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Morte build
JimMrr
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Posted: Monday, August 02, 2010 - 11:52 PM UTC
[quote]Question - Does the mr Surfacer leave a smooth finish? I ask, becasue to me, it seems that it leaves a slight texture on the parts?[quote]

If youre referring to the textured areas on my parts in the pic, thats the tamiya paint, not the Mr. Surfacer. Its possible I had my mix off a bit, or was too agressive with my spraying Im not sure.The Mr Surfacer was sanded with very fine wet/dry sandpaper.
JanusAust
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Posted: Monday, August 02, 2010 - 11:19 PM UTC
Looks good so far Jim,
and yes, having to do repairs is all part of the craft! Looks like you did well!

Question - Does the mr Surfacer leave a smooth finish? I ask, becasue to me, it seems that it leaves a slight texture on the parts?

Having never used the product, just asking.

Still, good to see you progressing!

Cheers

Jamie
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Posted: Sunday, August 01, 2010 - 11:51 AM UTC

here is the putty and Mr Surfacer 500 sanded and blended. The light area is the resin. I think it looks like a smooth transition, so I will prime again tomorrow, then take care of any pinholes I find.

This picture shows the frills that were broken due to my clumsiness. I repaired them with lead foil, and CA holds it in place. I will add Mr. Surfacer once again here to blend everything together before priming it out..
JimMrr
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Posted: Saturday, July 31, 2010 - 10:38 AM UTC
Thanks Jaime for the compliment. I have been sanding the inner seam and am bridgeing the milliput and the resin with Mr. Surfacer 500. seems to be working well.
The edges of her stockings are frilly lace, and during the seam cleanup my fumble fingers broke off some of this frill. I rebuilt it using Lead Foil and I must say it looks good as new. Pics to follow..
JanusAust
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Posted: Friday, July 30, 2010 - 10:55 PM UTC
Thats quite good Jim,

That allows you to be discreet, without all the bother of a full blown re-sculpt!

Liked how you allowed for the fabric to shift, as her leg displaces the underlying tissue, most people would have missed that!


cheers

Jamie
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Posted: Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 04:17 AM UTC


Here is my attempt at covering her breasts. I rolled some milliput and added it as an edge to her covering. You can see in the second picture I did not make it symmetrical. Her knee is up and is pressing slightly, causing a bit of give. I will be sanding the inner edge of the strap to blend it in..
JanusAust
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Posted: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 10:22 PM UTC
Jim,
glad to hear you are progressing, and have personalised your figure

Looking forward to the pics!

Cheers

Jamie
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Posted: Sunday, June 27, 2010 - 01:19 PM UTC
I did some sculpting today on the Morte figure, using milliput 2 part epoxy clay. I wasnt satisfied with her exposed breasts, so I sculpted a seamline on her cleavage to denote clothing. Pics to follow..
JimMrr
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Posted: Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 09:45 AM UTC
I just finished negotiating a replacement piece for her head dress from the dealer.
I think Sesame Happy store on Ebay is pretty good to deal with, and hes reasonable in his pricing.
I dont like the cup that the figure sits on. its covered with bones and skulls.. so I found an interesting piece of cedar root I will mount onto a wooden base. I will attach the figure to this instead.
JanusAust
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Posted: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 10:16 PM UTC
Jim,
the idea of just turning it into a fold s quite simple, quite brilliant.

Never hurts to work out a way of turning a vice into a virtue!

As for the modesty patches, that will be surprising easy, if only for the breasts!

Yep, this is a good piece to start with, perhaps a step above novice, still within your capacity though


I'll be at the workbench very soon, hopefully posting pics either Saturday night or Sunday afternoon, so apologies for the delays fellas!

Cheers
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Posted: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 11:07 AM UTC
IF the guy says no to a free replacement maybe ask to buy one...just the lil part! I'd think after seeing the part he'd make you a new one given it came broken...never hurts to ask I guess.
JimMrr
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Posted: Monday, May 17, 2010 - 11:48 PM UTC
Both are good ideas Bob. I think I will send the fellow I bought the kit from an email and ask if something can be done. Hes a vendor on Ebay, and this was the first resin figure I ever purchased, back last August. The worst that can happen is that he says "no"....

Next step on the figure is filling in of small voids...then on to pinning I think..
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Posted: Monday, May 17, 2010 - 02:30 PM UTC
Jim, maybe you could fill in that void on the lace and recast it in clear resin using the repaired piece as the master. Put a thin disc in the hole and cast it in a slit mold...just a thought.
Maybe ask the manufacturer for a replacement after showing them a pic?.......
JimMrr
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Posted: Monday, May 17, 2010 - 02:11 AM UTC

Quoted Text


as for the transparent part, is the missing bit still around, or has it been lost in transit/ at point of packing?


Yes its definitely gone..I had found it in the packing material, but it disintegrated in my fingers...
currently Im thinking of just turning the missing area into a fold or something..
As you stated with your kit, some of the pieces dont align properly. Some filling will be neccisary
Id like to cover up some of her "bits"..Im not really interested in having them exposed. Some sculpting will be in order.

JanusAust
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Posted: Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 06:06 PM UTC
Jim,
nice start so far, definitely well cleaned up

as for the transparent part, is the missing bit still around, or has it been lost in transit/ at point of packing?

Lots of fine details there, looks like it will be a fun & challenging build!

cheers

Jamie
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Posted: Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 01:16 PM UTC

Here is my morte figure. all of the pieces are close to being cleaned up. There is a small amount of filling yet to be done.

This clear piece was damaged during shipping. Im not sure how or if I can repair it. It is meant to be black lace, and should be painted and shaded using tamiya "smoke", and thinned flat black in the deeper shadows..