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Great vehicles, Lars. I too like the poncho idea.

 

So this is going to be a 'wet' dio with wet/muddy vehicles :). Looking forward to see how it's going to turn out.

 

Rene

Never give in - never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.

 

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Keep buggering on.

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Great vehicles, Lars. I too like the poncho idea.

 

So this is going to be a 'wet' dio with wet/muddy vehicles :). Looking forward to see how it's going to turn out.

 

Rene

 

Thanks Rene, yes, that's the motto.

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That is so cool Lars. Now I'm really looking forward to see how these ponchos come out.

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny

 

Experiment failed. I absolutely don't like the result of my work. These ponchos simply look unreal. At the moment I don't know if and how to continue, grrrrrrr.

 

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Experiment failed. I absolutely don't like the result of my work. These ponchos simply look unreal. At the moment I don't know if and how to continue, grrrrrrr.

 

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Well I'm sorry that you don't like the way the ponchos came out. Have you tried looking for pics of soldiers with ponchos, to try and get a better idea of how they should look? Just my 2 cents. Please don't give up, I really liked the poncho idea.

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny

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Hey Lars;

I was wondering how you were going to finish the ponchos. In the "World..." forum, I used cheesecloth for the camo netting on the Pak 40. It was stiff, but once I wet it down with a watered down white glue mixture it conformed to the contours of the gun. Maybe using material (linen) or thick tissue paper instead of lead foil or aluminum foil and wetting it down it might give you a more natural poncho look; and it will probably conform to the figure. Again; just my 2 cents worth of suggestions. Don't give up the ship.

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny

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Hey Lars;

I was wondering how you were going to finish the ponchos. In the "World..." forum, I used cheesecloth for the camo netting on the Pak 40. It was stiff, but once I wet it down with a watered down white glue mixture it conformed to the contours of the gun. Maybe using material (linen) or thick tissue paper instead of lead foil or aluminum foil and wetting it down it might give you a more natural poncho look; and it will probably conform to the figure. Again; just my 2 cents worth of suggestions. Don't give up the ship.

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny

 

Good idea, will test that when I continue with the figures next week, thanks!

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I think the ponchos came out pretty good; it was a good idea that just needs adjusting to get the results you want. If it makes you feel better, they came out better than anything I could make! I thought they looked pretty good actually.

 

Love the idea behind it, cannot wait to see the next stages!

"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts."

*Sherlock Holmes in "A Scandal in Bohemia"*

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You do beautiful work. Some very thin sheets of lead might work.You are on the right track. The Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. and the Memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts Fifty-Fourth Regiment bronze relief sculpture by Augustus Saint-Gaudens in Boston are my two favorite military memorials.

Dick

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hi Lars

i get it direct from poland via their ebay:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VMS-Paper-Shaper-50-ml-for-scale-models-make-tarps-flags-rags-canvas-and-more/323326076685?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

 

see if this works for you

this is the only product I've found that works easily

Tom

 

Thank you Tom! I'll try it this way.

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Back on track, thanks again to 46IR! The Paper Shaper bottle arrived yesterday. I used standard 50g paper, cut off the ponchos (6,7 x 4,7 cm) and soaked them with paper shaper.

 

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After a few minutes the paper was completely soaked.

 

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Now I applied the wet paper very carefully to the first figure.

 

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