Friday, 5 May 2017

Russian pin-ups

Yes, I thought that would get your attention.  And for all the wrong reasons.  This post actually relates to the chaps in this box - 54mm HAT figures.
As you'd expect from HAT, the figures are lovely (though I think thi photo may be upside down) and are provided with separate packs.  I didn't see that they were going to stay attached for long with just a dab of PVA so some thought was called for.
Here I have assembled the components of my masterplan.  An unsuspecting Russian Musketeer - let's call him Little Ivan, his pack, pliers and a pin!
Using the pliers I shoved the pin into Little Ivan's back.
The pliers were used again to clip the pin so that only about 5mm remained visible.
A dab of PVA was applied and the pack shoved into place.
Little Ivan joins his friends while they wait for the PVA tp dry.


Conrad Kinch said...

Splendid - will you be using them as Prussian Guards?

Pete. said...

Nice work- does PVA hold the plastic well enough even with the pin?



DaveM said...

Not sure how similar the HaT 54mm plastic is to their 1/72 figures, but I have found that Selleys' All PlasticFix works extremely well on those. It's a superglue that comes with one of those primer pens.

Cheers, Dave

Tim Gow said...

Conrad Kinch

No. Surprisingly (for me) I'll be using them as Russian infantry...

Tim Gow said...

On its own, no. But it's there to supplement the work of the pin.

Tim Gow said...

Thanks for the tip - I'll look out for it.

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...


Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Having seen this post from Bob's blog I may need to pick your brains:

Stephen Beat said...

LOL...I fell for it! :D

Tim Gow said...

You want to pick my brains? Hell, that won't take long! How can I help?

Tim Gow said...

Stephen Beat
Sorry to disappoint!

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Want to
Have a run out with your MegaBlitz rules
France 1940
Gembloux Gap
Either in 20mm or Skytrex 1/200
Advice on scenario and number of players would be appreciated

Thanks in advance