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Completed Critique Converted Young Bust

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nick Majerus, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. Nick Majerus Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Here are some pictures of the Young bust that I did a little converting on.

    I removed the parachute scarf and replaced that with a shirt made from Magic Sculpt. I also removed the ammo bandoleer as the bust would have a Carbine. I scratch built the Carbine from brass tube for the barrel. Then wrapped a small piece of thin lead sheet for the sight and drilled holes in the sight. Added the front blade with Magic Sculpt. The barrel was added to a piece of sprue and the stock built up with Magic Sculpt. The sling is made from lead sheet. A simple conversion, but a different look.

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  2. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent work Nick. I like the changes you have made.
  3. jimias A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Beautiful work.
  4. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    very well done!!

    Mitsutaka
  5. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Might be simple conversions but they are very effective and make for a nice change with this bust, real nice job on the painting also.

    Steve
  6. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Nice work Nick! Subtle but effective changes!

    Jay H.
  7. RFL Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Fine improvements, I much prefer your version.
  8. Nick Majerus Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks everyone. Young's busts are so great that there is very little to change on them. I thought the Carbine was a differant touch. We see the M1 and the Thompson SMG often but not the Carbine.

    Nick
  9. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hi Nick!

    Nice conversion!
    Love the M1 Carbine.(y)
  10. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Top work.

    marc
  11. bucsfan21 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Young Miniatures Conversion

    Nick, I really like your conversion of the Young Miniatures bust. Neat touch to add the carbine. I like that kind of imagination!

    Would love to see Young come out with a FFL figure from WWII.

    Hope to get one of your Missouri Guerrilla busts one day.

    All the Best, Terry Martin and the Atlanta, GA Gang
  12. Nick Majerus Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Pedro, Marc, and Terry.
    Thanks you guys, I would like to make the whole M1A1 Paratroop Carbine for a figure one day, but this was all I needed this time.
    Terry, contact me and I'll make you a deal on that Guerrilla!
    Nick
  13. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Effective little conversion Nick, I like it.
    Carl.
  14. SRP Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Nice conversion Nick...more accurate and a good paint job...well done.
  15. Nick Majerus Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Carl and Steve. The figure is being donated to a 101st Abn. Div. Chapter, who will present it to a vet who jumped at Normandy. He also carried a Carbine, so I did the conversion for him. I sure hope he likes it!

    Nick
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  16. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Nick , a great conversion and excellent painting. A great gesture and I'm sure it'll be much appreciated. (y)

    Cheers Ken
  17. Nick Majerus Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Ken. My old Regiment the 3rd Inf Regt "The Old Guard" requested a figure for the annual reunion. The request was for the 1827 1st Sargent . So I have that to do for them. They sell it at the reunion to help out on the expenses.

    Nick
  18. montythefirst Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom

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