Friday, April 14, 2017

Removing decals from Playmobil

How to remove decals from Playmobil!

With many thanks to playmofriends forums (which I kindly suggest you all  to join) I've finally found a way to remove easily the decals from playmobil klickies.

It's super easy, all you need is a simple rubber for ink, like this

Choose the part with decals on:

now start using the rubber

and the result will be:

Monday, April 10, 2017

18th Century - French Regulars with new ammo boxes

My new custom:

French Regulars in Nouvelle-France, second half of 18th century.

Lately I've been looking for a way to represent the soldier's ammo boxes.

Until now my first choice was the satchel.

Then my eyes were caught by this:

Tha lovely policewoman wears a purse and I think that is the closest thing to represent an ammo box.

Let's try!

Unfortunately the overall lenght is far too short for male klickies...but I have found a way:

coureur de bois:

There was another problem, due to the material of the purse's bandolier this tend to remain raised.

But by using the weight of the canteen I managed to make it stay down.

All in all I'm quite happy with the final result, It adds to the overall figure that cumbersomeness typical to the soldiers on active duty.

The problem I wasn't able to resolve rest in the specularity of the accoutrement, the ammo box should be wear on right side.