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Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
« Reply #30 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
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Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
« Reply #31 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 ...
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Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
« Reply #32 on: October 16, 2007, 02:36:23 pm »
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« Reply #33 on: October 16, 2007, 02:37:14 pm »
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« Reply #34 on: October 16, 2007, 02:37:47 pm »
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« Reply #35 on: October 16, 2007, 02:38:19 pm »
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« Reply #36 on: October 16, 2007, 02:38:56 pm »
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« Reply #37 on: October 16, 2007, 02:39:29 pm »
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« Reply #38 on: October 16, 2007, 02:41:44 pm »
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« Reply #39 on: October 16, 2007, 02:42:27 pm »
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« Reply #40 on: October 16, 2007, 02:42:59 pm »
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« Reply #41 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.
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Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
« Reply #42 on: October 16, 2007, 02:45:21 pm »
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« Reply #43 on: October 16, 2007, 02:47:26 pm »
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« Reply #44 on: October 16, 2007, 02:48:34 pm »
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