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My Up Front entry is finished
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Florida, United States
Member Since: October 17, 2003
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Posted: Saturday, January 22, 2005 - 08:31 AM UTC
Used the Italeri jeep kit, figures converted from the Tamyia jeep driver and the Italeri jeep driver, using Magic Sculpt, Hornet heads with a little additions to try to capture Willy and Joe's features..
Tarps were made from brown tissue paper that came in a pair of slippers, dampened with a 50/50 mix of water/white glue, laid over the top that was cover with plastic wrap, doing each piece one at a time, and when dried cut to size, corners reinforced with CA, and tied down with plain old sewing thread.. Box is a plastic cube, covered with brown wrapping paper, and lettra-set crepe tape for straping, again tied down with plain old everyday thread. The rear window is a piece of cellophane, glued in with 5 minute epoxy.
Sign was printed up in Print Shop 12, ( I used red to add a little color) and rubber cemented to a plastic sheet, cut to shape, uprights are plastic tubes, with map-pin balls on top. A wash of dirty thinner help dirty it up a little, hopefully imparting a water/rain stained look.
Ground work is my favorite... Durham's Water Putty, in a dollar store picture frame, tinted with craftstore acrylic paint.
Then painted with different shades of craftstore acrylic browns, and a few enamel washes of different browns. The ruts where the wheels are were filled in and shaped from Elmers Walnut Wood Filler. (Thanks for the tip Bryan-Ex-Royal) I found I could darken it with some drawing ink mixed in to get different colors also, and work and shape it with a dampen paint brush. (Use an old brush for this as it tends to ruin the brush)
All the splattered mud was made using Elmers Walnut Wood Filler, tinted as needed. Various types of static grass were used.
The mud road is several coats of Model Masters Acrylic Gloss, as are the puddles, and a light dusting of Polly S semi gloss on the Jeep, etc to simulate dampenss.
Hope everyone enjoys finishing their entry in this Campaign.
I can truthfully say, there were a few days it almost got stepped on due to fustration, but all in all I really had an enjoyable time with this one.

More photos have been posted in the Up Front Gallery.

Of course my Photo Assistant insisted on being included also.

Thanks Bob for pointing out the spelling errors.
Correcting them was a lot easier than I expected.

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Posted: Saturday, January 22, 2005 - 08:35 AM UTC
All I can say is that I like it!!! I think that you captured the scene. Thanks for showing.
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North Carolina, United States
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Posted: Saturday, January 22, 2005 - 08:44 AM UTC
Nice job - Glad to see you come across the line and finish this.
Mine will be done soon.
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Wisconsin, United States
Member Since: September 11, 2002
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Posted: Saturday, January 22, 2005 - 08:54 AM UTC
Great piece of work, I think it makes the drawing come to life (which, of course, was the goal)
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New York, United States
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Posted: Saturday, January 22, 2005 - 09:07 AM UTC
Wow Grumpy that came out cool. The coloring and weathering look spot on, great dio man. Goes to show that your humor is just as equal as you master modeling.
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Wisconsin, United States
Member Since: April 17, 2002
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Posted: Saturday, January 22, 2005 - 09:23 AM UTC
Dave---this is really clever, and very well done! Appreciation for the write up accompanying the pics--its nice to hear what was used to create this scene. The sign is real keeper---very very nice!! Love the tire and the bucket on the front end.

W-hat a great dio concept
O-utstanding scratchbuilt sign
W-onderful effort


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Arizona, United States
Member Since: September 21, 2004
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Posted: Saturday, January 22, 2005 - 10:43 AM UTC
You have done a magnificent job on this dio! You captured everything, even what was not in the actual cartoon. Your sculpting skills are marvelous. Cant wait to see your next finish!
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Victoria, Australia
Member Since: November 08, 2002
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Posted: Saturday, January 22, 2005 - 04:01 PM UTC
G'day Dave
It really has come out looking excellent!
the Mud looks like real mud!
But tell me how did you... oh wait, youve explained everything already :-) :-) :-)
cheers mate, great job
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Saturday, January 22, 2005 - 04:03 PM UTC
Dave, Great job..makes me want to get out of the sick bed and hurry mine along! Will have it done soon! How you like that snow????
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Michigan, United States
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Posted: Saturday, January 22, 2005 - 04:08 PM UTC
Superb 3d rendition of the 2d cartoon
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Monday, January 24, 2005 - 03:41 AM UTC
Looks great Dave! An excellent rendition of the cartoon!