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captfue
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Texas, United States
Joined: September 02, 2006
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Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 03:16 PM UTC
Here are a few shots of a 1/10th figure I've been working on. The figure represents a US Army radio operator(RTO) sometime during the Vietnam war. The piece is totally made from discarded plastics such as: sprure, disposable razor handles, and plastic flatware. If I did this write here is a link to the how to. https://forum.ipmsusa3.org/topic/20356-110th-figure-start/ I'm not sure when I'll paint or even if I will paint it, but if I do I'll post the finished photos.










ReconTL3-1
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Texas, United States
Joined: June 07, 2006
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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 01:24 PM UTC
That's some incredible work and even more so because you created it out of recycled plastics instead of using a putty like Magic Sculpt. Awesome job getting the fine details taken care of. Being that I served as an RTO for a while, I really like this figure.

Cheers,
James
timmyp
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Virginia, United States
Joined: May 18, 2008
KitMaker: 424 posts
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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 02:27 PM UTC
No one would ever - could ever! - think that the figure is made from recycled plastics. It's simply fantastic work - even down to the buckles on the Alice pack.

I just noticed, that there is a medallion around the figure's neck, but I can't make out what's inside the circle of the medallion. What is it?
captfue
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2019 - 01:15 AM UTC
It is the old 60's piece symbol over a dog tag. Oddly enough that was the hardest peace to get right. Took seven tries to get it.
Scarred
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Washington, United States
Joined: March 11, 2016
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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2019 - 04:26 AM UTC
That is amazing, not just the figure but how you made it. This gives new meaning to the term scratch build.
Owengate
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United States
Joined: June 03, 2019
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Posted: Thursday, July 04, 2019 - 04:18 AM UTC
Indeed, this was well-made. Kudos to you sir!
captfue
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019 - 03:49 PM UTC
Thank you for the kind words.