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« on: June 12, 2005, 02:57:48 pm »
This is how I customise with Milliput etc.

I had lots of fun making this one. :D  




Translation: It nearly drove me nuts.

I tried EsDoc`s method of keeping the figure`s hands free to swivel using paper to separate the `wrist´from the Milliput. It worked very well.  Thanks EsDoc :D

David

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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2005, 03:36:45 pm »
Napoleon at a young age? ...

Bravo !!! ...

QUESTION:
When you have finished this figure, will it be durable? In other words could you use this figure in a wargame? A "Little Wars" wargame? ... :)

Could this figure stand up to a direct hit from a Playmobil Big Bertha mortar?

... ;)

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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2005, 03:59:43 pm »
Hi Richard!

  Maybe he could withstand a direct hit from `Big Bertha´, maybe he couldn`t.  :D  As I wouldn´t like to risk it, I made a wargaming version. :wink:  

 I did think of making this a  young Napoleon figure, but one look at all that gold embroidery made me  blanche!  

 He will be a humble Hesse-Darmstadt infantry officer :lol:  

David

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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2005, 04:09:52 pm »
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He will be a humble Hesse-Darmstadt infantry officer :lol:  

David


Maybe he'll get promoted (Napoleon was only a corporal) ...  :lol:

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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2005, 04:52:37 pm »
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Maybe he'll get promoted (Napoleon was only a corporal) ...  :lol:

All the best,
Richard


yes Napoleon was a corporal, and even when it was named Général, after the riots of Paris, his troop (the grognards, or the old guard) has conserved the name of "small corporal" Very respected his men, Napoleon made much for France, If I recognize that it was more one man of war which a fine policy, and which with respect to England and other countries, its ambition perhaps were not always justified. This says very pretty custom
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2005, 09:35:06 pm »
Merci, Paul ...

The little "Corporal" ... ;)



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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2005, 10:39:01 pm »
Hallo, Richard!

 I like the little "Corporal", but he looks kinda blue.. :D

I´m delighted to see you `getting your hands dirty´ ... Let´s see some more!  :wink:

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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2005, 12:20:00 am »
nice work de Warrens.  :D

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« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2005, 12:31:42 am »
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Hallo, Richard!

I´m delighted to see you `getting your hands dirty´ ... Let´s see some more!  :wink:

All the best,
David


That was from a long, long time ago, David ... :)

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Richard

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« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2005, 11:05:31 am »
I'ts very realistic one.

Stéphane

PS: sorry but I don't konw some word in english to say more :(

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« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2005, 04:07:03 pm »
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PS: sorry but I don't konw some word in english to say more :(


If you do not know ... use Babel Fish translator!

Si vous ne connaissez pas... le traducteur de Babel Fish d'utilisation !
¡Si usted no sabe... el traductor de Babel Fish del uso!

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« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2005, 05:25:53 pm »
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Translation: It nearly drove me nuts.


Is your "first" post a new post? How did you do it? Did you edit a previous post? ...  :roll:

I can't imagine that I would have thought that you were making a young Napoleon, had I seen your first foto of a Hesse-Darmstadt infantry officer!

How could I have missed seeing your first foto? :?

And, was this thread not originally labeled, "Work in Progress" ...  :?:

Am I the one who is going nuts?  ... :wink:

Regardless ... your "finiished" figure is magnificent!!! ...

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Richard

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« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2005, 08:38:42 pm »
Hi, Richard,

             It was easy.  :wink: Ignorance is bliss, perhaps.

I just edited my first post. I tried to change all the photos but only the first one worked.  Then I went back, had a closer look, and saw that I could delete the old photos and substitute new ones.
           
            You´re right, there`s not enough gold for young Napoleon. :lol:

David

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« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2005, 06:18:07 am »
good to 'see' you again, David!
your customs has a kind of character which i can immediately recognise...i do envy your skill...i'll stick to just spraying and minor touch-ups  :?  until i find the time when i retire  :D

questions(as usual :) )
1)insect pins;
how short do you cut them?(i assume you press them in rather than jusr superglue them on?!) i dont suppose its necessary to micro drill their holes first? i wont be doing either one(glue nor drill...against my own rules :) )

2)paint;
his red etc always look kind of matt...do you matt coat your finished painting or its your choice of paint...i'm starting to wonder if i should stop using gloss sprays(black shoes are ok tho')

and as usual...your custom is fantastic!!! not meant for mass-prducers like me :)

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« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2005, 10:00:18 am »
Help it`s the inquisitor! :lol:  Hallo Cheng, nice to `see`you too. :D

 I shorten the pins to between one and two cms using the pliers below. Then I superglue them into the holes which I bore in the klicky! That made you squirm, didn`t it Cheng! :lol:  The pins never fall out.. :wink:

 With this figure, and most of my figures, I use matt Humbrol paint.  It wasn´t necessary to paint the boots on the figure at the top of the thread. Usually  I use satin gloss for boots and shoes. I hope that helps Cheng. Will this all be filed away and brought out on your retirement? :lol:

David