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Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by garyjd, Jun 25, 2004.

  1. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    A close up. I applied the buttons using a spot of Superglue Gel, which dries a bit slower than regular Superglue. After drying overnight I'm going to carefully sand the buttons until each one is the same width,

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  2. Johan Well-Known Member

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    Belgium
    Oh man, this is great - I really love that meticulous, clean sculpting style of yours, and your interest in, love for and knowledge of the subject comes through loud and clear. I wish that more of your figures would be available from manufacturors.

    I'm sure the manufacturors come in secretly and read all the stuff we post here ;) , so here's a request to all of them :

    Hey guys ! Will you please consider commisioning Gary for two 90mm or 120mm figures of the Battle of New Orleans, 1. a 7th US infantryman and 2. a British 93rd Highlander. Thank you.

    Well I hope this helps ! ;) :lol:
  3. johnnyboy New Member

    gary nice work man i have been watchin these guys come together and think you have done a sweet job.i would like to enter the world of sculpting could you send me in the right direction as far as books go, supplys what kind of putty to use all that stuff.i would really appreciate it.thanks gary. johnny
  4. Jason W. Active Member

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    United-States
    Looking awesome as usual. Thanks for showing us that button making technique.
  5. rafaelega Active Member

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    Spain
    Very nice Gary. Impressive work.

    I will share with you my method for doing buttons (copied from Francisco Javier Ruiz). It is based on pressing a 0,5 "mechanical pencil" (like Faber-Castell or similar) against a tin sheet.

    I attach an example.

    Rafa

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  6. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Johan, Thanks for the kind words. I like the War of 1812 myself. I have a few projects I'm already commited to so we'll see about doing a few 1812 projects once I've cleared the bench again.

    Johnny, Thanks a lot. Great! jump on board the scratchbuilding bandwagon. I'll start posting some information in the SCULPTING section tommorrow (Sunday) on books and materials.

    Jason, Thanks buddy. I've been slacking as far as the sbs's are concerned but hope to do a few this coming year that I hope everyone will enjoy.


    Rafa, Thanks for your sbs on buttons. It's always great to have more than one way of doing something. Joe Hudson also sent me pictures and information on doing buttons that has given him fantastic results.~Gary
  7. johnnyboy New Member

    thanks gary i would appreciate it,i would like to start making my own figures that would be awsome,especially american indians.i think you had a link to the french and indian wars but i cant seem to find it, if so could you hook me up with it again thanks bro johnny
  8. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Finished It's finally done. The thistles were made from A&B, brass wire, and Hudson & Allen foliage. This is not an item I'd like to do for 54mm figures often. I still have to clean up the last flower a bit and then add the leaves to the middle two.

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  9. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Here are the figures with all their parts. Fortunately I was able to use the bayonet/scabbard, and canteen from The Virginia Regiment kit I sculpted. Thanks for sending the parts to me Mike.

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  10. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    closeup shot

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  11. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Shot of Highlander #2 holding bonnet.

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  12. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Last one, unless you want a few more. It's been a fun project, although it had it's share of frustrations. It's now up to Joe to polish it off with a great paintjob.~Gary

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  13. gordy Well-Known Member

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    United-States
  14. Ernest A Fixture

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    Venezuela
    NO comments AMAZING!!!

    you are a wizard...... :eek: :eek:
  15. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Awesome Gary!

    I bet if Mr. Griffing (sp?) would see this he would be very proud!
  16. Guy A Fixture

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    United-States
    Beautiful work Gary.....I have really enjoyed following this from its beginning.
  17. John Long Active Member

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    United-States
    Excellent Gary.

    on deck... Joe Hudson.

    It'll be nice to see the finished work.
  18. Alex M. Active Member

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    Canada
    Great work gary!! Can't wait to see Joe paint it up !

    Will this be a commercial release ?

    -Alex
  19. Jason W. Active Member

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    United-States
    Gorgeous! Simply gorgeous!
  20. Joe Hudson Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Gary,

    Now you have went and put the pressure on me! :eek: I hope that I can do this the justice that it deserves. Thanks again for allowing me the chance to paint it.

    Joe

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