Friday, 5 October 2007

SS Deutschland, France 1940

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Finally got more work done on the figure from the September 13 post. It's a very straightforward "me and my weapon" pose of another SS Grenadier from the early part of WW2.


cheers,

Calvin



9 comments:

Jon said...

You work is very, very nice. Can you contact me about maybe doing some work on some figures for us?
dmsidaho@gmail.com

Dani Serrano said...

Fantastico, amigo.

I'm glad you are updating your blog so often ;)

Oliver Giersch said...

Hi,
two short questions:
what type of putty do or did you use? e.g. in your book?

Is it important to use Gunze Sanyo thinner? I've tried it with other thinners, but they didn't work, but maybe the putty's fault.

Oliver Giersch said...

What I forgot: Great work, of course! ;)

Calvin Tan said...

Hi Oliver,

the type of putty I use is called "Bondite" which is widely available in most hardware shops here in Singapore and also Malaysia (some even say Batam). I used Gunze Thinners as it worked well with the putty i.e. it dissolved the putty much better than water whilst feathering. I'm not sure what type of putty you're using but you can try using cellulose thinners as they are sure to dissolve anything.

Calvin

Oliver Giersch said...

Thanks for your answer.
The epoxy putty I'm using is from Tamiya. It does indeed dissolve in universal thinner, but not in a way that I could easily form it with a brush. However, I think I will try around with it some more.

Calvin Tan said...

Hi Oliver,

I've got some experience with the Tamiya epoxy putty it pretty tough to work with for fine detail work as it's like the chewing gum. It's also particularly difficult to feather as well and I don't think the Gunze Thinner will make much of a difference. Perhaps you can seek out other alternatives say like Polymer clays? ;) There's no harm in trying right?

Calvin

richard said...

hi calvin,im always impressed by your great german sculpts and the heer and waffen ss are my faves,i like your early deutschland ss figure with broomhandle mauser,where did you get the references for the earlier type webbing?,ive searched everywhere for good pictures especially a rear view of the straps/buckles.have you ever tried magic sculp putty calvin?,i agree with you on putty working times!,one always has to rush before it sets!.keep up the outstanding modelling1 ! !

Calvin Tan said...

Thanks Richard,

actually that's not an early war webbing but rather the Model 1939 Light Mortarman's also know as the Traggestell 39. My references were partly taken from Ron Volstad's illustrations in the Concord title Blitzkreig and an older Osprey title German Infantry Equipment 1939-1945. I was also very fortunate to have Ron providing me from his own resources additional scans taken from WW2 German technical manuals of the Traggestell 39.

As of Magic Sculpt, I had never tried it before so I can't really comment much about it.

cheers,

Calvin