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Technical, Techniques, Hints, and Tips => Detail Work, Rigging, Fittings, Figures Etc. => Topic started by: grendel on October 01, 2012, 03:58:31 PM

Title: prow badge
Post by: grendel on October 01, 2012, 03:58:31 PM
just having a bit of a play today and started making a 1/12 scale prow badge for the model of a friends broads cruiser. the badge is being hand carved out of a piece of sheet pewter (scavanged from an old pewter tankard) using some small metal caving / graving tools.
size wise this is coming in at about 50mm wide by 20mm high
Grendel
Title: Re: prow badge
Post by: grendel on October 01, 2012, 04:01:33 PM
te top two pictures are of course the full size real thing, the bottom is my scale version, still a work in progress needing smoothing and painting.
Grendel
Title: Re: prow badge
Post by: grendel on October 02, 2012, 02:58:31 PM
my painting skills are rusty, there was a time when I could detail a 25mm figure using a single hair to dot in the pupil of the eye, but my hands arent as steady nowadays nor my eyesight so sharp, I need to touch up the blue a little as the white sort of went a bit over the edges.
Grendel