PROJECTS 02

more uncategorized things...

01/04/98 This is a hastily-painted and unfinished Panzerschreck, the German version of a bazooka (which they copied from a captured US version in North Africa). My version is constructed of Evergreen styrene, and scaled up from an illustration-- sort of like making a model kit where you have to make all the parts. Unfortunately, I didn't have blueprints so I'm not sure of the accuracy of the full three dimensional scaling-- in addition, this is a composite with the blowback shield added. Pictures of the shield's detailing were not very good, plus I was sort of lazy and wanted to ignore the details which I did see. Also, the ignition box should be more side mounted, but what the heck... I'm gonna wait until I paint it before I install the strap.

01/04/98 This is another one of the Greatcoat outfitted officer guys (-yawn-), also unfinished . I went through more trouble with the tailoring (sleeves with two seams, darts, and slit flap in back), but he is just another guy wearing a gray Greatcoat. When you're making these things, they look kinda like night gowns. The fun thing about this project was making the Broomstick Mauser's holster. This is supposed to be a wooden gadget that doubles as the machinepistol's stock. I didn't take it that far! I was content to make a hinged rigid holster. This sucker is made of styrene, with the fake hinge being a piece of vinyl detailed to simulate a hinge. The little pouch on the exterior does open to store spare dust...

01/04/98- This is a Russian-style pouch that contains a spare drum magazine for the machinegun that the guy is holding. Sorry, that's a lie... it actually contains a Pfaff bobbin that has been surgically altered to resemble the dimensions of the PPSh drum--not much good in a combat situation. This was a real SOB to sew, since there's hardly any space to work in, considering you've gotta make two sets of curved seams. Of course, gluing the parts before sewing really helps... Note the nifty little fastener: I got bored with making buckled straps, so opted for this more primitive & "retro" look.


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