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11 hours ago, Crayons said:

What would be nice also was if the likes of Hornet started making replacement male/female civilian heads for the civilian figure sets that are being produced.

Now that would really be great! Also that's very handy info, I think I may have found a face for my loco driver in there.

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I might have to try it, it sounds like a good challenge! After these ones I might have a small break. With 4 figures to go (having finished an as yet unphotographed one yesterday) I feel like i've painted enough figures in one go for my liking. I'm glad I didn't pick an army! Though at some point i'd love to do a diorama with ships, I saw an epic cutting out expedition diorama the other day and I do like making wooden ship models!

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I finally got round to taking some photos of my latest figure, she doesn't look much like her box art and i'm not so great at painting blondes so she has light brown hair. She does look a bit like she has a smudge on her face in the photo because cameras but in person she doesn't. One of the frustrations of photography I suppose, the camera does pick out every flaw!

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Thanks Rob, after a short a small intermission whilst family visits over Christmas i'm back on the figures! Now i'm on the remaining 4, I think these are going to go together slower than the rest as I figure out where to pose some hands and legs. I'm working on the female tram conductor who has loads of little fiddly details to paint.

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Woo! I have a female tram conductor! She was a real pain to paint, she also looks really uncannily like a friend of mine (not quite an accident as the friend in question was my source of wavy blonde hair photos!). It's actually a little unnerving!

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I must be having an off day with this one, he's not my favorite but he just about passes. I made a bit of a mistake with his coloring, I really think I should have added a little more shadow but i'm not brave enough to try and correct him too much! He was also a complete pain to pose. His arm didn't want to go high enough for the handle. I also would have liked to have him touching two controls but it just wasn't going to happen. I notice on the MiniArt version his hand is also way too low and he's standing on a piece of perspex on top! I've made my figure so the handle should just pop in the slot. That's the theory anyway, i'm not going to test fit him too often, I don't really want to snap the handle, though there is a spare. MiniArt provide one for each end when in reality it seems the driver just had one and carried it with him.

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He looks good to me and I like the greying moustache. 

 

I'm also impressed with the things on the lanyard. No idea what they are but the box art makes them look like a pair of party poppers!

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13 hours ago, bhouse said:

He looks good to me and I like the greying moustache. 

 

I'm also impressed with the things on the lanyard. No idea what they are but the box art makes them look like a pair of party poppers!

They're some kind of knitted pom poms I think. I like your idea better though :lol: tram drivers, equipped with party poppers!

 

I decided he was going to be an older guy as the sculpt kinda reminded me of a friend so he's based off him. So my tram driver is actually called Tony which fits rather well I think!

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Phew! After many very tense moments, Fraulein Muller (changed to an unmarried female in my figure rather than an old married lady) is completed! she's very much a plain Jane type character who's a little nervous around crowds.

 

Her bicycle was also a complete pain to make. It's literally the flimsiest and most beautifully completed piece of plastic ever! I can't claim all the credit for this one, it was very much a collaboration between me and my husband. He had the joys of fitting the spokes and aligning them correctly as well as constructing most of the bike and painting the whole thing silver. I'm really not all that great at using Alclad chrome so he very kindly did it for me. My most frustrating moment was getting Fraulein Muller's hands in the correct place, which was a complete pain involving a lot of frustration and almost snapping the bike and/or her thumbs! That said, i'm very pleased with the outcome and I really do think the bike is an amazing piece to add to a diorama. I just might give it a while before I think about ever attempting another one!

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Great collaborative work on the bicycle. Your husband must have the patience of a Saint.

 

With all that photo etch, it is a pity that they did not give you Fraulein Müller's glasses in PE. Now she's going to get run over by the tram as she wanders blindly down the road.

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, Crayons said:

Great collaborative work on the bicycle. Your husband must have the patience of a Saint.

 

With all that photo etch, it is a pity that they did not give you Fraulein Müller's glasses in PE. Now she's going to get run over by the tram as she wanders blindly down the road.

 

 

 

:lol: He lives with me, he must do! He's also been building models for a few years longer than me. One of the first models (an Airfix mk1 female tank) I built was from his kit stash. He thought i'd never finish it but to his surprise I did and have never looked back since.

 

I would have loved her to come with a set of photo etch glasses, I was a little disappointed that she didn't. Maybe that's why she's looking so nervous!

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So glad I found this thread :), some wonderful work going on here. Following with great interest! 

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