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WIP Critique starting a new project

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by megroot, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Oke Guys,
    This is tough for me.
    I want this figure zoom_4-p.jpg

    into these setting:
    engelse soldaat voor vignette..jpg

    So there is alot to build. My question is with what material could I build the ruine (DR FORCE Help),
    How do I made a realistic background of ruines??? He will be sitting with his back to the ruine, and his legs out of the ruine resting on ruble. (I don't want to convert the figure)

    I need all the help I can get to made it to the finish. Scale is limited to 1:32.

    marc
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  2. Ferris A Fixture

  3. Kisifer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Good luck with your project Marc. I hope everything will go fine for you.

    Xenofon
  4. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
  5. Dr Force Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Marc

    Looks like a great project mate.

    As you know from my own build I am a great advocate of using cork. Personally I would actually construct the wall making each individual bricks to the right scale (simply take a brick size and divide by 32)

    Stick these on to a relevant board making sure you have the scale of the thickness correct (again just google wall thickness and divide by 32)

    Fill all the mortar lines with polyfilla.

    Once I had done both sides I would then coat the whole thing with very thin plaster (easily pruchased at any hardware store, polyfilla is a good one) Allow to go dry.

    Now all you need do is pick off the plaster (carefully to reveal the brick or stonework) where you see the thickness of the wall that has been damaged, just use some more polyfilla to roughen the edges and to make it look like its all joined together.

    To make relaistic walls I think it's a good idea to try and construct like they would have been in real life.

    There are all manner of different sizes of cork to suit any application, you just need to repeat the above for your background ruin.

    Hope that helps but if you need any more support just let me know(y)
  6. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Thanks David.
    Great help, alot of work to do.

    Marc
  7. sam b Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    This looks like great fun !!! will follow (y)
  8. Reddo Active Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Many ways to skin a cat. I remember my 1st ruined building diorama as an 11 year old. I found out by accident that turpentine melted polystyrene when I knocked my brush cleaner over. This I thought would make convincing ruins if I plastered said styrene with dads polyfilla. So I did that and stuck in some soldering wire mesh framework I painted to look like rust. Thus was done my 1st convincing (to me at the time) diorama. It still works - and its cheap. PS - mum was very cranky about the state of the carpet.
  9. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Marc - what figure is that? I am just getting interestin WWI and I don't recall seeing it before.

    Thanks

    Colin
  10. Johan Kees Active Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Marc

    You are so productive, mate! Interesting and challenging project.

    I would try to use plasticard and Magic Sculp for the wall; but that is just me.

    J;)han
  11. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    It is a figure from JMD.
    You can find him on this page:
    http://www.jmd-miniatures.com/liste_articles.php?id1=1

    You can also see that this firm has more WW 1


    Marc
  12. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    thanks Johan,
    I've been productive: its only my fifht figure this year. Working always on two or three figures at the same time. For us oilpainters normally.

    That will be alot of putty then.
    Gonna ask you more within a few weeks about it.

    marc
  13. Ferris A Fixture

    Oops, don't know how that second link got there... Too much copy/pasting from my side.
    Well, it explains a way to make the fast fourier transform even faster, but that sure is of no help whatsoever to your project!
    :ROFLMAO:

    Cheers,
    Adrian
  14. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    What a great idea for a vignette, Marc! I think all the recommendations you got will give you many options. Looking forward to seeing it done!

    All the best,
    Dan
  15. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Good luck with your project Marc,looking forward to see it!.
    :)
  16. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Dan and Daniel Thanks.
    I hope i bring it to a good end.

    Marc
  17. Renéduret Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Marc,

    I have some nice ideas for the groundwork. You might want to save some plaster from work :)
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  18. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    That won't work. The last 25 years we use only glassfiber with polyesther on it. Very thin, and very strong.
    I have some plaster of paris from the days i made masks for the radiation therapie. That can be used.
    The plaster of paris we use since 1932 :D are cotton bandages with plaster on it. It works easy.
    Where has been the time (the Cats)

    Marc
  19. Dr Force Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Have you started yet Marc?:D
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  20. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Slave tracker :lol::lol::lol:
    No, just cleaning the figure.
    It's hard to find corkplate's for me. And beside that, it are very small stone's.
    Would it be a sin if i made them something bigger???


    marc

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