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Title: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: Arizzo on October 04, 2007, 01:51:39 pm
hi there,

I was longing to do this custom for a real long time and now I finally did it.   ;D

Let me introduce Sergeant Charles 'CEB' Edward Blake of the 95th British Light Infantry (1815), the 'Rifles' Regiment.

Though this custom originally was intended to be the prototype of the (yet to come) whole troop of 25 men, I'm not so sure if I wanna do this 24 times again (especially the needlework for the buttons), so maybe this "luxury version" ist just for the display and the troop will be customized in a less detailed and more basic manner.
Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: Arizzo on October 04, 2007, 01:52:28 pm
 ;D
Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: Arizzo on October 04, 2007, 01:53:23 pm
 ;D
Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: Arizzo on October 04, 2007, 01:54:10 pm
 ;D
Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: Arizzo on October 04, 2007, 01:55:10 pm
 ;D
Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: Leblanc d. II. on October 04, 2007, 02:46:42 pm
Shock!!!1 :o :o :o What a wonderful work. The "powderhorn" is great. One of the best "rifles" customs i have ever seen.

I´m unworthy, i´m unworthy, i`m unworthy....
Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: GaiusIulius on October 04, 2007, 03:31:29 pm
wow what a wonderful start of you to this forum. The powderhorn is a detail which I will surely copy in one way or the other!! :)
Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: Dan on October 04, 2007, 10:23:05 pm
It is amazing - puts my 60th Rifleman (see avatar) to shame.
Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: Sylvia on October 04, 2007, 11:51:16 pm
Wonderful custom, Sven! (http://bestsmileys.com/love2/16.gif)

A whole troop kitted out similar to this figure would make a very impressive display indeed. 8)
Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: cheng on October 05, 2007, 11:12:23 am
beautiful custom Arizzo!
(I'm still not brave enough to use free-hand painting  ;D)

for your buttons, did you also use superglue to stick those cut pin heads? (in plastic modelling we leave a short length and drill holes to push in shortened pins...its more durable this way)

if i may ask further...i find epoxies are not very good for attaching things like those pouches etc...do you have any advice for us?

BTW...is your pouch cut from the PM mailman? (very good painting again!)

and is your horn a cast or really cut from the PM viking helmet?  :)
Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: tanotrooper on October 05, 2007, 11:14:27 pm
One of the best "rifles" customs i have ever seen.

that hurts  :'(

just kidding. Outstanding custom! Enormous amount of detail and I really like those pins.

Great work!

TT
Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: Richard on October 06, 2007, 02:56:47 am

Wonderful custom, Sven! (http://bestsmileys.com/love2/16.gif)

A whole troop kitted out similar to this figure would make a very impressive display indeed. 8)

MAGNIFICENT !!!

I totally agree with Sylvia! A whole troop would indeed be very impressive, Sven!

Your Sergeant of 95th Rifles is a bit reminiscent of the David Hamer figures below. However, your custom actually seems to have a bit more detail. And, your painting skill certainly appears to rival David's.

However, I think I'll leave it to the members here to decide who is the "master customizer" of the 95th ... ;)

(http://www.gardenwargaming.com/armies/dhamer/images/95th1s.jpg) (http://www.gardenwargaming.com/armies/dhamer/dhamerjun03.html)
click on image above for more pictures

Thanks for sharing your wonderful figure with us, Sven.

All the best,
Richard

Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: Dan on October 06, 2007, 10:52:27 am
QUICK QUESTION:
What's the powder horn made from?  I tried to make one for my 60th Rifleman but after a couple of failures gave up!

I also decided that using pinheads for buttons like David does was too fiddly!
Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: Dan on October 06, 2007, 10:54:34 am
Cheng, you have got to try free hand painting.  It's a great feeling when it goes right.  After nearly 20 years of doing it, I get it to go right about once in every 10 goes, so I'm getting there!
Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: henry_martini on October 08, 2007, 02:53:18 am
what is it about the 60/95th that brings people to such outstanding creations?

well done, thank you
Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: cheng on October 11, 2007, 09:38:41 am
hey Dan,
" once in every 10 "  :P
its ok..i'll just enjoy your number 10 here ;D

and Richard,
David(Hamer)'s not active on the boards anymore?
he will always be the master.....his customs are the ulimate things and i think after seeing his 95th....i like to get back to reality, what possible for me  :D

BTW...i just noticed that David used those PM flowers for his 95th's crests...that's abig 'yes' form me for being PM-ish...the white lines on their cuffs tells me David must have a jewelrer's hand(s)...did he ever explained how he put on those sargent's stripes so 'transparently'   
Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: Richard on October 11, 2007, 07:28:34 pm
and Richard,
David (Hamer)'s not active on the boards anymore?
he will always be the master.....his customs are the ultimate things and i think after seeing his 95th....i like to get back to reality, what possible for me  :D

BTW...i just noticed that David used those PM flowers for his 95th's crests...that's a big 'yes' for me for being PM-ish...the white lines on their cuffs tells me David must have a jeweler's hand(s)...did he ever explained how he put on those sergeant's stripes so 'transparently'   

Hello, Cheng ...

Two Summers ago, David Hamer visited me in Canada. Since then, he's been a bit quiet. Perhaps he was completely overwhelmed by my Playmobil collection ... :D

Personally, I think that Arizzo's figure is just a bit better than David's. But, that's only my opinion ... ;)

All the best,
Richard



Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: Arizzo on October 16, 2007, 02:14:34 pm
hi there

as promised here is a making of ...

I've never done a such technical translation before, so I hope you understand everything and my english is well enough to make clear how it is done.

I hope all questions are answered by the making-of - however, if you have any further questions, just ask ;)

if you are capable of speaking the german language there is a german version of the 'making of' to be found here (http://www.playmo-convention.de/board/viewtopic.php?t=1410)
Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: Arizzo on October 16, 2007, 02:20:48 pm
1) Tools and Materials

Colours: White, Black, Light Slver, Dark Silver, Gold, Dark Green, Dark Grey, Iron.
(I used acrylic colours from the Games Workshop Citadel Line: Skull White, Chaos Black, Mithril Silver, Chainmail, Burnished Gold, Woodland Green, Salamander Green, Codex Grey, Boltgun-Metal)

Brushes: 1x Size 0, 1x Size 1, 1x Size 2

Dremel or similar multfunctional tool + 0,8 mm drill

Pliers

Optional: small Hammer and a very pointed steelnail

tweezers with small pieces of fabric tape wrapped around the tips to produce antistatic status (shortened pins tend to stick on the tweezers, therefore the tape)

1 rubber to remove the print on the hat

Sanding paper in different sizes

2 chinese eating sticks (cheap ones from the take-away)

fabric tape

1 sheet of white paper

1 white adhesive label

pencil, ruler, scissors, cutter

19 Prym Steel-Needles Art.Nr. 024 293
(Those have a fine small pinhead and are perfect for buttons - nevertheless one has to have a look at each single needle whether it is fine enough - DON’T buy cheap needles - they normally have a very big and unshaped pinhead

1 Needle for decoration purposes (pinhead approx. 2 mm in diameter)

golden giftcord (diameter approx. 1 mm)

Glue (I used „UHU Hart“ and „Tesa Technicoll“ respectively)

Milliput modelling clay Silver/Grey (or sth. similar)

and ... (most important)


Patience & Motivation ;)

Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: Arizzo on October 16, 2007, 02:21:28 pm
 :)
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Post by: Arizzo on October 16, 2007, 02:22:34 pm
 :)

third pic: left: bad pinheads - right: good pinheads
Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: Arizzo on October 16, 2007, 02:26:05 pm
 :)

pic 1: tweezers with fabric tape

pic 2: chinese eating sticks

pic 3: rubber in used and new condition
Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: Arizzo on October 16, 2007, 02:28:15 pm
2) The Body:

You need a dark green body and the dark green arms from an older klicky with movable hands. If you like to do an NCO you need the arms of the green Soldier from the 3859 set (for they have 2 or 3 chevrons resp.).

As an alternative chevrons (or in general: rank insignia) can be painted on the arms or painted on a label which then is attached to the arms (or body)

You cut a square pice of adhesive label 2x2 cm. Then you draw the future button-schedule on the label with a pencil:

The 95th soldier uniform has 3 rows of buttons, with 7 buttons each. The middle row is exactly vertical in the middle, the other two rows do incline from upper outwards to lower inwards.

the distances of the outer lines from the central line are 7,5 mm (top) and 5 mm (bottom). you draw lines on the label connecting these points.

the most upper button is 1 mm beneath the upper end of the label (and thus right below the collar). next button is 2,5 mm below, next again 2,5 mm below and so on. according to this schedule you draw horizontal lines on the label.

On the intersections of the horizontal and vertical lines the the buttons will be placed later on

the label is attached to the body straight and exactly in the middle of the body. the belt is attached and with a very pointed pencil you draw the lines of the belt on the label. eventually the marking for the lowest button in the left row (seen from the front) has to be moved a little bit towards the middle - in the end this butoon has to be placed exactly in the angle of the belt.

now you drill the holes into the body (0,8 mm drill or smaller)

ATTENTION: Do not drill holes on these two markings: second button from below, left row - and: most upper button on the right row (seen from the front) - for there will be the belt afterwards.

OPTIONAL: if you like you may use a small hammer and a very pointed steelnail to mark the holes on the body before drilling the holes. if you have a steady hand however, you may skip these procedure.

after drilling all the holes you remove the label and clean the drilled holes. if one hole is not placed at the marked point: now is the time to try to correct the hole by making it a bit broader - be careful to get it not too broad.

then you glue the shortened needles/pinheads into the holes using the tweezers. use only small amounts of glue on the tip of the needle and remove all redundant glue immediately after attaching the pinheads

option: you may strengthen the connection of the pinheads to the body furthermore by glueing the needles from the inside of the body as well.

that’s it
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Post by: Arizzo on October 16, 2007, 02:29:03 pm
 :)
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Post by: Arizzo on October 16, 2007, 02:29:42 pm
 :)
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Post by: Arizzo on October 16, 2007, 02:30:07 pm
 :)
Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: Arizzo on October 16, 2007, 02:30:51 pm
3) The trousers / pantalons:

Unfortunately there are no dark green trousers with black boots available from playmobil. therefore you have to paint the trousers dark green using any trousers with black boots. I used the dark grey trousers from a firefighter.

I used the acrylic colour ‘Woodland Grren’ from Citadel Games Workshop. The colour is nearly perfect, for complete perfection you have to add a small amount of a more darker green (which I didn’t do).

the picture shows trousers at different times of painting.
Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: Arizzo on October 16, 2007, 02:31:58 pm
4) The collar

first the serrated epaulettes are sanded to get them smooth

then you break the chinese sticks to get two pieces. the upper piece is wrapped with fabric tape until the collar can be attached to the tip without tottering.

now you paint the collar-stripes and the stripes on the epaulettes using white colour and spot the buttons on the epaulettes with silver colour.
Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: Arizzo on October 16, 2007, 02:32:39 pm
 :)
Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: Arizzo on October 16, 2007, 02:33:56 pm
5) The cuffs

the cuffs are attached to the pointed end of the chinese eating stick. then you paint the stripes on the cuffs using white colour and spot the buttons on the cuff with silver colour

the cuffs from playmobil have a small marking on the upper end which helps to determine the broadness of the stripes.

then you attach the finished cuffs to the loose arms and paint the lower inner sides according to the pattern of the cuffs (see picture)
Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: Arizzo on October 16, 2007, 02:34:32 pm
6) The belt

you paint the buckle of the belt with gold colour

the two buttons on the front and back will be painted when the figure is assembled
Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: Arizzo on October 16, 2007, 02:35:44 pm
7) The pouch / ammunition bag

you cut two strips of paper, one 12 mm and one 4 mm wide, length of each approx. 8 cm (will be shortened later).

the 12 mm strip will get two markings: the first 8-9 mm away from the edge, the other 4 mm away from the first mark (see pic). the paper will be folded along those markings.

you form a ball of milliput with a diameter of approx. 1 cm (this is only to determine the amount of milliput you need)

the ball is then placed inside the 12 mm strip of paper and you knead the milliput inside the paper as long as it needs to get the shape of the ammunition bag by flattening the milliput and pressing it back into the paper until you are satisfied with the result (see pics)

the two edges should still be clearly visited at the end of the process and the upper part of the ammunition bag should have a round shape

now you have to wait until the milliput (or any other similar modelling clay) is hardened INSIDE the paper

when hardened you sand the sides of the bag until they are smooth.

now you wrap the paper very tight around the bag and mark the end of the flap (right word?) of the bag (approx. 2-3 mm above the bottom of the bag). fold the paper at the marked point inwards (i.e. towards the bag) and glue the paper together, removing all unneccessary length. then glue the flap to the bag. (see pics)

the ‚double paper’ serves to make the flap more visible.

now you fold the 4 mm strip and glue it together (again: ‘double paper’). the strip is then glued to the back of the bag as seen in the pics.

when the glue is dried, the bag is placed at the belt and all unneccessary length of the strip is cut away (see pics).

you then paint the bag with black colour - skip the parts seen in the pics for they will be glued together in the end. then highlight the edges with dark grey colour and paint the ‘95’ with gold colour on the bag (you will need a brush with a very good tip here).

now attach the bag again to the belt and glue the strip to the back of the bag. the bag is now attached to the belt, but is still movable.


note: as far a s I know british troops of the napoleonic era had no regimental signs or numbers on their ammunition bags, but I liked the idea and added that detail. Furthermore, to paint the ‘95’ is a challenge I couldn’t resist ...
Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: Arizzo on October 16, 2007, 02:36:23 pm
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Post by: Arizzo on October 16, 2007, 02:37:14 pm
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Post by: Arizzo on October 16, 2007, 02:37:47 pm
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Post by: Arizzo on October 16, 2007, 02:38:19 pm
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Post by: Arizzo on October 16, 2007, 02:38:56 pm
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Post by: Arizzo on October 16, 2007, 02:39:29 pm
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Post by: Arizzo on October 16, 2007, 02:41:44 pm
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Post by: Arizzo on October 16, 2007, 02:42:27 pm
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Post by: Arizzo on October 16, 2007, 02:42:59 pm
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Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: Arizzo on October 16, 2007, 02:44:35 pm
8.) The scabbard

you cut a strip of paper approx. 3,5 - 4 cm, length approx. 3-4 cm

the sabre is wrapped inside this strip of paper as shown in the pics. mark the curve of the sabre on one end and cut the paper in shape according to the mark.

the sabre is then wrapped inside the paper and the upper part of the strip (approx. until the curve of the sabre is becoming clear) is glued together. place a short snip at this point and another one at the end of the sabre and glue the paper together again.

(my english is not good enough to explain this properly - please have a close look at the pics to see what I mean)

now the paper at the lower end of the sabre is cut into shape, folded and glued together.

now the scabbard is attached to the belt to see if it fits and to test whether the sabre can be easily removed.

then you paint the scabbard (while still attached to the belt and with the sabre in it) with black colour. then remove the sabre and paint the most upper part of the scabbard with black colour as well. Make sure you also add colour to the small chasm between scabbard and belt-hole. At last you paint the tip of the scabbard with gold colour.
Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: Arizzo on October 16, 2007, 02:45:21 pm
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Post by: Arizzo on October 16, 2007, 02:47:26 pm
 :)
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Post by: Arizzo on October 16, 2007, 02:48:34 pm
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Post by: Arizzo on October 16, 2007, 02:49:18 pm
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Post by: Arizzo on October 16, 2007, 02:49:57 pm
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Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: Arizzo on October 16, 2007, 02:50:45 pm
9) The powder horn

As the item I used for the powder horn was unique (at least to my possessions) I unfortunately cannot deliver any pics for this part of the process.

the item was definitely no playmobil original item but must have been the horn of a cow or sth. similar from a different toy, made of plastic with a fine ivory colour.

what I did was: I added milliput at both ends of the horn and shaped it to form the end of the powderhorn and the tip of the powderhorn. then I added a small ball as a closing to the tip of the horn.

after the milliput has hardened I sanded the milliput parts and painted them with gold colour.

I then took the gift-cord and wrapped it around the upper and lower part of the horn, glueing the cord together (not glueing the cord to the horn). the glued parts of the cord where then concealed with a small strip of black fabric tape.

and that already was the whole story
Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: Arizzo on October 16, 2007, 02:51:49 pm
10) The shako

you remove the print of an ordinary shako of a redcoat with a rubber.

you form a small ball of milliput (diameter approx. 3 mm) and attach the ball at the shako right below the plume/pompon. make a small dent into the middle of the ball (using the dull end of a brush).

you then shape the ball by using a cutting or modelling knife, making 8 kerfs: top, bottom, right, left and inbetween all these kerfs. these kerfs have the length of the now cockade, lasting from the middle of the cockade to the edge. at last you add 8 very fine and short kerfs at the outer parts of the cockade inbetween the long kerfs.

after the milliput has hardened you drill a hole (0,8 mm) into the center of the cockade. then you paint the cockade with black colour and glue the (shortened) decoration needle into the hole. then you paint the post horn onto the shako (silver colour).

on a different and old shako you paint the plume with dark green colour and attach it after it has dried to the shako.
Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: Arizzo on October 16, 2007, 02:52:42 pm
 :)
Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: Arizzo on October 16, 2007, 02:53:58 pm
11) The rifle

Unfortunately there is no rifle made by playmobil resembling to the shape of a Baker-Carbine. Therefore I used the very normal carbine of playmobil. You may converse the pirate-rifle (a blunderbuzz) into the shape of a baker-carbine by adding length to the gun barrel, but I decided that this was just too much. (note: David used a blunderbuzz for his 95ers, but did not add length to the gun barrel)

the carbine was just painted: the gun barrel, lock and trigger with ‘chainmail’ colour, a dark silver tone, the ignition lock with ‘boltgun metal’, a more iron tone, an the butt with gold colour in the pattern the baker-carbines were studded/decorated.
Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: Arizzo on October 16, 2007, 02:59:37 pm
12) Assembling the figure and finish

the figure is assembled as usual

the two buttons on the belt are painted with gold colour.

now the rifle into the hand and another trooper of the 95th rifles is in service ...


Sergeant Blake welcomes rifleman Jason Montgomery ... ;)
Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: Arizzo on October 16, 2007, 03:00:18 pm
... and rifleman Quinton Hoover ;)
Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: Arizzo on October 16, 2007, 03:00:50 pm
the regiment so far ...
Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: Arizzo on October 16, 2007, 03:02:55 pm
Rifleman Quinton Hoover
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Post by: Arizzo on October 16, 2007, 03:04:48 pm
Rifleman Jason Montgomery
Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: Arizzo on October 16, 2007, 03:15:57 pm
last but not least ;)

thanks for the kind comments  ;D

@ LeBlanc: no one is unworthy ;)

@ Dan: it wasn't my intention to put your rifleman of the 60th reg. to shame - and besides - I bet every custom is most welcomed in this forum ;)

@ cheng: I hope all your questions are answered? ;)

oh, and btw: I am not in a competition with David ;)

He has done some of the most brilliant works (concerning playmobil) I've ever seen yet

I think every customizer has his/her own style of doing things ;)
Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: Richard on October 16, 2007, 04:10:23 pm


Thank you, Arizzo!

I also went to the "Customize-It" site. However, your instructions in English are very clear and easy to follow.

Your customizing guide is, without a doubt, the best that I have ever seen!

Thank you again. And, I hope that this will encourage more members here at GW-PC to try to customize their figures.

All the best,
Richard


Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: GaiusIulius on October 16, 2007, 05:56:45 pm
thanks for this very detailed and wonderful description Arizzo! I have to agree with Richard that this is the best and easiest way to give a deeper intruduction into the 'art' of customizing I have ever seen. A little question remains for me though. U showed very well how the amunition bag was made and how to attach it to the belt...How 'strong' is this connection. Can I still 'play' with the fgure? It is nevertheless just paper...
Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: Arizzo on October 16, 2007, 07:09:31 pm
U showed very well how the amunition bag was made and how to attach it to the belt...How 'strong' is this connection. Can I still 'play' with the fgure? It is nevertheless just paper...

that is a hard question, Gaius Iulius, and the answer depends on what games you play with your klickys  ;) ;D

to my opinion the connection is a strong one - but I normally do not play with my klickys, instead they are displayed in a display or in a diorama.

but - however - the milliput won't break, it is rock hard - and if the 'belt' from the bag (which connects the bag to the original belt) should ever break, it is very easy to build a new one

besides - once the belt is attached at the klicky, the bag can no longer be easily moved, because the belt is very tight at the klicky - so as long as you do not pull the bag very hard, it should not break. but you are right - it is justpaper. but it is double paper + a thin layer of glue + thin layers of colour - quite firm and robust - but certainly not unbreakable

but - honestly - I have no experience with this  ;)



Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: cheng on October 17, 2007, 06:18:18 am
Hello Arizzo,
thanks for painfully photographing and writing a 'book' on 'the making of..'
i think you'll be starting a series/new trend  :D
very helpful to newcomers and us old hands as well...vielen danke!  :)
Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: Flash on October 19, 2007, 04:13:02 pm
hello arizzo!
thanx for this wonderful contribution and the very detailed making-of!  ;D
Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: ajr10 on February 15, 2008, 02:06:20 pm
These are amazing! Nice job Arizzio!
Title: Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
Post by: Mégachou on February 19, 2008, 01:13:36 am
impressive detail!!!absolutely wonderful!