1⁄35Distraction: Greta's Revenge
The finishing touches in this dio were nothing more
then sanding the edges of the ground plate, walls, and sticking out floor
parts. After the sanding was finished I gave all the parts that were sanded
a layer of wall spackle that was painted German grey once it was dry.
The snipers blanket was made of aluminum foil painted
white and dry brushed with khaki and a little bit black. Folded over the
sniper and glued to the ground with white glue pushed with a q-tip to the
ground to get the leveling in the ground correct.
The Final Cost List
I talked this over with Keith because my Sniper is completely scratch built
and I had no idea what to show for it. So Keith and I agreed to raise 25ct.
for every part that came from the scratchbox I thought this was fair.
-Modeling Clay from the DAS brand "donated by" my little sister : 0.00ct
-The Sniper gun came from the scrapbox : 0.25ct
-The right(shooting) hand from the scrapbox: 0.25ct
-the complete leftarm came from the scrapbox: 0.25ct
-The head with helmet out of the scrapbox: 0.25ct
-The boots from the scrapbox: 0.25
-The shovel and the cannister (I believe): 0.25ct
Total Scratchbuilt Sniper: $1.50
The building and sidewalk:
-Foam used for the building and sidewalk I got it from my father out of the
-Windowframe was made out of a couple of ice-lolly sticks which I had laying
-Miliputt which I had laying around for a long time: Oh heck I raise 0.25ct
for that then my building got any value within
-one tube of wall spackle/plaster/ (plamuur in dutch) "donated by" my
fathers work shed: 0:00ct
-The road with drainage sculpted out of the same foam where everything
except the figure is sculpted out 0.00 ct.
-The rubble piles against the sides of the building are made out of foam and
then covered with a layer of miliputt I’ll raise 0.25ct. for that
-balsawood for the floor: “donated by” my fathers work shed: 0:00ct.
Total scratch built houseruin: $0.50
Greta (my mannequin):
-sculpted out of the same foam as everything else 0.00ct
-German Helmet out of the scrapbox 0.25ct
-Tarp/cloth around her: Toilet paper “donated by” the toilet...... duh
-The gun Greta carries came from the scrapbox 0.25ct
Total costs greta $0.50
-Propaganda posters and the picture of Lenin printed on one piece of paper
-Wallpaper printed on another piece of paper 0.03ct.
-burlap for the barrel of the gun. My mothers kitchen “donated” a teabag:
-blanket for the Sniper Aluminum foil “donated by” my mothers kitchen 0.00ct
-window remains our shower at home “donated” a empty box of Q tips and I
bashed it 0.00ct
Total others $0.06
Overall cost: $2.56 (this will be almost the same price in Euro`s I believe)
Ok the dio is finished and I’m quite satisfied with the
result. I want to thank Keith to come up with this contest. To get me
started again and to actually finish something. That’s something that hasn’t
happened to me in the last 1.5 years. I also want to thank everybody who
helped me with the questions I had during this campaign. I also want to
thank everybody who gave feedback during the updates that I did every day.
Some very useful ideas came out of that.
Thanks to Jim for making an apart folder for the contest. Thanks to all the
other participants in the first contest to make these two months one of the
coolest two months here on the internet. And nothing matters anymore I look
interested to the outcome of the campaign/contest and I wear my ribbon with
Greetz Robert “FAUST” Blokker
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