Monday, 21 January 2013

Bunderswehr, mystery guys, G3 rifle and MORE

Celebrate, dear readers, for this is our 100th blog post!

We have nearly 3,000 views and 11 dear and precious followers. I want to thank each and every one of you for being awesome.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

I feel I've come a long way so far, and yet still there is a long path ahead of us. So stick around, it's sure to get interesting (I hope). I've been at it for a while and though it's easy to get discouraged I'll keep working and learning and hope that something will come of it some day. You might not know this but each "step" or session of Green Stuff sculpting is incredibly intensive and usually takes at least an hour and most time two hours. I can not be interrupted or the Green Stuff will cure so I mostly work at night when my attention won't be disturbed.

I'll try to keep in mind that some folks might just be tuning in and give out a little bit of basic info about each thing. It helps to have the right keywords pop up now and again also.

Here are some pictures of the things that I'm working on:

Five of Five is shaping up. He's a 1:72 modern German Bundeswehr infantryman. He's kneeling. When I finish the G3 rifle he gets a G36 with grenade launcher. 

Mystery dude also made a lot of progress. Some of you should be able to guess his faction by now. Also in the scale of 1:72. 

This is the armature for a sketch of an orbital drop trooper. The scale is 1:35 and BOY IS THAT HUGE. It's seriously big. I haven't filled in the armature completely yet because every time I mix the material and think "well, this is a lot of Green Stuff, it's sure to suffice" and then it doesn't because the sculpt is really really big.

G3 has also received a boost. The macro photo reveals that the surface is slightly uneven. I might take a bit of sanding paper to it. Maybe it's too small to matter. In any case, here you can see the hand is sculpted directly on the gun. The other one will be sculpted like this also, supporting the magazine. The result is already a lot better than what I've been able to achieve in the former method. 

I also did a little bit of work on the M60 Blazer, adding those rails and a bit of gear. I'll make some more gear, I don't know too much about maybe converting it some more with updated equipment. It's probably not that historically accurate but I mostly want it to look nice and sort of like a Magach 6.


Stargazer said...

Celebrate good times, come on!

Congrats to your 100th post ;-D Seems like you do something right ;-D

But back to business. Was busy the days so despite of giving you some advices (;-D) I wasn't really able to get some things across. Shall be done now properly:

1. Magach(?) M 60 - Sweet thing. Don't want that thing to tread on my feet. Great work so far. Want to see it finished.

2. IDF guy: Good work, though you know, I prefer less green and more olive/dirty version as I did on my IDF guys/girls. But nevertheless: great work! Really love it!

3. Green Stuff guys: Great work. Want to see those mystery man to be finished as well as the BW guys.

4. G3 - Well done so far, but - the Germans do not use Grenade Launcher with the G 3 in AFG - as far as I know. Their G 3 are used as sniper modded rifles to provide long range Firepower and combat superority.

5. Drop Trooper. Nothing to say so far, you know my opinion and I guess 4 pages should illustrate my opinion very well. Nevertheless: Sorry for the typos. I later recognized them myself ... how shameful for me.

6. 1/35 guy: I am eager to see what you come up with ...

I am awaiting further progress. As we would say in Germany: Gut soweit! Weitermachen!

All the Best and Mavet Me'shamaim!


Nadav Igra said...

Whoa, thanks for all the kind words. The only think is that the grenade launcher will be on a G36 and the G3 is just stock G3.

Stargazer said...

Oh, okay

then I got something wrong. Thought the Grenade Launcher is meant to be on the G 3.

Ben B. said...

Nice work again!
Congratulations on the 100-post, goal. I have only recently passed it myself.
All the sculpting updates look great, as well as the M60.

Nadav Igra said...

No worries Stargazer! I appreciate a lot that you take the time to point things out if and when I get them wrong. How else can I improve?

Thank you very much Ben!