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Completed George Washington (Airfix vintage 54 m)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Tinseltown, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. Tinseltown Active Member

    You can view additional pictures and the WIP thread here. I still haven't figured out if/how you can change the status from WIP to Completed.

    Project 10 - "George Washington" – American War of Independence, 1775.
    Started Nov 10th - Finished Dec 21st.

    Airfix 54 mm.

    Project 10 - George Washington - finished flag.jpg
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  2. fabrizio1969 A Fixture

    vintage and very fine
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  3. yeo_64 Well-Known Member

    Good Job, my friend (y)(y)(y)(y)(y)! A Lovely figure vignette made from a classical range of plastic figures :LOL:.
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  4. MarquisMini A Fixture

    What a nice display.
    Vintage figures and well painted, with a great base.
    All the very best
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  5. Tinseltown Active Member

    Thank you for the kind comments, Planeteers, and Merry X-Mas to one and all!
  6. Richard Baxter A Fixture

    Great to see these figures again, takes me back...well someone should. One comment, the crossbelts and reins look a bit over-sized. I use metal sheet salvaged from a used tomato puree tube for straps like this. Cut the top and bottom off, slit it open, clean off any remaining gunge and burnish it flat with the back of the handle of a pair of scissors. You can slice it really thin, it moulds well against the body of the figure and it hangs realistically, so does duty well for leather at this and larger scales.

    Look forward to seeing more of your work, have a great Xmas and NY!
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  7. Zastrow.cuirassier A Fixture

    Well done for a vintage kit!(y)
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  8. Tinseltown Active Member


    Thank you for the tip, Richard. the thing is, I actually do this (rather, I mix it up), but in this particular instance I just had to give up after a number of tries of fixing the "metal" reins to the bridle. No matter how much superglue I used, it just wouldn't stick. So I resorted back to "plastic". But I agree with you completely, the reins could have been a lot more realistic.
  9. MarquisMini A Fixture

    I have try many glues for my projects, and the one always work is Zap-a-gap with the green cap.
  10. Tinseltown Active Member


    Rrright. Thanks MarquisMini. Actually, I have Zap-a-gap here, but I have never used it, since I'm that guy who likes to use up his old superglue first :)
    Perhaps I should reconsider, then. Thanks for the advice!

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  11. MarquisMini A Fixture


    No problem Marc, always happy to help.
    I had so many frustrations till i discover that one.
    Just bear in mind the weather conditions like temp/humidity will play their part on the use of any glue or paint
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  12. theBaron A Fixture

    I didn't know you had finished this project, nicely done!

    Regarding the reins, I can see Richard's point, and I'd like to offer that even paper could be used, in this scale.

    I can't remember if Airfix included any material, like a piece of foil or thin styrene sheet, in the original kit, or not, to make the reins, etc.

    I'm glad you tackled this one. It's good to see a classic kit see the light of day.


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