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Figure tutorial-in keeping with Normandy
jrutman
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Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 08:31 AM UTC
Tamiya fig from the Zundap MP kit. I removed the gorget and did some under cutting as usual. Replaced the head with a Hornet one.



Gave him the appropriate gear for a MG gunner.



Began adding the missing Y straps and slapped a helmet on his teenage head




Slathered some paint on.




Fabricated a hole buddy from a Dragon fig and putty.



Made the groundwork and associated fixings.




Hope some may find this interesting.
This is supposed to show part of the 12SS pionier lines north of Cheux,Normandy,late 44.


PanzerFloor
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Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 08:52 AM UTC
So simple, though very realistic!, i lean from every view! 😉,
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Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 09:59 AM UTC
Excellent ,
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Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 11:04 AM UTC
Another classic work of art.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 11:05 AM UTC
Jerry, long time lurker, sometimes a comment but never miss a posting!
The Hornet head really is a great addition. Shows his youth big time and makes the mini-dio work.
As always thanks for sharing !


3 out of 3 beer rating !
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Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 01:11 PM UTC
Mighty fine "slathering" there Mr. Rutman! Nice work!

Happy Modeling,
Zon
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Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 01:16 PM UTC
More great figures Jerry, as always.
A bit off topic, but how did you make the grass? Fake fir?
Thanks



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Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 02:41 PM UTC
Jerry,
You have a gift for saying/showing an awful lot in a very few words and a minimum of photographs. You have it edited down to the essence that so many of us are hoping to hit every now and then. Can't wait for the book!!
Cheers,
Rick Cooper

P.S. Wait; the book isn't some self-published romance novel is it? Man, I love those things!!
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Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 10:12 PM UTC
Very cool Jerry , great work as always !!!
leviman
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Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 11:17 PM UTC
Wow. Excellent use of a kit figure. Mine was destined for the bin/spares box! You have a very good eye for seeing the conversion potential of stock figures. Reminds me of the great Roy Dilley's articles ( showing my age ) when he reworked the most basic figures to great effect. Well done,sir.
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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 12:13 AM UTC
Oops , forgot to ask , and I'm surprised no one else has , but howinnahell did you accomplish the sleeping dude ? The standing dude is a cool morph but how much fm did you have to put into the sleeping guy , what fig , how much fm etc ?
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 02:06 AM UTC
Thank you to the international cavalcade of respondents here!
Floris-thanks buddy!
Maarten-thanks Pal.
Ivanhoe-Thanks for the comment about using the Hornet head. Where would we be without Rogers' brilliance?
Wayne-thanks buddy!
Zon-I appreciate the kind words man.
Ralph-thanks for the kudos and yes,it is fake fur! An antique model railroad trick.
Rick-thanks for the comments buddy. No,sadly my book will not be ,as my ex-wife used to call them,a"lust novel".
Cheyenne- The sleeping guy has a Hornet head and Dragon brain bucket. His legs and torso were from the outstanding Dragon kit"Hohenstaufen". I buy those kits every time I see one available. The half of his legs is putty and his arms are all putty.
Alex-thank you Sir! Very high praise indeed! I do have several large tupperware boxes filled with older figure kits. You never know when you are looking for the"just right" frankenstein piece to make something easier to convert. Even th very very old Tamiya figs have a use as armatures and the big old clunky hands can be used as hands with think gloves on!
Thanks again,all,for breaking radio silence and chiming in. It makes it all worthwhile.

Cheyenne and anyone else interested. Here is the sleeper. You can see the areas I used putty. The legs were from a guy half laying on his side. I just gave them a half turn and moved his left foot down a bit. The arms are obvious.




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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 03:24 AM UTC
Love it..never read the name of the poster at the start but figured it out pretty quick. Amazing work you do.
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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 04:27 AM UTC
An online Master Class. Can you submit that as a Feature?
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 04:49 AM UTC
Tanks Greg and Bill,I appreciate the comments.
Bill,I would be happy to submit it but how do I do that?
J
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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 07:19 AM UTC
No one could have done it better but you, Jerry. Great job!
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 09:48 AM UTC

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No one could have done it better but you, Jerry. Great job!



Thanks man,very kind words!
J
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 01:45 AM UTC
Brother, he speaks the truth. You"re one of the people I consider to be a SME when it comes to figures, just having adopted your undercutting techniques has improved my figures markedly. And if that was slathering, up above it's better than my deliberate brushing to be honest. Strong work as always! BTW any luck finding that Miniart set of mines and grenades you were looking for? If not I think I have one in the stash if you still need one.
jrutman
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 02:51 AM UTC

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Brother, he speaks the truth. You"re one of the people I consider to be a SME when it comes to figures, just having adopted your undercutting techniques has improved my figures markedly. And if that was slathering, up above it's better than my deliberate brushing to be honest. Strong work as always! BTW any luck finding that Miniart set of mines and grenades you were looking for? If not I think I have one in the stash if you still need one.



Yep,still wanting that set as well as the Miniart German MG set.
jrutman
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 02:53 AM UTC
Bonus pic! I like how the y straps turned out for once.

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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 03:46 AM UTC
I love your work and much respect, but hate how you make it look so easy.
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 05:19 AM UTC

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Bill,I would be happy to submit it but how do I do that?
J


Jerry, you can message me and I will tell you how.
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 08:21 AM UTC
I have a couple of these figures going begging in my spares box. I've not yet reached the ability to sculpt the webbing (I know it was leather) but I now have an idea to use it with the late-war uniform guy in the Tamiya field kitchen set. Thank you Jerry.
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 11:31 PM UTC
And that’s how it’s done – brilliantly! Probable silly question – chinstraps?
jrutman
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 08:00 AM UTC

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I have a couple of these figures going begging in my spares box. I've not yet reached the ability to sculpt the webbing (I know it was leather) but I now have an idea to use it with the late-war uniform guy in the Tamiya field kitchen set. Thank you Jerry.



I just use strips of lead foil and punched holes in for the front pieces. The tops and back of the straps are putty,stuck on and then trimmed. The ring is just brass wire,wrapped around other brass wire.
HTH,
J