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"Up Front" Picture Progress
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Posted: Friday, October 29, 2004 - 11:01 AM UTC
If none object..We can all post in progress shots here. My base is all layed out and drying..Hope to get some shots soon..Good Luck all
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Posted: Friday, October 29, 2004 - 11:11 AM UTC
Here is the first shot of my base and the cartoon I,m doing. I'm using a cigar box to frame it, cut a piece of foam insulation to fill and form and layered with celluclay. One mistake I made was to use a hair dryer to help it dry faster and it caused some cracking in the celluclay..I need to learn patience

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Posted: Friday, October 29, 2004 - 11:30 AM UTC
Celluclay..... cracks anyways, especially if in thick layers. Adding white glue helps cut down on the cracking, plus it sticks better. Gave up using celluclay years ago.
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Posted: Friday, October 29, 2004 - 02:29 PM UTC
I'm not a fan of it either, but I have a bunch left and will use it up before I move on.
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Posted: Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 09:43 AM UTC
Being the weather here today was overcast and drizzle. I didnt get a chance to rake leaves..really upset...I did get a chance to put sometime into my dio base. It was a tough choice but I did manage!

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Posted: Sunday, October 31, 2004 - 09:25 AM UTC
Started ..... Italeri jeep, went together with no major troubles. Replaced the solid bumper with a scratch-built one, and made up the hood clamps, added the tire valve stems. Other than that straight out of the box... so far.....!!!! Started the first figure conversion using the kit driver. decapitated the fellow.... since I didn't like his monkey face, and will look through spares for a better head. Also cut a large wedge out of his belly to gain a leaning forward stance, packing the rear with plastic scrap.
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Posted: Sunday, October 31, 2004 - 09:27 AM UTC
wow i love the ground work. I havent started on my Up Front yet. I am gonna give it a couple weeks then start.
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Posted: Sunday, October 31, 2004 - 10:52 AM UTC
Great job, Dave! I take it that that kit isn't exactly a gem. Things are looking good for this campaign. Thanks for your time.
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Posted: Sunday, October 31, 2004 - 01:38 PM UTC

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Great job, Dave! I take it that that kit isn't exactly a gem. Things are looking good for this campaign. Thanks for your time.



LOL when it first came out.... back in the land of real teeth and hair, it knocked the sox off the Tamyia jeep..... then tamyia came out with a second jeep, and it still held it's own, but the lastest Tamyia jeep is a better kit, I just got this really dirt cheap, and it can be built into a decent model with a little work.
Since it's going to be covered with a tarp, mud, dents and dings, cheap works for me.
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Posted: Monday, November 01, 2004 - 12:14 PM UTC
Well, you almost got a picture, except when I opened my box of Verlinden cows, I got two right sides & no left side .

Neither sculpting a replacement nor doing a "cutaway" view seems promising, so I'm off in search of a stray "left side of beef".

I reread "Up Front", studied my project cartoon & came to a few conclusions:
-- W&J mostly appear in the Winter Combat Jacket, so whatever figures I use will have to be sculpted accordingly.
-- Willie has the plain helmet, Joe's has web netting.
-- if they are wearing leggings, the pants are mostly bagged down over them & this will need correction on any figure.
-- more often than not they just have a web belt on, no suspenders, which is good because they'll go with the jacket conversion.
-- while both usually carry the M1, there have been variations, so I'm gonna do Joe with a Thompson.
-- the scene appears to be in a field, not on a road.

I'm on a week trip, so nothing will happen -- hopefully the cow "flop" will have been resolved ....

John
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Posted: Monday, November 01, 2004 - 12:20 PM UTC

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Well, you almost got a picture, except when I opened my box of Verlinden cows, I got two right sides & no left side .



Contact Verlinden, and ask:

"Yoo......... WHERE'S DA BEEF????? "........ :-) :-) :-)
Have a safe trip John
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Posted: Thursday, November 04, 2004 - 02:30 PM UTC
Shot of some more movement on this one. Liberty has been taken on what is beyond the cartoon drawing.

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Posted: Thursday, November 04, 2004 - 02:54 PM UTC
That is looking great. Is there some way you can post a better look at the cartoon? I can't quite see the punchline
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Posted: Thursday, November 04, 2004 - 03:10 PM UTC
Thanks Alan, The punchline is on the sign in front..which is hard to make out..............................more to follow!
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Posted: Thursday, November 04, 2004 - 04:04 PM UTC
Looking good John......
I ordered a few hornet head sets, hopefully there are some I can get a slight likeness to good old willy and Joe.
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Posted: Thursday, November 04, 2004 - 11:50 PM UTC
Thanks Dave, I have a few of Hornets heads also , If the ones you get dont work out let me know!
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Posted: Friday, November 05, 2004 - 12:48 AM UTC
i like the project that u re running and the sbs progress post u do . i am watching that is looking so nice
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Posted: Sunday, November 07, 2004 - 01:27 PM UTC
Small photo update, figure is in progress. All else is moving along nicely

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Posted: Monday, November 08, 2004 - 12:15 AM UTC
Looking good so far John....
I could repost my photo.... would look the same except got a little more dust on it.... :-) :-) :-)
Probably will get some done this week though..... hopefully.... eh.... maybe.......
actually need to finish something to have the room ........ AW.....now that's the truth........ :-) :-) :-) :-)
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Posted: Monday, November 08, 2004 - 11:49 AM UTC
Thanks Dave, With your 47 other builds going on its no wonder! I,m sure you will be back to this one in no time. Dave do you get the feeling we are the only 2 that started "Up Front"....lol :-)
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Posted: Monday, November 08, 2004 - 01:17 PM UTC
I can't get over how good a match your model is to the cartoon. It really looks like the 3d version of the print.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 09, 2004 - 12:16 PM UTC

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Dave do you get the feeling we are the only 2 that started "Up Front"....lol

Not true! Not true! My StuG is coming along. Which reminds me, does the StuG in the cartoon have the side skirts? Thanks for your time.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 09, 2004 - 01:20 PM UTC
Nice update on the Willies. You're making great progress. Don't forget to muddy up the tires, they look muddy slick in the cartoon.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 10, 2004 - 01:00 PM UTC
Thanks Scott, Sir, the mud will be added to those bologna skins! Along with some artistic freedom!
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Posted: Saturday, December 04, 2004 - 10:14 AM UTC


Well, at least they are turning out some what..... somewhat ---what, I'm not sure yet...... :-) :-) :-) Trying to capture the Willy and Joe's noses. certainly ain't easy though.....
actually thinking about it as I'm posting these, it may have been easier to just try to build them up with 5 minute epoxy, instead of the magic sculpt......... :-) :-) :-) :-)
So far has been not only fun.... but also fustrating at times.