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Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Marijn Van Gils, Mar 17, 2005.

  1. Marijn Van Gils New Member

    Hello guys,

    this one has been here before, but got lost also. I thought I'd post it again as I hope to start painting it soon, after I get another sculpt out of the way.

    It is a black GI in vietnam, the second after being bitten by a snake. In a reflex, he pulls his arm back, thereby launching the snake in the air.
    He will be on a riverbank, with his feet in the water and some mangrove-style roots behind him.

    Basic head is from hornet (eyes were modified though), as are the base of the hands. I could use a lot of equipment from Dragon (grey plastic) and Royal Model (canteens), which saved me a lot of time. The plastic items needed a lot of scraping with the scalpel to refine the details though. The handgrenades still need to be taken of again and put back properly to get the correct sit.

    Any comments are very welcome.

    Best wishes,


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  4. Uruk-Hai PlanetFigure Supporter

    Looks good and innovatiev as usual, Marijn!
    Me like it very much.

    Isnt "Snakebite" the title of and "Whitesnake" album.
  5. Guy A Fixture

    Thanks Marjin for taking the time to re-post for us. I appreciate the re-posting and am sorry it had to be done. I look forward to seeing this develop.
  6. Larry R New Member

    Looks very cool Marijn. Can't wait to see what you do with it, especially the water!! BTW, I am working a Nam river crossing but haveing trouble damming up the ends of the river so the resin doesn;'t spill.,....any ideas?
  7. Marijn Van Gils New Member

    Thanks for the nice words guys!

    Guy, no problem at all. I understand the difficulties in maintaining a site like this one, so reposting is the least trouble.

    Larry, sounds interesting!
    I have had trouble with plasticcard dams on my last diorama ("santa is coming to town"). It deformed with every layer I poured and gave a kind of stepped effect to the edge. Only a lot of sanding and cursing solved this. :(
    I think I will use pieces of glass for this one. It is small enough so I can use the carrier glasses of microscope preparates, which should be easy enough to attach with tape. Glass should give a perfectly smooth and strait surface, without any warping possible.

    With that dio, I had some resin pouring down. Since I had already finished the wood of the base (polyurethane high-gloss varnish), it was no real problem: I just snapped away the overpours! :)

    Good luck with your project!

  8. Larry R New Member

    Thanks Marijn, I will try the same thing....do you think the resin will stick to the glass? Coat it with something maybe?
  9. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Marijn, Thanks for reposting this piece. I'm looking forward to seeing it's further development.~Gary
  10. Marijn Van Gils New Member

    Thanks Gary!

    hello Larry,

    no, I don't think this would be necessary. Even worse: any coating could get into the resin and compromise its' transparency.

    The resin didn't stick to the plastic dams I used, even after slightly melting them. So I would do the same with the glass: just break it away when the resin is solid, but not completely hard yet (after 24 hours of the last layer or so). As long as the dam is smooth enough, this should be no problem at all.

    Best wishes,

  11. Larry R New Member

    OK great, thanks I'll let you know how it turns out
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  13. fsdesimone Member

    I don't think I'd seen this before - great idea! I like the composition and action very much.


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