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nico37
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Posted: Friday, March 30, 2012 - 12:54 AM UTC
Well done Al and Randy too,

you made very interesting pieces.
611_sqd
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Posted: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 02:25 AM UTC
Just checking in to see how everyone is going.
nico37
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Posted: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 08:31 AM UTC

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Just checking in to see how everyone is going.



Hi Aaron,

so i just advanced the gun belt and the watch chain :



cheers
nico
611_sqd
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Posted: Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 02:31 AM UTC
Its looking good to me.
HEINE-07
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Posted: Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 04:55 PM UTC
There is some spirited and inspiring work seen all through this exciting campaign. Good to see those durable Humbrol cans, too. Nico, what are you sculpting with? You finesse the detail well.
nico37
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Posted: Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 08:02 PM UTC
Thanks Aaron an Rick,

Rick, for this one i used SuperSculpey, i'm still trying different sort of clays, i found supersculpey to soft to sculpt all the figures parts. For the last fig i sculpted i mixed supersculpey and Fimo and it was much better.

Cheers
nico
AJLaFleche
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Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2012 - 11:03 AM UTC
Adding two unofficial entries into the campaign that weren't on the table when the campaign started but were finished this week:
Here is the Elite Miniatures (Now defunct) Blackfoot Blood Warrior in 75mm white metal. The biggest challenge was in attaching the feathers to the train. They came in three separate pieces with tiny attachment points and the ends did not meet the curvatures of the train very well. He is painted ini Vallejo acrylics.




























Here is A & A Miniatures 75mm resin kit listed as Buffalo Soldier. Those who know US History remember this term was used for the African American troops assigned to the plains conflicts. I found no reference to any Plains tribes using this nomenclature, either in my reference books or on line. Some of the personal decorations in this figure, however, did suggest he might be a member of the Sioux Strong Heart (Cante Tinza) society. These men were particularly charged with protection of the rest of the encampment. The horse is sculpted with a simple buffalo mask. Images I found on line showed more decorations in the form of feathers and ribbons. I added these from spare resin or white metal feathers and wine bottle foil for the ribbons. I also added a breachclout patterned after on in the Osprey book “Warriors at the Little Big Horn.


























611_sqd
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Posted: Friday, May 04, 2012 - 02:05 AM UTC
That's pretty impressive mate
nico37
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 05:37 AM UTC
Hi all,

Al: what really beautiful paint works ! So much details here, very fines, congrats !

Here is my gun man, the paint work is finished, i just have to do the base.
Sorry the photos light is not good enough, i'll try to do better for the final ones...





cheers
nico
611_sqd
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 12:25 PM UTC
That turned out quite cool mate.

Fellow Banditos we are nearing the end of this build. 30th of June is the deadline to russel up any remaining builds
Big-John
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Ohio, United States
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Posted: Monday, May 21, 2012 - 11:17 PM UTC
I just remembered to upload my pics to the Photobucket gallery.
nico37
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Posted: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 05:07 AM UTC
Hi all,

so it's done, here is my finished gunman, i'm very disappointed with the "mat varnish" i put on it which was supposed to be......mat ! It looks like it was under a sudden rain storm into the desert, that was not really what i expected ! Please american beings, tell me if it's possible in your deserts.....








I'm going to post it in the gallery
Cheers
nico
nico37
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Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2012 - 08:21 PM UTC
Hi,

i resolved the shinning problem, i just forgot to .... shake the spray before the application....so i did very strongly and the result was much more satisfactory. I'm going to remove the old ones from the gallery and replace them by the news.
I don't realise if you can see it on the pics, let me know:




Cheers
nico
611_sqd
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Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2012 - 08:50 PM UTC
That looks better. You did a good job.
nico37
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Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 02:36 AM UTC
Thanks Aaron,

i'm happy to have finished this one.......lets me more time for the others !!

cheers
nico
wildsgt
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Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 09:11 PM UTC
Nico Outstanding work.Im glad your happy about the varnish. If it would'nt have worked out. He just fell into a watering hole
nico37
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Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 06:38 PM UTC
Hi,

thanks a lot Bill, i didn't thought about the watering hole, that would be a good idea !

cheers
nico
nico37
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Posted: Friday, June 15, 2012 - 01:43 AM UTC
Hi,

i played with the new "Photobucket" tools to have a "Like-in-old-ages-photo" :



Cheers
nico
endrju007
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Wojewodztwo Podkarpackie, Poland
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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2012 - 09:22 PM UTC
It looks greate Nico!

@ALL - only two weeks more!
611_sqd
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Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 09:21 PM UTC
Pretty cool mate.
611_sqd
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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 10:32 AM UTC
Inspired me to play with mine.

nico37
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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 07:49 PM UTC
Hi,
well done Aaron, that give him a realistic look, the blurred background reinforces this.

611_sqd
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Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 05:33 PM UTC
Thanks Mate

We are right at the end of this one. How are you Cattle rustling varmints doing?
nico37
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Posted: Saturday, June 30, 2012 - 08:37 PM UTC

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We are right at the end of this one. How are you Cattle rustling varmints doing?



Hi Aaron, sorry for the late answer but i did not understood your question...some translation problem..., so do you ask about the grass i put on the base ?
if so, i used plumber strings (those you rolled around pipes junctions to make them hermetic), then i used aerosol varnish and that made little droplets, completely unvolontaries but i liked how the grass looked like with that "mistake"...

I hope i did not misunderstood your question, if so, let me know.

Cheers
nico
611_sqd
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Posted: Sunday, July 01, 2012 - 04:45 AM UTC
Nah mate, I was joking around. However, I do think the grass you used was really cool. One of the biggest things I think painters neglect is bases. I think good figures can look great with proper time spent on bases and things like grass can be harder so a lot of painters seem to ignore it. I like that you tend to spend time on your bases.