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SF-07-18D
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Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 - 04:54 AM UTC
Hi gents!!

It has been a long time since my last post. Iīve been under treatment for depression and I left modelling aside. I was focused on airsoft instead. BUt now Iīve retaken modelling and Iīm now working on a small vignette, something easy to make. It would be a shooting range with some spectators.

Here is the stuff Iīm going to use:

From Aliexpress




From Legend productions, our friend Rob Skipper:



The base is made from a piece of porexpan and bog roll mixed with white glue. Some primer and a black base.





Thatīs all for now. Iīm working on one figure. The base would be made at intervals, no hurries.

Great to be back againg. My best regards!!!

Nacho.

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Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 - 07:26 AM UTC
Welcome back! Sorry to hear of your health issues, but glad to hear you're receiving treatment.

This looks like a fun piece, and I'll be looking forward to seeing more! Great looking figures too
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Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 - 09:11 AM UTC
Glad you're back! Looking forward to seeing this vignette.

Jesse
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Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 - 12:14 PM UTC
Nacho this looks great already, a unique idea. And thanks for jumping back into it!

I can relate, and all the respect in the world man for your sincerity. Sometimes jumping back in is the best thing, even if we're "not" ready or not.

Regards
Dave
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Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 - 02:18 PM UTC
Welcome back! Having spent so much time at the range in my career make sure you have plenty of spare brass all over the ground and maybe a range paddle or two! Great subject!!! Aloha, Bill
SF-07-18D
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Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 - 07:31 PM UTC
Guys, thanks for your kind and supportive words. It was a shocking step for me, because I though I was fine (my wife didnīt think the same). Now, drugs are working and I see the world brighting again.

Again, thanks for your words and for watching the post. Iīll post updates as soon as I can.

Best regards!!
Maki
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Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 - 08:39 PM UTC

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From Aliexpress



From Aliexpress? Is this a genuine and original Assault Models figure or a cheap chinese pirated copy?

Mario
SF-07-18D
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Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 - 08:47 PM UTC
Itīs a copy, for sure.

I didnīt know the Assault models figure and seeing their online cataloge (13$) I donīt think itīs the original. I paid 5$ for my figure.
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Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 - 09:48 PM UTC
Bravo Nacho, I (and clearly others too) have missed you and it’s great to see you back in the saddle. I suspect many of us can relate very well to your situation, there are some potentially profound extra benefits to this hobby perhaps we should talk about more…but we men aren’t supposed to, are we? (En espagn ͂ol: mierda!) I’m not sure what condition I’d be in without it. How about a new forum called Black Dog in recognition of Winston Churchill’s euphemism, maybe a lot of us may need the support of international friends sometimes, and to know - most definitely – we are not alone. Great vignette idea too hermano, looking forward to progress
Maki
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Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 - 10:06 PM UTC

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Itīs a copy, for sure.

I didnīt know the Assault models figure and seeing their online cataloge (13$) I donīt think itīs the original. I paid 5$ for my figure.



I'm not sure if you are aware how much cheap pirated copies hurt this hobby. Illegaly taking products from figure companies, recasting and selling them is an offence and should be prossecuted. What we can do is support the companies and refuse to buy fakes, no matter how cheap these are.

Assault Models owner is a friend and I know how much of his time and energy (and money) goes into each of his figures. Pirates are hurting the process immensly and buying cheap figures from China is a slow but steady way for small model companies to close the business.

So, please buy from the company or reputed dealers, not from Aliexpress. I'm sure you had no idea about this particular figure being an illagal copy, but keep your eyes open for deals which are too good to be true. This usually means the figure is a copy.

Mario

PS As a side note for everybody out there, Armorama has zero tolerance for piracy. Knowingly buying illegal copies and presenting them on this site will result in topics being deleted.
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Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 - 10:27 PM UTC

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Bravo Nacho, I (and clearly others too) have missed you and it’s great to see you back in the saddle. I suspect many of us can relate very well to your situation, there are some potentially profound extra benefits to this hobby perhaps we should talk about more…but we men aren’t supposed to, are we? (En espagn ͂ol: mierda!) I’m not sure what condition I’d be in without it. How about a new forum called Black Dog in recognition of Winston Churchill’s euphemism, maybe a lot of us may need the support of international friends sometimes, and to know - most definitely – we are not alone. Great vignette idea too hermano, looking forward to progress



Thanks for your words, Tim. Iīm glad to be back again. I hope to get a steady step and make some progress soon.

Again, thansk for your support, hermano!
SF-07-18D
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Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 - 10:38 PM UTC

Quoted Text


Quoted Text

Itīs a copy, for sure.

I didnīt know the Assault models figure and seeing their online cataloge (13$) I donīt think itīs the original. I paid 5$ for my figure.



I'm not sure if you are aware how much cheap pirated copies hurt this hobby. Illegaly taking products from figure companies, recasting and selling them is an offence and should be prossecuted. What we can do is support the companies and refuse to buy fakes, no matter how cheap these are.

Assault Models owner is a friend and I know how much of his time and energy (and money) goes into each of his figures. Pirates are hurting the process immensly and buying cheap figures from China is a slow but steady way for small model companies to close the business.

So, please buy from the company or reputed dealers, not from Aliexpress. I'm sure you had no idea about this particular figure being an illagal copy, but keep your eyes open for deals which are too good to be true. This usually means the figure is a copy.

Mario

PS As a side note for everybody out there, Armorama has zero tolerance for piracy. Knowingly buying illegal copies and presenting them on this site will result in topics being deleted.



Mario, I didnīt even know about Assault Models. I didnīt know that brand. I saw that figure on AE and I though it was an own design of them.

Iīm very aware of the hurt that copies make to the hobby. In fact I also have a friend with a modelling store here in Madrid. Be sure that if I would have known about Assault Models, I would have bought the figure there. And now that I have seen their online catalogue, I definitely would, they have very cool figures.

Thanks for the info, Mario
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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 02:21 AM UTC
Nice plan Nacho , stay the course man looks like you're off to a good start !!!
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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 03:02 AM UTC
Welcome back Nacho,and glad to hear you are feeling better, depression is a b*tch, I have dealt with it for the past 35 years, very scary at times for me and my family, but the medications they have out now are indeed a Godsend. Keep fighting! Looking forward to seeing this develop, looking good so far!
SF-07-18D
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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 04:16 AM UTC
@CHEYENNE, thanks for your words, man!

@Colin, glad to read that youīre fine. As you said, drugs are Godsend. Thanks for your support, keep fighting you too!!!
SF-07-18D
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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 07:56 AM UTC
A brief update. I've been working on the shooter. Painting some Multicam camouflage. Only pants and lower jacket.



More advances on weekend.

Cheers!!
MakiWawa
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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 09:17 AM UTC
in my opinion, multicam to improve
http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=245414#2072001
SF-07-18D
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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 07:18 PM UTC



O M G!!!! Thanks for that link. Never seen before. Iīm going to ask him how he made it, itīs awsome!!!

Now Iīm going to start again with my figure. Thanks, MakiWawa. By the way, what about your Lone Survivor dio??
MakiWawa
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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 02:59 AM UTC
Nacho- I am currently working on this scene (and this https://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=274040&page=1)
Does anyone have an idea for ???


SF-07-18D
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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 03:39 AM UTC

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Nacho- I am currently working on this scene (and this https://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=274040&page=1)
Does anyone have an idea for ???






Amazing work, and the Humvee also. Iīll keep an eye on it.
strongarden
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Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019 - 04:34 AM UTC
Nacho the paint so far looks great! Lookin' frwd to how you
create the targets, and how you paint up her sweetness"
Once again, a target range is a great idea!

Piotr, that dio is awesome, hope you can complete it.

Regards
Dave
SF-07-18D
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Posted: Saturday, February 02, 2019 - 01:38 AM UTC

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Nacho the paint so far looks great! Lookin' frwd to how you
create the targets, and how you paint up her sweetness"
Once again, a target range is a great idea!

Piotr, that dio is awesome, hope you can complete it.

Regards
Dave



Dave, thanks for your kind words. I don't how to make the targets yet. Now I'm working on the base. Hope to show something on monday.

Regards!!
SF-07-18D
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Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2019 - 08:23 PM UTC
Good morning gents.

As I told to Dave, I have made some progress. In a previous post I said I was going to work on the figures, but I have changed my mind and Iīm working on the base. Iīm building a fence between the shooter and the spectators.

I took a copper rod and I made the structure soldering with tin.



Next step is to make a barbed wire for the upper side. I took a wire and made the spikes.





And this is the result:



Now I have to roll it up and solder it on the fence.

Thatīs all for now. Have a nice week!!
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Posted: Monday, February 04, 2019 - 02:22 AM UTC
Very efficient way to make scale barbed wire!
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Posted: Monday, February 04, 2019 - 04:14 AM UTC
Thanks for sharing with us how you made the barbwire. It looks fantastic.

Shawn