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DixieRifles

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After pulling out several figures, I turned the box over and dumped out the styrofoam peanuts. This Lancer fell out — without breaking.
This is an Airfix kit. Counting the two Airfix figures I used on my Waterloo diorama(one mounted on a horse from another Airfix kit) this makes 3 of these Airfix Polish Lancers kits that I built.
His saber has broken off and his reins.
My standard method of painting horses was to apply a base coat and let it dry. Then “dry brush” a lighter color.
The base coat I used on this horse is almost a brownish Chocolate. The 2nd color was close to a tan — maybe almost yellow. You will think this combination wont work. But the dry brush feathers the colors and lightens up the dark.
This is a nice animated figure. I may have one unfinished kit in storage. I know I have several Airfix kits.


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I found a few other unfinished figures. I bought some kit that contained 4 or 5 Samauri warriors and a lead soldier that may be Austrian Napoleonic. But I wont post all my junk.
Like I said, I got bored with my cable TV out. I got so bored I went out and bought a Kel-Tec Sub2000. My wife even approved. She says I will never be able to stop an intruder with my Black Powder weapons. I got the Green Light!!
 

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Nice job on the figures, and I liked your sketches too.

I'm surprise you could find the Kel-Tec. Even in normal times they are hard to find. I have their PMR 30 and the CMR 30, both of course are in .22 magnum rimfire. I'd like to hear about how you like that Sub2000.
 

DixieRifles

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I'm surprise you could find the Kel-Tec.
Hey! My Cable is fixed. I'm back in business.

Wow! My iPhone photos are huge. They don't looks so clear on the widescreen Puter.

Booner--- My son-in-law didn't think KelTec still made the this one. Many other people said they are hard to find. This store in Germantown, TN had 2 in stock. They had plenty of guns and were doing a bustling sales business every day I went over to check out this carbine. I was reading up on pistol caliber carbines and this meets most of my criteria.
 

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Hey! My Cable is fixed. I'm back in business.

Wow! My iPhone photos are huge. They don't looks so clear on the widescreen Puter.

Booner--- My son-in-law didn't think KelTec still made the this one. Many other people said they are hard to find. This store in Germantown, TN had 2 in stock. They had plenty of guns and were doing a bustling sales business every day I went over to check out this carbine. I was reading up on pistol caliber carbines and this meets most of my criteria.
Tell me how it runs-that is, when you can find something to feed it.
 

DixieRifles

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I found a few other unfinished figures. I bought some kit that contained 4 or 5 Samauri warriors and a lead soldier that may be Austrian Napoleonic. But I wont post all my junk.
I know this is for posting photos of finished figures. I thought I would show some of those old Airfix kits and the Samurai kits. If this doesn't belong here, I can delete the post. Just FYI.

I have 3 packages of Samurai but most of them are Shoguns and not fighters. There is 2 samurai plus the package of riflemen.
I have an old Squadron/Rubin figure of Austrian officer. It looked okay but I have kept it for 40 years because I never thought it was good enough to put effort into painting it.
I don't know why I have 2 of both the Coldstream Guards and the Rifle Regiment. Probably got a deal or my buddy sent them. The Guard has 2 arm positions; the one I painted(see above) was modified so he is holding the ramrod. I modified one French infantry into a Swiss infantry---just to add color to my collection.
One Airfix mounted figure left.
Here is one complete Historex mounted figure. The later production were packaged in a box. I have one more in a bag; maybe enough pieces left for 2.

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Kurt G

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I know this is for posting photos of finished figures. I thought I would show some of those old Airfix kits and the Samurai kits. If this doesn't belong here, I can delete the post. Just FYI.

I have 3 packages of Samurai but most of them are Shoguns and not fighters. There is 2 samurai plus the package of riflemen.
I have an old Squadron/Rubin figure of Austrian officer. It looked okay but I have kept it for 40 years because I never thought it was good enough to put effort into painting it.
I don't know why I have 2 of both the Coldstream Guards and the Rifle Regiment. Probably got a deal or my buddy sent them. The Guard has 2 arm positions; the one I painted(see above) was modified so he is holding the ramrod. I modified one French infantry into a Swiss infantry---just to add color to my collection.
One Airfix mounted figure left.
Here is one complete Historex mounted figure. The later production were packaged in a box. I have one more in a bag; maybe enough pieces left for 2.
I had forgotten about the old Squadron / Rubin figures .
 

Kurt G

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I probably hung on to that one for 45 years!!!!
My oldest uncompleted is an HR mountain howitzer and mule that I bought in 1969 ! It is 80% painted but for some reason I just can't finish it . I keep thinking about a small diorama but always find other projects to do . HR is still in business and still makes the mountain howitzer and mule . They made lots of 1/32 scale weapons as well and some figures that weren't so good .
 

DixieRifles

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Finally I boxed the pieces up and put it into storage. Some arms & hats fell off— or were never glued on.
BTW, the guy at Right Front position is missing his arm & the ramrod.
I found the other box that had missing and extra parts for my French Artillery set.
I found the missing arm and ramrod, the Ammo box(which sits in the trail of the cannon), the sponge bucket, one painted shako and several soar packs, rifles, shako and arms & legs.
I guess I have 2 dioramas I have to finish.
 

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BUFFALO SOLDIER

This is another bust I made in 2010, inspired from the painting below.
Sculpted in Super-Sculpey firm and Magic-sculpt .

1/10th Scale.

I built the head using Super-Sculpey Clay and someone recommended using ball bearing for the eyes ( ideal for painters as it's a super smooth finish) not so good as an experience for me , I found it creepy and not something I used again.
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Next stage was building the hat using Magic Sculpt. I rolled out a circle so I could fold the brim then added the crown.
Next I scrunched Aluminum foil in the shape of the body and covered it with Super Sculpey Clay .
The straps (shown white) were made by rolling out Magic-Sculpt and then followed by adding more Sculpey Clay to make the scarf , shirt and belt buckles.


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Lastly the crossed swords on the hat were added, again using Sculpy clay.
The final picture shows a break down of the pieces ready for casting.
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I also decided to sculpt a Flat based on the same picture.
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Kurt G

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BUFFALO SOLDIER

This is another bust I made in 2010, inspired from the painting below.
Sculpted in Super-Sculpey firm and Magic-sculpt .

1/10th Scale.

I built the head using Super-Sculpey Clay and someone recommended using ball bearing for the eyes ( ideal for painters as it's a super smooth finish) not so good as an experience for me , I found it creepy and not something I used again.
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Next stage was building the hat using Magic Sculpt. I rolled out a circle so I could fold the brim then added the crown.
Next I scrunched Aluminum foil in the shape of the body and covered it with Super Sculpey Clay .
The straps (shown white) were made by rolling out Magic-Sculpt and then followed by adding more Sculpey Clay to make the scarf , shirt and belt buckles.


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Lastly the crossed swords on the hat were added, again using Sculpy clay.
The final picture shows a break down of the pieces ready for casting.
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I also decided to sculpt a Flat based on the same picture.
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Great job again on a subject rarely modelled . Very impressive hat insignia . Yes ,the unprimed eyes do remind me of that old movie "Village of the Damned" , but I bet it looked great when primed . I'm struggling a bit with a bust that the sculptor put small holes to represent the irises .
 

DixieRifles

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Yes ,the unprimed eyes do remind me of that old movie "Village of the Damned"
No. It more accurately matches Yul Brenner in “West World”.

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Seriously you did a great job capturing the face from that painting. Faces are really hard to sculpt. I’ve NEVER tried but it obvious by many figures I have seen that has some detail that is just “off”.
Really great, man.
 
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