My last post used bits of sprue and wire mostly, whereas this one will need a modest amount of Green Stuff or any modelling putty. For context, I'm not a sculptor at all so this is aimed at others who haven't really used it before rather than experienced sculptors - for whose skills I have an enormous amount of respect. This is just a very quick summary of the basic techniques I used for my three or four bits of stowage.
So, let's get started:
|Tools: Green Stuff, my model, flour, and various basic sculpting tools. The mat helps protect my precious dining table and the cling film gives a flat, smooth surface to work on.|
|Trying to mix the GS into the flour. It is much more effective than water at preventing sticking.|
|To make a basic kitroll, get your rough bag shape and press 'straps' into it.|
|Once this is done, roll the point of your blade/tool forwards and press it into the flat surface. This instantly makes it look like it's on a hook. Here I'm doing it on the top right, but you can see what it looks like at the bottom left.|
|These are the bits I made - I used all the spare GS, got a flat shape and rolled it into a blanket. This is impossible to do without some kind of anti-sticking agent.|
|The build finished ...|
|And painted! This is my second vehicle out of four for the platoon.|
|My current vehicle fleet for the Latvian Legion.|
Anyway, hope you enjoyed that. Tomorrow there will be another post on painting freehand badges and insignia for WW2 figures, and I'm currently basing the Army of Freedom - expect the final update next week, as the last post for WW2 Month!