they have now is messed up...
    Viscosity on the can says 20000, but the real viscositi is more than 35000.
    I was kind of desperate cause this is the only rubber I can get without ordering it from abroad.
    Then decided to do and eksperiment. Tried with 6 different things to dilute it. Two of them WORKED !!!!
    One of them was nitro-dilutant, but I was afraid to use it, as it could be agressive to the master.
    The second one was Johnson baby oil. Yap, you can laugh, but it is working !!!
    Mold is now done, so I'll continue with the uniform soon ;)
  18. pokrad A Fixture

    Country:
    Croatia
    And here it is finally, buble free one-piece cast:
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  19. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Good work - You got it, mate!

    Cheers
  20. Figurenfreund66 Well-Known Member

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    Germany
    yes looks great

    Cheers

    Hendryk

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