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NVA Sappers

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NVA Sappers

Postby alnewhaven » Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:21 pm

Some inroads made into the lead pile. Finally finished some of the NVA Jimmi despatched a couple of months back. Now these guys have palm leaves over shoulders and backs so I thought some flock might add to the camo effect. Not totally convinced and suspect this will fall off every time they're picked up but c'est la vie
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Re: NVA Sappers

Postby alnewhaven » Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:24 pm

With flash this time
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Re: NVA Sappers

Postby Smitty14 » Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:28 pm

You think some watered down PVA, white glue, might help? It should make it more durable but my only concern would be what it would do to the paint job of your mini.
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Re: NVA Sappers

Postby alnewhaven » Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:46 pm

Used ova to stick the flock on. May try a thin coat of varnish see how it goes
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Postby Smitty14 » Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:15 pm

It's a cool effect you got going though. I forgot to add that in my other post.
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Re: NVA Sappers

Postby jimmi » Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:03 pm

awesome job Alistair ! .. these are great !

...when I painted the ones I did , I wanted to to do this but didn't so I could use the figures for the Flashpoint photocatalogue, (ie; so to illustrate how the figures arrive without too much extra work) but now I have seen how much better this looks, I'll be adding some more cam to them like this.

when you get 'em on the table could I ask for you to take some more pics please ? :good

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Re: NVA Sappers

Postby L. Sabia Byrne » Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:16 pm

These look great! I was wondering how I would achieve the same thing when converting 15mm NVA figures to Viet Minh and decided that Late WW2 Brtitish helmets with camo sculpted on may do the trick but this may be the way to go eh? :bravo
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Re: NVA Sappers

Postby Tas » Sat Apr 02, 2016 5:54 am

Cracking job! Love it :good
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Re: NVA Sappers

Postby Mishima » Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:13 am

Very nice. :good :bravo
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Re: NVA Sappers

Postby GARRYOWEN » Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:18 am

I'm supposed to get emails of new topics and new posts, but just got my first one on this topic.

Those sappers are beautiful. Great work.

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Re: NVA Sappers

Postby alnewhaven » Sat Apr 09, 2016 1:41 pm

Thanks for the positive feedback guys. Tried a coat of Matt varnish seems to be holding the camo in place
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Re: NVA Sappers

Postby GARRYOWEN » Sat Apr 09, 2016 4:02 pm

If the matte varnish doesn't do the trick, you might try one or two coats of Woodland Scenics Scenic Cement. It dries flat and clear. I use it all the time for holding foliage in place.

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