Friday, March 27, 2015

MG42 Tripod Carrier - getting close

I have done a lot of work on this figure. It has been a lot of fun and well worth the money. Did I mention how expensive these things are? This little kit of about 15 parts is £43.00 ($67.00)! It makes some 1/48th scale aircraft kits look cheap.

I have finished the body, the face, the tripod and the helmet. I have also prepared the rifle and the binoculars. If you remember, I broke the edge of the helmet but I seem to have fixed that OK

I am now working on the ammunition belts that hang down from his neck. These are extremely small and fragile. To give you an idea, firstly, I have included a scalpel in the image and secondly I should tell you that these are supposed to be in two parts not the 8 parts they are now. Somehow, I have to fix them to his body so that the disappear under his collar and then set the all together to hang below the rifle!

I am still painting them so someway to go yet. Once they are done and fixed, I can get the rest of the body together. It will then need a few coats of matt varnish to flatten everything down and then some gloss touch ups on his buttons, etc.

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