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March 31, 2010, 12:59:28 PM
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Maschinen Krueger

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After years of putting it off, I finally started work on a split suit SAFS. This build is based on the Nitto SAFS as I had enough parts to cobble one together from spares. The head is from the recent Wave SAFS. While the face is a little cartoony in proportions, it has fantastic detail for an injection molded head.

This is a photo summary of the interior and pilot.















There are many things I would do differently now, but this has been quite the learning experience for sculpting with Duro epoxy putty aka Green Stuff. One of the major goals for this build was to get more comfortable with this epoxy putty as figure sculptors swear it is better for sculpting fabrics. As I have progressed with the build, I have replaced some of the earlier Aves joint covers with the Duro epoxy putty.

Additional photos and more detailed SBS can be found here: SAFS Open Suit

Note on Green Stuff: This epoxy putty is repackaged by several companies, Games Workshop is one, but the epoxy is the same. A ribbon of yellow with a ribbon of blue. Equal amounts are mixed together until a uniform green. The working consistency is like old bubble gum or stiff silly putty. I have not paid attention to working time, but as the putty sets, it becomes easier to sculpt convincing looking wrinkles and folds which make it perfect for soft goods. It does have its down side though. The stuff is a challenge to sand and work with after it has cured.
I wonder about the guy that can sit through a David Lynch movie and say, "I saw that coming."

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March 31, 2010, 04:02:53 PM
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What's the reasoning behind the green being better? What makes it better?

March 31, 2010, 05:52:04 PM
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What's the reasoning behind the green being better? What makes it better?

It's more rubber like than clay like, so the folds are softer. At least that's what I can tell. If you let Aves set up for a long while before sculpting, the results are similar. Green Stuff sucks for blending though and it really can't be worked afterwards.
I wonder about the guy that can sit through a David Lynch movie and say, "I saw that coming."

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April 01, 2010, 01:57:09 AM
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Impressive job on the clothes!
I really love this suit in the open position (as impossible as it may be :razz:).

April 01, 2010, 06:18:24 AM
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So you don't think brass rod would be sufficient to hold Styrene Armor in real life.  :D

Thanks EZ.
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April 21, 2010, 06:55:49 AM
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The figure and internal details are being painted with Vallejo Model Color.

Colors used so far:

Shirt - Panzer Aces US Tanker Highlight
Cap - Panzer Aces US Tanker Base with Vallejo Brown Violet 1:1
Internal Padding - Panzer Aces  Leather Belt Highlighted with Light Brown and Shadowed with German Camouflage Black Brown + black
Joint Covers - German Camouflage Black Brown
Hip Belt - Black Gray Highlighted with Sky Gray and Shadowed with Black
Skin - Panzer Aces Flesh Base









There is no additional text or images here: SAFS Build Diary

PS - I know every monitor is different, but let me know if you think these images look too bright or the colors look "off". I tried a new technique of placing a white card in a sacrificial shot to adjust the levels. From my end, they look pretty good.
I wonder about the guy that can sit through a David Lynch movie and say, "I saw that coming."

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April 21, 2010, 07:38:12 AM
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The pics look good to me!
Love that shade of blue in contrast to the leather.

April 24, 2010, 10:45:32 AM
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Pffff... I won't say/write a word... :P

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May 18, 2010, 09:27:37 AM
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Thanks EZ and Mr.F

Now we are getting somewhere.

Earlier images of the pilot.





Getting close but still a ways to go. Washes, pigments, oil stains, later, rinse, repeat. The scene needs a few small items at the foot of the suit under the nose. I'm working on a fuel can and misc. so for now, enjoy...








Several more images can be found here: SAFS Build Diary
I wonder about the guy that can sit through a David Lynch movie and say, "I saw that coming."

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May 18, 2010, 06:54:31 PM
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THis is insanely cool!

May 21, 2010, 12:14:38 AM
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Really good job
- Piergiorgio -

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We still fight, fight in the nineties..."

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May 21, 2010, 10:53:43 AM
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I Agree with the others: It's a really cool job!
You make me take fancy to build a MK once :)