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I'm sure this questions has been asked before but i couldn't find anything on it surfing through the forms. I would like to make a few small conversions / additions to my kill teams, specifically giving one or a few of them stetson cowboy hats and cigars (ala Kilgore from Apoc now).
Does anyone have any tips, tricks or guide son how to make these small peices? Or are there any pre existing models I can aquire them from?
For cigars, all you'd need to do is use a pin vice to drill a hole into the persons mouth area and then stick in a bit of wire and beef it up with a tiny bit of GS. For a cowboy hat (10 gallon?) You should get a small jewllers' saw or a file to take off the top of the persons' head, And put a circle of plasticard on it. Then, work up the top part with a cylinder of GS, then take the dull end of an X-acto knife to push down the middle and widen the "valley" on the top of a cowboy hat.
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thanks for the tips
For cowboy hats, I actually do not use plasticard, as it's too flat for my taste. I also keep a character's head intact.
Make a GS "donut", i.e. a thin circle with a hole in the middle. Place it on the model's head. The hole in the middle means you can set it halfway through the forehead, and it'll help the GS to stick. You can them slightly fold the GS up to make the hat look real. After that, get a cylinder og GS slightly larger than the hole you had in the 1st GS part, and dig a little at the top of that cylinder. Place it on top of the other GS part, and merge the 2 together.
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