What's on your workbench?

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Re: What's on your workbench?

Post by FreddBloggs » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:01 am

Norman D. Landings wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:23 am
A 28mm Vitruvian man and a however-big-a-wine-cork-is human face are on my workbench.
Hands are an absolute bastard.
Well pleased with my face, though.
All I have to do is same again, 1/10 the size.
The face on the cork is a fun exercise, hands are a pig, but all artists think that.

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Re: What's on your workbench?

Post by grizzlymc » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:57 am

Tell us more of your 6mm interwar?

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Re: What's on your workbench?

Post by Norman D. Landings » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:32 pm

Personal projects today - I did a 28mm torso-&-legs, with a view to using up Gripping Beast spare heads ‘n arms.
Chain mail is a sod to get right. I’ll need practice.
Did another face between stages to keep busy. Maybe quarter of the size of yesterday’s, but a way to go before I’m doing 28’s.

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Re: What's on your workbench?

Post by RMD » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:17 pm

This week I have been painting 15mm Wellingtonic Bavarians (mixture of Battle Honours and AB Figures) and a load of scenery that's been lying around half-finished for the last year - a dozen big trees, 50-odd medium-sized trees, about 18 feet of hedgerow and made a start on 50-odd small trees.

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Re: What's on your workbench?

Post by BaronVonWreckedoften » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:34 pm

That brush-cleaning water looks a bit used.

Bavarians, though - nice, mate. Very, very nice.

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Re: What's on your workbench?

Post by Paul » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:40 pm

BaronVonWreckedoften wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:34 pm
That brush-cleaning water looks a bit used..
I thought it was a case of "when you've gotta go...." !

I'm a tree junky but those ones look particularly great :)

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Re: What's on your workbench?

Post by Essex Boy » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:40 pm

I to like the trees. And the Bavarians.

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Re: What's on your workbench?

Post by RMD » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:33 pm

Ta! I accidentally found the perfect glue for sticking foliage to Woodland Scenics tree-armatures. I'd previously followed someone's advice and tried PVA, but that was absolutely hopeless. I was going to use Bostik or UHU but had run out, so went up to the local farmer's supply shop to see what they had. This turned out to be Bison Contact Adhesive, which I'd never heard of it, but decided to give it a go and it turned out to be fantastic! It's got about the same consistency as Bostik, but far less stringy, not as smelly and is incredibly tacky - the foliage just sticks immediately to it and firmly stays put. It's a bugger to get off your fingers, but worth it, as the trees were done in record time. Just another 200 or so left to do... :(

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Re: What's on your workbench?

Post by RMD » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:36 pm

I also tried two methods of foliating the trees - one is a sort of miniature camo-net that you rip into pieces and then drape over the (glue-covered) branches. The other type is 'foliage clusters', which is compressed lumps of ground-sponge flock that you then tease apart and stick onto the branches. Both look good - I think I prefer the look of the clusters, but the netting is marginally quicker to do. I think I'll continue with a mix of both types.

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Re: What's on your workbench?

Post by MarshalNey » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:03 pm

Yeah, I've tried PVA and lumps of foliage came off.

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